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My Day (Not at All) Playing Video Games

August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

Parode Assigned to U.S. Strategic Command

August 19, 2014

Capt. Steven L. Parode, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. 

Kilrain Assigned to Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. 

Kohler Assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, will be assigned as commander, Information Dominance Forces Command/Director for Communications and Information Systems, N-6, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Virginia Beach, Virgina. 

Thebaud Assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 2

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Cynthia M. Thebaud, USN, will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

McNeal Assigned to Naval Supply Global Logistics Support

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. James R. McNeal, USN, will be assigned as commander, Naval Supply Global Logistics Support, San Diego.

Raytheon to Support Patriot Tracking Radar for 11 Countries

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $109,078,477 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort foreign military sales (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine) contract with options for engineering services for the Patriot System Tracking Radar. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0093).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Enterprise Services Contract

August 18, 2014

Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded an $18,170,444 fixed-price-incentive contract, with options, for information management/information technology enterprise services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi is the contracting activity (W91WMC-14-C-0001).

U.S. Air Force Modifies Global Hawk Contract

August 18, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $240,653,315 primarily firm-fixed-price modification (PZ0001) for FA8620-13-C-3018 for three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk air vehicles, each containing an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and an Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP), plus two additional ASIP sensors as retrofit kits. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $354,870,536. The contract modification is for the definitization of the advance purchase agreement. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Global Hawk Program Office), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Procures Harris Radios

August 18, 2014

Harris RF Communication, Rochester, New York, has been awarded a $19,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of approximately 1,500 AN/PRC-152A radios and accessories. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Battlefield Airmen, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629 -14-D-2407).


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