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Homefront Help: USO-Metro's Casino Night 2010

October 7, 2010
By Rita Boland

Get out your good luck charms and join the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) for its 7th Annual Casino Night on October 15th at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. All proceeds will benefit the USO-Metro's programs for the capital area's service members and their families.

Fighting Cyber Crime: Call for Technical Solutions

October 6, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

In less than 30 days, the Defense Department will dish out 11 prizes for innovative solutions to real-world challenges facing digital forensics examiners. And it's not too late to join the fight against cyber crime. Submissions for the 2010 Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge will be accepted until November 2.

Cyber Defense Strategy, From Paper to Practice

October 6, 2010
By H. Mosher

This month, Linton Wells II drew his inspiration for Mission Assurance Moves to the Fore in Cyberspace from Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III's recently published article, Defending a New Domain: The Pentagon's Cyberstrategy. Wells summarizes Lynn's strategy points, noting that taken on a whole they have a broader implication than just cyberdefense. It has more to do with mission assurance, he says. But he has a number of concerns, among them: how will the new cyberstrategy be implemented? And how can the private sector do a better job of meeting its requirements?

Northrop Grumman to Develop Electric Laser Technology

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, was recently awarded a nearly $9 million research and development contract for the Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI). The focus of RELI is to improve the current state of the art of electric lasers. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting and Acquisition Management Office, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Telcordia to Develop Global Optical Networks Technology

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, recently received a $14 million contract for research and development efforts to advance the state of the art and transition of protocols and algorithms for resilient agile global optical networks technology, including demonstration of a cloud computing application. U.S. Army Research and Development Command Contracting Center, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

AAI to Support Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently received a contract valued at more than $70 million for 142 laser designator payloads and 61 bore sight tools in support of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Director of National Intelligence Funding Utah Data Center Construction

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Balfour Beatty, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $479 million construction contract for the Utah Data Center, an office of the director of national intelligence military construction project. The project will consist of building a data center and all associated ancillary requirements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Wray To Direct Maritime Partnership Program

October 6, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rear Adm. Robert O. Wray, USN, has been assigned as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Naples, Italy.

Venizelos, Smith Named to FBI Positions

October 6, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

George Venizelos has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia Division. Debra E. Smith has been appointed special agent in charge of the Administrative Division of the Washington, D.C., Field Office.

Harvey Appointed VP of Laser Energetics Unit

October 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Laser Energetics, Mercerville, New Jersey, has appointed John J. Harvey Jr. as vice president of its Dazer Laser Strategic Business Unit.

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