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Two Universities Receive Contract for New Computer Paradigm Devices

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are each being awarded cost reimbursement contracts for the NV Logic program, which will enable a completely new computing paradigm based on nano-magnetic devices that will achieve 100 times better computing performance relative to that attainable with current technology. Notre Dame is receiving a nearly $10 million contract, UCLA more than $8 million. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

VSD to Provide Simulators for Iraqi Naval Forces

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

VSD Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $15 million undefinitized contract action for the acquisition of four simulators and associated training for Iraqi naval forces in support of Iraq's 60 meter offshore support vessel hull production. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Receive Potential $109 Million Electronic Warfare Task Order

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthcium Heights, Maryland, and Raytheon Company Integrated Systems, Tewksbury Massachusetts, are being awarded task orders for the Integrated Topside program, which are potentially valued at about $109 million. The companies will design/architect an integrated electronics warfare information operations and line of sight communications multifunction system with 360 degrees of coverage in azimuth for naval surface platforms and subsequently fabricate, integrate, test and demonstrate a single quadrant advanced development model variant of the system to support the technology development phase of a U.S. Navy acquisition program. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Logos to Provide Aerostat Surveillance System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $48 million contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project entitled Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques. This contract provides for the design development, production, fielding, operation, and sustainment of a reliable wide area persistent surveillance system (Kestrel) for deployment on aerostats and airships operating at altitudes between 1,000 and 5,000 feet for the U.S. Army. The contractor will provide one engineering development unit and 13 production copies along with one prototype Kestrel Lite, as well as deployed operations and maintenance support for 12 months. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Hawkeye Friend or Foe Identification System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $59 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Mode 5 and Mode S identification friend or foe interrogation upgrade efforts in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye system development and demonstration. Efforts will include design, implementation, test and evaluation, verification, documentation, acceptance, and certification. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Retrofit Globemaster IIIs With Countermeasures System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, was awarded a $15 million contract modification to the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract to retrofit aircraft with large aircraft infrared countermeasures, a mission critical laser-based countermeasures system required to defend mobility air forces aircraft against lethal heat-seeking missiles. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

SRI and Telcordia to Provide Intelligence Technology

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, were each awarded contracts to develop and demonstrate new technology that provides the ability to quickly produce actual intelligence from unanticipated, multiple, varied data sets. SRI received a $16 million contract, Telcordia $13 million. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives $99 Million Weapons Planning Software Contract

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Aerospace Battle Management and Engagement Systems Decision Support and Targeting, Hollywood, Maryland, was awarded a $99 million contract for weapons planning software. Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Sypris Electronics Appoints Long to Operations VP

October 1, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Sypris Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Incorporated, Tampa, Florida, has appointed Jim Long to vice president of operations.

Cardillo Takes New ODNI Post

October 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Robert Cardillo has joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Langley, Virginia, as deputy director for intelligence integration.

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