This month's Connections poll: Will U.S. military services' cost savings--efficiencies--be enough to fund the needed improvements announced by Secretary Gates?
The National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency (NGA) welcomed its first wave of employees at its new facility located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Tuesday. Approximately 300 personnel reported to work at NGA Campus East, the first of 38 groups that will make the move to the eight-story building between now and September 15, 2011, the day of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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The Consulting Network Incorporated, Middletown, Maryland, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification for software and hardware development, systems engineering and procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware/software integration, in support of Virginia-class submarines and other submarine/surface ship systems. The services provided are for the continued engineering, fabrication, test, installation, and training services for the analysis, design and, prototyping of components related to open architecture concepts. This effort is for Phase III of a Small Business Innovative Research, topic number N01-150, "Open Architecture Concepts." These services will be rendered as needed to support the Navy's initiative for an improved capability for both legacy and future variants of Navy systems in compliance with evolving FORCEnet and Global Information Grid requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $78 million time-and-materials contract to provide specialized engineering and installation support services for the ongoing information technology infrastructure requirements in support of U.S. Forces - Iraq and State Department users. Work will be performed in Iraq. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.