L-3 Wins $104 Million Surveillance Plane Support Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Waco, Texas, is being awarded an approximate $104 million contract for services in support of the P-3, EP-3, and NP-3 sustainment modification and installation program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, zone 5 kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activities.

U.S. Army Modifies Robotics Office Support Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Qualis Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $12 million contract modification to increase the total dollar ceiling for technical support services to the program executive office for the Ground Combat Systems Robotics Systems Joint Project Office. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

All-Knowing Eye Closes In on Reality

May 27, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Seeing is believing, but when a special surveillance camera is doing the watching, it's also interpreting and reporting what it views-and learning from it-without human intervention.

Success in the Cloud: 'Better, Faster, Cheaper'

May 25, 2011
By Max Cacas
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In his talk regarding the G-6's strategic vision for managing IT resources ""from the Pentagon to the warfighter in theater," Col. Michael Jones, USA (Ret.), noted the most recent challenge to the U.S. Army: the explosive growth of mobile devices, such as iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android tablets.