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Raytheon Awarded An Extension To U.S. Antarctic Support Program

April 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Raytheon Polar Services, a division of Raytheon Technical Services Company, a one-year extension to its current contract for science, operations and logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program. Raytheon is the prime contractor to the U.S. Antarctic Program for the NSF. The extension moves the contract end date to March 31, 2011.

EADS Astrium Wins Sentinel 2-B Contract

April 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The European Space Agency has awarded Astrum, a subsidiary of EADS, a 105 million Euro contract to build the Sentinel 2-B optical satellite. When complete the Earth observation satellite will join the Sentinel 2-A spacecraft to cover all of the planet's land masses in five-day cycles, sending back data and images for at least 15 years.

Thales Awarded Watchkeeper Support Contract

April 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales UK an initial three-year support contract for the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial system program, for which Thales is also the prime system integrator. The agreement is a performance-based Contractor Logistics Support service, requiring the company to provide spares and repairs, technical support and a Watchkeeper training facility.

Cool App-titude: GovLoop

April 13, 2010
By H. Mosher

Get your GovLoop fix on the go with its newly released iPhone app, which provides easy mobile access to a number of the community's features, including its job feed, several spotlighted blogs, an aggregated Twitter stream tracking mentions of Gov 2.0 related content, and its event calendar.

GD Assigns Jacocks to Army Accounts

April 13, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

General Dynamics' C4 Systems business unit has named Col. Valerie Jircitano Jacocks, USA (Ret.), as director of Army accounts for its Washington, D.C., operations.

Philman Directs Warfare Integration

April 13, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rear Adm. David L. Philman, USN, has been assigned as director, Warfare Integration/senior national representative, N8F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

SRA Taps Ginevan, Williamson

April 12, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

SRA International Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, has appointed Mark Ginevan as vice president for enterprise information technology and infrastructure programs, and Col. Carl Williamson, USAF (Ret.), as vice president.

Morgan Heads Force Command

April 12, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, Force Command, Heidelberg, Germany.

New Program Supports STEM Teachers

April 8, 2010
By H. Mosher

AFCEA International and the AFCEA Educational Foundation have an integrated plan to deliver on the recruitment, retention and renewal of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teachers.

Yamada To Handle Strategy, Business

April 8, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group has appointed Austin Yamada as senior vice president for strategy and business development.

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