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Cool App-titude: HeyTell

April 12, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Instantly send free voice messages to friends and family with the HeyTell app without using your minutes.

"We Have the Technology"-Prostheses Put Troops Back in Action

April 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Injured warfighters, formerly relegated to desk jobs or early retirement, now may have a new lease on military life. Advanced prosthetics give these brave troops the option of returning to active service-a nearly foreign concept in previous wars.

Boeing to Modify AWACS for Japan Air Defense Force

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a more than $35 million contract modification for modification of four Japan Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft on behalf of the Japan Air Defense Force. The Aerial Air Surveillance Systems Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Accenture to Research and Develop Command and Control Capabilities

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Accenture Federal Services Limited Liability Company, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $17 million contract for research and development activities on advanced decision support services, information exchange, and system interoperability, while facilitating agile command and control via internet-based technology. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marines Recruit Ocean Systems for Satellite Communications

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a $12 million task order for engineering and scientific support for networking and satellite communications. The scope of this statement of work is to provide engineering and technical support, on-going acquisition support, financial support, logistics support, website development and management, manpower, personnel, and training analysis report development and assessment, manpower, personnel, and training plan, development and support, administrative support and managerial support. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Communications, Intelligence and Networking Systems (CINS) Product Groups mission is to act as the central agent for the research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of communications, intelligence, surveillance, and networking systems throughout the Marine Corps. The product group's assigned mission includes the responsibility of CINS for the operating forces and the supporting establishment. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Adjusts Aegis Ballistic Missile Contract

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is awarding Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, a contract modification with technical and schedule performance incentives for an approximate total value of $34 million for schedule and within scope adjustments to Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Baseline 4.0.1 development and multi-mission signal processor (MMSP) development under two separate contract line items. For 4.0.1, the change accounts for an initial delay in the certification schedule and an adjustment in the test plan originally contained in the 4.0.1 completion contract line item. For MMSP, the increase is associated with an extension to the development schedule to account for alignment with changes to the ACB-12 overall combat system development and integration program plan, and attributable to a delay in delivery of government furnished equipment. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Support Joint Tactical Ground Station

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems, Azuza, California, was recently awarded a $24 million contract for additional direct productive person hours of engineering services in support of the Joint Tactical Ground Station program. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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