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Cool App-titude: IntoNow

February 8, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The IntoNow app for iPhone can instantly identify any TV show. Just tap a button when a show is playing, and the program will identify the show and episode.

Special Operations Awards $83 Million Enterprise Networking Contract

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a 5-year contract valued at more than $83 million to provide enterprise-wide network support services to manage U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM's) global enterprise information technology data, voice, and video communications networks providing coverage for USSOCOM Headquarters, all component commands, theater special operations commands and subordinate commands. USSOCOM is the contracting activity.

Special Operations Awards $68 Million Data Center Services Contract

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

HP Enterprise Services Limited Liability Company, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a single, 4-year, $68 million contract for data center services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Under the Special Operations Forces information technology enterprise contracts, data center services contract, the selected contractor will provide enterprise-wide data center management support services to manage USSOCOM's global enterprise information technology server and storage computing environment providing coverage for USSOCOM headquarters, all component commands, and subordinate commands.

Northrop Grumman to Engineer Changes to Human Resources System

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, McLean, Virginia, was recently awarded a more than $14 million contract for engineering changes to the Army-Defense Integrated Human Resource System, Personnel and Pay System contract for information technology services. The National Capital Region Contracting Center, Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports U.S. Marine Corps Radar

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $38 million modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the extended continuation of the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Increment I effort. This effort will support the changes made to the integrated baseline and the adjustment of the program performance management baseline to extend the period of performance through April 30, 2012. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

BAE to Deliver Upgraded Mine-Hunting Systems

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $10 million contract modification to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver 10 AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar set high frequency wideband upgrade systems. The AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar set high frequency wideband upgrade was developed to improve shallow water mine-hunting capabilities. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Hobona Joins Envitia as Technical Consultant

February 4, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Dr. Gobe Hobona has joined Envitia Limited, West Sussex, England, as a technical consultant.

Romagnoli To Direct PhotonIC

February 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Dr. Marco Romagnoli has been named director of operations for PhotonIC Corporation, the commercial arm of APIC Corporation in Boston.

Wireless Systems Lighten Warfighter Load

February 4, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Army efforts in wireless technologies to enhance situational awareness, like the SPINE advanced technology objective, aim to shrink a tactical operations center down to the size of a warfighter's backpack-moving ops from brick and mortar to the battlefield.

General Atomics Awarded $148 Million Reaper Contract

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, was awarded a $148 million contract for 24 MQ-9 Reaper production aircraft. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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