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Rockwell to Provide Swe-Dish CCT-120 Satellite Terminals

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins, Satellite Communication, Duluth, Georgia, was recently awarded a contract modification valued at more than $5 million for 43 Swe-Dish CCT-120 satellite terminals. U.S. Air Force 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Military Experiments Under $12 Million Contract

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12 million contract modification to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Army experiments at Fort Benning, Georgia, and will add the software radio waveform to the Wireless Network after Next radio. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Georgia Tech Receives Nearly $15 Million Sensors and Countermeasures Contract

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the Advanced Airlift Tactics and Training Center sensor/countermeasures engineering and training. The U.S. Air Force 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

NASA Awards $248 Million Contract for Joint Polar Satellite System Spacecraft

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently awarded a $248 million sole-source contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado. Ball will design, build and test the spacecraft; integrate government-furnished instruments; integrate the satellite with the launch vehicle; and support launch operations and on-orbit checkout. The spacecraft is a clone of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Preparatory Project. JPSS-1 is expected to be ready for launch in 2014. The system includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.

Kraft To Command Carrier Strike Group Twelve

September 24, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft , USN, has been assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Virginia.

Bond Promoted, To Direct CJ-6, U.S. Forces-Iraq

September 24, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Capt. Thomas H. Bond Jr., USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and assignment as director, CJ-6, U.S. Forces-Iraq.

ESN Names Lloyd VA Programs Manager

September 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Engineering Services Network, Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, has named Thomas Lloyd as manager for its Veterans Affairs programs.

Homefront Help: MyCAA

September 23, 2010
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department is resuming the military spouse career advancement accounts program (MyCAA) after a comprehensive review and restructuring. The benefits will be available for spouses of service members in ranks E1 to E5, W1 to W2 and O1 to O2 beginning on October 25.

ITT to Provide Cross-Track Infrared Sounder for Flight on Joint Polar Satellite System

September 22, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has awarded a $98 million contract to ITT Corporation of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) in 2014. JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System. This includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.

Globecomm Receives Joint Internet Protocol Modem Task Order

September 22, 2010
By George Seffers

Globecomm Systems Incorporated, Hauppage, New York, recently announced that the U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Life Cycle Management Command has exercised a $4 million contract option for the continued production of the Joint Internet Protocol Modem for use on military and commercial satellites to provide demand-based satellite communication transport services to the warfighter. The task order brings the base contract value to nearly $23 million. It has a total potential value of $87 million.

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