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National Security Agency Eyes Cyber-Ops Program for Universities

The National Security Agency (NSA) is seeking to introduce a new cyber-ops program at certain universities in order to offer basic training for individuals looking to fill intelligence and defense jobs.

Cybersecurity Career Prospects Considered Favorable

A course of study that is projected to deliver strong career opportunities in the future is cybersecurity.

How to Acquire a Federal Job

The Washington Post offers advice as to how to maximize one's chances of scoring a job with the federal government.

SRC Seeks Experienced Cyber Security Analyst

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for a cyber security analyst opening with SRC.

High-Level Engineer Sought By MOSAIC Technologies

Applications are being accepted for a senior level engineer career opportunity with MOSAIC Technologies Group.

Veteran Offers Advice for Job Hunters

An outgoing sailor from the U.S. Navy in 2008 who was hard pressed to find a job lucked out and found employment after toiling for some time in the hunt during a rough economic patch, according to a column he wrote.

L-3 STRATIS to Work with Maryland, MIT Labs

Two schools have affixed their signatures to partnership pacts with L-3 Communications, according to a press release.

New TSA Program Aims to Enhance Airport, Flight Safety

A new program of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration was the subject of a Privacy Impact Assessment of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a published report.

Congressional panel's report endorses increased business for small defense firms

A defense panel with the U.S. House of Representatives is encouraging the U.S. Department of Defense to provide increased business opportunity for smaller-sized defense firms, according to The Hill.

FBI Taps US Investigations Services for Fingerprint, Background Contract

The Federal Bureau of Investigation tapped US Investigations Services with a multiple-year contract to resume channeling fingerprints to the federal agency, according to a press release.

Rhode Island to See 600 New Defense Industry Jobs, Study Says

Approximately 600 new industry jobs will be created within a 12-month period in Rhode Island, according to a study cited by Providence Business News.

Louis Berger Group Honored for Aiding U.S. Army

A consultancy in Washington was recognized for a project that assesses energy crops grown on terrain of the U.S. Army, according to a press release.

Concerns Deepen for Cyber Security, Poll Indicates

Nearly three of four companies believe they are the focus of computer hackers, according to a recent poll.

TASC Intelligence Contracts Last Year Surpassed $1.6 Billion

Federal contractor TASC captured at least $1.6 billion-worth of contracts for intelligence work last year, the company announced in a press release.

U.S. Army Awards $31 Million Contract to AEgis Technologies to Upgrade Helicopter Simulators

The U.S. Army issued a $31 million contract to AEgis Technologies Group to enhance the performance of helicopter simulators at a fort in Kentucky, according to The Huntsville Times.

ManTech International Tapped for $100.8 Million Contract to Repair MRAPs

ManTech International won a $100.8 million modified contract from the U.S. Army to assess and repair U.S. military vehicles, according to the Washington Business Journal.

SAIC Wins Air Force Contract for Work on Instrument Landing Systems

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) recently announced it has landed a contract from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) for modernization of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS).

Boeing Awarded $3.5b USAF Contract

Boeing won a seven-year $3.5 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to work on a missile-defense system, according to the Santa Maria Times.

Defense contractor projected to create jobs in Eastern Virginia

The next three years will see a defense contractor create more than 31 jobs in an Eastern Virginia county, according to

General Dynamics aims to continue strong record of job creation

Last year saw earnings for defense contractor General Dynamics fall roughly 3 percent as compared to figures from the year prior, Reuters reports.

DRS Unit Wins $2.9m Contract from U.S. Navy

A unit of DRS Defense Solutions won a $2.9 million contract to produce equipment for the U.S. Navy, according to

Level 3 Communications Won a $410.85 Million Contract

Level 3 Communications won a $410.85 million contract from the U.S. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization for support of the U.S. military services fiber cable operations, according to The Times-Call.

Pentagon Taps Navistar with $880 Million Contract for MRAP Upgrade

Navistar International won an $880 million contract from the Pentagon to enhance more than 2,700 armored patrol vehicles for the military, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

Three U.S. military wings issue contracts to BAE, Northrop Grumman

Three U.S. military wings tapped two prominent defense contractors to design Common Infrared Countermeasure systems, according to a published report.

F-15 Fighter Deal Could Create Thousands of Defense Jobs

A White House spokesman announced recently that the Obama administration has signed an agreement to sell F-15 fighters produced by Boeing to Saudi Arabia, a move that could pave the way for the creation of thousands of defense jobs.

Ohio Company Creating Defense After Winning NASA Contract

A small Ohio defense contractor that manufactures 90 percent of its products for the military is reportedly planning to add new defense jobs after being awarded a new NASA contract.

BAE Systems to Provide Upgrades to Situational Awareness Vehicles to Army

Defense contractor BAE Systems has reportedly agreed to a $30.4 million contract with the U.S. Army to provide upgrades for 247 Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness Vehicles.

General Dynamics Awarded $191 Million Contract for Missile Compartment Work

The U.S. Navy has awarded the Electric Boat subsidiary of defense contractor General Dynamics a $191.3 million contract modification for continued work on two submarines.

Government Accountability Office Praises Security Clearance Program

After placing the Defense Department's security clearance processing system on its high-risk list in 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a recent report that there has been substantial improvement.

TechSolve to Develop Air Force Technology Under New Contract

Bond Hill, Ohio-based TechSolve has reportedly been contracted by the U.S. Air Force to develop technology for improving the manufacturing of composite parts and other equipment for jet engines.

Booz Allen to Support U.S. Army Training Under New Contract

McLean, Virginia-based defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton recently won a contract to provide support services to the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence for infantry and armor training.

San Antonio Defense Contractor Wins Aircraft Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded two contracts worth a combined $39 million to M7 Aerospace LP in San Antonio, Texas, for work on two different aircraft, reports the San Antonio Business Journal.

Accenture to Enhance Biometric Technology Through New Homeland Security Contract

Accenture Federal Services was recently awarded a $71 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance biometric technology for border management strategy.

SAIC to Help Improve Army Simulation Program Under New Contract

Defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. announced recently it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to support the Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

Security Credentials Promise Government-wide Opportunities

With few exceptions, a single security clearance can open doors across government. IT professionals and others who have endured rigorous background checks, extensive personal investigations and often-excruciating waiting periods to attain government clearances may not realize that those credentials translate widely across agencies.

Davis Urges Additional Funds for Security Clearance Agency

Concerned lawmakers recently intervened on behalf of the Defense Security Service, which has taken a lot of heat for serious backlogs in the processing of security clearance applications.

SAIC Wins GSA Intelligence Contract

Defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced recently that it has been awarded a prime contract from the U.S. General Services Administration with a maximum value of $900 million.

Boeing to Provide More Poseidon Surveillance Aircraft through New Contract

Boeing has reportedly been awarded a $1.7 billion low-rate initial production award to provide seven more P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to the U.S. Navy, reports United Press International.

General Dynamics Receives $87 Million Naval Contract

General Dynamics continued its recent string of successes after it was awarded an $87 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command to design and construct underwater mine warfare vehicles.

AAI Test & Training to Provide Universal Test Sets to Navy

AAI Test & Training could soon seek professionals with security clearance after the company was recently awarded a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Maryland.

BAE Systems Awarded $132 Million U.S. Navy Contract

Under a recently awarded $132 million U.S. Navy contract, BAE Systems will reportedly provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance technical services for the military.

TWD & Associates Could Receive Boost from New AT&T Contract Award

The recent award of a Connections II contract from the U.S. General Services Administration to AT&T Government Solutions could impact TWD & Associates, which helps make up AT&T's Connections II team.

USIS Wins Multi-Year Background Investigative Services Contract

Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS), was recently awarded a contract from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to perform background investigative fieldwork services for various government agencies.

ManTech Wins $7 Million Cyber Defense Task Order for Air Force

ManTech International Corporation announced recently that it has been awarded a $7 million task order from the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide cyber defense support to the U.S. Air Force.

Mosaic Technology Named to Top 100 Private Companies List in New Hampshire

IT infrastructure solutions provider Mosaic Technology announced recently that it has been named one of the top 100 private companies in New Hampshire by Business NH Magazine.

Contractors join forces in Navy contract bid

BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have joined forces to secure the U.S. Navy contract for the Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS), United Press International reported.

Intelligence Community Makes Shift to Cloud

During the recent GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, it was announced that the U.S. Intelligence Community will begin utilizing a cloud computing tool in order to help secure networks.

General Dynamics Nets Cybersecurity Contract from Defense Intelligence Agency

The Information Technology unit of defense contractor General Dynamics recently garnered an $86 million task order to provide cybersecurity and information assurance services to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Defense Intelligence Agency Given Joint Meritorious Unit Award

With the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently marking its 50th anniversary, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently honored it with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA) for "exceptional achievement from August 1, 2008, to July 31, 2011," according to a release.

Electric Boat to Develop Submarine Technology Under New Contrac

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal announced recently that the Electric Boat subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp. has won a $90 million contract to provide technical design work and engineering for advanced submarine technology.

SAIC Lands $42 Million Contract for Naval Training

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Navy for operational support to the United States Fleet Forces Command (USFF), according to a release from the company.

SAIC to Provide Cybersecurity to Naval Warfare Systems Center

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was recently awarded a contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic for cybersecurity services and information assurance, according to a release from the company.

Defense Intelligence Agency to Offer More Control to Services

The Defense Intelligence Agency announced recently that it plans to give more control over the use and design of its critical information products to the services and military intelligence agencies, reports AOL Defense.

Acquisition Will Allow ManTech to Support the Defense Intelligence Agency

ManTech International Corp. recently announced that it had acquired Worldwide Information Network Systems, Inc. (WINS) in a move that will allow it to support the Defense Intelligence Agency.

URS Awarded Naval Intelligence Contract

San Francisco, California-based URS Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana.

BTS Corp. Expecting to Hire Workers for New Defense Jobs in Baltimore

Defense contractor BTS Corp., which recently opened a new subsidiary in Baltimore, Maryland, is reportedly planning to add 35 to 40 defense jobs at the office, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

New Defense Facility to Open at Fort Lee

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), a component of the Department of Defense, has opened a newly renovated headquarters on Fort Lee in Virginia, according to a release.

More Than 4.2 Million Security Clearances Held in U.S.

According to a recent report to Congress by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, more than 4.2 million people held security clearances from the U.S. government in the last fiscal year, a rate much higher than previously estimated, The Associated Press reports.

General Dynamics to Assist Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Under a new contract obtained by the defense contractor, General Dynamics will reportedly provide management services to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), according to a release from the company.

CDSE Introduces Course on 'Personnel Clearances In The NISP'

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) recently unveiled a two-hour web-based course designed to instruct contractors participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) on security clearance requirements.

Raytheon Wins $42 Million Torpedo Contract

Defense contractor Raytheon Company continued its momentum recently when it was awarded a $42 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide MK54 lightweight torpedo hardware.

Defense Contractor to Establish Office in Linton, Indiana

Linton, Indiana Mayor Patti Jones and Mayor-elect John Wilkes announced recently that defense contractor URS Corporation has agreed to lease office space in the town, a sign that the company could soon add new defense and intelligence jobs.

Pentagon Extends Cyber Security Program

The Pentagon recently decided to extend a program designed to protect its major suppliers and defense contractors from cyberattacks from all over the world, The Associated Press reports.

BAE Systems Comes up with $36 Million Naval Contract

While defense contractor BAE Systems recently cut a number of defense jobs in the UK, the company did have some good news to report recently, as it was awarded a $36.7 million Naval contract.

Applied Research Associates to Manufacture Wireless Sensors for Army

Defense contractor Applied Research Associates (ARA), which has a manufacturing plant in Randolph, Vermont, has reportedly received two U.S. Army contracts worth a total of more than $9 million for wireless sensors.

Boeing Locks Up C-17 Support Contract from Department of Defense

The Department of Defense recently awarded a C-17 support and maintenance contract worth up to $11.7 billion to Boeing Co., reports the Washington Business Journal.

BAE Systems Receives Contracts Worth Combined $117 Million

Defense contractor BAE Systems was recently awarded two contracts worth more than $117 million combined that could reportedly help save defense jobs at the company's plant in West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania.

GTSI Awarded Defense Department Contract for Army Support

Herndon, Virginia-based GTSI Corp. was recently awarded a contract titled the Biometric Automated Toolset-Army (BAT-A) by the U.S. Department of Defense, a venture that could lead to the creation of new defense jobs.

DynCorp International Secures Navy Contract

Defense contractor DynCorp International recently announced that it had secured a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command.

General Dynamics Earns $36 Million U.S. Army Contract

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was recently awarded a $35.6 million contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command to produce and deliver 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose ammunition cartridges.

ISSA Top Secret Clearance Jobs

Having ISSA Clearance (Industrial Security Staff Approval) can significantly boost your intelligence career.

Upcoming legislative changes aimed at reducing government security clearance jobs backlogs and reciprocal recognition of certifications like ISSA Clearance among agencies emphasizes the necessity of recognized standards such as ISSA Clearance.

Defense Security Service Saftey Tips

Are you cyber security savvy?

Cleared Connections reminds you to be aware that according to the Defense Security Service (DSS) those in cleared jobs are the target of people gathering technical and classified information.

Security Clearance Jobs in Greater Demand

The opportunities for job seekers with security clearance have skyrocketed in the last decade. Having a top secret security clearance can double your worth and marketability in the cleared jobs and homeland security jobs market. In many cases, having a security clearance or clearance job certification outweighs experience.

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