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DIA to issue RFP for Missile and Space Intelligence Center support

On January 18, the Defense Intelligence Agency posted a presolicitation notice for integrated system production and modeling & simulation. Virginia Contracting Activity plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for this effort on or around February 21. The Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), Building 4545, Fowler Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5500, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for contractor support services to provide support for Integrated System Production and Modeling & Simulation Support. This … [Read More...]

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Closing the book on bin Laden: intelligence community releases final Abbottabad documents

On January 19, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a third and final collection of Abbottabad documents. Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year effort to declassify several hundred documents recovered in the raid on Usama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound in … [Read More...]

Polaris Alpha acquires Intelesys Corporation

Polaris Alpha of Annapolis Junction, MD announced on January 19 that it is acquiring Intelesys Corporation, based in Elkridge, MD.  The acquisition of Intelesys, which provides computer network operations ("CNO") and cyber solutions to the Intelligence Community, significantly expands Polaris … [Read More...]

ODNI releases summary of information about counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active hostilities

On January 19, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a summary of information about U.S. counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active hostilities: In accordance with the President’s direction and consistent with the President’s commitment to providing as much information … [Read More...]

John Kelly sworn in as fifth secretary of homeland security

On January 20, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the swearing in of John Kelly as DHS secretary. Today, retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly was officially sworn in as the fifth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Kelly took the oath this evening after the Senate voted … [Read More...]

Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite launched successfully

After a successful evening launch, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite is now responding to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off, Bethesda, MD-based Lockheed Martin announced January 20. Built by Lockheed Martin, SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is … [Read More...]

DIA to issue RFP for Missile and Space Intelligence Center support

On January 18, the Defense Intelligence Agency posted a presolicitation notice for integrated system production and modeling & simulation. Virginia Contracting Activity plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for this effort on or around February 21. The Virginia Contracting Activity, on … [Read More...]

CIA issues statement on the release of its updated Executive Order 12333 procedures

On January 18, the Central Intelligence Agency released updated Executive Order 12333 procedures. In furtherance of the Intelligence Community’s transparency initiatives, today the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is releasing to the public updated procedures governing the collection, retention, … [Read More...]

Polaris Alpha – EOIR wins $48M research, development, and technical services contract for NRL-ESTD

Polaris Alpha – EOIR Technologies of Fredericksburg, VA announced on January 18 that it has been awarded a $48 million IDIQ contract to provide research, development, and technical services to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronics Science and Technology Division (ESTD). Research to be … [Read More...]

DHS Secretary Johnson releases statement on National Cyber Incident Response Plan

On January 18, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement from Secretary Jeh Johnson on the release of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan. In July of last year, President Obama released Presidential Policy Directive/ PPD-41, United States Cyber Incident Coordination, … [Read More...]

US Army awards Leidos simulation and training contract

Leidos of Reston, VA announced on January 18 that it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order has a one-year period of performance and … [Read More...]

CIA posts more than 12 million pages of CREST records online

The largest collection of declassified CIA records is now accessible online, the Central Intelligence Agency announced on January 17. The documents were previously only available to the public at the National Archives in Maryland. Approximately 930,000 documents, totaling more than 12 million pages, … [Read More...]

AFCEA announces upcoming events

AFCEA International announced its slate of upcoming events. OFFSET SYMPOSIUM February 14-15, 2017 San Francisco, CA The symposium is dedicated to advancing the work of rebuilding the ties that bind innovative technology clusters such as Silicon Valley and the national security community by … [Read More...]

Air Force selects Diligent to facilitate transition of COMSEC tracking to Joint program

Diligent Consulting Inc.  of San Antonio, TX, announced on January 13 that they have been awarded the Air Force (AF) Communications Secure (COMSEC) and Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) Accountability and Tracking (COMSEC/CCI) Tool program, a $1,576,455 contract under the NETCENTS-2 Application … [Read More...]

Kratos names Steve Fendley SVP and division president, Kratos Unmanned Systems Division

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. of San Diego, CA announced on January 17 that Steve Fendley has been named corporate senior vice president and president of Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division (KUSD), effective upon the retirement of Jerry Beaman, which was also announced today. Beaman … [Read More...]

Hortonworks appoints Rajnish Verma president and chief operating officer

Hortonworks of Santa Clara, CA announced on January 12 that it has appointed Raj Verma president and chief operating officer. Verma is an experienced enterprise sales veteran who brings more than 20 years of enterprise sales and marketing leadership to Hortonworks. Hortonworks recently celebrated … [Read More...]

DNI James Clapper issues statement on meeting with President-elect Trump

On January 11, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the following statement from DNI James Clapper on his conversation with President-elect Trump. This evening, I had the opportunity to speak with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss recent media reports about our … [Read More...]

Jeh Johnson issues statement on deployment of EINSTEIN 3A

On January 11, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued the following statement regarding the deployment of Einstein 3A. During my tenure as Secretary of DHS we have worked aggressively to enhance the cyber security of federal civilian executive branch networks. This has … [Read More...]

U.S. Air Force and City of St. Louis take next step toward N2W

The option to acquire property for construction of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's west headquarters was executed between the U.S. Air Force and the City of St. Louis on January 6, NGA announced. The step assures the government’s intent to procure the site — located at the corner of … [Read More...]

IndraSoft, Inc. awarded $38 million contract at Robins AFB

IndraSoft, Inc. of Reston, VA announced on January 3, 2017, it has been awarded a $38 million five-year task order to provide software sustainment and development, lab support, cybersecurity, and systems engineering services for the 402nd Software Maintenance Group (SMXG) located at Robins Air Force … [Read More...]

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council members present at third DHS Reverse Industry Day

Members of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council (Council) representing large, mid-tier and small government contracting companies participated as guest speakers and moderators in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Reverse Industry Day III held on January … [Read More...]