Archive: IT

SPAWAR Picks Three For Surface Ship Network Systems Sustainment

By Geoff Fein The Navy has awarded General Dynamics [GD], Lockheed Martin [LMT] and SAIC [SAI] a $408 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (IDIQ MAC) for Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI). The CALI contracts are used to procure shipboard network infrastructure and related engineering support services, mainly in the areas of production, engineering, […]

DHS S&T Testing Video Surveillance System At Boston Airport

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has begun a pilot project at Boston’s Logan International Airport of a new video surveillance technology that combines 360-dgree camera coverage and video analytics software. The Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance (ISIS) is designed for used where surveillance of large open areas is required […]

Harris To Acquire SatCom Solutions Provider CapRock Communications

Harris Corp. [HRS] on Friday said it has agreed to acquire CapRock Communications, a provider of managed satellite communications solutions for the energy, government, and maritime industries, for $525 million in cash. "Acquiring CapRock expands our international presence and customer base, while increasing the breadth of our assured communicationsr offerings," Howard Lance, chairman, president and […]

CSC Wins $489 Million TSA IT Contract Again

By Calvin Biesecker The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week awarded a CSC [CSC] a five-year, $489 million contract for the deployment, maintenance and enhancement of the agency’s information technology (IT) infrastructure capabilities. CSC originally won the contract last fall, unseating incumbent Unisys [UIS], but a subsequent protest was sustained by the Government Accountability Office, […]

Cubic Acquires Asset Tracking Solutions Firm Impeva Labs

By Calvin Biesecker Cubic Corp. [CUB] on Tuesday said it has acquired the assets of Impeva Labs Inc., giving it solutions in the global asset tracking markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Impeva, which filed for bankruptcy in April, was on the auction block. "We intend to leverage the next-generation technology developed by […]

Laying The Groundwork For Making Surface Ship Combat Systems Open

By Geoff Fein In the almost three years Rear Adm. Terry Benedict headed up the program executive office for integrated warfare systems he and his staff have been working to lay the foundation for the Navy’s dive into opening up surface ship combat systems. Benedict has left to take command of Strategic Systems Programs, but […]

Lockheed Martin Begins Second Increment of FBI Biometric Repository

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has completed the critical design review of a database for individuals of special concern within the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system and is beginning development and deployment of the capability, the company said last week. The Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) will consist of fingerprints from individuals such as […]

Complexity of RCIEDs Requires Open Architecture Solution, Official Says

By Geoff Fein The Navy is turning to an open architecture model to rapidly upgrade systems designed to counter remote controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED), a service official said. As Marines and soldiers in theater started seeing more advanced IED initiators, such as cell phones, service personnel working the issue here in the United States […]

Team Sub’s ARCI Integrator RFP Expected Soon

By Geoff Fein The Navy is expected to issue shortly a request for proposals (RFP) for Team Submarine’s Acoustic Rapid COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) Insertion (ARCI) integrator competition. The ARCI integrator competition follows the Integrated software image solution (ISIS) imaging systems competition that occurred about a year and a half ago and the AN/BYG-1 […]

Canada’s CGI Group To Acquire Defense, Intel IT Firm Stanley For $1 Billion

By Calvin Biesecker Canada’s CGI Group Inc. [GIB] on Friday said it has agreed to acquire information technology (IT) solutions provider Stanley Inc. [SXE] in a deal worth $1.1 billion, more than doubling its presence in the United States federal space, particularly serving the defense and intelligence markets where it has just a sliver of […]