Archive: IT

Boeing To Acquire eXMeritus To Add To Cyber Security Capabilities

By Calvin Biesecker Continuing its run of small acquisitions in targeted growth areas, Boeing [BA] yesterday said it has agreed to acquire eXMeritus, Inc., as it seeks to boost its capabilities in cyber security. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this month, were not disclosed. eXMeritus, which is based in Northern Virginia, […]

DoD To Build Up Expertise, Testing And Evaluation, In Cybersecurity Domain

By Geoff Fein The Defense Department (DoD) needs a cadre of cyber experts, trained and equipped with the latest technologies to protect and defend the military’s network infrastructure, said a top DoD official. "Yet today, our military schools only graduate about 80 of these experts per year," Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn said yesterday […]

Lockheed Martin Introduces New Supply Chain Management Systems

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Savi Technology business unit yesterday launched several new products aimed at expanding its solutions in supply chain management for the military, trade and homeland security markets, company officials said at a media briefing. The new solutions include a low-cost wireless Real Time Locating System (RLTS) for tracking and locating assets inside facilities […]

PEO LMW Seeking To Partner With Small Defense Companies

By Geoff Fein Small contractors looking to land a defense contract without having to compete against the large prime companies can turn to the program executive office for littoral and mine warfare (PEO LMW), where opportunities abound. PEO LMW probably has about 75 small businesses under Phase 1, 2 or 3 small business innovative research […]

House Needs Streamlined Oversight of Cybersecurity, Lawmaker Says

By Geoff Fein With the need to develop a more robust approach to protecting the nation’s networks, one lawmaker is hoping to craft legislation that would codify many of the findings in the White House’s 60-day cyber security review. But getting a bill through the myriad of committees could pose a challenge in and of […]

Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin And BAE Systems Submit Bids For CANES

By Geoff Fein Northrop Grumman [NOC], Lockheed Martin [LMT] and BAE Systems have submitted bids to develop the Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) system, the companies said yesterday. CANES is a directed approach to reduce infrastructure and increase capability across surface ship networks. It is run out of the program executive office […]

Lawmakers Need To Iron Out Cyber Jurisdictional Issues, Staffer Says

By Geoff Fein While congress is looking to take more of a leadership role in developing cyber security legislation, issues remain about which committees have jurisdiction over protecting the nation’s networks, according to a Hill staffer. Additionally, the private sector will have to help educate lawmakers who don’t necessarily understand the cyber security issue, Jake […]

Boeing Submits CANES C4I Proposal to US Navy

Boeing [BA] earlier this week submitted its proposal to develop the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program for the Navy, the company reported. Responses to the request for proposals (RFP), which went out April 2, were due yesterday. The Navy’s plan is to initially have two awards, then downselect to a single bidder. […]

Northrop Grumman Sees Opportunities To Protect Nation’s Networks

By Geoff Fein The president’s plan to begin an all-out effort to protect the nation’s critical network infrastructure from cyber attacks should result in significant opportunities for defense contractors, according to a Northrop Grumman [NOC] official. "We see the emphasis that the Obama administration is going to put on cyber security as a great opportunity […]

DoD Moving Forward On Protecting Networks, Official Says

By Geoff Fein The Department of Defense (DoD) has made great strides in protecting its networks from prowling eyes and has done a good job of stressing that the approach to cyber security cannot be a service specific approach, according to an official with Symantec [SYMC]. "DoD has come an enormous distance…great strides from where […]