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Raffel Promoted to Senior VP at Guident

January 4, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Guident, Herndon, Virginia, has promoted Ken Raffel to senior vice president.

Incoming: Keeping the Experts

January 4, 2011
By H. Mosher

How can the military avoid cheating itself out of good personnel who leave for greener pastures? In January's Incoming column, Capt. Joseph A. Grace Jr., USN (Ret.) poses this question as he examines the delicate line between being well rounded and being an expert, noting that the military seldom promotes the expert.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Military Acronyms

January 4, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Apps for iPhone and Android provide definitions for more than 150,000 military acronyms and abbreviations.

DISA Taps Doyle for Enterprise Engineering Position

January 3, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Gerald Doyle has been assigned director, enterprise engineering, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.

Mann Named to OUSD (AT&L) Spot

January 3, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Paul D. Mann has been assigned assistant deputy director, ground systems, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Hylton To Head Up U.S. Marshals Service

January 3, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Stacia A. Hylton has been sworn in as director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Washington, D.C.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Periscope Detection Radar

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $33 million contract modification to incorporate the automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination radar into six MH-60R/MH-60S full rate production aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Kollmorgen Wins Potential $123 Million for Photonic Masts

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Kollmorgen Corporation, Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $123 million contract for production systems and firm-fixed price for spares, and cost-plus-fixed fee for engineering services contract for the production of eight AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems for installation on Virginia-class submarines SSN 784-791, plus associated engineering services and optional photonics mast spares. The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast systems will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

M.C. Dean Wins $85 Million U.S. Navy Contract

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $85 million contract modification for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance initiatives and programs supported by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, European Office. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic is the contracting activity.

BAE Wins Adaptive Electronic Warfare Contract

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8 million contract for the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare (BLADE) program, to develop counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. The BLADE program will achieve this objective by developing novel algorithms and techniques that will enable Department of Defense electronic warfare systems to automatically learn to jam new radio frequency threats in the field. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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