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Consulting Network to Provide Submarine Technologies

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

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 to Support U.S. Efforts in Iraq

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

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.

Lockheed Receives Potential $2 Billion Submarine Acoustic Technology Award

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $2 billion contract to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for the U.S. submarine fleet and for foreign military sales. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off the shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Help a Veteran--Offer a Job

January 14, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Two U.S. Army officers who recently returned from deployments to Iraq each have the same advice for industry members who want to help soldiers-hire troops when they separate from the military.

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