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Finding our way, 10 years later

Ten years after Sept. 11, we look at how the market has changed and where we are headed.

$2.1B up for grabs in new grants by DHS

The Homeland Security Department announced its annual allocations for state and local agencies for disasters and terrorist attacks. What targets does DHS want protected?

Will a national alert system be ready for the next emergency?

Tuesday afternoon's 5.8 earthquake left hundreds of thousands of people along the East Coast temporarily without cell-phone service as circuits became overloaded and communications in many cases was reduced to texting or tweets. So what's a nation to do?

Northrop retains $207M wireless network contract for NYC agencies

Northrop Grumman Corp. will continue to provide operational and maintenance support for New York City's wireless network thanks to a five-year, $207 million contract renewal.

13 contractors targeted in massive cyber espionage campaign

McAfee's report says 72 organizations, including 13 contractors, have been compromised, and petabytes of sensitive data have been stolen. Some experts suspect China as the culprit.

How SAVA grabbed the top spot on the 2011 Fast 50

After David Poirier became general manager of SAVA Workforce Solutions in 2008, annual revenues and employee numbers began to increase almost immediately. Today it ranks at the top of the 2011 Fast 50.

SE Solutions acquires emergency response IT provider

Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. has completed its acquisition of Evolution Technologies Inc., which specializes in emergency and disaster process, systems support and electronic information exchange.

Deepwater costs hit $29B and rising, GAO says

It still is not smooth sailing for the Coast Guard's Deepwater program in which costs continue to go up, according to a new report.

Lockheed tasked with boosting TSA airport screening technology

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the Transportation Security Administration with new passenger screening and security equipment across the east and central United States under two, two-year regional task orders worth a combined $72 million.

Raytheon broadband award scores nation's firsts

Raytheon Co. has won the nation's initial competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution contract, the first under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for recipients of the FCC's 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

Harris wins peach of a radio contract in Georgia

Harris Corp. will establish a digital radio system to support public-safety first responders across the 518 square miles of Floyd County, Ga., under a $23.6 million county contract.

'Idiots' simplify hacking, CSC director tells news agency

A DHS experiment to test the ease of hacking shows more than half the people who find unknown computer discs or thumb drives will plug them into their office computers to see what's on them, exposing the systems to viruses and hacking.

Terrorists target wrong contractor in assassination plot

Al-Qaida targets wrong CEO in uncovered terrorist assassination plot.

Terrorist plot to kill Lockheed CEO revealed

Al-Quaida group targed Robert Stevens for company's role in building drones.

Northrop gains $141M follow-on award for DOD ID system

Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a follow-on task order by the Defense Department valued at up to $141 million to continue developing an automated identification system to be used to spot suspected threats to U.S. national security.

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