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Army Taps Fort Gordon As New Cyber/Network Operations Headquarters

The Army Dec. 19 said Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Headquarters will be located at Fort Gordon, Ga., consolidating and coordinating Army cyber and network operations under one commander for the first time in its history. “Cyber threats are real, sophisticated, growing, and evolving,” said ARCYBER’s commanding general, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon. “The Army’s decision demonstrates support […]

FireEye Acquires Mandiant To Provide Complete Suite Of Cyber Security Solutions

FireEye [FEYE] on Jan. 2 said it has acquired Mandiant in a deal valued at $1 billion, creating a cyber security firm with a comprehensive range of solutions and managed services for commercial and government customers. FireEye, which is based in California, said it closed the acquisition on Dec. 30, 2013, paying $106.5 million in cash […]

Motorola Solutions Acquires Twisted Pair

Motorola Solutions, Inc. [MSI] said on Jan. 2 that it has acquired Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based company specializing in communications software that connect networks in real-time, in any location. Twisted Pair is known for its WAVE software, which can integrate smartphones, tablets or computers into a secure broadband network for seamless voice, text and […]

PacStar(r) Awarded Three-Year, $6.2 Million WIN-T Support Work

PacStar(r) said it was been awarded a three-year, $6.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T). “The U.S. Army, and the military as a whole, requires technology that solves complex battlefield communications challenges and enables soldiers to focus on fighting the battle, not the network,” said Bob Dunn, PacStar […]

Raytheon To Participate In DARPA’s Plan X

Raytheon [RTN] subsidiary BBN Technologies said on Dec. 16 that it is participating in the Defense Advanced Research Agency’s (DARPA) Plan X. Announced in May 2012, Plan X is a five-year, $110 million project to explore the possibilities of cyberwarfare and the capabilities that the Department of Defense would need to succeed on the digital battlefield. […]

Northrop Grumman Exploring New C4ISR Capabilities

Northrop Grumman [NOC] believes rapidly growing the capabilities of its electronics in a way that lowers the overall cost of ownership will well-position it in among future C4ISR capabilities, according to a company executive. Northrop Grumman Vice President of Advanced Concepts and Technologies Pat Antkowiak said to rapidly grow capabilities and lower overall cost of ownership, […]

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DEFENSE WATCH

Back To Work. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Jan. 6 after their holiday recess and face the immediate task of working out a compromise fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill. Congress passed a budget deal just before Christmas, which set an overall spending limit, and the bill the House and Senate appropriations committees are […]

No More EADS As Airbus Group Brand Launches

The former European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co., on Jan. 2 began operating under its new brand, Airbus Group, capitalizing on a name that is known worldwide for competing with Boeing [BA] in the commercial market for passenger and cargo aircraft.  Airbus Group features three operating divisions, Airbus, which is focused on commercial aircraft activities, Airbus Defence […]

Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $449 Million In JASSM Contracts

The Air Force on Dec. 19 awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] nearly $449 million in contracts for Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM), according to a Defense Department statement. One contract worth $233 million includes 190 JASSM baseline missiles and 40 of the extended range (ER) variant. It also includes systems engineering and foreign military sales (FMS) […]