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SiOnyx Awarded Portable Photovoltaic Device Contract

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

SiOnyx Incorporated, Beverly, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $6,952,551 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work is for the Portable Photovoltaic Device Program, which seeks to develop technologies that reduce the mass and cost of portable photovoltaic devices while supporting high power conversion efficiency. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Missile Defense

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Security Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Transportation Turns to Crowdsourcing

September 6, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has unveiled the Digital Transportation Exchange, in which citizens, industry, all levels of government, and other stakeholders are invited to design "a thriving online marketplace for the agile creation of transportation solutions."

Cool App-titude: Apps for Communities Challenge

September 6, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A national challenge is seeking mobile apps that can make public information more accessible to underserved populations. Enter your best solution for a shot at up to $100,000 in prizes.

One Giant Leap for Spotting Space Debris

September 2, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

No matter how vast it seems, even space gets a little crowded. Hundreds of active satellites and thousands of pieces of space junk clutter the area surrounding Earth-from lost astronaut tools to pieces of rockets. To help track and identify the debris, the U.S. Air Force is replacing its aging and outdated Air Force Space Surveillance System, which has been in service for 50 years.

Visions on Tomorrow's Internet

September 1, 2011
By H. Mosher

You can't consider the future of computing and the Internet without looking at what software giant Microsoft and Internet heavyweight Google are up to. Rita Boland continues her Semaphore Series on the topic by tapping the expertise of Lewis Shepherd from Microsoft and Vint Cerf from Google.

GD Awarded $3.7 Billion for Command Hardware Systems-4

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems Incorporated was awarded a $3.7 billion firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Command Hardware Systems-4. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

FLIR to Provide Persistent Surveillance in Afghanistan

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $25,506,679 firm-fixed-price contract for 34 Star SAFIRE 380 high-definition systems to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing Persistent Ground Surveillance System that are currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Wilsonville, Oregon; and is expected to be completed in August 2012. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

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