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Cloaking Sleight of Hand Could Make Troops Out of Sight

December 10, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cloaking technology that could enable troops to hide in plain sight is still in the R&D stage. Advances made by the U.S. Army Research Lab and participating universities, however, mean the ability to achieve invisibility is no longer just within the purview of the Stealth fighter of years past. How far into the future will "cloaks of invisibility" become standard-issue gear? Are other organizations studying this capability and working to collaborate? Share your thoughts here.

Homefront Help: Solar Power Discounts

December 9, 2010
By Rita Boland

Entertainment, lodging and vehicles may seem like obvious choices for military discounts-but home power systems? Activity duty and retired military members in San Diego County, California, can enjoy price breaks on that, too, thanks to a deal by Stellar Solar.

Weltman Joins Covia Labs as COO

December 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rob Weltman has joined Covia Labs, Incorporated, Mountain View, California, as chief operating officer.

Sarchet Has Been Named Berk-Tek Strategic Account Manager

December 9, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Bethany Sarchet has joined Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, New Holland, Pennsylvania, as strategic account manager.

STG Names Attilio as CFO

December 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

STG, Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has named Patrick G. Attilio as chief financial officer.

AeroVironment Receives Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization Contract

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced it received an order valued at nearly $5 million under a contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. The order comprises new Raven small, unmanned aircraft systems, spares, training services and logistics support. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for early calendar 2011.

Dynamic Research to Support DHS Chief Information Office

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Dynamics Research Corporation recently announced a four-year, $20 million contract award to support the enterprise architecture needs of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Chief Information Officer. Awarded through the General Services Administration Alliant contract, the work will modernize the department's information technology assets and architecture, providing for collaboration across divisions and centralizing the capture and management of enterprise knowledge. The work ensures that the department's investments are cost-effective and mission-focused and that its information technology programs and assets are well-managed to maximize their return on investment.

Northrop Grumman Receives Hawkeye Support Contract

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $19 million delivery order to provide integrated logistics support for low rate initial production E-2D aircraft. These efforts will support the transition to an anticipated post-material support date performance based logistics solution. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Eight Firms to Support Simulators Under $900 Million Effort

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Eight companies-The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri; CAE USA Incorporated, Tampa, Florida; Computer Sciences Corporation, Orlando, Florida; Cubic Worldwide Technical Services Incorporated, San Diego, California; Engineering Support Personnel Incorporated, Orlando; Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania; L-3 Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas; and LB&B Associates Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland-are each being awarded contracts to support more than 900 training simulators for the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force and the governments of Kuwait and Malaysia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Services include operations and maintenance support, instruction, training device modifications, training device relocations, training system management, in-service engineering office support, spares/product support, and other related trainer support services. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $900 million, and each contractor will be provided an opportunity to compete for individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, is the contracting activity.

Stanton Assigned to OUSD(AT&L) Transportation Post

December 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Donald C. Stanton has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense (transportation policy), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

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