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CYBER WARFARE AND HOMELAND SECURITY UPDATE

09 Aug 12. Iran to take key ministries offline to avoid cyber attacks. Iran is to migrate key ministries and state bodies from the worldwide internet to a secure domestic intranet in an attempt to protect the networks from debilitating cyber attacks. The Daily Telegraph reported that Reza Taghipour, the country’s telecommunications minister, told a conference at the Amir Kabir University in Tehran on 5 August that the internet was controlled by “one or two countries that are hostile to Iran” and that “the establishment of the national intelligence network will create a situation where the precious intelligence of the country won’t be accessible to these powers.” (Source: Jane’s, JDW)

15 Aug 12. CACI International Inc has been selected as one of six prime contractors to support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in rapidly fielding mission-critical cybersecurity solutions on the Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) contract. With an anticipated ceiling value of $300m, this five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract represents new work for CACI and further expands the company’s cyberspace solutions capability. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

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