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Diligent Receives Information Assurance Contract

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Diligent Consulting Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $24 million contract to provide for Air Education and Training Command Department of Defense information assurance certification and accreditation process support services. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Ferriter Promoted, Assigned to U.S. Forces-Iraq Post

November 12, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general for advising and training, U.S. Forces Iraq, operation New Dawn, Iraq.

Barbero To Direct JIEDDO

November 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, USA, has been assigned as director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Virginia.

Van Fosson Named VP/GM at EMS Technologies

November 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

EMS Technologies, Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia, has appointed Marion Van Fosson as vice president and general manager of the company's EMS Defense and Space business unit.

Crawford Promoted, Assigned to JCS Post

November 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. James W. Crawford III, USN, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of rear admiral and assignment as legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Maenle Named DISA Vice CIO

November 11, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Nathan Maenle has been assigned as vice chief information officer, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.

This Veterans Day

November 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our appreciation and respect to our nation's veterans for their courage and sacrifice.

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

November 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Honoring 235 years of service to the nation.

You can read or watch the commandant's message online.

Harris to Provide First Responder Radios to Vermont

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation recently received a $14 million contract from the State of Vermont to deploy a statewide radio system for public safety first responders and state agencies. The system meets Vermont's specific requirements for regional and cross-border communications - connecting local, state and federal agencies within the state, and providing interoperability with agencies in neighboring states and Canada. The Project 25 standards-based system will be built on Harris Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access network technology, an Internet Protocol-based interoperable radio communications technology that fully complies with emerging standards.

Lattice Incorporated to Provide Prototype Device for Detecting Large Cash Amounts

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Lattice Incorporated recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a demonstrable prototype device able to search for and identify bulk quantities of currency. The company has teamed with the University of Washington to research, design and develop a special-purpose concealed sensor platform specifically targeted to identifying large quantities of U.S. and Canadian concealed currency as well as Euros. In 2001, Congress criminalized the act of smuggling large amounts of cash as part of the U.S. Patriot Act.

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