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Richardson To Command Submarine Force

September 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet/commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic/commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Turning Off IT In a Big Way

August 31, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The sponsors of Power IT Down Day have released the results of this year's event, reporting more than 17,000 registered participants and approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of power saved. The annual effort encourages IT users to shut down all their devices before leaving work for the day. By using a low-end price estimate of 15 cents per kilowatt hour, all those turned off computers, printers, phone chargers and more resulted in a cost savings of approximately $130,000

Djuric Named AT&L Space & Intel Deputy

August 31, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Teresa A. H. Djuric, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, Space and Intelligence Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: AMVETS Mobile

August 31, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.

ITT to Support Military Base Communications in Five Countries

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.

Kitware Receives DARPA Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Modification

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Kitware Incorporated, Clifton Park, New York, is being awarded a nearly $10 million contract modification for the Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

GammaTech Receives Nearly $13 Million Air Force Research Lab Contract

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

GrammaTech, Ithaca, New York, was awarded a nearly $13 million contract to provide multilevel protection combining new approaches to analysis, confinement and diversity techniques against the exploitation of vulnerability sets commonly found in binary executables. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

EDO Receives Defensive Avionics Subsystem Software Contract

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

EDO Corporation-Defense Systems of Amityville, New  York, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide AN/ALQ-161A Subsystem Software Deficiency Analysis and Block Cycle Support. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Booz Allen Hamilton Awarded Missile Warning Analysis Contract

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $20 million contract to provide Space Command missile warning/missile defense survivability/vulnerability requirements analysis. 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

JDS Uniphase to Manufacture Internet Protocol Test Sets for U.S. Navy

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

JDS Uniphase Corporation, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $6 million contract to manufacture 300 Internet Protocol Test Sets to support the General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment Weapons System. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

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