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Northrop Grumman to Provide Warning and Control System Amplifiers to France, Saudi Arabia

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to replace narrow band klystron power amplifiers with wide band klystron power amplifiers for the Saudi Arabia and French Airborne Warning and Control System fleets. The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusettes, is the contracting activity.

EDO Receives $18 Million for Counter Improvised Explosive Device Systems

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, wholly owned by ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, California, is being awarded a nearly $18 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise options for the production and support of 260 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) 2.1 systems with the Band C Engineering Change Proposal upgrade to meet urgent U.S. Defense Department requirements in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CREW 2.1 systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of RCIED. This contract is for the urgent procurement and support of CREW systems to be used by forces in each of the military services of the Central Command Area of Responsibility. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Sonar Equipment Under $56 Million Contract

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a maximum $56 million contract for sonar equipment. Using service is Navy. The Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Cyberdefense and DoD Culture

August 23, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Defense Department leadership appears to be viewing cyberdefense issues primarily as a matter of policy and strategy that can be fixed incrementally. That is not possible. Cyberdefense deficiencies have became deeply rooted as result of the defective ways in which the Defense Department acquired IT over the past decades. Cyberdefense flaws are inherently enterprise-wide and are mostly not application specific.

Battelle Memorial to Enhance Pentagon Shield

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded an estimated $6 million contract to enhance, expand and assess selected components of the Pentagon Shield System to include the high fidelity Pentagon model and staff emergency egress models.  Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Booz Allen Hamilton Receives $9 Million U.S. Air Force Contract

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $9 million contract to provide development planning for aeronautical systems for survivable and lethal capabilities. Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Gunnufson, Ridgeway, Estelle, Tosi Appointed at Rockwell

August 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has made the following appointments: Scott Gunnufson to vice president and general manager, Service Solutions; LeAnn Ridgeway to vice president and managing director, Americas; Ken Estelle to senior director, Business Development; and Thierry Tosi to vice president, Strategy and Mergers Acquisitions.

Thomas Named to JSOC Assignment

August 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, USA, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander for operations, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

NASA Extends Engineering and Scientific Services Contract to ASRC

August 20, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, has awarded a one-year contract option to ASRC Aerospace Corporation of Greenbelt, Maryland, for technical, engineering and scientific services in the areas of aeronautics, microgravity science, space exploration and related science and technology activities in support of Glenn's Lewis Field and Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio. The option has a value that will not exceed $50 million and increases the value of the contract to $260 million.

ITT Receives $455 Million for Counter Improvised Explosive Device Technology

August 20, 2010
By George Seffers

ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, is being awarded a $455 million contract for the production of up to 5000 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.2 mounted systems to meet urgent requirements of the Department of Defense in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Mounted JCREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices and are critical to protecting U.S. personnel from the threat posed by improvised explosive devices. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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