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Harris Names Sewell to IT Business

July 26, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Harris Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, has named Murray A. Sewell II as vice president of business development for the intelligence and civil areas of its Information Technology (IT) services business.

Schmidle Assigned To Cyber Command Position

July 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command.

Northrop Grumman to Revitalize Hunter UAS in Support of War Effort

July 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Technical Services, Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was recently awarded a $47 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide capability-based rotations support for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and revitalization for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system.  Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives $136 Million Contract for Additional Hawkeye

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded an undefinitized modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye low-rate initial production Lot 2 aircraft.  The not-to-exceed price for the additional aircraft is $136 million.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

iRobot to Deliver MTRS to U.S. Navy Under $20 Million Contract

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, and depot repair services.  Explosive ordnance disposal technicians use the small robotic vehicle to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe and/or dispose of explosive devices.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

WestWind Technologies Wins $376 Million U.S. Army Contract to Provide MRAP Digital Backbone Kits

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

WestWind Technologies Inc., has been awarded a multi-year contract valued at $376 million to supply Digital Backbone Kits to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Life Cycle Management Command for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. WestWind will supply the command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance digital backbone B-kits in production quantities and package them for integration onto the vehicles.

PlantCML to Provide Emergency Notification System to NASA

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

PlantCML, an EADS North America company, recently received a five-year contract from NASA to provide the Communicator!NXT emergency notification system, which alerts employees, contractors and visitors via multiple communications devices, including landline telephones, cell phones, smartphones, pagers and emails of an emergency, such as fire, inclement weather, evacuations, security threats and building lockdowns.

Mutiny Aboard the USS "Petroleum"

July 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

For the Navy and other services, advantages of biofuels are obvious and desirable. Top Agriculture Department and Navy leaders emphasize the benefits of renewable energy sources not only to the military but also to the entire United States. How can industry help the Navy reach its timetable goals, and how do all participants in the alternative energy theater collaborate to share resources and implement them?

Wade To Cover NCR for Spectrum

July 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Spectrum, Newport News, Virginia, has appointed Ralph Wade as chief strategy officer and vice president, National Capital Region.

Carey Assigned to Joint Staff Position

July 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Carey, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, command and control and nuclear operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

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