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SRC Awarded Funds For Foliage Penetrating Radar

January 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

SRC has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $8.1 million for its Foliage Penetration Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar, known as FORESTER. The first award is $5.3 million by the U.S. Army and the second was for $2.8 million from the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act for FORESTER technology improvements. The Army contract is for an additional radar system to support ongoing unmanned aerial vehicle research and development efforts.

U.S. Navy Establishes Cyber Fleet

January 29, 2010

Although the U.S. Navy has been in the cyber arena for many years, today the service officially moved into the operational cyber domain as Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, USN, took command of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.

Boeing Awarded Wedgetail Support Contract

January 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded the Boeing Company a five-year in service support contract for Project Wedgetail valued at $600 million. Wedgetail is Australia's airborne early warning and control aircraft program based on the Boeing 737 aircraft. Under the contract, Boeing will provide acquisition, program management, integration and engineering services.

SIGNAL Says: Stacy Furcini

January 29, 2010
By Katie Packard

"Once you put that information into a PowerPoint format, that plan is almost immediately stale. Weather continues to change; intelligence updates might continue to come in; there might be impacts to some of the sorties suggested. All of those cannot be captured in a manual PowerPoint presentation unless you have someone there constantly updating it."--Stacy Furcini, ISPAN division chief

Keep Up With West!

January 28, 2010
By Katie Packard

Next week is the West 2010 Conference in San Diego. For those of you who will be attending the conference, we look forward to seeing you there. If you're unable to attend but want to keep up with the conversations and discussions, there are plenty of ways to tune in.

May A Networking Source Be With You

January 27, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cyber denizens meet on DEFStar-an innovative social media site geared toward government and military.

Navy Cyber Forces Established

January 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Navy established the Navy Cyber Forces (CYBERFOR) today at the Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia. Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II, USN, assumed command of CYBERFOR.

Cool App-titude: Real Time Congress

January 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

Are you a government news junkie? Do you need to know every move that Congress makes? Then stay current on the latest news happening in D.C. with Real Time Congress.

Brig. Gen. Olan Waldrop, USAF (Ret.), joins Apptis Inc.

January 22, 2010
By H. Mosher

Apptis Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has named Brig. Gen. Olan Waldrop, USAF (Ret.), regional director of Defense Department programs in its Montgomery, Alabama, office.

SIGNAL Says: Brad Mason

January 22, 2010
By Katie Packard

"We are in a dynamic environment with an adversary that's extremely adaptive. The only constant is change, and we have got to be able to adapt our TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] with enough agility to counter what we're facing on the battlefield as the war evolves."--Brad Mason, chief of FORSCOM's G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division

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