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Software Firm Touts DHS Award To Develop Active Cyber Defense Technology

NexiTech, a software firm based in Colorado, has received a small contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop active cyber defense technology for the financial services industry. The $194,000 contract will be applied toward NexiTech’s Moving Target Defense platform for protecting storage devices and networks. “This project could potentially be of great […]

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Roper To Leave Secretive Pentagon Tech Office

The Trump administration on Jan. 3 announced two nominations for senior weapon buyers in the Pentagon and Air Force, one of which would relinquish the top spot at the shadowy Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO). William Roper, the current and only director of the SCO, is tapped to become the Air Force chief weapon buyer. Founded […]

The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS-40) transits the Pacific Ocean from Portland, Ore. as it heads back to its home port in Guam following eight months of repairs, maintenance, and improvements. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable Finishes Repairs And Heads To Guam

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) submarine tender finished its planned dry-dock repair availability in Portland, Ore., and steamed to its homeport in Guam on Dec. 21, the Navy said Dec. 28. Vigor Industrial completed $56 million of improvements, maintenance, equipment repairs, and steel renewal over eight months in Portland. The Frank Cable is one of […]

Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KMPG in the U.S. Photo: KPMG.

KPMG To Acquire Identity And Access Management Business Of Cyberinc

The auditing and consulting firm KPMG LLP on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire the global identity and access management business of Cyberinc, providing it with additional talent for its information security consulting services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cyberinc, which is based in California’s Silicon Valley, is a subsidiary of Aurionpro […]

Boeing's F-15. Photo: Boeing.

Boeing Gets Contracts To Build F-15s For Qatar, KC-46 For Japan

Boeing [BA] has formally snagged two major foreign orders for military planes: F-15QA fighters for Qatar and a KC-46 tanker for Japan. The Pentagon announced Dec. 22 that Boeing was awarded a $6.2 billion contract to build 36 F-15QAs for the Qatar Emiri Air Force by the end of 2022. The F-15QA will be the […]

The Triton arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Sept. 18, 2014. Photo: U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman $255 Million Contract For Three More MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The Naval Sir Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $255 million modification to produce three Lot 3 low-rate initial production (LRIP) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Dec. 28. The Triton is planned to be the Navy’s unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft. Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational Triton in November at the […]

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Army Awards Kratos $93 Million Deal For Unmanned Aerial Drone Systems

The Army has awarded Kratos’ [KTOS] Unmanned Systems Division (KUSD) a $93 million deal for advanced subscale aerial drone systems and an unmanned target aircraft. Funding for the deal, announced Tuesday, will be determined with each order and is expected to reach completion in December 2022. “The receipt of this $93 million contract award for […]

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Agencies Behind DHS Deadline To Implement New Email Security Protocols

Federal agencies are following a Department of Homeland Security directive to implement new protocols meant to bolster their email cyber security, but more than half of all government domains won’t have the new tool to curb phishing attacks by the January deadline, according to a new report. A new report released Tuesday from cyber security […]

Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske.

TSA Updates Technology Investment Plan

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week released an updated version of its 2015 technology investment plan that outlines changes in its development and acquisition expectations, new initiatives, and cyber security efforts that arose following a breach of government personnel records two years ago. The new plan also describes the way ahead for screening of […]

Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper. Photo: Gigamon

Gigamon Acquired By Private Investors

The network monitoring solutions firm Gigamon, Inc., last week was acquired by the private investment firm Elliott Management and Qatar’s state-owned management fund Qatar Investment Authority for $1.6 billion. “With the acquisition complete, our team will continue to execute strategic initiatives that will both empower our customers with new, rich functionality and drive Gigamon to […]