- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009


Pentagon approves Hydra PC ViP

SAN JOSE | Secure information-sharing technologies developer Spyrus said its universal serial bus encryption drives have been approved by the U.S. Defense Department.

California-based Spyrus announced the Pentagon’s Data at Rest Tiger Team has approved the company’s Hydra PC Virus Protected, or ViP, USB file encryption drives. Spyrus said its Hydra PC ViP technology strengthens data security by scanning every file for viruses prior to encryption.

With the approval, Hydra PC ViP has also been added to the Defense Department’s Enterprise Software Initiative and the U.S. General Services Administration SmartBuy Data at Rest Program, established to certify technologies that secure data on removable storage media and mobile computing devices.


Alion picked for Pentagon project

McLEAN | Alion Science and Technology has been contracted to support a U.S. Defense Technical Information Center project to digitize documents.

Alion was awarded contracts from the Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center and the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center.

Under the WSTIAC and AMMTIAC contracts, worth approximately $2.1 million, Alion will support the DTIC’s Total Electronic Migration System project. Officials said the project includes digitizing documents from information analysis centers in order to help migrate scientific and technical data to an electronic format.


Lockheed opens sustainment center

COLUMBUS | Lockheed Martin has opened its new Global Sustainment Command Center to support parts and supply logistics for military vehicles.

Lockheed Martin announced the opening of the sustainment center in a move to support the Defense Logistics Agency’s Fleet Automotive Support Initiative-Global Program.

Officials said the Global Sustainment Command Center, opened for a contract Lockheed Martin won to support land-based vehicle sustainment for U.S. military over 10 years, will provide inventory forecasting, order management and distribution of parts and supplies for military vehicles.


SyncServer S300/S350 gets certification

SAN JOSE | The Defense Department has certified that a network time-server technology from Symmetricom Inc. has met security requirements.

Symmetricom said its SyncServer S300/S350 selective availability/anti-spoofing module network time server meets the Pentagon’s GPS security requirements.

The certification allows the GPS technology to be integrated with Defense Department networks to support ongoing operations.


Raytheon wins deal on radiation detection

TEWKSBURY | Raytheon Co. has been awarded a Phase III contract to continue work on a radiation detection technology.

The contract was awarded by the Department of Homeland Security. Under the eight-month $2.3 million contract, Raytheon will continue development of its Stand-Off Radiation Detection System.

The Phase III deal is managed by the Homeland Security Department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and, if successful, has a potential for a fourth phase.


DLA, Army contract for MOLLE systems

PHOENIX | The U.S. Army has placed an order with BAE Systems for the company’s Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, soldier field-equipment system.

The British company was awarded contracts from the Army and the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency. Under the $35.7 million DLA order and $20 million Army order, BAE will manufacture and deliver MOLLE Core Rifleman sets. Officials said the contracts include Ruck sets and components.

The MOLLE system includes a load-bearing vest, pockets, backpacks and a hydration system used by soldiers deployed in the field.


Army receives 100th UH-60M Black Hawk

STRATFORD | The U.S. Army received delivery last week of the 100th UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Sikorsky held a rollout ceremony marking the milestone delivery of its 100th next-generation Black Hawk helicopter.

The UH-60M, the latest version of the Black Hawk helicopter, is designed with a new airframe and propulsion system, among other advancements. The widely deployed helicopter is part of a long line of Black Hawk variants that company officials said will soon exceed more than 1 million hours of combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.


DISA approves Juniper firewall

SUNNYVALE | The Defense Information Systems Agency announced that firewall technology from Juniper Networks has been certified and placed on an approved-technologies list.

Juniper Networks said its firewall solution passed the DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command evaluation as interoperable with the Internet Protocol Version 6.

Officials said the IPv6 interoperability certification places the Juniper Networks firewall on DISA’s Unified Capabilities Approved Products List. The DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command evaluation certifies technologies used with U.S. government joint and combined operations.


Nice Systems launches video-surveillance technology

RA’ANANA | Israel-based Nice Systems has launched its new mobile, digital video-surveillance technology in a move to expand the company’s security-solutions portfolio.

Nice Systems has released its SafeRoute onboard video-surveillance system to improve the security capabilities in public-transit stations, rails, critical infrastructure, fleets and other areas.

SafeRoute, the company’s first mobile, digital video-surveillance solution, is designed to support the public-transport environment’s demanding conditions, delivering video, audio and vehicle data for next-generation situational awareness.


Pratt & Whitney touts F135 engine milestone

EAST HARTFORD | Pratt & Whitney announced a milestone achievement for its F135 engine with the completion of more than 100 hours of flight testing.

The F135 engine, a derivative of the company’s F119 engine, powers the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft flight-test program.

Compiled by Steven Davy of United Press International



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