Through the Department of Defense National Survey of Employers, the department hopes to better understand the benefits and challenges of employing members of the National Guard and Reserve. Now that the survey has reached its halfway point, the defense department would like all employers who received the survey to respond, as their feedback is needed to develop future Guard and Reserve policies.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, California, has named Jeffrey D. Grant vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division of the Aerospace Systems sector, and Robert V. Burke vice president and deputy general manager, Space Systems Division.
Following the triple disasters of the earthquake in Japan, the tsunami, and the continuing nuclear crisis, I interviewed Dr. Lin Wells, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, concerning his thoughts about emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts in Japan. Wells is a well-known expert in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery who has provided leadership and expertise in preparing for and responding to some of the worst disasters in our recent history
Try before you buy. The new Amazon Appstore gives Android users a chance to test drive apps in a browser window before deciding to pay or download.
Lockheed Martin-MS2, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a nearly $8 million option to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The multi-function towed array is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability, and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $10 million delivery order against a basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 741 Honeywell model GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (714) and the government of Australia (27 spares). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Israel overcomes geographic limitations to its security, defense and scientific endeavors by reaching for the sky-space, in particular-with upgraded and innovative new satellite technologies.
Computer Sciences Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $22 million contract for support services for the operation, maintenance, support, and management of Outside-the-continental-U.S. Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET), Far East Region. Work will be performed in Yokosuka, Japan; Guam; Atsugi, Japan; Misawa, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Korea; Okinawa, Japan; and Singapore. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Gentex Corporation, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $53 million for light weight helmets/modular integrated communications helmets. These helmets provide ballistic and impact protection for the head. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.