Archive: IT

Northrop Grumman’s New Cyber Security Center To Focus On Protecting Networks

By Geoff Fein Northrop Grumman [NOC] has opened a new cyber security operations center (CSOC) in Maryland to focus on protecting its networks and data as well as those of its customers worldwide. Because of the company’s extensive relationships with the government, Northrop Grumman’s networks are targets for attack, Linda Mills, president information systems and […]

GD-AIS Wins Navy Contract To Upgrade Sub Weapon Control System

General Dynamics [GD] Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS), was recently awarded a $10.2 million first-year contract of a multi-year award by the Navy to provide upgrades to the submarine weapons control system (WCS) portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system, the company reported. GD-AIS will develop weapon control software and commercial off-the-shelf hardware upgrades for the […]

Raytheon Gets $24 Million Contract To Provide Military Wireless Network Gateway

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded Raytheon [RTN] a one-year $24.4 million contract to provide a cost-effective, highly capable military wireless network interoperable gateway, the company said. Options would extend the contract to 2012 and bring the potential value to $155 million, Raytheon added. The Mobile Ad-Hoc Interoperability GATEway, or MAINGATE, will […]

CSC Signs Agreement With DoD For Cyber Security

Computer Sciences Corp. [CSC] recently signed an agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) to collaborate on cyber security and threats, the company said. Under the agreement, the DoD and CSC will collaborate concerning third party attempts to attack network systems. DoD and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Program members will use lessons learned to improve […]

N2/N6 Reorganization To Give Fleet Right Information At Right Time, CNO Says

By Geoff Fein The consolidation of Director of Naval Intelligence (N2) and the Deputy CNO Communications Networks (N6) into a single entity will ensure the fleet is provided the right information in a timely manner so that it can be used effectively, according to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Additionally, exploring other ways to […]

Federal Information Security Incidents Triple Between FY ’06 and FY ’08, GAO Says

By Calvin Biesecker The number of federal information security incidents reported to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unit charged with defending federal computer networks against cyber attacks more than tripled from more than 5,500 incidents in FY ’06 to more than 16,800 in FY ’09, according to a new report by the Government Accountability […]

ONR Leading Effort To Open Up Radar Systems

By Geoff Fein The Navy has been working to open up radar systems into major subsystems in an effort to increase competition and the availability of parts at the subsystem level, according to a service official. "This is sort of the first thrust we have taken in driving an open architecture (OA) inside the radar […]

SAIC Acquires Atlan, a Cyber Security Product Testing Firm

By Calvin Biesecker SAIC [SAI] has acquired Atlan, Inc., a small laboratory company that conducts cyber security product testing as well as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and 201 validations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Atlan, which is based in Northern Virginia, has about 10 employees, half of which have security clearances. […]

Navy Should Avoid Parts Obsolescence, See Quicker Upgrades Through OA, Official Says

By Geoff Fein Because of the time system development can take, encountering parts obsolescence can be an ongoing struggle, according to a top Navy official. That is why the move toward open architecture (OA) is so vital, Rear Adm. Michael Frick, vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), told Defense Daily in a recent interview. […]