BAE Systems wins technical services contract for missile launcher

BAE Systems has won a $9.2 million contract with the Navy to provide technical and engineering services in support of the MK 41 vertical launching system.

Lockheed nabs $35M energy contract with State Department

Lockheed Martin has won a contract with the State Department to deliver energy savings capabilities to the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua.

Lockheed Martin wins $7M option for software development

Lockheed Martin has won a contract option with the Navy to provide software development in support of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons System.

Lockheed-Northrop venture wins $90.6M contract for attack helicopter enhancements

Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, has won a contract to provide the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command with fire control radars in support of Apache helicopters.

Northrop wins $115M in foreign military sales

Northrop Grumman has won a contract with the Air Force to provide radar systems to the Thai Air Force, Iraq and other countries.

Israel makes cyber a focus for high schoolers

Israel has begun tapping into its high school classrooms to groom and develop the country's teenagers into the next cyber experts.

Paul Cofoni returns as PAE executive chairman

Former CACI CEO and CSC executive Paul Cofoni has stepped back from retirement to become executive chairman of the PAE Group. He outlines his role at the company, and the changes in the market that make PAE ripe to reach the $5 billion market in five years.

U.S., China to begin cyber talks in July

The United States and China have been planning talks on cyber behavior for a while now, and the first round of talks has been scheduled for July, The New York Times reports.

Harris wins $23M Middle East order for tactical radios

Harris has received an order from a Middle Eastern country for its Falcon III radios, accessories, software, service and support as part of the country's tactical communications modernization program.

China increasingly interested in big data

The Chinese government has expressed interest in increasing its big data capabilities, and many Chinese firms have followed suit, incorporating big data into their strategies.

Exelis wins $435M contract to support NASA's Deep Space Network

Exelis has won a $435 million contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to support of NASA's Deep Space Network, including a world-wide network of communications complexes.

Cubic wins $21M FMS contract for virtual small arms training

Cubic Corp. has won a $21 million foreign military sales contract for its virtual small arms training system. The system will go to an unnamed foreigh government.

Microsoft to expand cloud service into Australia

Microsoft plans on building two cloud computing centers in Australia.


When tech support goes global, are federal networks compromised?

Moving tech support overseas has lowered costs for manufacturers and customers, but creates several security questions for government agencies. Force 3's CTO Chris Knotts offers his take and a possible solution.

Health IT gains a global perspective

Leaders from around the world met at the first Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise World Summit to discuss challenges of advancing patient health care in the digital era, according to European Hospital.

Pentagon report calls out China on cyberattacks, pushes for dialogue

The Pentagon has directly asserted, for the first time, that China's government and military have increasingly conducted computer-based attacks against the United States, according to the Huffington Post.

China hack reveals dam vulnerabilities

Due to a recent hack by China, 8,100 major U.S. dam vulnerabilities were revealed. The Obama Administration needs to get more serious about cyberattacks and countermeasures, according to TribLive.

Maryland, Israel collaborate on cybersecurity business

A partnership established between Maryland and Israel will play off of each others' business strengths in the cybersecurity and life sciences sectors.

Northrop names new CEO for U.K., Europe

Northrop Grumman has named Andrew Tyler, a former Siemen's exec, as the new CEO of its business in the United Kingdom and Europe, effective July 1.

School teaches students how to hack

Students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University are being trained to become proficient hackers, so that they may take their expertise to future jobs with the federal government and cyber firms, and work as top-notch cybersecurity experts.