Savi Technology wins $4.6M National Guard contract

A $4.6 million deal in mobile radio-frequency identification systems purchases for the U.S. National Guard has been contracted to Savi Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Co.

Lockheed wins Air Force imagery backbone contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded an Air Force task order to expedite imagery and intelligence report sharing through early rollout of the Distributed Common Ground System Integration Backbone to five Air Force sites.

DHS: Cyber Storm challenged coordination, communications

The Cyber Storm Exercise Report found that organizations under cyberattack?whether government or private enterprises?had a hard time understanding the big picture.

ITAA's Garcia to be Homeland Security cybersecurity chief

Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff announced the appointment of Greg Garcia to fill the open position of DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications.

CSC wins $628m Air Force task order

Computer Sciences Corp. will perform systems integration support to configure, deploy and conduct training and change management activities for the Expeditionary Combat Support System.

Computer stolen from VA subcontractor Unisys

<font color="CC0000">(UPDATED) </font>The Veterans Affairs Department today announced that Unisys Corp. had informed VA that a desktop computer containing sensitive personal information of veterans is missing from the company's offices.

Senate ratifies international cybercrime treaty

The Senate has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber Crime, the first multinational, multilateral treaty to require cooperation among law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of computer network crimes.

Cole calls for holistic approach to IT security

Eric Cole of Lockheed Martin suggests that organizations put far more effort into identifying vulnerabilities and securing them as the only effective way to protect against multiplying threats, as well as fully integrate security into every layer of organizational IT.

Net-enabled command program moving ahead

The Defense Information Systems Agency is moving forward on a program to implement Net-enabled command capabilities, with a request for information due for release shortly.

GAO takes issue with Alaska Native contracting advantages

Alaska Native corporations have moved aggressively to take advantage of Small Business Administration regulations that allow them to land no-bid government contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a draft report from the Government Accountability Office.

FISMA follies

Bob Lentz wants to emphasize that FISMA is a good thing. The Federal Information Security Management Act requires federal agencies to report to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress on their progress in improving information security. But his department earned an F this year, and has never gotten higher than a D.

Government gets near-failing grade on FISMA scorecard

The federal government as a whole continues to struggle with securing its computer networks, according to the latest round of FISMA grades released by the House Government Reform Committee.

GTSI's Young gives up CEO role

Dendy Young will remain chairman of the value-added reseller as James Leto comes on board to serve as president and CEO.

Lockheed Martin lands space-based communications project

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a 10-year, $2.1 billion contract from the Air Force to provide information technology support for its Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Mission Operations System contract.

DOD posts information assurance manual online

Defense contractors that provide information assurance services to the Pentagon can now review its training manual on the topic online.

Defense sets requirements for information assurance personnel

This is the first time the Pentagon has formalized and standardized the levels and types of training required for IA professionals throughout the department.

Bill proposes $835 million to improve port security

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate is designed to significantly improve security at more than 600 ports around the country.

TSA issues guidance on biometrics for access control

The Transportation Security Administration has issued a guidance document on the basic criteria and standards the agency believes biometric technology should meet in order to qualify for airport access control systems.

SecureInfo wins NASA contract for IT security compliance software

SecureInfo Corp. of San Antonio has been awarded a contract by NASA to supply software for the agency's risk management system used for compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act in certification and accreditation.

DHS puts procurement house in order

The Homeland Security Department procurement is losing its baby teeth, moving briskly with border technology, a financial management project and two umbrella procurements on the heels of its recently signed fiscal 2006 appropriations bill. President Bush's signature making the bill law injects funds across the board into many of these projects.