General Dynamics Information Technology is being awarded an estimated $11 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services for alteration installations, engineering research, design, computer programming and logistics on hull, mechanical, electrical and electronics systems onboard U.S. Navy ships.
Earlier this year, Nick O'Neill wrote a very helpful guide to understanding privacy settings on Twitter called 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know. It sums up many of the things that have come up during social media briefings for AFCEA, such as how to prevent people from seeing photographs of yourself that other people posted, how to avoid showing up in search results, and how to make your contact information private.
The value of the virtual realm for training has been recognized for some time, but now artificial reality is being exploited for many other applications. Web 2.0 capabilities have opened new doors in cyberspace, and people and organizations are embracing the new world of virtual collaboration. The only limits to using this make-believe realm may be those of human imagination. SIGNAL's May issue looks at ongoing efforts to explore collaboration in the virtual world.
The Defense Department has announced plans to provide 69 academic institutions $260 million over the next five years to perform multidisciplinary basic research. Awards are subject to the successful completion of negotiations between the academic institutions and the research offices that will make the awards: the Army Research Office; the Office of Naval Research; and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Raytheon Company an information assurance and network operations contract worth up to $138 million. Under the contract, Raytheon will design, transition and operate a secure voice, video and data-information sharing and collaboration environment for U.S. and coalition forces.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded CSC eight task orders to provide logistics and maintenance support to the U.S. Army Regional Aviation Sustainment Management-East and -West. The task orders are collectively valued at $347 million.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to study the NextGen Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) architecture and to determine the National Airspace System's needs for 2018 to 2025. The study analyzes ICNS interfaces to operator flight planning systems, aircraft capabilities, avionics functions and Federal Aviation Administration automation systems.
... And Incoming author Christopher Dorobek would like you to know why in his May column. It's more than a buzzword, he writes: "No person can overestimate the complexities involved in implementing government transparency. It is a dramatic shift in the way we think about information, particularly in government."
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Defense Health Information Management System to provide sustainment support to the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application/Composite Health Care System. The order has a total value of more than $158 million if all options are exercised.
BAE Systems has received a $13 million contract modification from the Naval Air Systems Command to provide 500 identification friend-or-foe digital transponders and spares to the U.S. Navy and Army.
The U.S. Air Force Cryptologic Programs Systems Group has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a $30 million, six-year contract to design, develop, install and support the Remote Rekey Modernization (RRK) program. RRK will enable authorized Air Force personnel at centralized facilities to remotely manage cryptographic keys controlling encryption equipment located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska. The total potential value of the contract is $50 million if all options are exercised.
Nova Technologies has been awarded a $49 million contract for designing, developing, testing, integrating, installing, documenting and delivering the Special Operations Forces Requirements Analysis, Prototyping, Training, Operations and Rehearsal II (SOF RAPTOR II) in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to provide chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and incident response program support. Under the contract, SAIC will provide support services and equipment procurement to the family of incident response systems section of the Marine Corps Systems Command.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract worth approximately $150 million by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center to produce Hydra-70 rockets, warheads and motors.