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Big Sky Associates Wins U.S. Army Contract To Battle Insider Threats — Press Release

December 3, 2012 by · Comment
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Big Sky Associates will help the U.S. Army develop and execute a complex strategy to combat insider threats from military personnel.

Commissioned by the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the work includes identifying weaknesses in security and implementing improvements. Big Sky will assess the Army’s current measures to address threats from within and develop a framework to improve the overall strategy. The firm will also map out an execution plan and identify methods to track its progress.

“This is a critical component of the Army’s security infrastructure,” said Big Sky Associates Co-founder and Managing Partner John Dillard. “Attacks from insiders, such the infamous Fort Hood shootings and WikiLeaks breach, can be difficult to detect before they occur. But, we can help the Army zero in on threats with a new strategy that integrates human resources, physical security and IT data into a converged risk-management approach. Essentially, we can predict threats and risks by using cutting-edge decision analytics for atypical warning indicators.”

Big Sky is working as a subcontractor through prime contractor CSC of Falls Church, Va., under ITES-2, a bundled contract vehicle with a $20 billion ceiling and nine-year performance period. ITES-2 is the follow-on to the Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions vehicle.

Big Sky has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Washington, Atlanta and Knoxville, Tenn.

Based in Charlotte, Big Sky Associates is a management consulting firm that focuses on strategic decision analysis, process improvement and technology strategy. The firm specializes in creating thorough action plans to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Visit bigskyassociates.com.

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SAIC Winning Contracts for Physical Security

The United States military and government needs to protect a variety of sites in Afghanistan in Iraq. These include embassy facilities, administrative sites, airbases, forward posts as well as resupply points. They have heavily invested in physical security systems including traditional items such as fortifications, x-ray systems for vehicles, as well as more high tech surveillance systems. One company that has a foothold in that market is defense contractor SAIC (SAI).

SAIC has recently been awarded multiple contracts dealing with security both to provide it and to develop new systems and methods. These have not only been for use in overseas locations but also in the United States as the U.S. has also worked on enhancing the security of their facilities here.

Earlier this week the Army gave SAIC a contract modification to continue to provide maintenance and sustainment of vehicle and cargo inspection equipment. This is worth about $44 million and work will take place not only in the U.S. but also Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Army also awarded under an existing contract a modification to purchase two complete “outpost surveillance and force protection systems”. This is an $8 million contract and no locations of the installation sites were provided.

The Air Force also purchased physical security system from SAIC. This will be installed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. SAIC is part of that service’s Electronic Systems Center’s Force Protection Security System (FPS2) contract. Under the award SAIC will also provide one years logistical support for the system.

Finally, a SAIC subsidiary, Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation (SET), a contract to purchase a portable system that could detect “suicide bombers” at a distance. That contract is worth over $48 million. The system detects potential bombers and then uses radar to analyze the target looking for returns that might indicate explosives. Over 40 of the systems have already been deployed.

The United States spends a great deal of money on protecting its personnel and assets. SAIC has obviously found work in that market sector. As long as the U.S. is involved overseas and there is a terrorist threat in the U.S. this kind of work will exist and funding will be available for these efforts. SAIC will continue to benefit from that.

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CSC Offers Government Clients Fast, Easy Access to Security Solutions Under New GSA Contract

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded CSC a Schedule 84 contract that allows government agencies to acquire a range of cyber, managed services and physical security solutions.

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ID Cards are Big Business

The US Department of Defense has over the last few years switched to a universal identification card, The Common Access Card (CAC) Card (sic). As its name implies it is common across DoD being used by the Services, for civilians and contractors. Most military bases require a CAC Card for access. MarketWatch.com reports that Telos Corporation has been awarded a $160 M contract to provide the consumables used to make the cards and track the government inventory of them. Read more

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Alion Wins $938,000 Task Order to Deploy Army System to Assess Physical Security

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, deployed the Army's Security Management System (CounterMeasures) (SMS(CM)). SMS(CM) is powered by Alion’s CounterMeasures® technology and assists members of the Army physical security community standardize and automate the process by which they collect and analyze physical security information. The $938,000 task order, awarded under the Modeling and Simulation Information Analys

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CORRECTING and REPLACING BAE Systems to Install Automated Entry Systems for U.S. Army

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: BAE SYSTEMS TO INSTALL AUTOMATED ENTRY SYSTEMS FOR U.S. ARMY BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract worth up to $95 million to install and maintain automated security systems to control access to Army bases and other installations. This award expands the company’s work in supporting physical security at government sites. The automated ins

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