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Lebolo-Watts to Construct Satellite Communications Center

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Lebolo-Watts Constructors, J.V., L.L.C., Boynton Beach, Florida, was awarded an approximate $18 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center to replace the existing Defense Satellite Communications System Operations Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide Digital Flight Control for Special Operations Aircraft

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded an approximate $8 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems to support the Special Operations MH-47G aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Contracting Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Support Integrated Base Defense in U.S. and Iraq

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a more than $7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which is an extension to continue services for the Integrated Base Defense System of Systems support and sustainment effort. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Balad, Iraq; Fort Irwin, California; Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Dominguez Hills, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone, Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

QinetiQ to Support Unit Level Logistics System for Aviation

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

QinetiQ North America, McLean, Virginia, recently announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a time and materials continuation task order valued at $22 million if all options are exercised, to support the Unit Level Logistics System - Aviation, Enhanced [ULLS-A(E)]. The Software Engineering Center, Fort Lee, Virginia, awarded the task order through GSA Region 4 off the Alliant Government-Wide Acquisition Contract. ULLS-A(E) is an automated aviation logbook and maintenance and logistics management system, which allows Army aviation units to perform and track maintenance and supply operations in accordance with The Army Maintenance Management Systems-Aviation.

Kearfott to Provide Circuit Card Assemblies

August 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Kearfott Corporation, Black Mountain, North Carolina, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of about $6 million for circuit card assemblies. Using service is U.S. Army. The Defense Logistics Agency, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Thomas Richards Will Become CDW CEO

August 11, 2011
By Jim Sweeney

Thomas E. Richards, currently president and chief operating officer of CDW, Vernon Hills, Illinois, will become CDW's chief executive officer on October 1.

Tactical Merges With Commercial

August 10, 2011

The U.S. Army has linked military radios and chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial products that can facilitate communications among the U.S. military and NATO allies. Using Lync 2010, a Microsoft collaboration product, the capability will enable warfighters in command posts or on patrol to know who is online and the best way to reach them-either by computer, radio, chat or phone.

Vandal Moves to Army G-3/5/7 Assignment

August 10, 2011
By Jim Sweeney

Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, USA, has been assigned director of operations, readiness and mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

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