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DDN Weekly

April 18, 2012


Northrop CEO: Info Sharing, Right To Monitor Networks Critical To Potential Cyber Bills
From The Defense Daily

Any cyber security bill that becomes law must authorize information sharing amongst industry and the government and give companies, or a third party, the right to monitor their networks, according to Northrop Grumman [NOC] CEO Wes Bush… more»


DHS Field Tests Wide Area Sensor On Aerostat On Southwest Border
From Terror Response Technology Report 

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has completed a successful week-long field test of a wide area surveillance system aboard a tethered aerostat suspended 2,000 feet above the Arizona desert, according to the agency… more»

NASA, ATK Successfully Complete First Test For SLS Booster Program
From Defense Daily International 

NASA and ATK [ATK] successfully completed the first test for the space agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) booster program, according to company program managers… more»

‘Virtually Impossible’ For Embraer To Potentially Deliver Super Tucano On Time
From C4I News 

It would be “virtually impossible” for Embraer to deliver its A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft by the first half of 2013 if it wins the new Light Air Support (LAS) competition, according to its chief executive officer…more»

ManTech Completes Acquisition of HBGary
From Space & Missile Defense Report 

ManTech International [MANT] recently said it has completed its purchase of the cyber security firm HBGary, Inc., expanding its base of commercial customers and adding to its cyber security technology…more»

Coast Guard’s Aggressive Schedule On FRC Carries Technical Risks, IG Cautions
From Helicopter News 

The Coast Guard has pursued an “aggressive, schedule-driven strategy” with its Fast Response Cutter (FRC) that has led to construction delays and cost increases in the first six of 34 planned cutters, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (IG) says in a report released this week… more»

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