Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/18/2015

TASC Secures $67M Air Force Systems Engineering Support Contract

Engility‘s TASC subsidiary has won a six-year, $66.9 million contract to provide horizontal integration and systems engineering support services for the U.S. Air Force. TASC will carry out baseline maintenance, verification and testing work at Los Angeles Air Force Base under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Friday
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Report: HHS, TSA Eye Individual Agency-Based CDM Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Transportation Security Administration are pushing forward with examinations of potential procurement programs for their own cyber dashboards, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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Dave Wajsgras: Raytheon Helps Philippines Build Maritime Border Security Hub

Raytheon has designed and built a maritime surveillance hub for maritime agencies in the Philippines under a contract with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The National Coast Watch Center is equipped with Raytheon-made technologies that work to detect and deter security threats near Philippine territorial waters, the company said Monday
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Robert Coen: NIH’s CIO-CS Vehicle to Complete Carnegie Mellon Assessment By Year’s End

Robert Coen, program director for the National Institutes of Health’s Chief Information Officer-Commodity Solutions governmentwide acquisition contract, has said the vehicle could complete Carnegie Mellon University’s assessment program by the end of 2015, Federal Times reported Friday
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Exelis Taps Sierra Nevada to Build Earth Observation Satellite Radiation Instrument for NASA

Exelis has picked Sierra Nevada Corp. to construct the radiation instrument for NASA’s Joint Polar Satellite System, Satnews reported Thursday. The radiation budget instrument will work to scan the Earth and measure the amount of reflected sunlight and emitted thermal radiation for the JPSS-2 mission, according to the report…
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FireEye Study: Chinese Hacker Group Uses Obfuscation Method to Target Websites

FireEye has collaborated with Microsoft to analyze a command and control obfuscated tool that attempted to compromise the security of a Microsoft-run information technology community portal. FireEye said Thursday it determined that the China-based hacker group APT17 employed an obfuscation method to encode C2 communications on Microsoft TechNet website’s profile pages and forum threads…
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