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University’s Expertise Being Tapped for Cybersecurity Project

Might there be a better way to fend off cyberattacks, particularly among overworked defenders during an emergency? SSC Pacific, part of the U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR organization, wants to know — and the Navy office has tapped National University to help it research better ways to address the problem.

U.S. Army Officially Announces $11.5 Million Contract for Cubic Corp

It’s official: an $11.5 million U.S. Army contract modification for Cubic Corp., which the Defense Department announced prematurely last week, has been awarded.

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Royal Air Force to Buy Next-Gen Predator B in Deal Potentially Worth $548 Million

Great Britain’s Royal Air Force plans to buy the next-generation Predator B unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than a half-billion dollars.

Kratos to Help Air Force Develop Unmanned Aircraft

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on July 11 that it will help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop an unmanned aircraft called the Low-Cost Attritable Strike Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration aircraft, abbreviated as LCASD.

National City Co. Awarded Navy Contract Worth $30.3 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Adept Process Services Inc. of National City a $30.3 million contract for port operations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii.

Navy Awards ViaSat Contract Worth $48.3 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a contract that could be worth up to $48.3 million over five years.

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Deal Could Be Worth $3.16B for NASSCO

DEFENSE: First Contract For Oiler Is $640.2 Million

General Dynamics NASSCO received an order for six oilers — auxiliary ships that rendezvous with U.S. Navy combat ships at sea and refuel them — that could be worth in excess of $3.1 billion.

Cubic Contract Award Announced in Error, Pentagon Says

An $11.5 million U.S. Army contract modification for San Diego-based Cubic Corp., announced Tuesday, was announced in error.

Kratos Receives Multiple Contracts Worth $14 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on July 5 that its modular systems unit received $14 million in contract awards.

Army Awards Cubic Corp. Contracts Worth $63.7 Million

Cubic Corp. received a total of $63.7 million through two recent U.S. Army contracts to provide training services at Fort Polk, La.

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives Contract That Could Be Worth $3.1 Billion

General Dynamics NASSCO received an order for six oilers — auxiliary ships that rendezvous with U.S. Navy combat ships at sea and refuel them — that could be worth in excess of $3.1 billion.

Navy Awards Contract to Blue Tech Inc.

Blue Tech Inc., a small business based in San Diego, is among 21 companies nationwide that received indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts from the U.S. Navy to supply electronic equipment.

San Diego to Get $1.1 Million From Navy Contract

Some $1.1 million of a U.S. Navy contract supporting “shock trials” for a new littoral combat ship will be spent in San Diego.

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Clarity in Battlefield Conditions Is Aim of ViaSat’s Radios

They call them JTACs, short for joint terminal attack controllers, and they have an unnerving job.

Conference Aims to Educate Small Business Owners on Getting Government Work

Small-business owners looking for insight into how to work with the government may glean some information at the Gold Coast conference in August.