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Active Duty Service Members Eligible for Expedited TSA PreCheck Program

August 27, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Service members can get expedited travel screening at TSA PreCheck airports using their Defense Department identification number when booking flight reservations. The security approach is available to all members of the U.S. armed forces, including the reserves, the National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Caudle Assigned to U.S. Strategic Command

August 28, 2014

Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle, USN, will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command, Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Smith Assigned to Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command

August 28, 2014

Col. Kirk W. Smith, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and has been assigned as director, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Lengyel Assigned to U.S. European Command

August 28, 2014

Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command Europe, and director, Special Operations, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

STRATCOM Improves Space Junk Situational Awareness

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets.

Hanx Writer Recreates Typewriter Experience for iPad

August 26, 2014
By Rachel Lily

Do you hanker for the nostalgic feeling of typing on a manual typewriter? Tom Hanks has the solution. The free Hanx Writer app for iPad, created by the actor in partnership with creative agency Hitcents, brings the look, feel and sound of old-fashioned word processing to life.

Three Firms Awarded $2.5 Billion for Utility Monitoring

August 26, 2014

Johnson Controls BAS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-14-D-0050); Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-14-D-0051); and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois (W912DY-14-D-0052), were awarded a $2.5 billion combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems. Other contracts may be awarded under this solicitation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures TASER Technology

August 26, 2014

Aardvark, La Verne, California, was awarded a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the components of the Launched Electric Stun Device Program: TASER XP25 Cartridge, TASER X26 Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), Extended Digital Power Magazine, and holster for the CEW. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0092).

Missile Defense Agency Awards Simulation Contract

August 26, 2014

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum $25,472,255 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling, simulation, algorithms and analysis techniques for Missile Defense Concept and Technology Development. This contract provides for development of foundational models, algorithms and data sets in areas critical to high-fidelity, closed-loop (HFCL) simulations of future sensors and interceptors including flight sciences, sensors, communications, algorithms, phenomenology and lethality. MTSI will develop HFCL simulations for the broad portfolio of future sensor and interceptor concepts. New models, algorithms and data sets will be integrated into simulations of interceptors, electro optical/infrared and radio frequency sensors. An additional capability will be provided to integrate these into a system of systems construct to represent the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-D-0003).

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