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Helyx Receives United Kingdom Military Contract for Geospatial Intelligence Capability

October 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Helyx SIS Limited has been selected by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to help define requirements for, and support delivery of the Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence (FDG) capability. The Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence Capability will provide an underpinning component of Network Enabled Capacity, supporting shared situational awareness and the decision support process. The aim of the project is to rationalize and upgrade the current geospatial intelligence capability to meet the projected range of military activities and intelligence requirements, including its closer integration into the wider defence intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance infrastructure. The project will provide enhanced geospatial intelligence capability to support operations in the land, air and maritime domains.

Lockheed Receives $97 Million Modification for Aegis Weapon System

October 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a nearly $97 million contract modification for production of the DDG 113 Aegis weapon system, including a multi-mission signal processor; an additional multi-mission signal processor for the Surface Combat System Center on Wallops Island, Virginia; DDG 114-115 advanced procurement efforts; and associated technical services. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

EMS Global Tracking Taps van den Dries for VP Slot

October 18, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

EMS Global Tracking, a division of EMS Technologies Incorporated, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom, has appointed Simon van den Dries as vice president of global sales.

Harris, Bennett Assigned To Executive Posts

October 18, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rebecca Harris has been assigned as deputy component acquisition executive, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Falls Church, Virginia. David Bennett has been assigned as program executive officer for Global Information Grid Enterprise Services Engineering, DISA

Army Takes Hands-On Approach to Biometrics Sharing

October 15, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

It's a wide world out there, and U.S. government agencies can use all help available to catch the bad guys. The Army's Biometrics Identity Management Agency is tasked with and has undertaken the job of coordinating biometrics across the Defense Department, patching together the databases of Justice, State and Homeland Security in the endeavor. Are these efforts reaping benefits yet, and can this coordination be achieved seamlessly? Read the full article and share your views.

Hernandez To Lead U.S. Army Cyber Command

October 14, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, USA, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Washington, D.C.

Catapult Names McDermott VP, Enterprise Systems

October 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Catapult Technology Limited, Bethesda, Maryland, has named John McDermott as vice president of Enterprise Systems.

Angelella To Serve as J-5 Vice Director

October 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella, USAF, has been assigned as vice director, Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Wennergren Named Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer

October 13, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

David M. Wennergren has been assigned as assistant deputy chief management officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

Budd To Direct TASC Business Development

October 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TASC Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, has named Rosemary Budd director of business development.

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