SIGNALScape

Cybersecurity Isn't Only About the Network

June 1, 2011
By Christine Robinson

The Air Force and Arlington County, Virginia, are taking preventative measures against hackers such as the ones that recently attacked Sony, costing them over $170 million. It's not just money at risk for government networks, however.

Hicks Receives USPACOM Assignment

June 1, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Col. John M. Hicks, USAF, has been selected to the rank of brigadier general and assigned director of command, control, communications and computer systems, J-6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Obermeier, Kidwell Take TASC Positions

June 1, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

TASC, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Joe Obermeier program director in its geospatial intelligence group and named Brad Kidwell senior adviser to the company's homeland security group.

Cool App-titude: GateGuru

May 31, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Make the most of your layover with the free GateGuru app for frequent travelers. Find a good cup of coffee or the best place to eat when you're stuck between flights.

NASA Selects Fibertek's Lasers for 2016 Mission

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

NASA has selected Fibertek of Herndon, Virgina, to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems to be used for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission scheduled to launch in 2016. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the ICESat-2 Project. The total estimated value of the contract is $26 million. The contractor will provide four spaceflight lasers and one test laser for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System instrument on the ICESat-2 Observatory. The spaceflight laser systems consist of the optical, electrical, mechanical, material, wire harnessing, thermal control, flight software, flight firmware and support equipment.

U.S. Air Force Procures Riverside Institute's Expertise

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $49 million contract for graduate-level technical services and expertise for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, for the Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and for the Center for Systems Engineering. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy Contract Modified

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Missile Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a nearly $83 million contract modification for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy low rate initial production lot four. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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