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C4I for Wed., April 5, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

NATO Putting Out $3.3 Billion In Tech Refresh Of 40 Contracts

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency announced March 27 it will be putting 40 contracts out to tender in the following 18 to 24 months as part of a $3.3 billion tech refresh.The agency will provide more details of the contract opportunities at its annual industry conference, the NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA…

Analytics Will Increasingly Be Applied To Cyber Threat Information, DHS Official Says

One key capability that is being worked on to improve the situational awareness of cyber threat data is increasingly applying analytics to the information to make it more useful for stakeholders, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said on March 28.The way forward with cyber threat information that DHS obtains includes “improving our analytics,…

NATO Awards General Dynamics IT Modernization Contract Worth Up To $150 Million

The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) awarded General Dynamics [GD] a large information technology (IT) modernization contract worth up to $150 million, the alliance said March 30.This contract project is the beginning of NATO’s largest IT infrastructure modernization in recent years and is meant to improve the resilience of NATO networks, the agency said.…

NATO IT Section Agrees To Bolster U.S. Eastern Europe Deployment

The NATO Communication and Information (NCI) Agency signed an agreement with U.S. Army Europe to increase NATO’s support for U.S. deployments in Eastern Europe, the agency said March 16.Under the Joint Partnership Statement, the NCI Agency will provide new solution to U.S. Army Europe to help enhance how it interacts with other allied nations. This…

Latin American Country Awards IAI-Led Israel Cyber Consortium To Establish A National Cyber Center; IAI Also Wins Border Protection Systems Contract

An unspecified country in Latin America awarded the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-led Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3) a contract worth tens of millions of dollars to establish a national cyber center, IAI said March 27.Under the contract, the consortium will supply a strategic national-level cyber defense center that includes risk evaluation, establishment of an advanced…

Israel Awards Elbit $100 Million Contract To Supply And Maintain Radio Systems

The Israeli Ministry of Defense awarded Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. [ESLT] a contract worth about $100 million to supply advanced radio systems, the company said March 22.Under the contract Elbit will manufacture and provide hundreds of radio systems over five years. The company did not specify the precise number of radios ordered. Elbit will provide…

Nation States Mobilize Cyber ‘Campaigns’ As Criminal Online Attacks Become More Sophisticated

While the U.S. military and private sector scramble to establish a comprehensive strategy for operating in cyberspace, its adversaries are already mobilizing organized online campaigns to disrupt the economies and governments of other nations.Rear Adm. Timothy White, commander of U.S Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force, said U.S. adversaries including China, Russia, Iran and North…

DARPA Awards Vencore $17.7 Million In Contracts To Research Cyber Defenses Against DDoS Attacks

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Vencore Inc. multiple contracts worth $17.7 million to deliver research on cyber defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, the company said March 23.The company’s research arm, Vencore Labs, will perform the contracts as part of DARPA’s Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) program over the next…

AT&T Nabs FirstNet $7 Billion Nationwide Wireless Broadband Public Safety Network Contract

The Commerce Department and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) on March 30 selected telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. [T] for a $46.5 billion project to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for use by first responders.FirstNet was established in 2012 to develop, build and operate the first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.“FirstNet has…

Defense Department Awards Vencore $6 Million To Develop Cellular Technology For Military

Vencore Inc. won a $6 million three-year Defense Department contract on the Cellular Range Telemetry Network (CeRTN) program to develop cellular communication technology for telemetry data delivery, the company said March 28.Under the contract Vencore’s research arm, Vencore Labs, will develop a prototype system that will leverage commercial cellular technology for Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry (AMT)…

NCI Agency Announces Winners of Defence Innovation Challenge

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency announced the winners of a cyber innovation challenge on April 4.This second annual Defence Innovation Challenge aims to accelerate technology solutions from small business and academia in support of NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities. The top 10 innovators and their technologies include:Norway’s Radionor Communications for long range wireless…