SIGNALScape

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 To help track and identify the debris, the U.S. Air Force is replacing its aging and outdated Air Force Space Surveillance System, which has been in service for 50 years.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.

Missile Defense Agency Awards $595 Million Contract

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is announcing the award of an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama under contract HQ0147-11-D-0015. The maximum ceiling value of this action is $595 million in research, development, test and evaluation funds. Teledyne Brown Engineering Incorporated will develop a single objective simulation framework system with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composable architecture to replace the existing digital simulation architecture and hardware-in-the-loop single stimulation framework systems.

University to Research Advanced Simulation Under $135.5 Million Contract

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $135.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Impact Resources to Support Logistics in Afghanistan, Japan and U.S.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Impact Resources Technologies, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $47, 232,710 fixed-price contract for Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) logistic support system comprised of Common Logistics Command and Control System Support Services and Transportation Capacity Planning Tool that are tactical Web-enabled logistics information management systems to provide the MAGTF commander with "planning, executing, and tasking" capabilities, and tactical logistics situational awareness of the battlefield. Battle Command Sustainment Support System is a workstation which the Marine Corps utilizes for in-transit visibility. Work will be performed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Dumfries, Virginia; Afghanistan; Okinawa, Japan; and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Modifies Smiths Detection Contract

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded an $8,559,840 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure 1,440 joint chemical agent detectors and 1,400 communication adapter kits. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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