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MDA Awards Multiple Information Assurance and Security Contracts

June 25, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded advisory and assistance services contracts to Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia; Lockheed Martin Services Incorporated, Gaithersburg, Maryland; and QinetiQ North America, Fairfax, Virginia, to provide advisory and assistance services to the Security and Intelligence Operations Directorate. Each contract has a ceiling of about $365 million. The contractors will assist the directorate in providing information assurance, security, intelligence and counterintelligence services to protect the MDA and Ballistic Missile Defense Systems technologies.

General Atomics Awarded MQ-1 Predator and Control Station Modification

June 25, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, San Diego, a $94 million contract modification.

A Nanoscopic Sensor With Untapped Possibilities

June 25, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a sensor that can detect substances at the nanoscopic scale. What potential practical daily uses could this technology be used for? Are there any ethical considerations for this technology? How would this affect national and public security?

Secret Intel Business, Part 2

June 24, 2010

At AFCEA International's Small Business Intelligence forum yesterday, experts revealed tips about how companies-large and small-can increase their business with member agencies of the intelligence community. But, yesterday's blog coverage was just too short to include all of the advice they shared, so here are a few more ideas.

Homefront Help: CareerOneStop

June 24, 2010
By Rita Boland

CareerOneStop is accessible through the HireVetsFirst site, but companies seeking veterans and veterans seeking employment can save time by going directly to the military transition section.

Secrets of Doing Business With the Intelligence Community

June 23, 2010

The overwhelming feeling among small business owners and industry overall is that winning a contract with one of the three-lettered agencies is not worth the effort. But IC insiders say the opportunities are out there, and companies should be taking advantage of them.

Cool App-titude: Vcommunicator Mobile

June 22, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Deployed forces can increase their knowledge of the language and culture in Iraq and Afghanistan with the click of a button, according to Vcom3D, the developer of the iPhone app Vcommunicator Mobile Language & Culture.

NAVSEA Awards Contract for Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer Support

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Philadelphia Gear Corporation has been awarded an $80 million firm-fixed-price contract for main reduction gears for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. This contract, let by the Naval Sea Systems Command, includes options which, if exercised, would bring the contract's full value to $425 million. Work will be performed in nine separate locations and is expected to be completed by July 2013.

NASA To Receive Satellite Constellation Modernization Under Award to General Dynamics

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics C4 Systems has won a seven-year contract from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project. Under the terms of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, the company will modernize the ground system and network for NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite constellation. The contract has a total potential value of approximately $642.2 million with options over the period of performance from June 2010 through June 2017.

Lockheed Martin To Provide Simulator Capabilities for F-35 Through Navy Award

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Maryland, has awarded a $4.4 million contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for development, integration, verification, and validation of verification of simulator capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The work for this not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, with completion planned for October 2014.

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