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U.S. Army Modifies Satellite Communications Contract

November 17, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded an undefinitized contract action not to exceed $17,120,120 modification (P00028) to fixed-price incentive contract W58RGZ-12-C-0057 for 16 universal upgrade kits to the existing dual carrier satellite communications ground data terminal and the required integration support. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,300,000 were obligated at the time of the award. With this modification, the cumulative total of the contract is $501,200,869. Estimated completion date is Aug. 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Poway, California. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Stevens Assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

November 18, 2014

Maj. Gen. Richard L. Stevens, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of engineers and deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

Smith Assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps

November 18, 2014

Maj. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

SRI to Provide Advanced Microcircuit Emulation Technology

November 17, 2014

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, has been awarded a maximum $38,013,151 fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, requirements-type contract to maintain, enhance and demonstrate advanced microcircuit emulation technology capability and to continue with basic technology and production development. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a three-year base contract, with two one-year option periods. Locations of performance are California and New Jersey, with a Nov. 14, 2017, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 direct site funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7MX-15-D-0008).

 

Wolski Assigned to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

November 18, 2014

Edward Wolski has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the deputy director, air warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Wesley Assigned to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

November 18, 2014

Kenyata L. Wesley has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the director, program operations, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Tenaglia Assigned to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

November 18, 2014

John M. Tenaglia has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the deputy director, contract policy and international contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Sponsor Blog: Big Data Analytics a Better Bet to Battling Cyber Attacks

November 17, 2014
By Jay Aceto

Many information technology organizations are taking a different approach to cybersecurity that radically reduces the time to detect and respond to attempted cyber attacks.

(ISC)2 Foundation Announces First Recipients of U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship For Veterans

November 17, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A new program aims to help veterans seeking work in the field of cybersecurity earn certifications. "The scholarship opens doors for veterans seeking continued service to their country ... and at the same time helps to fill the growing need for cybersecurity professionals."

General Dynamics to Upgrade Canada’s Reconnaissance Surveillance System

November 14, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada recently announced the Canadian Government has awarded the company a CDN $287 million ($252, 295,000 U.S.) contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the provision and integration of an enhanced surveillance suite on to Canadian LAV III Upgrade vehicles, known as LAV 6.0.

The upgraded surveillance system will include a 10-meter retractable mast, an Operator Control Station and a surveillance suite inclusive of radar, thermal/day and image intensification sights, laser range finder and Global Positioning System mounted on a stabilized platform. These enhancements will allow for superior detection ranges, on-the-move operation, integrated silent watch power management and the transmission of images through the communications system. Deliveries of LAV 6.0 vehicles equipped with the upgraded surveillance suite will begin in December 2016.

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