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University of California to Research Spin-Torque Transfer Random Access Memory

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, is being awarded a $5 million contract modification for the Spin-Torque Transfer Random Access Memory program.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports U.S. Navy Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft.

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $9 million delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement to provide integrated logistics services in support of four low-rate initial production E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, to include provisioning technical data for aircraft and engines, as well as support equipment. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

FLIR Systems Receives $27 Million U.S. Navy Contract

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $27 million contract for procurement of electro-optics sensors and required training, provision item order, non-warranty repairs, non-warranty repairs over and above, and data for the Shipboard Protection System Program. The electro-optics sensors systems are Forward Looking Infrared Laser Detecting-Ranging-Tracking Systems. They are rugged and ship-mountable systems that provide surface ships with a day and night, high-resolution, infrared and visible band imaging capability, as well as range finding capability. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Honeywell Awarded $219 Million to Support U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Honeywell Technology Solutions of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $219 million contract modification to provide systems and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance and software maintenance of the U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

ManTech to Support Cyber Security Operations Center for the U.S. Agriculture Department

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation announced today that it received a new contract to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Chief Information Officer, Agriculture Security Operations Center. ManTech will provide continous incident handling and strategic support to help detect and report malicious cyber activities on the agency's enterprise information infrastructure. The contract is estimated to be worth nearly $11 million.

TASC Names Leary to Chief of INFOSEC

September 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TASC Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, has named Mark Leary chief information security officer.

Richardson To Command Submarine Force

September 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet/commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic/commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Turning Off IT In a Big Way

August 31, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The sponsors of Power IT Down Day have released the results of this year's event, reporting more than 17,000 registered participants and approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of power saved. The annual effort encourages IT users to shut down all their devices before leaving work for the day. By using a low-end price estimate of 15 cents per kilowatt hour, all those turned off computers, printers, phone chargers and more resulted in a cost savings of approximately $130,000

Djuric Named AT&L Space & Intel Deputy

August 31, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Teresa A. H. Djuric, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, Space and Intelligence Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: AMVETS Mobile

August 31, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.

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