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TeleCommunication Systems to Provide Satellite Systems Equipment

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated recently announced that it has received an additional $12 million in funding from the U.S. Army for equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite Systems deployed outside the United States. The Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle. The SNAP program includes options for approximately 1,500 terminals and supporting equipment to be deployed in various sizes and configurations, along with up to 30 field support positions.

Boeing to Provide B-52 Beyond Line of Sight Communications

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded a $12 million contract modification for a future beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication capability with the advanced extremely high frequency family of advanced BLOS terminals on the B-52. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell to Upgrade Presidential Helicopter Cockpit

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Pacific Rim's Shot at Harmony

October 8, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

PACOM has the overarching responsibility for ensuring security in the Asia-Pacific region. The organization's commander offers that if PACOM can get its five focus areas right, it will have achieved its goals and enable it to focus on other challenges. What's the ideal future scenario? Read the complete interview and share your input.

NanoInk Appoints Marchmont, Yeh to GM Posts

October 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

NanoInk Incorporated, Chicago, has appointed Robert Marchmont as general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Oliver Yeh as general manager for the Asia-Pacific region.

Goodwin To Command 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force

October 8, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Scott P. Goodwin, USAF, assigned as commander, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Paper-Saving Effort Impacts Savings Bonds

October 7, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced an end to the sale of paper savings bonds through employer-sponsored payroll savings programs. Find out how this change could impact the way you save in the future.

Signature Flight Support Appoints Radosky to Government, Military Programs

October 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Signature Flight Support Corporation, Orlando, Florida, has appointed Joseph E. Radosky as sales manager for Government and Military Programs.

Air Force Taps Bethel for ISR Slots

October 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Bethel, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, and deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Homefront Help: USO-Metro's Casino Night 2010

October 7, 2010
By Rita Boland

Get out your good luck charms and join the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) for its 7th Annual Casino Night on October 15th at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. All proceeds will benefit the USO-Metro's programs for the capital area's service members and their families.

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