Small businesses need to better protect their nets, says FCC chief

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski convened a round-table discussion with small and midsize businesses to talk about information security.

Savvy agencies want IT that lowers costs, improves efficiencies

The economic crisis and government budget cuts may be forcing feds to tighten their belts, but that hasn't stopped them from embracing today's latest technology, according to a new survey. In fact, it's those new tech solutions that are helping them survive during the cash crunch.

Kratos acquires Columbia, Md., satellite systems developer

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will acquire Integral Systems Inc. in a cash-and-stock transaction worth $266 million, according to announcements by the companies.

Lockheed Martin, Carnegie Mellon open cyber lab

Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon have teamed up to create cyber lab.

Maryland contractors worry about future contracts

Maryland contractors are nervous about the impact of the recent spending resolution.

DRC's twin wins prop up Air Force unmanned aircraft program

Dynamics Research Corp. will continue to provide engineering and technology services to the Air Force, having won a pair of two-year delivery orders worth a combined $24.5 million.

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.

NCI pilots Air National Guard’s database development

NCI Inc. will provide database administrative services to the Air National Guard under a GSA Schedule 70 task order worth $26.5 million.

KEYW's deal-making continues with intell acquisition

With the acquisition of Forbes Analytics Software, KEYW closes is second acquisition of 2011 and its 11th since its founding in 2008.

SAIC safeguards USDA Forest Service information

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Agriculture Department deploy a secure information program for the Forest Service under a three-year contract valued at $21 million.

Former DARPA executive named cyber chief at Battelle

Erik Mettala has joined Battelle Memorial Institute as cyber chief scientist in its National Security Global Business Unit.

3 excellent reasons to ignore the Royal Wedding

Streaming video will encircle, nay, strangle the globe, and the Prattle Royale will continue all day. It might not be as pretty as you think.

Raytheon moves to pursue thin-client demands

Now a unit of Raytheon Co., Trusted Computer Solutions is taking its cross-domain thin-client technology into the Defense Department, the intelligence community and beyond.

Northrop's engineering strategy chief moves into cybersecurity

Mike Papay has been named vice president for cyber initiatives for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems unit, also becoming the company's lead executive on cybersecurity.

Northrop, UMBC spur growth of cybersecurity solutions firms

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Park Corp. on April 21 officially opened the Cync Program incubator facility to attract more technology companies to develop solutions to counter cybersecurity threats.

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