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Contractors Jump in, Feds Hold Back with Social Media

July 29, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Social media use by federal employees and contractors increased dramatically in the last year, but many people still wonder if it is safe and business savvy to jump in to online networking, according to a recent survey.

Homefront Help: EOD Honored at Navy Memorial

July 29, 2010
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., is hosting a special exhibit until March 2011 that honors military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel.

Global Crossing Selects Sutton for Business Sector Unit

July 28, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

John Sutton has been named executive vice president and general manager of the new federal sector business unit at Global Crossing, Florham Park, New Jersey.

ATR Taps Bagnato as CEO

July 28, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

ATR, Toulouse, France, has appointed Filippo Bagnato as chief executive officer.

Daylight Defense Receives Quantum Cascade Laser Research and Development Contract

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Daylight Defense, LLC, Poway, California, has been awarded more than $5 million to perform efforts associated with research into and development of quantum cascade laser demonstrator units for emerging directional infrared countermeasure systems for use against terrorist attacks.  The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Boeing Provides F/A-18 Data Link Kits to U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 889 Rover data link kits, 837 for the Navy and 52 for the Royal Australian Air Force, in support of engineering change proposal #6342 for the F/A-18E/F advanced targeting forward-looking infrared upgrade.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ASSETT Receives Potential $59 Million Combat System of the Future Research and Development Contract

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

ASSETT, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded more than $14 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research program entitled "Combat System of the Future," to perform research, development and engineering services.  This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to more than $59 million.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Harris Receives More Than $78 Million FMS Order from Philippines

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $78.5 million contract for Foreign Military Sales of radio base stations, vehicle mounts, and man packs to the government of the Philippines.  The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

QuinetiQ Appoints Finn to Homeland Security Business

July 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rick Finn has been appointed as general manager of the homeland security business unit, Mission Solutions Group, QinetiQ North America, Fairfax, Virginia.

Howard Assigned J-5 Chief of Staff

July 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Michelle J. Howard, USN, has been nominated for assignment as chief of staff, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

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