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Boeing Provides Helmet Mounted Cueing System

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $59 million contract to provide for joint helmet mounted cueing system full rate production seven for the Air Force and foreign military sales. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

NASA Awards $251 Million Information Technology and Multimedia Contract

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA selected DB Consulting Group Incorporated, Silver Spring, Maryland, to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The new Information Technology and Multimedia Services contract has a maximum value of $251 million. The company will provide services operation and maintenance of primary information technology services; graphics; library management; imagery acquisition, processing and cataloguing; television systems support for human spaceflight missions; public affairs services including creative content for NASA Television, live mission television, multimedia and the public Internet; and education program support.

Progeny Systems to Provide Prototype Portal Products and Processes

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a contract modification of more than $10 million for Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research topic, "Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction." The concept is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements.This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to submarines, surface ships, surveillance and air platforms. Progeny will also design, prototype and demonstrate a common technical architecture for a non-tactical data processing subsystem information automation and reduced manning system or engineering development models as needed. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Poll: The New TSA Security Procedures

November 15, 2010
By H. Mosher

This month's SIGNAL Connections poll is out, and we're curious: Are the new TSA security techniques, involving revealing full-body scans and aggressive pat-down searches, too invasive?

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