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Russia Targeting US, UK Industry In Global Network Attack Campaign

Russian government actors routinely targeted federal agencies and companies in the U.S. and United Kingdom using compromised network devices to disrupt industry functions and steal intellectual property, according to a Department of Homeland Security alert released Monday. DHS, along with the FBI and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), warn U.S. and British businesses […]

L3's ProVision 2 Advanced Imaging Technology people scanner is deployed at airport checkpoints worldwide. Photo: L3 Technologies

Court Denies GD’s Protest Of TSA Award To Unisys For Integration Contract

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has denied a motion by General Dynamics [GD] challenging an award by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last November to Unisys [UIS] to integrate transportation security equipment that is deployed to airports across the U.S. In her ruling, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Susan Braden said that […]

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Leaving Options Open For Future Polar Icebreaker Fleet Type

As the Coast Guard prepares to review industry bids for a new heavy polar icebreaker, the service is keeping its options open for the right number and mix of polar icebreakers it will need in the future, Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said on Wednesday. The Coast Guard’s program of record […]

Analogic's computed tomography-based ConneCT checkpoint scanner. Photo: Analogic

Altaris Capital To Acquire Analogic For $1.1 Billion

After a 10-month strategic review, Analogic Corp. [ALOG] on Tuesday said it will be acquired by the private equity firm Altaris Capital Partners for $1.1 billion in cash. Analogic, which provides products in the medical imaging and security detection space, said the agreement maximizes its value for shareholders, pointing out that the $84 per share […]

A General Atomics Predator. Photo: General Atomics

Coast Guard Plans Tech Demonstration Of Long Range UAS

The Coast Guard has issued a draft solicitation related to a forthcoming technology demonstration of long-range, ultra-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for potential use finding and tracking illegal drug and migrant activities in the transit zone. The technology demonstration will help the Coast Guard determine the operational utility of long-range, ultra-endurance UAS for patrolling the […]

Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, will lead DoD's new border security support cell.  (Pentagon photo)

DoD Forms Border Security Cell To Coordinate Work With DHS

A day after President Trump told the Department of Defense to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border to help the Department of Homeland Security curb illegal immigration, DoD announced April 5 that it has set up a “border security support cell” to coordinate its efforts with DHS. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense […]