Apriva wins DISA approval to upgrade wireless system

Apriva will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with hardware, software licenses and other information technology services under a five-year, $17 million contract.

Biometric requirement could make E-Verify worth billions

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to add biometrics to E-Verify, which would create a multibillion-dollar business opportunity.

ITS to upgrade State telecommunications worldwide

QinetiQ North America’s ITS Corp. subsidiary will upgrade the State Department’s telecommunications system under a five-year contract that has a maximum value of $100 million.

Lockheed to produce concept for new Navy radar

Lockheed Martin Corp. will conduct concept studies for Navy next-generation air and missile defense radar (AMDR) under a $10 million contract.

Raytheon to perform concept studies for future Navy radar

Raytheon Co. will perform concept studies that the Navy will use to resolve gaps in its air and missile defense radar (AMDR) capabilities under a $9.9 million contract.

Altman named to lead IBM Global Public Sector

Anne Altman has been named general manager of IBM Corp.’s Global Public Sector, effective August 1.

QinetiQ to design common robotic controller for Marines

QinetiQ North America will develop a single robotic controller that Marine Corps ground troops could use to operate unmanned vehicles and sensors under a $2.1 million Navy contract.

Verizon cell phones might aid traffic jam monitoring

Location data from 120 million Verizon cell phones, including some of those used by federal agencies, will provide information about traffic jams to Google Maps and other users of real-time traffic congestion data.

Real lD vs. PASS ID turns on technology debate

Backers of a new driver's license security program say the current Real ID program's costly IT requirements are unnecessary and won't work for states.

With sale, SteelCloud drifts away from hardware business

SteelCloud Inc. has completed the sale of its computer integration business to NCS Technologies Inc. and will now concentrate on developing software for BlackBerry products.

Report: Industrial base must be part of defense review

The Defense Department should begin incorporating in its budget and policy decisions factors that affect the U.S. industrial base to ensure that weapons-making capabilities are remain available, according to a new report from the Aerospace Industries Association.

Cyberattacks could have been mitigated

Agency responses to cyberattacks on U.S. government sites demonstrates a need for better coordination between agency security officials and the companies that provide Internet services, experts say.

QinetiQ North America aids Marines with systems engineering

QinetiQ North America will continue to assist the Marine Corps with systems engineering support under a one-year contract option worth $11.7 million.

Disaster recovery improving, but downtime still hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Desktop IV proved IDIQs could work

Controversial in its day, Desktop IV proved indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts could give agencies a vehicle to buy large quantities of hardware in a streamlined fashion.

European communications companies make bid for U.S. sales

Two European communications companies are seeking to increase their share of the U.S. government market by touting the benefits of their videoconferencing and mobile satellite offerings.

QinetiQ to support testing of Marines’ EFV components

QinetiQ North America will assist with the testing of command, control, communications and intelligence functions on the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting vehicle under a new contract.

New virtualization solutions can cut desktop costs

Desktop virtualization aims to lower the costs and increase the security of desktop computers, but agencies must determine which approach — or combination of methods — best suits their needs.

DHS launches cost-cutting measures

DHS has cited savings from recycling software, consolidating contracts and pursuing other cost-cutting measures.

IG: Coast Guard not recouping on NSCs

The Coast Guard is not pursuing recoupment for structural and technical problems identified in the National Security Cutter program, according to a new report from the DHS inspector general.