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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.

Memorial Day

May 27, 2011
By Rita Boland
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The SIGNAL staff extends its appreciation to our service men and women, veterans and their families this Memorial Day. Because freedom isn't free.

DSCI to Improve Soldiers' Hunting Abilities

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

D and S Consultants Incorporated, Eatontown, New Jersey, is being awarded just over $7 million for perceptual training systems and tools. The company will conduct applied research and advanced technology development based on requirements and design recommendations for adapting or developing technologies to create a prototype for users that can improve the training of combat hunter-like knowledge, skills and abilities. Specifically these tools will be evaluated for use as performance assessment and training tools to support enhanced observation, combat trafficking (i.e., observing the physical terrain), and tactical profiling (i.e., observing the human terrain). The result will enhance the warfighter's ability to perceive, observe, collect, and share critical information on people, places and insurgent activity to improve situational awareness, and to facilitate collaboration and information analysis. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Insitu to Support ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a more than $83 million contract for operations and maintenance services in support government-owned ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including:  multiple training courses ranging from system pilot training, maintenance and operations, mission coordinator and payload operator; multiple kits for sustainment, payload and engine module kits; and multiple spare parts for ScanEagle UAS.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Cobham to Provide Advanced Wireless Networks for the Soldier

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for the Advanced Wireless Networks for the Soldier radio platform. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

EDO to Provide Radio Frequency Surveillance Components

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

EDO Corporation, North Amityville, New York, is being awarded a $20 million contract modification for the repair of AN/ALG-161A Radio Frequency Surveillance/Electronic Countermeasures System components; 225 repair contract line items; one contract line item for material; and one contract line item for travel. The 638 Supply Chain Management Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

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