The Department of Homeland Security has awarded QinetiQ North America three contracts worth more than $5 million to provide information technology (IT) support to the U.S. Secret Service's Washington, D.C., headquarters. The three task orders all involve providing IT services that establish, maintain and secure the networks on which the agency's day-to-day mission and business activities depend.
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to support the U.S. Army's Modeling and Simulation Office. Alion will recruit and manage modeling and simulation personnel to meet Army warfighting needs and to help create a fully trained modeling and simulation community within the service.
The French Ministry of the Interior has awarded EADS Defense and Security a contract to extend the ACROPOL radio network to the Paris Fire Brigade. The project completes coverage of the Paris area with secure radio communications based on TETRAPOL technology.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $13 million contract to develop additional sensor prototypes for the Advanced Distributed Aperture System, which gives helicopter pilots 360-degree situational awareness.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $31 million Military Network Protocol contract to develop new cyber assurance procedures to improve security, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and policy-based prioritization levels at the individual and unit level.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton an $11 million contract to provide systems engineering and integration support to the service's military satellite communications wing, space and terminal engineering office.
"If we want to be aggressive about technology, we must be willing to make mistakes. We are playing not to lose instead of playing to win, and there is a cost for that." -- Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder, USMC, commanding general, MARFORPAC