Archive: IT

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 […]

QinetiQ To Bolster Cyber Security Capability With U.S. Acquisition

By Calvin Biesecker Britain’s QinetiQ yesterday said it has agreed to acquire Cyveillance, Inc., a Northern Virginia-based firm with software products that help commercial firms ward off cyber attacks, to boost its capabilities in the cyber security area and tap into another growing area of the security market in the United States. QinetiQ said it […]

Navy Investing Resources In The Newest Battlefield: Cyber

By Geoff Fein One of the biggest issues facing the Navy today isn’t taking place on or below the water’s surface, nor in the air or in space–it’s on the vast myriad networks the service operates and how to keep them secure. "It is our biggest issue and we are investing a lot of resources […]

Navy To Issue RFP To Run Submarine ARCI Effort

By Geoff Fein The Navy is looking to open up competition on its long running Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-shelf Insertion (ARCI) program and intends to release a request for proposal (RFP) this year for the effort, a top service official said. "We’ve learned a lot over the 10, 11 years. We have been running the business. […]

Without OA, Navy’s Ships Would Be Challenged To Meet Mission Relevance

By Geoff Fein The need to move the Navy toward open architecture systems (OA) is an imperative, as the service faces the challenges of the increasing cost to build ships, the need to pace technology change and to maintain mission relevance against changing threat scenarios, according to a top service official. OA is driven by […]

Lockheed Martin Views Its Work On ARCI As Beneficial To Its CANES Bid

By Geoff Fein Lockheed Martin [LMT] believes its work on the Navy’s Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Technology Insertion (ARCI) effort has it well positioned for the Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) competition currently underway to outfit surface ships with a single common network. When the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and […]

A Year After EPIC Award BAE Looks To Cut Costs, Time On Ship C4I Work

By Geoff Fein In the year since BAE Systems won the Navy’s Enterprise Platform Integration Contract (EPIC) to provide technical expertise for integrating and installing command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems on ships, the company has begun looking at ways to continue to cut costs and time, a company official said. In February […]

Raytheon Teams With Narus On Real-Time Network Intelligence

By Geoff Fein Raytheon [RTN] has partnered with California-based Narus to embed the network security company’s NarusInsight to monitor Internet traffic and help manage and protect government networks. "We have been working for a while now with Narus and have culminated in a partnership which involves both incorporating their product and some R&D on our […]

Harris Acquires Small Cyber Security Firm

Harris Corp. [HRS] last week said it has acquired Crucial Security, Inc., a small information technology firm that has offensive and defensive capabilities in cyber warfare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Crucial Security, which is based in Northern Virginia, has 110 employees. Crucial Security’s core competencies include enabling customers to launch attacks against […]