INDUSTRY WATCH

SAIC Pinkerton's enter security alliance S cience Applications International Corp. and Pinkerton's Inc. last week announced an alliance to provide security services for government and commercial customers.

The companies will provide a range of services including risk assessment security planning and the design and installation of information systems security solutions. Bill Russell vice president of SAIC's Software and Systems Integration Group said the companies' services could be offered through SAIC's federal contract vehicles. SAIC's security-oriented contracts include a prime contract on the Defense Information Systems Agency's Center for Information Systems Security - Infotec Technical Services program.

HP adds gear to Supermini

Hewlett-Packard Co. recently reported adding a number of products to the governmentwide Supermini contract held by PRC Inc.

The company has added its midrange K-class server models K210 and K410. The servers are equipped with HP PA-7200 120 MHz processors. In addition HP is providing its D-class entry-level server the D350 which is positioned as a workgroup or Internet server and runs on an HP PA-7200 100 MHz processor.

HP has also added its AutoRAID disk array and OpenView Operations Center software which allow users to monitor and control applications and systems performance throughout a network.

The Supermini contract surpassed the $500 million sales mark earlier this summer. HP servers have been the best-selling items on the contract [FCW Sept. 9]. For more information contact the PRC or HP Web sites at www.is.prc.com and www.hp.com/go/fed.

CTA files IPO statement

CTA Inc. last week filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering.

CTA Rockville Md. designs manufactures and integrates small communications and earth-sensing satellites and provides information technology services. The company's federal customers include the Federal Aviation Administration the FBI the General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The company has a prime contract under the Treasury Information Processing Support Services program. It had 1995 revenue of $217 million.

CTA plans to offer 3 million shares of common stock.

GTSI carries Haystack's security wares

Government Technology Services Inc. has added Haystack Labs Inc.'s computer security products to the reseller's General Services Administration Schedule A.

Haystack's products include Stalker a system auditing and security monitoring tool for Unix systems and WebStalker an automated World Wide Web server monitoring tool. The Austin Texas-based company's product line also includes NetStalker an OEM product that provides real-time monitoring capabilities for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol networks using Network Systems Corp. routers.

The GTSI schedule pact marks the first time Haystack has participated in the GSA program according to a Haystack spokeswoman. In other government pacts the company's Stalker product is carried on the Software Development Environment portion of NCR Corp.'s Treasury Multiuser Acquisition Contract.For more information contact the GTSI or Haystack Web sites at www.gtsi.com and www.haystack.com.

HP adds gear to Supermini

Adobe joins Microstar's partner programAdobe Systems Inc. last week joined Microstar Software Ltd.'s Mainstream SGML Solutions Partner program.

Microstar markets Mainstream SGML a content management product that encompasses Standard Generalized Markup Language mainstream business apps and document management. Adobe markets Adobe FrameMaker+SGML an SGML authoring and publishing system.

SGML is used in the Defense Department's Joint Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support program.

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