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Defense Daily, Thursday, October 19, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 14

State Dept. OKs $2.4 Billion In F-16 Upgrades For Greece

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of $2.4 billion worth of F-16 fighter jet upgrades to Greece.The Hellenic Air Force, which flies a mix of F-16s in the Block 30, Block 50, Block 52+ and Block 52+ Advanced configurations, would convert up to 123 aircraft to the F-16V configuration, the State Department…

Air Force Contract Award For T-X Trainer May Slip To Spring

The U.S. Air Force, which has been aiming to pick a prime contractor for its new T-X training jet by year’s end, may delay a decision until the spring to ensure it finishes a thorough review of industry proposals, according to a service official.The review is “event driven,” not schedule driven, because the Air Force…

SAIC Awarded $93 Million Deal to Support USCYBERCOM, J3 Operational Services

U.S. Cyber Command is building on its capacity for cyber mission warfare support with a potential five-year, $93 million task order to Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to help coordinate logistical services to the J3 joint operations center.SAIC is tasked with integrating operational planning for cyber space missions under the J3 and will support USCYBERCOM in…

BAE Teams With Cammell Laird For UK Type 31e Frigate Bid

Britain’s BAE Systems and commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird have signed a teaming agreement as part of a bid to make the U.K.’s Type 31e frigate, BAE said Wednesday.The companies will partner with Cammell Laird acting as prime contractor to build the frigates while BAE provides warship design, engineering capability, and combat systems expertise. This is in…

Leonardo’s NATO Cyber Defense System Reaches Full Operational Capability

NATO is prioritizing the security of its site-specific systems with the deployment of its proprietary cyber defense capability, built in partnership with Leonardo, to more than 65 alliance offices in 29 countries.Italy's Leonardo and NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency first designed the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) in 2014, which has now reached full…

With New Strategy, TSA Still Faces Challenges With IT Modernization Program, GAO Says

More than two years into adopting a new strategy for an information technology (IT) infrastructure program that supports a wide range of security threat assessments and credentialing programs, there are still concerns about how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is addressing challenges identified before the strategy change, congressional auditors say.The agency has addressed four of…