In a string of attacks today, members of the digital activist group Anonymous apparently hacked into the Web site of defense lawyers for a U.S. Marine accused of leading a civilian massacre in Iraq, and have reportedly acquired e-mails exchanged by attorneys in the case.
The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing aging supply chain systems with Oracle software to better serve combat troops.
The U.S. military on Tuesday said that L-3 Communications will provide the Navy with airborne communications as part of a contract with its Naval Battleforce Network program. L-3 was given $1.5 million as part of the contract. The program will have a value of $8.7 million once projects are completed over a 4-year term. L-3 will give the Navy and the Marines "Internet in the sky" capabilities, allowing them to communicate with manned and unmanned aircraft. The technology will also help the Navy solve problems with routing and convergence of wireless communications, the company said.
San Diego-based Titan Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop computer war games for advanced training of the Pacific Fleet. Announced Thursday, the deal could be worth up to $18 million if all options are exercised. Titan Systems has developed war games for the Navy for the past 13 years. The new simulations will be played by senior officers in the Marines and other branches of the armed forces as well as in the Navy, and by U.S. allies in the Pacific theater of operations. According to a company statement, the games involve "all aspects of modern maritime operations including expeditionary warfare, anti-terror warfare, force protection, information warfare, and the traditional elements of modern fleet and joint operations across the globe."