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CACI-CMS Information Systems Wins Contract with Military Sealift Command

July 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI-CMS Information Systems has received a $7.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for professional business information technology support services to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). The contract includes support and training for MSC's financial management amd standard procurement systems as well as global help desk tier II support. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Booz Allen Hamilton Receives Contract with U.S. Pacific Command

July 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for approximately $9,455,370 to provide U.S. Pacific Command with operations and transformation analysis. The 55th Contracting Squadron, Defense Technical Information Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Zel Technologies Awarded Contract for Predictive Battlespace Awareness/Intelligence Preparation

July 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Zel Technologies has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum of $49.9 million. This action will provide a focused but flexible contracting vehicle that enables the U.S. Air Force and other government customers to receive the benefits of Predictive Battlespace Awareness/Intelligence Preparation developed by the contractor under the Small Business Innovation Research Program. The proposed multi-level security information sharing environment seeks to design and develop a multifaceted collaboration capability that encompasses all aspects of information sharing. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Trident Systems Incorporated Wins Contract to Design and Develop Information Sharing Capabilities

July 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Trident Systems Incorporated is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum of $49.9 million. The contract will provide for the design and development of a multifaceted collaboration capability that encompasses all aspects of information sharing, and it will be designed to meet the U.S. Air Force, Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Intelligence Community's requirements for an information sharing environment. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

DRS Technologies Receives Follow-on Contract to product Fine Track Sensor Kits

July 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

SELEX Galileo has awarded DRS Technologies an $11.4 million follow-on contract to produce Fine Track Sensor kits, which are used in Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) transmitters. The transmitters are a key component of Northrop Grumman's Nemesis DIRCM system, which is used to protect rotary- and fixed-wing military aircraft from shoulder-launched, heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles. The work will be performed by the DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems--Infrared Technologies Division in Dallas, Texas.

Alion Science and Technology will Provide Technical Support to U.S. Army for Battle Command Training

July 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has received a $14 million contract, Modeling and Simulation Technical and Operational Reinforcement, to provide guidance and technical support to the U.S. Army III Corps Battle Command Training Branch at Fort Hood, Texas. Alion will develop a digital battle command system, digital exercise architectures and training plans.

Apptis Receives Contract to Provide Information Assurance Support to U.S. Central Command

July 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated has won a $25 million contract to provide critical network operations and information assurance support to the U.S. Central Command in Bahrain and at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. Under the Defense Information Systems Agency task order, Apptis will supply network operations and help-desk support to the command and control communications systems available to troops in combat zones.

Decision/Analysis Partners Receives $5 Million Award with U.S. Coast Guard for Logistics Operations Support

July 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a three-year, $5 million contract to Decision/Analysis Partners LLC, which will provide analytic support to the Coast Guard's Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office by developing and managing logistics requirements and assessing risks and other services aimed at improving logistics operations.

General Dynamics C4 Systems Receives $9.2 Million Contract to Develop Satellite Communications

July 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $9.2 million contract to develop satellite communication encryption and telemetry technologies. The contract allows General Dynamics to continue the development, qualification and certification of a National Security Agency-approved encryption module for securing telemetry, tracking and control of Defense Department satellites. The contract is through the U.S. Air Force's Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding KG-327 program, and the contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Headquarters Cryptologic Systems Group of San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Contract with Northrop Grumman Systems, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems

July 11, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a fixed price incentive firm contract with Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems. The contract, not to exceed $324,600,000, will provide two RQ-4B Block 301 Global Hawk air vehicles, three RQ-4B Block 40 air vehicles with MP-RTIP sensor, one launch and recovery element with associated equipment, an option for four Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite sensor payloads, and other stipulations. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

AFCEA International announces new leaders

July 10, 2008
By H. Mosher

Mr. Paul Cofoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, CACI International, Inc, and Ms. Natalie Givans, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, have been elected to lead AFCEA International. Mr. Cofoni will serve as Chairman of the Board and Ms. Givans will serve as the first Vice Chairman of the Board.

July's Direct Hit Quotes

July 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

From July's SIGNAL Today, some interesting quotes from the July issue of SIGNAL Magazine.

"Solving IEDs in some ways will be as difficult as solving the problem of bullets. Bullets have been in use for centuries, and we still have not completely solved that [weapon] as a wartime threat."-Dr. Robert L. Keesee, deputy director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO),
in Improvised Explosive Devices a Multifaceted Threat

"There are already lots of networks out there. What you need to do is connect the ones that exist."-David Aylward, director, ComCare Alliance, in First Responders, Hospitals Need More Bandwidth

"This is tough work. But it is relevant, it is vital, and most importantly, it is what we need to do to make a positive, lasting difference for the people of Iraq."-Col. Karlton Johnson, USAF, J-6, Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I), in Dependable Communications Systems Boost Iraqi Systems

Also from SIGNAL Today this month, our featured image of the month:

Security at IED site

U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Livas, from Argyle, Wis., assigned to Team Iraqi Security Forces, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La., provides security at a possible improvised explosive device site in Baghdad.

Rescued from FARC

July 9, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

AFCEA and SIGNAL Magazine join all Americans in welcoming back our three countrymen who were rescued from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) terrorists in Colombia last week. Northrop Grumman, their employer, has updates on their return, including a statement from the former hostages and links to Department of Defense images.

Booz Allen Hamilton Receives Contract with the U.S. Army's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton will provide technology, program management and engineering support to the U.S. Army's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate under the Strategic Services Sourcing contract, a $149.5 million delivery order. Booz Allen will assist with broadband and networking capabilities enhancements for Future Combat Systems programs.

Compass Systems Awarded Contract with the Navy Special Projects Program

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

Compass Systems Incorporated has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed fee contract of $10,065,612 to provide engineering aide for the Navy Special Projects Program. Compass Systems will assist in the design, manufacturing and sustainment of avionic systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Will Support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Through Contract

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation has received an $18,370,444 firm-fixed price contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's human development directorate. Lockheed Martin will provided employees with systems training and leadership, mission-essential technical skill training, and intelligence professional education. The work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the contracting activity.

CACI Awarded Contract with U.S. Army Project Director, Signals Warfare

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded CACI International Incorporated a $23 million contract to continue supporting the Army Project Director, Signals Warfare (PD SW). CACI provides logistics, training, engineering, quick reaction capabilities and testing support and assists in meeting improvised explosive devices threats through the PD SW's signals warfare solutions.

General Dynamic Advanced Information Systems Wins Contract to Support Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated has been awarded a not-to-exceed ceiling $13,578,000 cost reimbursement letter contract for engineering services to support the Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System (MIPS). MIPS will provide the Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander a tool for allocating resources and assessing risks to mitigate threats. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Awards Extension to Lockheed Martin for Battle Command System

July 9, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has received a $36 million extension on a contract to develop portions of the U.S. Army's Battle Command System for project manager Battle Command, located at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Lockheed Martin will continue working on design, development, integration, test, training and field service support.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Technical Support Contract With General Dynamics

July 7, 2008
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with General Dynamics Network Systems for a maximum increase of $3.1 billion. The Intelligence Information, Command and Control, Equipment and Enhancements (ICE2) contract provides worldwide information technology sustainment and technical support. Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

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