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CYBER WARFARE AND HOMELAND SECURITY UPDATE

16 Jul 12. Raytheon Company has received a $3.1m contract to develop technology for Morphing Network Assets to Restrict Adversarial Reconnaissance (MORPHINATOR), a program that uses cyber maneuvering techniques to thwart potential attackers in high-threat environments.
Cyber maneuver is the technique of dynamically modifying aspects and configurations of networks, hosts and applications in a manner that is undetectable and unpredictable by an adversary but still manageable for network administrators. MORPHINATOR is designed to be used in conjunction with other existing security devices to provide an active defense approach to information assurance. Raytheon received the contract from the U.S. Army’s Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate. Work will be done in Largo, Fla., and Aberdeen, Md.

18 Jul 12. Mandiant® announced certified interoperability with HP ArcSight®. By integrating Mandiant Intelligent Response (MIR®) with HP ArcSight and other SIEM and log management solutions, front-line security analysts will be able to triage alerts faster, assess the risk those alerts pose and gather forensic evidence to find and stop advanced attackers. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

19 Jul 12. General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to provide supply chain management services to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The five-year contract has an initial award of $22 million and a potential value of $2.2 billion, if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will deliver a full-spectrum global supply chain management solution, including the technology infrastructure needed to integrate and manage the real-time flow of security equipment and related information for more than 430 facilities worldwide. This solution will ensure that the State Department, its embassies and annexes have current and accurate information about equipment status, lead-time and shipment-tracking information.

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