Archive: IT

IBM To Design And Demonstrate Secure Cloud Architecture For USAF

IBM [IBM] has received a contract from the Air Force to develop, design and demonstrate a cloud computing architecture that meets Defense Department requirements and also contains cyber security features for real-time monitoring of attacks and automatic prevention of disruptions. IBM said the project will entail pushing the envelope of cloud computing infrastructure for the […]

Navy Must Think Through Approach To Cyber Domain, CNO Says

By Geoff Fein Although the Navy has a history of operating in a network environment, working in the cyber domain presents a unique set of challenges for the service, according to the Chief of Naval Operations. "We in the Navy live constantly in a network environment," Adm. Gary Roughead told Defense Daily earlier this week. […]

Navy Effort To Improve SHARE Repository Nearing Completion

By Geoff Fein A pilot program to improve the way companies take advantage of the Navy’s Software, Hardware Asset Reuse Enterprise (SHARE) repository is set to go live in March. "We stood up a pilot to try better understand how to frame an environment for using software and have a better appreciation for what the […]

Navy’s Newest Command To Take On The Challenges of Cyber Domain

By Geoff Fein The Navy Friday took a step into the battlespace of the future as the service officially opened the doors to the new Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM), where victory in the new domain will be predicated on information and intelligence instead of firepower, a top Navy service said. In addition to standing up […]

Biometrics Office Developing Pilot Effort For Blue Force Database

By Calvin Biesecker The Defense Department’s Biometrics Task Force (BTF) is putting together a pilot project that would enroll and identify friendly forces in a biometric database as part of an effort to incorporate biometrics into access control procedures at military installations and facilities in the United States, the director of the office said last […]

CACI Acquiring Small Cyber Security Firm

CACI International [CAI] this week said it has agreed to acquire SystemWare, Inc., a small firm with capabilities in monitoring and detecting cyber and physical security vulnerabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SystemWare had $16 million in sales last year and CACI expects the deal to be accretive to earnings during the first […]

SAIC To Acquire Cyber Security Firm CloudShield

SAIC [SAI] said yesterday it has agreed to acquire CloudShield Technologies, a cyber security firm based in Silicon Valley, which provides solutions to telecommunications companies, federal and international customers. CloudShield provides deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions, which enable applications that secure communications networks, prevent data loss, enable advanced billing and user management, and reduce the […]

Intellicheck Mobilisa Nabs Small Award For TWIC Reader Pilot At NY/NJ

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Intellicheck Mobilisa [IDN] a small contract to supply five handheld biometric-enabled smart card readers to be used for security purposes at the Port of New York/New Jersey this winter under the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The award is valued at $240,000 in the […]

Symantec To Acquire Small Firm With Cyber Security Capabilities

By Calvin Biesecker Symantec Corp. [SYMC] yesterday said it has agreed to acquire Gideon Technologies, Inc., a small firm that provides federal government and commercial customers with a security management tool for cyber security that meets federal requirements, boosting the company’s capabilities in offering an automated, end-to-end solution to improve the cyber situational awareness and […]

Lockheed Martin, Terma AS’s OA Effort Bringing BMD Capability To European Frigates

By Geoff Fein Lockheed Martin [LMT] and its international partner, Danish defense firm Terma AS, are taking their work in open architecture systems to develop a ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability for non-Aegis European frigates, according to a Lockheed Martin official. Dubbed BMD Flex, the concept is to develop a system that can take advantage […]