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UAV Attacks May Have Pre-empted Terrorist Planning

The Pakistan Army dismissed reports that a surge in US unmanned aerial vehicle strikes on Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan disrupted planning for Mumbai-style attacks in European cities. A military spokesman said there is no information or intelligence that militants were plotting attacks. However, US and international media reported the UAV attacks pre-empted militant planning for attacks in London, and cities in France and Germany, similar to the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Potential damage avoided is a good news event for the US that produces many ripple effects in a terrorist community.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Monday - 10/04/2010, 08:00am EDT

Thumb drive designed for cybersecurity missions

Harris Corporation has introduced a highly customizable USB thumb drive that quickly extracts targeted data from computers. The BlackJack™ is designed for military, intelligence, and law enforcement cyber security missions, where speed, stealth and accuracy are paramount considerations.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Harris Corporation , security , industry ,

Friday - 10/01/2010, 11:30am EDT

Small business recruited to help affordability efforts

The top procurement officer of a Top 100 DoD contractor gives a thumbs up to the newly announced Pentagon acquisition reforms. WFED's Scott Carr reports.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , small business , Congress , acquisition , acquisition reform , management , Scott Carr

Friday - 10/01/2010, 09:40am EDT

DHS management improvements start with acquisition

Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.

Tags: management , industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , DHS , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:58am EDT

Defense contractor Mantech purchases QinetiQ's S&IS for $60M

Defense contractor Mantech expands its government security work with the $60 million purchase of QinetiQ North America's Security and Intelligence Solutions (S&IS). S&IS recently won a position on a missile defense contract worth $365 million.

Tags: ManTech , S&IS , DoD , technology

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 12:58pm EDT

Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.

Tags: Steve Kempf , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , office supplies , schedules contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:59am EDT

Boeing gets $11.9 billion Air Force contract

The Boeing Company has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-52 Stratofortress weapon system modernization.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Boeing , B-52 , defense

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 09:40am EDT
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