Homeland Security


L-1 helps Kentucky create secure driver’s licenses

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. will assist the Commonwealth of Kentucky in creating a secure driver’s license under a six-year contract that could be worth approximately $33.7 million.

Lockheed, Microsoft software helps responders brace for chaos

As simulation software improves, agencies are turning to the technology to improve training and save money.

Boeing's SBInet project under fire again

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a re-evaluation of options for protecting the United States-Mexico border because of delays in deploying the SBInet technology system.

Lockheed enters next phase of National Cyber Range project

Lockheed Martin Corp. will begin to implement Phase II of an Army program to develop the National Cyber Range under an $8,121,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The National Cyber Range program is a research and development testbed aimed at accelerating the deployment of new cybersecurity systems.

President calls for urgent improvements to anti-terrorism efforts

President Barack Obama has directed his security team to take technology-related security measures to bolster homeland security and thwart terrorist attacks.

COMMENTARY

6 security trends to watch in 2010

In 2010, we can expect to see six important security trends emerge as government agencies work to protect data and strengthen identification methods, writes Patricia Titus, CIO at Unisys Federal Systems.

SAIC completes purchase of vehicle-scanning firm

Science Applications International Corp. has completed its acquisition of Spectrum San Diego, a high-technology security firm specializing in ultra-low-dose X-ray scanning systems.

Torres takes on the tough jobs

Doing the most with the least in the toughest conditions is the mantra for Jerry Torres and his company, Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions.

DHS procurement office eyes contract hybrids

The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Procurement Operations is looking at contracts that include some performance-based items as a way to meet governmentwide requirements to reduce spending on contracts considered to be high risk.

DHS takes closer look at IT spending

DHS prepares for less funding with reviews of major buys, including IT acquisitions, official says.

Northrop to upgrade communications at immigration agency

Northrop Grumman Corp. will enhance information communications at the Homeland Security Department' Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $46 million.

D.C. small biz joins FBI's fight against gangs

Sim-G Technologies LLC will create a specialized information system for the FBI under a competitive task order that has an estimated value of $15 million over five years.

When disaster strikes social media to the rescue

The Navy has commissioned a private-sector study to explore how new technology can facilitate disaster response.

E-Verify gets extension and more money in spending bill

The House and Senate have both approved a three-year extension for the E-Verify employment verification system in the Homeland Security Department's spending legislation.

A-T Solutions buys anti-terrorism firm

A-T Solutions makes its second acquisition in four months with its purchase of Trancite Logic Systems, a company that specializes in law enforcement and anti-terrorism solutions.

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