Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

TASC’s Cybersecurity Programs

TASCA discussion with Jeremy Ross, Division Director of Information Dominance, TASC. Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years where he was assigned to Naval Security Group Activity-Ft. Meade. As a Signals Acquisition Officer for a 24×7 joint watch that acquired, collected and maintained classified intelligence networks, he was responsible for mission management, process management and reporting to support worldwide intelligence operations activities.

How do you describe cybersecurity

At the highest level, cybersecurity is actively managing, maintaining and defending all aspects of a network. To me, it includes three distinct domains:

  1. Defensive operations, a term that most people associate with cybersecurity, which is activity to

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DoD Contracts: Orbital Sciences Corp. Awarded $27M for GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target Base Vehicles

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Orbital Sciences Corp., Chandler, Arizona, is being awarded a $27,682,618 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed fee contract for the procurement of seven full rate production 8 GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target base vehicles, including the associated hardware, kits and production support for the U.S. Navy (3) and the government of Japan (4). Work will be performed in Chandler, Arizona (71 percent); Camden, Arkansas (24 percent); Vergennes, Vermont (3 percent); and Hollister, California (2 percent); and is expected to be completed in June 2017. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($13,702,617; 50 percent) and the government of Japan ($13,980,001; 50 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Fiscal 2014…

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DoD Contracts: Jacobs Technology Inc. Awarded $80M for Support Services at Eglin Air Force Base

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Jacobs Technology Inc., Tullahoma, Tennessee, has been awarded an estimated $80,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to exercise an option (P00017) to previously awarded contract FA9200-12-D-0085 for additional engineering, technical and acquisition support services being provided under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 18, 2015. This contract involves foreign military sales. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA9200-12-D-0085).

Telephonics Corp., Communications and Integrated Systems Division, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $19,000,000 modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8730-14-C-0014 for…

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co. Awarded $7M for EA-18G and F/A-18 Aircraft

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The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $7,473,573 for delivery order 0057 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N68335-10-G-0012) for peculiar support equipment and spares for initial outfitting emerging squadron stand-ups of the extended deployment of EA-18G and F/A-18 aircraft in support of the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales program. In addition, this order includes a support equipment integrated logistics support package. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in October 2016. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,473,573 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end…

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DoD Contracts: Detyens Shipyards, Inc. Awarded $14M for USNS Zeus

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Detyens Shipyards, Inc.,* Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded a $14,737,872 firm-fixed-price contract for a 170-day dry-docking and overhaul of USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). This contract includes nine options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $17,199,024. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by April 2015. Working capital contract funds in the amount of $14,737,872 are being obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was procured as a 100 percent small business set-aside via the Federal Business Opportunities website and three offers were received. Military Sealift…

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