Archive: IT

Navy Using OA Approach For Monitoring Bunker Hill’s Network

By Geoff Fein As part of the Aegis modernization effort on the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), Lockheed Martin [LMT] is incorporating CA’s [CA] Spectrum Network Fault Manager to monitor the health of the network infrastructure, according to CA. CA helps verify the performance and availability of computing networks with automated service, fault and configuration management. […]

Navy Needs To Continue Technological Investment In Unmanned Systems, Official Says

By Geoff Fein Unmanned systems are an area the Navy should continue to invest in, from a technological point of view, as the service learns just what those platforms are capable of doing, said the Navy’s top civilian leader. "I think we are just starting to learn with unmanned systems, in a variety of ways," […]

DHS Still Needs To Address Shortfalls In Meeting Cyber Security Responsibilities, GAO Says

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is the lead federal agency for overseeing the cyber defense of the nation’s critical infrastructure, continues to fall short in meeting its roles and responsibilities here, a Government Accountability Official (GAO) said yesterday. Since 2005 the GAO has made 30 recommendations in various reports on […]

CANES Will Make Navy IT Affordable, RFP Expected This Month, Official Says

By Geoff Fein The Navy expects to issue a request for proposal (RFP) this month for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprises Services (CANES), a directed approach to reduce infrastructure and increase capability across surface ship networks. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) had hoped to issue the request for proposals (RFP) in January. […]

Navy Needs Secure And Interoperable Networks To Defeat Adversaries, Official Says

By Geoff Fein Without secure and interoperable networks, the Navy won’t be able to achieve two of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) cooperative strategy’s overarching themes–cooperation among all maritime services and preventing and winning small wars, a top Navy official said yesterday. The challenge the Navy has is in delivering intelligence and information to […]

Marine Corps Seeks Ways To Solve Battlefield Network Connectivity, Rapid IT Procurement

By Geoff Fein The Marine Corps is looking for solutions to maintaining network connectivity in theater as well as ways to rapidly procure information technology, according to a top Marine Corps official. In the early stages of both Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the Marine Corps had issues with down networks, […]

Obama Proposing $42.7 Billion For DHS, Including $355 Million For Cyber Security

By Calvin Biesecker The Obama administration yesterday proposed an FY ’10 budget request that includes $42.7 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a more than 6 percent increase from the amount appropriated by Congress in the current fiscal year. As expected, the budget request includes few program details, which are […]

New DoD Biometrics Database Already Demonstrating Worth, Officials Say

By Calvin Biesecker The Defense Department’s next-generation biometrics repository that went online in late January is already exceeding the capabilities of the system it replaced and is also showing itself to be a reliable platform that is already accepting routine fixes and upgrades, DoD and Army officials said yesterday. The Next Generation Automated Biometric Identification […]

DISA Looks To Buy Software Service On Demand

By Geoff Fein A few years ago, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) began an effort to get processing and storage capacity on demand–buying capacity as a service and not as capital equipment. Now the agency is hoping to convince its software vendors to follow the same approach and include software licensing as a service, […]

Northrop Grumman: DCGS-IC SOA Approach More Flexible, Cuts Life Cycle Costs

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Distributed Common Ground System-Intelligence Community (DCGS-IC) Beta Operational Capability (BOC) has become an operational Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), providing the system greater flexibility and efficiency compared to earlier intelligence networked processing systems, the company said. Northrop Grumman developed DCGS-IC BOC in nine months as an implementation of an earlier proof-of-concept system. The […]