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Cool App-titude: BioLock

September 14, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Sliding a bar to unlock your Android device or entering a PIN? Those methods of smart-phone security could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the new BioLock app, which encrypts and locks down phones using iris and facial scanning.

An Online Marketplace Serving Those Who Serve

September 13, 2010
By planetrussell

Blake Hall is a man on a mission: to help U.S. military personnel use "Web 2.0" Internet technologies to help one another and themselves. Hall's no stranger to demanding missions. A decorated former U.S. Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led a scout platoon in Iraq, he relates how the first time he ever led a combat mission, his battalion commander laid his hand on his shoulder and said ominously, "Hall, don't screw it up." And based on the overwhelmingly positive, initial response to his and his co-founders' new, veteran-owned web venture, TroopSwap.com, an online community and marketplace for active duty U.S. military, reservists, veterans and their families, that battalion commander would be more than proud.

StarChase Promotes Fischbach to President

September 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

StarChase LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, has promoted Trevor A. Fischbach to company president.

Battlefield Robotics: A New "Leash" on Unmanned Life

September 13, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The notion of robots as trusted companions on the battlefield is no longer limited to the scope of science fiction or TV adventure. With the U.S. Army's Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance and its members forging ahead on autonomous technologies, warfighters may just very well have their own "Lassie" to save the day. What more can be done to enhance robotic artificial intelligence to benefit the troops? Share you ideas here.

Boera To Direct ACC Plans, Programs

September 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Michael R. Boera, USAF, has been assigned as director, plans and programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

Alion Supports U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office

September 13, 2010
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology is continuing to support the U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office under a task order valued at more than $3 million. Alion will continue to provide subject matter expertise and services to support the Army Modeling and Simulation Office and the Modeling and Simulation Proponent Office's mission to train and supply qualified modeling and simulation professionals to the Army, recruit and manage the modeling and simulation community to best meet the Army's warfighting needs and to create a fully trained Army modeling and simulation community.

Booz Allen Hamilton Awarded Nearly $24 Million for Biometrics Technologies

September 13, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract for biometrics, identity management, and homeland security technologies research and analysis for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. 55th Contracting Squadran, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Three Phoenix to Provide Photonics Mast Technology to U.S. Navy

September 13, 2010
By George Seffers

Three Phoenix Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $6 million firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract for a technology insertion photonics mast. The procurement of this mast will allow for the continued engineering assessment, design and development of a non-developmental item submarine optronics system.  The Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract is to provide engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products, and hardware/software integration required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy open architecture and network centric operations, and warfare systems in support of USS Virginia class submarine and other submarine/surface ship systems. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Receives $12 Million U.S. Navy Contract

September 13, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $12 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for services required to address obsolescence of the SP-103C single board computer shop replaceable assembly utilized within the tech-insert mission computer and tech-insert flight management computer. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Telos to Replace Web Server Proxy for Combat Information System Program

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Telos Corporation recently received a $13 million order from the U.S. Air Force to deliver a web proxy server replacement as well as certify and accredit an advanced software version for the Combat Information Transport System program. The network management initiative will replace aging equipment and improve security, and includes hardware, software, training, and certification and accreditation services. This contract was awarded through the Network Centric Solutions contract vehicle.

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