An iPhone app launched by the U.S. Army lets soldiers post blogs anytime, anywhere as part of the Army Strong Stories program.
Maj. Gen. Richard C. Johnston, USAF, has been assigned assistant deputy undersecretary of the Air Force, international affairs, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Scalable Network Technologies (SNT) Incorporated recently announced that the company was awarded a contract to support the acquisition and enhancement of Joint Tactical Radio System Network Emulator for use by numerous U.S. Defense Department programs and agencies. The contract from the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) is a follow-on to previous Army and Navy efforts with SNT, with an estimated value of $11 million. The network emulator is a virtual laboratory that supports real-time emulation of large-scale communication networks of current and future force radios and associated waveforms. These include, but are not limited to, the Wideband Network Waveform, the Soldier Radio Waveform, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical WIN-T, Link-16, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System, Internet Controller and similar components.
Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $17 million for vector sensor array system development, performance engineering and research. SAIC will help continue the development of underwater acoustic sensors. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 million contract modification to exercise an option for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology systems supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Special Communications Requirements Division. The estimated level of effort for this option is 88,922 man-hours. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $575 million contract to provide Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch services in support of the following missions: Mobile User Objective Services 2; Wideband Global Satellite Communications 6; and National Reconnaissance Office Launch 65. The Space and Missile Systems Center/Launch and Range Systems Directorate, El Segundo Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
U.S. Joint Forces Command, slated for final disestablishment this August, has been the closing shop heard 'round the world. Jointness among forces has been achieved, according to decision makers, so "mission accomplished." Next up: Deciding the way forward built upon JFCOM's legacy.