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NASA Selects Parabon Computation To Develop Modeling And Simulation Solution

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

NASA has awarded Parabon Computation a two-year, $600,000 contract to deliver a unique software service to enable scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation applications from any standard Web browser. A part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award program, the effort will develop the Modeling and Simulation as a Service solution to provide Web-based Platform as a Service tools.

Coast Guard Selects Contractors For Rescue Swimmer Training Facility

February 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Defense Department has selected an engineering and contracting team composed of the OAK Group, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, and Henderson, Inc., to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Faciltiy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Under the agreement, the OAK Group, which assembled the team, will provide construction services and manage the overall project; L.R. Kimball will oversee the design, architecture and building engineering for the facility; and Henderson, Inc. will support the facility with day-to-day contracting and subcontractor management activities.

Cool App-titude: White House App

February 9, 2010
By Katie Packard

Keep up with our country's most important pile of bricks with the White House app, available for iPhones and iPod Touch. The free app lets government junkies have 24/7 access to dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov. Features include live video streaming, the White House blog and the Briefing Room. For more information, visit the Web site, or download the application on iTunes. These sites are not affiliated with AFCEA or SIGNAL Magazine, and we are not responsible for the content or quality of the products offered. When visiting new Web sites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

Bytes Overtaking Hulls as the Foundation for the U.S. Navy

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

The 21st century U.S. Navy is building around information as it reshapes its force for new challenges, according to the chief of naval operations.

Are Assembly-Line Apps the Future?

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"We don't have software that can make software."--Thomas Hone, Naval War College Liaison with OPNAV

Great Leadership Requires Forward Thinking

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

Unlike characters in science fiction tomes, today's leaders do not have the advantage of traveling to the past to change decisions that led to trouble in the future.

Naval Ops for Info Dominance Plans Revealed

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

It's rare that an audience of industry and service members at all ranks get the chance to hear first hand from the first of a kind.

Pirates Continue to Plague the Seas

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

"My answer about how to treat pirates? Kill them." --Col. David W. Coffman, USMC, commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The Truth Behind Emergency Preparedness

February 3, 2010
By Katie Packard

Today was an exciting day at West 2010--and I'm not talking about the dynamic speakers and exhibitors.

From the Exhibit Floor

February 3, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

FINALLY -- able to blog from booths because I actually got connected to and by the right people. Thanks, Microsoft! Here's a look at some of the capabilities being demo'ed here.

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