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Pittard Assigned CG, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss

March 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, USA, has been assigned commanding general, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Goldfein To Command USAFCENT

March 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

SPAWAR Gains Rainey as Vice Commander

March 11, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Charles A. Rainey, USN, has been assigned vice commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

Kelly Appointed to OSD Assignment

March 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, USMC, has been appointed senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

AFCEA Education Foundation to host 2011 Education Summit

March 11, 2011
By H. Mosher

The 2011 AFCEA Education Summit, cosponsored by ManTech International and ManTech University, will present educational issues and best practices to benefit AFCEA Chapters. The Summit is held in conjunction with AFCEA's Joint Warfighting Conference on Monday, 9 May in Virginia Beach. It will be broadcast live via streaming video with live chat, enabling online users to listen and join in the discussions. Last year's Summit featured presentations on Adopt-A-School programs, Ways to Engage with the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), and IRS Rules & Regulations for 501(c)(3) status.

If there is an issue you would like discussed at this year's Summit, please submit your Topic idea here. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Norma Corrales.

General Dynamics Continues Production of AEGIS Combat System Illuminators

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Charlotte, North Carolina, was awarded an $11 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. The MK82 and MK200 are critical components of the Aegis missile fire-control system's illuminator. This award modifies a contract issued in September 2010 by the Naval Sea Systems Command. General Dynamics will install MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers aboard ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

BAE to Provide V-22 Defensive Weapons Systems Mission Kits

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Controls Incorporated, Johnson City, New York, is being awarded a more than $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procure 12 interim defensive weapons systems mission kits to support the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Awards Five Small Business Contracts

March 11, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently announced the competitive award of five contracts for advisory and assistance services to five small businesses. Each contract has a ceiling of about $861 million. The five companies are: COLSA Corporation, Engineering Research and Consulting Incorporated, and Torch Technologies, all three of Hunstville, Alabama; Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, Arlington, Virginia; and DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. These companies will provide advisory and assistance services to the MDA Directorates for Engineering, Test, Advanced Technology, and Information Management and Technology Operations. The contractors will assist these directorates in providing engineering, technical analysis and support, scientific, systems engineering, test planning, and test execution activities in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

NASA Launches Commercial Race for Space

March 11, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

With the end of the space shuttle program in sight, NASA is shifting its focus on orbital access to the private sector and building a commercial infrastructure.

Homefront Help: Continued Health Care Benefit Program

March 10, 2011
By Rita Boland

Troops with lag time between the end of their military service and the beginning of their civilian careers can choose the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) for their medical insurance needs.

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