SIGNAL Blogs

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alliant Techsystems Incorporated's ATK Tactical Propulsion and Controls Allegany Ballistics Laboratory is being awarded a $9.5 million contract for research and development efforts for solid rocket propulsion technology.

May 8, 2009
By H. Mosher

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.

May 8, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

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.

May 11, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding a contract to McDonnell Douglas Corporation for an amount not to exceed $400 million. This contract is for the procurement of two Foreign Military Sales (FMS) C-17 aircraft.

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Tri Star Engineering Incorporated is being awarded a $34 million Navy contract for antenna system and component maintenance and repair in support of electronic countermeasures, fire control and search radars.

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for $10 million. This action will provide the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Directorate with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) strategic integration capability analysis and assessments.

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

Teledyne Scientific and Imaging LLC is being awarded an $8 million contract to develop terahertz electronics for transceiver arrays.

May 6, 2009
By H. Mosher

... 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."

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a firm-fixed-price contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for an amount not to exceed $293 million. This contract will provide four C-130J aircraft for the Iraq government.

May 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

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