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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 , Contracting

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 , Contracting , 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: Contracting , 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 , Contracting , 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: Contracting , 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 , Contracting , B-52 , defense

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

China Says Missiles Aimed at Taiwan to Be Removed ‘Someday'

On September 22nd, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that someday the Chinese missiles based opposite Taiwan, and aimed at targets in Taiwan, will be removed. Wen also said relations are as good as they have ever been and should continue to focus on economics. Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou welcomed Premier Wen's statement. Chinese leaders rarely talk about military matters, and Wen's statement is as much a reminder of China's present capability to strike Taiwan with 1,000 or more ballistic missiles as it is a promise to withdraw them in the future. Evidently Wen's condition for removing the missiles was not reported in Taiwan; that condition is reunification.

Tags: Contracting , KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 08:00am EDT
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