Archive: Homeland Defense

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Boeing’s Insitu Nabs $117 Million Contract To Provide UAS Services To Coast Guard

The Coast Guard late Wednesday awarded a potential $117.2 million contract to Boeing’s [BA] Insitu unit to provide contractor owned and operated small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) services aboard its fleet of National Security Cutters (NSC), the first time the service has contracted for sustained and wide-scale use of unmanned aircraft. Boeing beat out an offering […]

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Johnson Wants Counter Drone Bill In Senate NDAA

A bipartisan bill introduced last month that would enable the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to begin developing policies, procedures and capabilities for countering threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in limited circumstances in U.S. airspace hopefully will become part of the Senate’s version of an annual defense policy bill, the chairman of […]

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CBP Looking To Replace Airborne Early Warning Radar On P-3 Aircraft

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week issued a Request for Information  to industry for market research on new airborne early warning (AEW) radar for some of its P-3 surveillance aircraft typically flown in counter-drug, counter-terrorism and counter-human smuggling missions. The Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built P-3s include the company’s AN/APS-145 AEW radar on some of CBP’s […]

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CACI Nabs $407 Million Cyber Security Order To Help DHS

CACI International [CACI] on Tuesday said it has won a potential six-year $407 million task order to provide the Department of Homeland Security with cyber security capabilities and tools. The award was made in April under the General Services Administration’s Alliant contract vehicle and represents new business for CACI in the cyber security space, the […]

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DHS Wants Private Sector To Share More Information About Cyber Threats

The Department of Homeland Security continues to share unique cyber threat indicators with the private sector and is working to improve the quality of that information but industry’s level of sharing cyber security threat signatures with the government continues to lag, a department official said on Thursday. “What we’re not seeing and what we’d like […]

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DHS, Commerce Department Find Resilience Of Network Infrastructures Being Tested

The nation’s network infrastructures have demonstrated their resiliency against a range of cyber-attacks in the past few years but these networks are being tested more severely as the size and scale of attacks grow, according to a new report by the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. The report offers a vision for protecting infrastructure […]

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DHS Planning For New IT Services Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, Va.–The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of planning for a new information technology (IT) services procurement that is different from the current contract, according to the department’s top procurement official. DHS and its components use the multi-billion dollar EAGLE II contract vehicle to purchase a range of IT services from […]

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With Border Wall System, CBP Official Says Technology Will Identify Activity Before It Gets To The Wall

TYSONS CORNER, Va.–As the U.S. begins to deploy new and replacement physical structures along portions of the southwest border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be looking to harness technology to give its agents situational awareness before illegal activity gets to the wall, according to the agency’s top acquisition official. As plans for a border […]