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Workshops Help Innovators Build Dreams

April 23, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A high-tech workshop giving hobbyists and professionals alike access to millions of dollars of gadgetry, from computers to woodworking tools and other equipment they might otherwise not be able to afford, opened in Virginia and offers enthusiasts a place to literally build their dreams.

App Puts Loyalty Cards and Coupons in One Place

April 22, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Eliminate a wallet full of loyalty cards and coupons with the free Key Ring app for iOS and Android. See how it helps streamline money-saving efforts when you're on the go.

Lockheed Martin Supports Common Cockpit

April 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $ 7,265,034 for firm-fixed-priced delivery order 7026 against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 12 items of the common cockpit for H-60R/S helicopters. The Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

3 Phoenix to Provide Inverted Passive Electrical Network

April 22, 2014

3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $7,263,632 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6264) to procure two TB-29A Inverted Passive Electrical Network (iPEN) Towed Array production representative units, associated spares and test equipment. iPEN leverages technology developed under Small Business Innovation Research Topic N04-138, Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data. iPEN telemetry acts as a data fusion point for the integration of towed array handling system sensor data. This technology is expected to provide significant improvement in reliability and operational availability of TB-29A towed arrays. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Airborne Radar

April 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $24,449,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source contract to install a vehicle and dismounted exploitation radar (VADER) system and an aerial precision geolocation kit on a King Air 350ER aircraft. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0040).

Entropic Appoints Farese as CTO

Entropic, San Diego, has appointed Dr. Michael Farese as chief technology officer.

Bolivar Assigned to Joint Region Marianas

Rear Adm. Babette Bolivar, USN, will be assigned as commander, U.S. Pacific Command Representative, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau; commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas and commander, Joint Region Marianas, Guam. 

Gilday Assigned to U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday, USN, will be assigned as director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Biscone Assigned as Air Force Inspector General

Lt. Gen. Gregory A. Biscone, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as the inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Basic Research Receives Funding Boost

April 17, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The U.S. Defense Department will award $167 million in research funding to academic institutions as part of the department’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). During the next five years, 24 awards will be issued through the program to support multidisciplinary basic research, which will be conducted by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline.

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