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Boeing To Continue Providing Engineering Services For Australian F/A-18s

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Boeing Defence Australia, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide engineering support services for the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) fleet of F/A-18A/B Hornets. The 30-month contract requires Boeing to deliver repair plans for faults discovered during aircraft maintenance.

Harris Joins IRS Contract For Tactical Multiband Radios

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation has been selected as one of seven contractors to supply the Department of Justice with Project 25 (P25) radios under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential value of $750 million. Under the five-year contract, Harris joins a group of companies whose products meet established P25 criteria.

BAE Systems Awarded Contract To Reset M113 Vehicles

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

BAE Systems has received a $32 million contract modification from the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management command to reset 417 M113 vehicles. Under the contract, the company will refurbish the vehicles by replacing old and damaged equipment with upgraded components and restoring the vehicles to pre-combat condition.

Thales Wins Contract To Supply The Swedish Military With A Next-Generation Tactical Communications Infrastructure

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has awarded Thales a contract to equip the Swedish armed forces with an advanced Internet protocol-based tactical communications infrastructure under the KomNod Program. The Thales system will provide a variety of communications services such as a radio gateway, telephony, alarms, routing, Ethernet, intercom and management services.

SAIC To Develop Army Aviation Crew Simulators

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $12 million delivery order by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the first integrated crew member simulations for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program.

CSC To Provide Healthcare Claims Processing For The Department Of Veterans Affairs

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded CSC a contract to provide health care claims processing systems and services. The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options. Under the contract, CSC and its subcontractor, Plexis Healthcare Systems, will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs Financial Services Center with software for a healthcare claims processing system.

General Dynamics Wins Army Training Support Contract

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, had been awarded a five-year contract valued at $387 million for constructive training systems support by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. Under the contract, the company will provide technical, management and professional engineering support services for the procurement and fielding of constructive training systems.

The DOD Makes Social Media Official

February 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Defense Department has announced its policy on "Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities"--in less formal words, its social and new media policy. This is the DOD's first official policy on new media.

SIGNAL Says: Chief Cathy L. Lanier

February 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

"If one of those types of attacks were to occur anywhere in the United States, nowhere else has the assets we have that are well-trained and ready. But those are the ones you hope never happen. No matter how good we are, there is no good outcome."-Cathy L. Lanier, chief of police, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

Experts Ponder Both Sides of Border Security

February 26, 2010

Managing the myriad programs designed to provide border security has proved challenging. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a variety of technology efforts designed to enhance border security. Likewise, civilian firms are deeply involved with DHS in supporting these programs. Two panels running Wednesday examined the government and industry perspectives of coordinating border security.

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