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Cool App-titude: Mobile Defense

September 28, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

An app for Android users protects smart phones from being lost or stolen without taking up precious battery power or memory. Mobile Defense will locate the phone down to an exact address, display it on an interactive map and sound a loud alarm through the phone's speaker.

Let Your Voice Be Heard From Overseas

September 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Absentee Voting Week begins today and ends on October 4, 2010. All citizens who have not received their absentee ballot in the mail can go to the Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP) website (http://www.FVAP.gov) to cast their votes.

Military Sealift Command Chooses Laroche as Deputy Commander

September 27, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. Brian L. Laroche, USN, has been selected for promotion to the grade of rear admiral and assignment as deputy commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C.

QinetiQ to Provide Submarine Laser Communication System

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

QinetiQ North America Operations, Limited Liability Company, is being awarded a more than $31 million contract for the Tactical Relay Information Network program to provide a submarine laser communication system that operates in the blue spectrum for evaluation during a naval exercise in fiscal 2012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Multispectral Laboratories to Develop Sensors and Unmanned Technologies

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Oklahoma State University, University Multispectral Laboratories, Ponca City, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $44 million contract for research and development of electro-optical, radio frequency, and acoustic sensors, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles technologies. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

BAE to Design Attack-Resistant Computer

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies, Burlington, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $21 million contract to design a new computer system that is highly resistant to cyber attack, is resilient in that it continues to render useful services in the face of attacks and faults, and can repair itself. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed and Raytheon to Provide Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Components

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archbald, Pennsylvania, and Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, were awarded separate contracts-$34 million for Lockheed, $23 Million Raytheon-to provide Paveway II laser guided bomb computer control groups (seekers) and GBU-12 air foil groups (tail kits). Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Recieves $42 Million FLIR Production Kit Contract

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, was awarded a $42 million contract to provide 65 AN/AAQ 29A forward looking infrared production kits and 15 initial spares in support of the HH-60G helicopter.  Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Missile Defense Agency Modifies Raytheon Radar Contract for More Than $189 Million

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification of more than $189 million to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. Under this modification, Raytheon will fabricate AN/TPY-2 radar #8.

NASA Awards Raytheon Two Contracts With a Combined Value of $1.7 Billion

September 27, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA has awarded two sole-source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) that will make afternoon observations as it orbits Earth. The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument contract is valued at approximately $314 million with a period of performance through September 2018. Under this contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will design, manufacture, test and deliver two VIIRS instruments. VIIRS will gather data on a wide range of Earth's properties, including the atmosphere, clouds, radiation budget, clear-air land and water surfaces, and sea surface temperature. Under the Common Ground System contract, valued at $1.4 billion, Raytheon will design, manufacture, test and deliver hardware, software, and related services for the mission operations of the JPSS ground system.

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