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General Dynamics wins Air Force Smart Ops 21 deal

The Air Force's Air Combat Command has awarded a contract to General Dynamics to provide transformation and continuous process improvement support to the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century effort.

Engineering Services Network gets Navy connectivity pact

Engineering Services Network won a contract from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center to provide a wide array of information technology and systems engineering services.

When 'convenience trumps security'

When it comes to prioritizing IT security solutions, "convenience trumps security, but embarrassment trumps convenience."

As costs rise, Future Combat System deal in question

GAO has weighed in on the Army's Future Combat System program, and finds plenty of areas that make this a high-risk acquisition.

Northrop wins $267M Army DKO task order

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a task order from the Army to develop Defense Knowledge Online, the project to consolidate the different military-service portals into one entry point.

Six vendors land Army ITES2-H award

Six contract awards were announced Feb. 9 for the Army's ITES2-H contract, which has a value of $5 billion.

Legislation could impede Real ID

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has announced she is introducing legislation to delay the May 2008 implementation deadline of the Real ID Act.

Telos wins Army wireless security award

Telos Corp. has been awarded a contract from the Army's I3MP to install wireless intrusion detection and prevention systems at 20 sites.

Report establishes electronic-warfare rules

The Federation of American Scientists has posted a new publication issued by the Joint Chiefs of Staff covering joint-forces doctrine for electronic warfare.

New eVenture group wins $330M systems engineering deal

A joint venture has received a contract as a small business set-aside from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center New Orleans.

DOD InfoSec standards may be applied to contractors

The Defense Department is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address training requirements that apply to contractor personnel who perform information assurance functions for DOD.

Allen Corp. snaps up WetStone Technology

Allen Corp. of America Inc. has completed the acquisition of WetStone Technologies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McConnell to take over at ODNI

John Negroponte is leaving his post at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and moving to the State Department as the deputy secretary to Condoleeza Rice. Retired Navy Vice Adm. J. Michael McConnell is taking over for him at ODNI.

GAO Report: NMCI not achieving targeted goals

The Navy-Marine Corps Intranet program has not yet achieved the two strategic goals set for the project, despite six years and $3.7 billion spent on the project.

General Dynamics to supply Marines with communications

General Dynamics Corp. as won a $45.6 million contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command for 150 communications units for Marine operations in Iraq.

GAO report: IT testing lacks consistency

A new report has found that federal agencies are not testing their security controls with any consistency or timeliness and may not be aware of the systems' weaknesses.

Open-source info may help establish integrated intelligence community

The development and sharing of open-source information may be the first area where real collaboration among agencies in the intelligence community is accomplished.

Expert: Democratic control not a negative for Intel community

The change in Congress from Republicans to Democrats should not have a direct negative effect on the intelligence community, according to one expert.

Air Force announces new cyberspace command

Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne announced that the branch is creating a new cyberspace command, assigned to the 8th Air Force.

GAO Cybersecurity R&D report urges coordination improvements

According to a new report, the federal government has to do a better job of coordinating research and development on cybersecurity issues.