Sierra Nevada Tapped for Geo-Location Capabilities

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks, Nevada, was awarded about $7 million to provide geo-location training, development and delivery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of June 5, 2012. The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems, Technology Applications Office, Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Fundamentals

June 14, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

An official app from the U.S. Air Force helps candidates prepare for basic military training. The free Fundamentals app for iPhone has tips and information from the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) for current or future active duty airmen.

GD Receives $876 Million to Move Homeland Security Headquarters

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters. The task order has a ceiling value of $876 million and duration of seven years if all options are exercised. As part of the relocation, General Dynamics will provide a seamless, state-of-the-art information-technology (IT) infrastructure that meets the computer networking, telecommunications, building management and physical-security requirements of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters. General Dynamics will install and maintain components that include: information technology networks and systems, along with data, video and audio/visual equipment; telecommunications, including telephony and accompanying networks and wiring; physical security elements such as video cameras, identification card readers and control access points, all integrated for easy monitoring; and building management systems such as the electronic information boards in parking garages that will need to be operated and maintained.

Battlefield Node Brings Home Bacon for Northrop

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman System Corporation, Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded about $18 million for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10, serial number 9001, and the two engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease in support of overseas contingency operations under contract. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft. Purchase of this aircraft by the government will allow for extension of operations on a more economic basis. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.