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St. Petersburg, FL, - In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts. The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work. Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria. This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.
Clarion Events U.S. acquires Border Security Expo and US/Canada Conference from Eagle Eye Expositions
Washington, DC, July 28 – Clarion Events announces today the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, FROM Eagle Eye Expositions, effective immediately.
Cincinnati, OH, July 28 – Response Technologies Ltd., the manufacturer and distributor of the Centurion® duress and emergency notification system, has extended the application deadline for its inaugural emergency safety grant program for eligible K-12 public schools in the U.S, to August 31, 2015. Applications are accepted online only at http://response-technologies.com.
TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $14.2 Million Task Order to Supply Managed Satellite Services for the U.S. Marine Corps
Annapolis, MD, July 28 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency has exercised its second year task order option for TCS to continue to provide Ku satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network. The additional $14.2 million funding covers the period from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016.
This task order was issued under the joint DISA/GSA Future Commercial Satcom Acquisition program.
Good Vibrations Shoes is acquired by Vindai Corporation in bid to dominate multi billion dollar police body camera industry to protect citizens from police brutality
New York, July 27 - Good Vibrations Shoes, Inc. today announced that Vindai Corporation has acquired the company. Vindai specializes in developing and supplying equipment, including body cameras, to law enforcement, military, and large private security firms in order to protect citizens from the officer brutality, and abuse of power that seems to be sweeping the nation.
Washington, July 23 – A National Security Agency (NSA) cyber tool that allows computer systems to maintain a specific security posture is now publicly available on GitHub, a website for sharing source code – making it easier for other government organizations and private industry to adopt the tool to help fortify their networks against cyber threats.
Washington, July 23 – FBI officials announced a nationwide campaign geared toward educating business and industry leaders about the growing threat—and mounting losses—of economic espionage. As part of the campaign, the FBI is releasing to the public a short video, The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets. The video, created by the FBI in collaboration with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, is based on an actual case involving the attempted theft of trade secrets from a U.S. company by a foreign competitor.
GSN to publish six of the most uplifting winning entries in the 2015 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards over the next week
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in winning entries.
Raytheon, partners develop low-cost, high-tech airframe for U.S. Air Force decoy strong global partnerships reduce costs 25 percent
Tucson, AZ., July 21 - Raytheon Company, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) by applying robotics and formula racing technologies.
The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative composite design will be included in this year's Lot 7 production.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces $5.3 million increase in order funding to support the U.S. Army's Blue Force Tracking Program
Melville, NY, July 20, 2015 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received an additional $5.3 million of funding for its previously announced three-year sustainment contract to support the U.S. Army's Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking ("BFT-1") program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.
“We are pleased to receive this additional funding and the opportunity to continue to provide our support for the U.S. Army.”