Posts from GovConWire for 10/03/2014

Michael Huerta: FAA to Review Contingency Plans for Air Traffic Control Centers

Michael Huerta, chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, has said that the agency plans to review existing contingency measures for its air traffic control facilities. Huerta told a conference on Monday that the FAA will collaborate with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Professional Aviation Safety Specialists over the next 30 days to examine the agency’s preparedness plan in case of emergency in order to keep the FAA’s system running for aircraft safety…
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NIST Updates Interoperability, Cybersecurity Guidelines for Smart Grid Tech

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new framework that aims to help utilities modernize electric power systems as well as develop interoperable smart grid equipment. NIST said Wednesday 3…
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Tom McLemore Joins Northrop Grumman as VP of C4I, Space Legislative Affairs; Lesley Kalan Comments

Tom McLemore, formerly staff director of the House Appropriations Defense and Homeland Security subcommittees, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as cybersecurity, C4I and space legislative affairs vice president…
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Malcolm Marshall: KPMG Seeks to Boost ID & Access Mgmt with Qubera Assets Acquisition

The U.S. and U.K. member firms of KPMG have acquired some assets of identity and access management service provider Qubera Solutions as the network aims to bolster its security transformation portfolio…
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General Dynamics to Update US, Australian Sub Combat Control Systems; Mike Eagan Comments

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has received $50 million in contract modifications to continue modernization work for combat control systems in U.S. and Australian naval submarines. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has worked on the AN/BYG-1 combat control systems since 2003, General Dynamics said Tuesday
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Ellen Pawlikowski: Air Force, Industry Work to Contain Satellite, Aircraft Program Costs

The U.S. Air Force‘s top military acqusition official has launched a collaborative effort that allows the branch and industry to exchange cost-saving ideas for weapons development, Reuters reportedThursday
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Northrop Grumman to Provide Logistics Support for USAF Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide logistics and sustainment support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk weapon system through the end of September 2015 under a $306.1 million contract…
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Alejandro Mayorkas: DHS Needs More Authority on Cybersecurity

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at bolstering the agency’s cyber defense authority and workforce, The Washington Post reported Wednesday
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