Homeland Security

7 communities win $26M for cross-border SOS messaging

The Homeland Security Department names seven communities as winners of a one-time demonstration program to help communities on the Mexican and Canadian borders acquire new technologies for interoperable communications.

Bin Laden's encrpyted data may be unreadable

One expert says good encryption could keep Osama bin Laden's data unreadable, but others say the Navy SEALs were prepared for extraction.

Small biz wins $49M DOD disaster recovery software BPA

Virtual Corp., a New Jersey software and consulting company, has secured a $49 million Defense Department blanket purchase agreement for its disaster recovery software solutions.

TASC wins $600M contract to create counter-WMD technologies

TASC Inc. will provide advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to battle weapons of mass destruction.

Lockheed team rolls out next gen ID system for FBI

After a delayed start due to a contractor protest almost three years ago, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Next Generation Identification team is beginning to fully develop and deploy its enhancement of the FBI's latent fingerprint matching accuracy and introduce palm print matching to the system.

Northrop team builds $1.1B DHS classified communications system

Northrop Grumman Corp. is leading a team that captured a seven-year task order for a classified DHS network.

SBInet-like system in the works for border surveillance

The Homeland Security Department canceled the SBInet border surveillance system two months ago, but SBInet-like capabilities will live on in the new system proposed for some parts of the border, a GAO official says.

Lucrative opportunities survive SBInet's demise

The SBInet system might be gone, but the need for border security continues. What lessons did DHS and industry learn from the attempt to build a virtual fence along the border of the United States and Mexico?

Mitre calls all innovators for ID contest

Mitre Corp. has launched of an identity recognition competition open to techies, amateurs and professionals, individuals, and teams alike who think they have an idea to improve identity recognition technologies.

CBP to spend $750M on Arizona border technologies

Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner of Customs and Border Protection's Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, outlined procurement plans for the next phase of border security in the southwestern United States.

Level 3 takes FBI functions to the cloud

Under a subcontract, Level 3 will provide content delivery services under a cloud model for the FBI.

Unisys realigns Federal Systems group, alters portfolios

Unisys Corp. has added two new executives and assigned new roles to three others to bolster its senior Federal Systems management team and, more precisely, to target government sales.

DHS unveils rigid requirements to replace terminated SBINet

The Homeland Security Department is inviting vendors to an Industry Day on Feb. 17 to present its three-part strategy for border-security solutions to replace the cancelled SBInet program.

Goodbye SBInet, hello Integrated Fixed Tower system?

The Homeland Security Department is seeking solutions for an Integrated Fixed Tower system at the border, which appears to have some similarities to the canceled SBInet system.

SRA's Platinum Solutions will improve crime tracking for FBI

SRA International Inc.'s recently acquired Platinum Solutions will upgrade the FBI's crime tracking technology by delivering a modernized Uniform Crime Reporting system that will improve the efficiency and usefulness of nationwide crime statistics data thanks to a newly won task order valued at more than $9 million.

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