Homeland Security


Raytheon sees a new market in public safety

Raytheon Co., which has been supplying communications electronics to the Defense Department for decades, is using that expertise in an aggressive attempt to widen its footprint in the civilian market.

Guident to usher in EPA emergency management portal

Guident will provide emergency management assistance to the Environmental Protection Agency under a two-year task order that could be worth as much as $8 million.

Rockefeller calls for public-private action on cybersecurity

Sen. Jay Rockefeller's cybersecurity bill would promote shared responsibility between government and industry.

Senate committee chairman suggests killing Boeing's virtual fence

Sen. Joe Lieberman questions the future of the SBInet virtual fence system is a failure.

DHS to hire 170 IT employees during next 18 months

Richard Spires, the CIO of the Homeland Security Department, said today his IT workforce will almost double by October 2011.

Harris dials up $100M radio upgrade project for Miami-Dade

Harris Corp. will upgrade public safety and public service communications for Miami-Dade County, Fla., as part of an improvement project that could be worth as much as $100 million.

Commentary

How can we be at cyberwar if we don't know what it is?

Before plunging into a Cold-War style cyber arms race with our online enemies, the United States needs to decide just exactly what cyberwar is, who should fight it and how to do it.

Boeing, DHS defend work on SBInet

Two days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano froze some spending on the SBInet virtual fence system at the Arizona border, Boeing and DHS officials say the system is providing needed capabilities.

Broadband plan would make FCC a player in cybersecurity framework

Under the National Broadband Plan released today by the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC would gain responsibilities for ensuring the safety of privately owned communications infrastructure.

Customs at odds with DHS IG over report on small-biz goals

Officials at Customs and Border Protection say a draft report by the inspector general contains 'misstatements of fact and inaccuracies that are misleading.'

Paczkowski named to lead ICF’s homeland security business

ICF International Inc. has named John Paczkowski vice president for emergency management in the company’s homeland security and program management area.

Coast Guard hopes third time is the charm for troubled Deepwater program

The Coast Guard has nearly finished the third fleet mix analysis of its $27 billion Integrated Deepwater System asset acquisition project, at a time when the program continues to have problems with affordability and management, according to a new report.

InfoPro wins $57 million CBP support contract

InfoPro Inc. will provide software application and operational maintenance support to the Homeland Security Department under a contract that is worth $57.2 million through August 2012.

L-3 wins $165M security award from TSA

L-3 Communications will supply the Transportation Security Administration with advanced screening technology under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract worth $164.7 million.

FEMA seeks social media contractor

Federal Emergency Management Agency issues a contract request for a media services company that can deliver information from disaster areas via social media and local media news outlets.

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