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Under MDA-Modified Contract, APL Continues Advanced Technology Initiatives

June 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded total contract of $10 million. Under the modified agreement, APL will continue work on advanced technology initiatives by providing technical support to systems engineering and integration for assessments, studies and analyses of command and control, battle management and communications, fire control, missile engineering, combat systems, and space component and space systems.

AeroVironment Taps Minson for Two Posts

June 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Roy Minson has joined AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, as vice president of business development and deputy general manager of its unmanned aircraft systems segment.

USSOCOM Assigns Votel to Chief of Staff

June 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Morell Is Named CIA Deputy Director

June 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Michael Morell has been selected as deputy director, CIA, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: The Untappable Apps

June 1, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Early last week, an independent computer security researcher known as Moxie Marlinspike launched two apps that they claim make phones untappable. The free, public betas for Google's Android mobile platform are called RedPhone and TextSecure.

Memorial Day Honor

May 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our gratitude to our military members and veterans this weekend and always. Thank you for your service to our great nation.

Everyone Into The Research Pool: Joint Expertise Wins Race

May 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Collaboration is always a win-win situation when the end results benefit the nation. STRATCOM has been at the forefront of this ideology with the GISC. Can we compare the achievements of similar military/government or academic and industry entities to those of GISC? What other groups have successfully followed the same path, and can they complement the efforts of STRATCOM? Share your opinions and suggestions here.

SGIS Cyber Security Solutions Names Fedak Senior Director

May 28, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

SGIS, Washington, D.C., has appointed Mark Fedak as senior director, Cyber Security Solutions.

Cobham Wins NAVAIR AN/ALQ-99 Transmitter Contract

May 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Cobham has been awarded a $46 million, firm fixed-price contract to manufacture AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitters for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract's initial procurement calls for 60 transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies.

Army Taps BAE for Automated Base Entry Systems

May 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

BAE Systems has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at up to $95 million to provide controlled access technology to Army bases and other installations. Under the contract, BAE will install and maintain automated security systems that use hardware and software to verify statistics on individuals and then match that information to data on registered vehicles.

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