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ACT-Corp Receives $250 Million Electronic Security Systems Contract

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Atlantic CommTech Corporation (ACT-Corp), Norfolk, Virginia, recently received a $250 million contract award for the Electronic Security Systems Small Business Set Aside program by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract requires technical support, procurement, installation, monitoring, maintenance and service of electronic security systems, utility monitoring and control systems, heating ventilating and air conditioning, supervisory control and data acquisition systems and fire alarm systems worldwide for Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and non-defense agencies supported by the Corps of Engineers.

ACI to Support Hawaii Army National Guard with Virtual Trainers

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

ACI, Orlando, Florida, recently announced the award of a $2 million contract for the acquisition of 10 TrainAsYouFight simulation systems by the Hawaii Army National Guard. ACI's pilot installation of the Immersive Group Simulation system in 2008 marked the first time a state National Guard unit employed dismounted infantry simulation powered by gaming technology as an integrated feature of the training curriculum. ACI's TrainAsYouFight technology includes weapon instrumentation, wireless helmet-mounted displays, portable optical tracking technology, 60 gigahertz wireless high-definition video technology and 128-bit encryption.

Goodrich to Support Pakistani F-16 Datalink, Potential Fusion Center

January 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Goodrich Corporation, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $72 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide five dual band-110 Pod, two datalink upgrades to existing pods, two fixed ground stations, one mobile ground station, four ground station datalink receiver kits, initial spares, technical manuals, minimal initial engineering support for final in-country installation, integration, testing and a study for a potential fusion center. This supports a Foreign Military Sale program and Pakistani F-16 aircraft.

InternetWorks: The Help Files

January 20, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Internet has invaded almost every facet of life. Basic browsers, social media, smartphones, document-producing software-the list goes on. And though these items may improve life, they also cause frustration headaches. Fortunately, the source of the problem can be the source of the solution. Many websites offer free help and advice about how to resolve issues from technical experts or from average users facing the same problems. Tech Support Guy At Tech Support Guy, users who sign up for a free account can submit queries about issues they have and then receive responses from other account holders. However, the site is so robust that many casual visitors might find answers to their problems by reading through material already posted by other users. The site offers a "Mark Solved" button for people to click if they received the help they needed. Discussion forums include security and malware removal, software and hardware, operating systems, Internet and networking, general technology, and community. The "Guide for New Members" helps people get started with setting up an account and using the services available. Annoyances.org This website offers help to Windows users whether they are beginners looking to learn the basics or long-time customers unsure of what to do next. Assistance is available in several categories including using Windows, customizing, networking, reducing clutter, performance and applications. The site also offers help with troubleshooting, overcoming simple annoyances, such as eliminating splash screen or disabling automatic Windows updates, and registry tips. Visitors interested in engaging with other people using the same version of the software can take part in the discussion forums. Anyone looking for freeware should check out the "Software" link.

Blake Named to CENTCOM Post

January 20, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Col. Casey D. Blake, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy commander, U.S. Central Command-Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Afghanistan.

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