Archive: IIOT

AIA Issues Baseline Cyber Security Standards For Aerospace And Defense Industry

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on Thursday released a risk-based cyber security standard aimed giving companies in the aerospace and defense industry set of baseline security controls that can evolve with changing threats and provide a shared comfort level within the industry and government that accepted cyber security practices are being achieved. The National Aerospace […]

DoD Proposes Rule To Eliminate Lowest Price Technically Acceptable For IT Acquisition

The Pentagon is looking to implement a new procurement rule that would block contracting officers from prioritizing the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) when considering IT purchases, the department said in a Tuesday Federal Register notice. The potential rule change would follow through on provisions included in the last two defense authorization bills urging the […]

TSA Eyeing 2020 To Begin Operating With Biometrics At Airport Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration in 2019 plans to further expand evaluations of facial recognition technology used to help identify select travelers at airport security checkpoints with a goal to begin operationalizing the biometric technology beginning in 2020, an agency official said this week. This year, TSA, in partnership with Customs and Border Protection, began pilot […]

TSA Releases Cyber Security Roadmap To Guide Efforts To Protect IT, Transportation Systems

On the heels of a new national cyber security strategy, the Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday released its own roadmap for protecting its information technology (IT) and the transportation system from cyber threats. The TSA Cybersecurity Roadmap “defines clear pathways to integrate and improve the TSA’s cybersecurity posture, safeguard the nation’s transportation systems, and build […]

Lockheed Lowering F-35 Simulator Costs Through 3-D Printing

Lockheed Martin [LMT] is using 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, technology to lower the cost of manufacturing F-35 flight simulators by an estimated $11 million over the next five years. Using new 3-D printing machines, the number of parts and components required to build full-motion F-35 simulators will be reduced from 500 down to just […]

Belgium Picks General Atomics MQ-9B For High-Altitude Surveillance

Belgium’s government has approved the start of negotiations for the purchase of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGaurdian. As it is a foreign military sale from California-based General Atomics, the Belgian and U.S. governments must negotiate terms under which the sale will take place. The MQ-9B is the newest version of GA-ASI’s MQ-9 […]

Lockheed Martin Readies ARES UAS For Flight Demo At Yuma Proving Ground

Lockheed Martin [LMT] is readying the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) for a flight demonstration this fall, possibly as early as Oct. 16. The company’s Skunk Works is teamed with Piasecki Aircraft Corp. and Sierra Nevada Corp. on a design that includes twin tilting wing-mounted ducted fans providing vertical lift and then transitioning to deliver […]

Bell Unveils V-247 Autonomous Tiltrotor and It’s the Size of a Huey

Bell [TXT] unveiled the full-size mockup of its V-247 autonomous tiltrotor Sept. 25, and it is much larger than a scale-model suggests. Just outside the company’s booth at the Modern Day Marine in Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, passersby kept up an audible chorus of surprise as each caught a first glimpse of the unmanned aircraft […]

DHS Issues RFI For Industry Help To Develop Cyber Supply Chain Risk Assessment Capability

Continuing its efforts to create a capability to assess risks to cyber supply chains, the Department of Homeland Security is conducting market research to learn about industry capabilities to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chains of information and communications technology (ICT). An Aug. 17 Request for Information (RFI) says the government is interested […]

House Science Dems Ask GAO To Examine Cyber Threats To U.S. Electric Grid

Given the prevalence of cyber-attacks and intrusions against critical infrastructure globally, leading Democrats on a House panel have requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate cyber security threats to the U.S. electric grid. “The threats against our critical infrastructure are widespread, growing, and deeply concerning,” the ranking members on the Science, Space & Technology Committee, […]