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Norman Now Brigadier General, Assigned to ACC

July 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Col. Jon A. Norman, USAF, has been selected for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and assignment as vice commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Fourth of July Reflections

July 1, 2010

Guest blogger James Schenck, a U.S. Army veteran and president of the PenFed Foundation, reflects on the military community as we prepare to celebrate our nation's birthday. "This Fourth of July, I ask you to join me in saluting the sacrifices of all veterans who served to defend our nation and remembering their contributions. While the nation reflects on sacrifices of veterans this Independence Day who did not return back from war, I also would like to salute members of the military who sacrificed in other ways."

TurningPoint Taps Thompson for Transition Services

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TurningPoint, Rockville, Maryland, has appointed Ken Thompson as director, Networx Transition Services.

Culkin Joins Razorsight Corporation

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Frank Culkin has joined Razorsight Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, as vice president for client services.

Electronic Names Foster as Consultant

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Electrosonic, Burbank, California, has named Duncan Foster as senior systems consultant.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Armed Forces

June 29, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

An iPhone app receiving high ratings could prove to be a one-stop shop for users serving in the U.S. military, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the topic.

Boeing Receives Military Satellite Contract Modification

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6 million contract modification of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Block II contract in support of the Military Satellite Communications Program. This mission assurance task order will provide additional on-ground testing while the SV4 spacecraft is in thermal vacuum. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated.

BAE Systems Wins Infrared System Award

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $49 million contract to develop an infrared system that provides a real-time, high-resolution, wide-area video persistent surveillance capability that allows joint forces to keep critical areas of interest under constant surveillance with a high degree of target location accuracy. The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Contracting Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Thales Wins ESM Countermeasures Contract

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Thales recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the Royal Navy of Oman to equip patrol boats and corvettes with Vigile electronic support measures (ESM) systems that include Vigile 200 and Vigile 400 systems. The Vigile family of ESM solutions has been developed to monitor, measure and analyze electromagnetic signals, providing the crew with early warning, situation awareness and electromagnetic signals intelligence functions in both open ocean and dense littoral environments.

DISA Extends Joint Interoperability Test Command Contracts

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued a bridge extension for three Joint Interoperability Test Command multiple-award Omnibus contracts-two held by Northrop Grumman, and another by Interop Joint Venture II. Set to expire August 31, the contracts will be extended six months with three two-month option periods. The extension will add up to $70 million to each contract, changing the total contract ceilings from $1.05 billion to $1.12 billion.

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