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10 septembre 2014 3 10 /09 /septembre /2014 16:20
SES to Provide Satellite Capacity for US Army Network



Sep 9, 2014 ASDNews Source : SES Government Solutions


Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) announced it has been awarded a contract to provide satellite capacity to support the Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). SES GS was awarded the five-year contract through Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as a subcontractor to small business company AIS Engineering, Inc. (AIS).


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8 avril 2014 2 08 /04 /avril /2014 16:20
Military selects BAE Systems cross-domain application


April 8, 2014 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)


The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency picks BAE Systems application as the enterprise-wide standard for cross-domain information sharing.


A BAE Systems application for secure information sharing has been chosen by the U.S. military as an enterprise-wide standard.


The system chosen by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is XTS Guard, a cross-domain solution that enables secure information sharing between networks of various security classifications.


A single XTS Guard can handle 20 domains and carry various types of data at high speed, the company said. XTS Guard is being used by DISA’s Cross Domain Enterprise Services to ensure its ability to securely share information among authorized users within the Department of Defense and across the Global Information Grid.


“The DOD has an unprecedented need to share information securely while maintaining the highest level of cyber security,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector. “With more than 700 worldwide deployments, our XTS Guard has a longstanding track record of securing sensitive data of all classification levels, and it’s an important tool for defending against insider threats.”

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30 octobre 2013 3 30 /10 /octobre /2013 12:20
U.S. Department of Defense Awards Iridium Contract for Iridium Airtime Services


Oct 30, 2013 (SPX)


McLean VA - Iridium Communications has been awarded a $400 million, multi-year, fixed-price contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide satellite airtime services to meet the communications needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and their federal partners. This five-year contract renews the provision for delivering Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) airtime effective October 22.


Iridium will provide unlimited global secure and unsecure voice, low and high-speed data, paging and Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS) services for an unlimited number of DoD and other federal government subscribers.


The renewed EMSS contract extends the U.S. Government's (USG) existing relationship with Iridium and ensures the continuation of service through new terms which offer program stability and the best value to the DoD to expand services supporting its critical missions.


Both the multi-year and fixed-cost terms allow an even greater number of government subscribers to fully take advantage of the current capabilities as well as the enhanced services that will become available with Iridium NEXT -- the Company's next generation satellite constellation scheduled for first launch in early 2015 - without concern for incremental cost increases based on usage changes or growth in demand.


The Company's U.S. Government service revenue for the full-year 2012 was $61.8 million. The EMSS fixed-price rate in each of the five contract years is $64 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014, $72 million in FY 2015 and $88 million in FY 2016, 2017, and 2018.


"Iridium is proud to continue its longstanding relationship of providing global, mobile communications to the Department of Defense, our largest single customer," said Scott Scheimreif, Iridium's executive vice president, government programs.


"We expect the DoD's needs for satellite communication services will continue to grow over the next 5 to 10 years. At a time when the U.S. Government is operating under greater fiscal constraints, Iridium is confident that both our service and contract terms will provide an optimal solution for our warfighters and other federal partners to communicate effectively now and in the future."


In 2012, USG services and support made up 20 percent of Iridium's revenues. USG subscribers on the Iridium network have grown from 32,000 to over 51,000 during the last five-year contract period as services grew from basic voice and paging, to data and Netted Iridium with growing applications across all the services.


According to the Defense Business Board fiscal year 2013 report to the Secretary of Defense, commercial satellite communications currently supports about 40 percent of the DoD's satellite communication needs. Northern Sky Research (NSR), a global leader providing satellite industry market research, predicts this requirement will grow by 68 percent over the next decade.


The report concludes: "SATCOM is critical to supporting the warfighter, and DoD will require additional capacity in the future as new missions evolve and communication technologies further develop. To meet DoD's needs, the commercial satellite sector is a cost-effective source for obtaining technologically advanced services."


Iridium operates the world's largest commercial satellite network offering coverage anywhere in the world, including the polar regions. The Iridium NEXT program is a $3 billion investment to upgrade the network through the launch of 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, six in-orbit spares and nine ground spares, which will extend Iridium's position as a critical communications provider by offering substantially greater bandwidth, improved data speeds and continued global coverage to more than 275 government and commercial partners and consumers.


Iridium NEXT will also serve as a platform for AireonSM, a global aircraft-monitoring service using a space-based ADS-B hosted payload, as well as for the Company's newly announced Iridium PRIMESM offering, a turnkey solution for hosted payloads which will service all elements of a successful hosted payload mission at an estimated cost savings of 50 percent or more compared to current stand-alone solutions.

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24 juillet 2013 3 24 /07 /juillet /2013 11:20
Eads-Cassidian chiffre les communications militaires US

23 juillet 2013 - Jean Kaminsky - solutions-logiciels.com


EADS annonce que sa division Cassidian assure désormais la protection des données vocales sensibles des utilisateurs de l’armée et du gouvernement des Etats-Unis, avec  Ectocryp Black, son dispositif de chiffrement vocal haute capacité.


 L’interface de ECTOCRYP Black permet  92 appels simultanés et peut stocker des centaines de cipher keys. Il fournit une interopérabilité à haut niveau entre des résaux « classifiés » et ouverts. Au travers du dispositif, les utilsateurs de réseaux non classifies, équipés des téléphones compatibles SCIP ( Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol ) pourront communiquer de façon transparente  avec des « enclaves » classifiées,  et faire par exemple des téléconférences.


 Au terme d’essais d’interopérabilité complets menés par le JITC (Joint Interoperability Test Command), l’agence américaine des systèmes d’information militaires DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) a en effet approuvé l’utilisation d’EctocrypBlack, qui est désormais répertorié sur sa liste des produits certifiés de ressources unifiées (Unified Capabilities Approved Products List).

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