Homeland Security

DHS told to increase control over border-fence contractors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection must improve how it oversees contractors hired to build an IT-enabled, security fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, an audit finds.

Harris will build emergency radio network for NY county

Harris Corp. has received a $30 million contract to build a trunked emergency radio communications system and install terminal equipment to support up to 25,000 public-service and public-safety users in Monroe County, in western New York state.

IT dominates homeland security market

The homeland security market is expected to be worth $85 billion by 2014 across federal, state and local, intelligence agencies, and private-sector organizations.

DHS puts finishing touches on $22B opportunity

Vendors are looking over changes that the Homeland Security Department plans for a contracting vehicle that its agencies have used to buy information technology worth billions.

How Apptis boosted revenue to nearly $1B

Contract wins and a strategy focused on IT, communications and program management pushes Apptis to No. 35 on the 2010 Top 100.

Acquisition boosts SAS’ goal of security market leadership

Business analytics software and services company SAS has acquired Memex, a provider of intelligence management solutions with a strong presence in the law enforcement and homeland security markets.

CSC will maintain immigration e-records for CIS

Computer Sciences Corp. will help the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services manage its electronic records by conducting scanning, indexing and file management operations at a CIS records digitization facility.

Verizon, UTC do smart grid homework

Verizon and the Utilities Telecommunications Council energy trade group in September will issue a report on a study they're doing to determine the communications and information technology needed to support the nation's utilities.

Boeing faces prospect of scaled-back SBInet

The Homeland Security Department's SBInet border surveillance system is likely to be reduced in scope once the first initial 53 miles of construction is completed, the system's chief said today.

SAIC focuses on Air Force video systems technology

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Air Force improve the service's overhead intelligence gathering efforts under a five-year follow-on contract potentially worth more than $49 million.

Northrop leads team to aid FEMA

Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide operational support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional preparedness exercises under a 20-month, $5.5 million task order.

DOD considers shielding private networks

The Defense Department is considering deploying the Einstein network protection systems to private-sector networks to protect the nation's critical infrastructure.

BAE technology will act as Army gatekeeper

BAE Systems Inc. will provide secure access systems at several Army installations under a three-year contract that could be worth up to $95 million.

HP tasked with speeding DHS immigration status probes

Hewlett-Packard Corp. will help the Homeland Security Department speed internal processing of immigration status under a $41.6 million DHS Eagle contract.

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