Archive: IT

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. […]

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 […]

DHS Announces Cyber Security Appointments

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday said that Phillip Reitinger, deputy under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, will also serve as the director of the National Cybersecurity Center to coordinate the departments efforts on cyber security. Napolitano also announced that Greg Schaffer has been appointed to be the assistant secretary […]

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 […]

President Highlights Public-Private Effort During Cyber Review Roll Out

By Geoff Fein and Calvin Biesecker Citing the economic and national security challenges the nation faces from cyber threats, President Obama Friday rolled out the long-awaited 60-day review of the government’s efforts to defend the country’s information and communications infrastructure. The efforts to secure the nation’s information highway will require that the private sector be […]

Navy Highlights Significant Progress In Its In Sixth OA Report To Congress

By Geoff Fein The Navy earlier this month issued its sixth quarterly report to Congress on the state of the service’s open architecture (OA) efforts, highlighting several key documents and efforts achieved in the first three months of 2009. Chief among many of the OA efforts being pursued are new technologies and advancements being incorporated […]

Raytheon Partners With Univ. of Texas On Cyber Security Research

Raytheon [RTN] yesterday said it has entered into a 10-year partnership to collaborate with researchers at the Univ. of Texas at Austin on research into cyber security, a market area the company has been targeting for growth. Raytheon said it would provide funding during the next 10 years for faculty working on computer security and […]

Navy Pleased With Modernization Efforts On USS

By Geoff Fein The Navy is in the midst of Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) on the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and the ship has undergone successful testing of its hull, and mechanical and electrical systems (HM&E), according to a Navy official. Additionally, combat system modernization efforts on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) are going […]

F-35 Needs Seen As Major Driver of Future MILSATCOM Architecture

By Marina Malenic With the Air Force in the midst of major adjustments to its future military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) capabilities, the program manager for the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter said last week that the entry of the fighter into the U.S. fleet will make new demands on and help to shape the […]