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Short Shutdown Has Little Impact on Defense Firms

Timing is everything. Three days — including a weekend — is not quite enough to cause production problems that really hurt. Just days into the U.S. government shutdown in 2013, several defense companies threatened to furlough thousands of their employees whose jobs were tied to federal facilities or projects that were curtailed. This year, that… Keep Reading

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DHS Reverse Industry Day to Focus on Acquisition, Technology Crossroads

DHS Chief of Procurement Soraya Correa announced Jan. 8 that the department plans to host its fifth Reverse Industry Day on Jan. 31. Industry Day V will focus on “Advancing the Dialogue: Where Acquisition, Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Technology Intersect.” Under Secretary for Management Claire M. Grady will deliver the day’s keynote address. “Reverse Industry Days have… Keep Reading

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DHS S&T Awards $220K to University of Tulsa for Cybersecurity Research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $220,209 to the University of Tulsa to study data production and usage by cybersecurity researchers, information that will help quantify the value of data-sharing and improve sharing incentives to addressthe interdependency of cyber-risk environments. The award was made through the S&T Cyber Security… Keep Reading

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Envistacom, Defense Intelligence Contractor, Expanding Research Center for Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity and Communications Technologies

Envistacom is opening an engineering and innovation center in Duluth, Georgia, to expand research and development for communications and counterterrorism technologies to support national security requirements. The facility will be located in more than 20,000 square feet of leased office space in Gwinnett Forest office park in Duluth, a suburb of metro Atlanta. Andrew Waguespack,… Keep Reading

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Safran Identity & Security to expand to the Silicon Valley

Safran Identity & Security, a world leader identity and security solutions, announced the opening of a location in the Silicon Valley at the end of 2016. Located in Redwood City, the new facility will be strategically positioned near the Silicon Valley and San Francisco high tech communities, featuring an innovation center with a specific focus… Keep Reading

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Blackstone Awarded Contract to Drive Digital Transformation at DHS

Blackstone Technology Group has announced that it has been awarded a professional services contract to support the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) to engineer the digital transformation of the department. “This represents a significant opportunity for us. As a smaller organization dedicated to supporting national security priorities in the areas… Keep Reading

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Capgemini Awarded $53M Testing Contract with US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, through Capgemini Government Solutions announced it has been awarded a $53 million, three-year task order to provide independent testing and evaluation services for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that are anticipated to help it address the demands of… Keep Reading

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Leidos Wins Prime Contract With Department of Homeland Security

Leidos, a global science and technology solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to provide systems administration and maintenance services for X-ray and imaging technology. This hybrid firm fixed-price time and materials contract has a one-year base period of performance, and includes four… Keep Reading

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APTS Commends Public Broadcasting Stations and Emergency Services For Successful Great California ShakeOut

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) commended public broadcasting stations and emergency services on the success of the Great California ShakeOut, which tested the emergency alert system and helped Californians get prepared and stay safe in the event of an earthquake. Sacramento’s public television station KVIE stepped into the future of disaster public warning systems on Oct. 20 as… Keep Reading

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Saab Improves Situational Awareness at San Francisco Airport

Defense and security company Saab has announced that its Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC) is now operational for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). SFO is the 36th airport in the US national airspace system (NAS) to receive the capability. ASSC is delivered by US-based Saab Sensis, which is part… Keep Reading

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Accenture Federal Selects Former NSA Official to Lead Federal Intelligence Practice

Harold “Hal” Smith, a former associate deputy director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a seasoned intelligence and defense executive, has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as a managing director to lead its intelligence practice. Smith brings a unique combination of government and commercial intelligence experience. In addition to his role at the NSA,… Keep Reading

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IDRI Receives NIH Grant To Develop RNA-Based Zika Virus Vaccine

As Zika cases continue to rise around the world — and in the United States — with associated increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome and congenital birth defects, the need for a safe and effective vaccine to protect against Zika virus is greater than ever. IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) has been awarded a $491,000, two-year grant… Keep Reading

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Salient CRGT Awarded $22.6M Contract from Department of Homeland Security to Improve Border Technologies

Salient CRGT, Inc., a leading provider of worldwide training development and delivery, Agile software development, data analytics, mobility, cyber security, and infrastructure solutions, announced a prime contract award from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), to provide development, integration and evaluation in support of Borders & Maritime Research, Integration and Transition… Keep Reading

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L-3 Agrees to Acquire Implant Sciences Explosives Trace Detection Assets

Implant Sciences has announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell the explosives trace detection (ETD) assets to L-3Communications for $117.5 million in cash, plus the assumption of specified liabilities. Following the proposed acquisition, the assets will be integrated into L-3’s Security & Detection Systems division within its Electronic Systems segment. Pursuant… Keep Reading

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