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SIGNAL Says: Malcolm Green

March 19, 2010
By Katie Packard

"NATO SATCOM will certainly be handicapped if interoperability with national systems is not key to the design of how we go forward."--Malcolm Green, chief of CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NC3A

Allyn Commands Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry

March 18, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

ACC Appoints Johnson to 451st AEW

March 18, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Paul T. Johnson, USAF, has been appointed commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Free Tax Help for Military Families

March 17, 2010
By Rita Boland

The Defense Department is offering H&R Block At Home online tax filing free to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families. Eligible participants can access the service through Military OneSource. Users must go to the link on the Military OneSource Web site to access the customized product and create an account. Please do not create an account on the public H&R Block site. Tax consultation by phone also is available by calling Military OneSource's tax hot line at 800-730-3802. Hot line consultants are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern. More information is available online. 

O'Shaughnessy Commands ACC's 57th

March 16, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, USAF, has been appointed commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Thales To Extend French Army Communications Network

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French Defense Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a 240 million Euro contract to extend the French army's RITA (Automated Integrated Communications Network). As part of the contract, named RITA N4, Thales will provide the army with high-performance Internet protocol communications systems for battalion command posts.

General Dynamics Wins FAA Communications Modernization Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract to support and modernize the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrative Voice Enterprise Services (FAVES) program. The contract is valued at $228 million over 10 years. Under the contract, the company will provide managed services support including operations and maintenance, technology refresh and upgrades to existing administrative telephony systems and provide  new administrative telephony systems and services.

Lockheed Martin Wins Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Radar Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Lockheed Martin has received a low rate initial production contract valued at $171.8 million from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Bethpage, New York, for four AN/APY-9 airborne early warning radar systems and spare parts. The radar systems will be integrated into the U.S. Navy's new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

Raytheon Awarded Patriot Engineering Services Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $152.4 million contract modification to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, this is the second of four annual modifications to the original 2009 baseline contract for Patriot engineering services. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide the latest upgrades and system capabilities through systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support to both U.S. and international Patriot customers.

SAIC Awarded U.S. Army Research, Development And Engineering Command Contract

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a contract to support the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and other customers with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive support services. The multiple award, indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity contract has a five year period of performance, and a total value of $485 million for all awardees.

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