Harris goes north to Alaska to upgrade FAA route system

Harris Corp. will upgrade Alaska's air transportation system as part of a 10-year Federal Aviation Administration contract worth $85 million.

L-1 will process applicants' fingerprints in Tenn.

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. has won a $40 million contract to be the exclusive provider of digital fingerprinting services for the state of Tennessee and process more than 175,000 applicants annually.

Raytheon broadband award scores nation's firsts

Raytheon Co. has won the nation's initial competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution contract, the first under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for recipients of the FCC's 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

Harris wins peach of a radio contract in Georgia

Harris Corp. will establish a digital radio system to support public-safety first responders across the 518 square miles of Floyd County, Ga., under a $23.6 million county contract.

SAIC told to repay NYC more than $600M, news agency reports

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is demanding that SAIC reimburse the city more than $600 million it paid the contractor in connection with the CityTime software project.

NVTC awards honor DC's hot tech companies

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced the winners of its 10th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region's entrepreneurial technology companies that sizzled in 2010.

Secure Technologies Group expands with new cyber ops chief

Adam Suri has joined Secure Technologies Group as senior vice president of cyber operations for the government provider of cybersecurity solutions.

SAIC engineer caught in $450M tech scam, newspaper reports

The owners of a New Jersey-based computer consulting company that had a $450 million subcontract with New York City have fled to their native India, leaving 200 employees out of work and an SAIC employee under arrest, the New York Daily News reports.

What's ahead for states in fiscal disarray?

State executives see a slow recovery ahead, but are there bright spots?

IBM targets $57B market with new 'smart city' package

IBM has released its Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, designed to help cities of all sizes gain a holistic view of information across city departments and agencies.

What we can learn from IBM's social media policy

IBM could teach government agencies and other contractors about managing Facebook and Twitter.

Northrop agrees on $5M tab for computer outage

Company's payment includes corrective actions it owes Virginia after Northrop's equipment failed, crippling several state agencies last year.

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.

SF government media provider buys Chicago software maker

Granicus Inc., a government media provider, has acquired Daystar Computer Systems, a provider of agenda management products and services to government agencies. Financial details of the transaction were not reported.

Booz Allen sells S&L transportation business

CH2M Hill is buying one of its units, but Booz Allen remains committed to federal transportation market.

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.

Medical marijuana creates budding business opportunity

The legal pot industry has prompted small businesses to roll out new software to meet its growing needs.

State, local Schedule 70 buys top $600M in fiscal 2010

Purchases on the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 by state and local governments as well as public educational groups grew 7.5 percent in federal fiscal 2010 to $608 million, according to a new report from Input.

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.

Some Northrop workers get notice of layoffs, possible furloughs

Northrop Grumman units have given notice of possible layoffs and furloughs in Virginia and Alabama, according to news reports.