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Mattis To Head CENTCOM

July 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, has been nominated for appointment as commander of U.S. Central Command. He succeeds Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA, recently named commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Patterson Assigned 7th Signal Command CG

July 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Marines Are Cooking Up a Few Good Fuels

July 9, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Are the Marine Corps and other services close to completely adapting to alternative power sources? Their progress is compelling. Is it possible to envision a future force relying solely on green steam, or is it just half pipe dream? Share your ideas and suggestions on how to see these technologies succeed.

Integral Systems Receives $13 Million Contract Due to Space Vehicle Launch Delays

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Integral Systems, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a contract modification of more than $13 million, which will extend the contract for the command and control system-consolidated program by one year to accommodate launch delays on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Space Vehicles 1, 2 and 3. Space & Missiles System Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting office.

U.S. Army Awards Nearly $400 Million Sky Warrior Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, recently received $195.5 million in funding from the U.S. Army toward an estimated $399 million contract to provide supplemental hardware and low-rate initial production of its Sky Warrior unmanned aerial system in support of the Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial system program. Full funding is expected later this summer and will provide for 34 Sky Warrior aircraft, 16 ground control stations, airborne and ground tactical control data link equipment and various other items to include automatic landing systems, spares, and ground support equipment.

U.S. Navy Awards Potential $3.4 Billion NMCI Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

HP Enterprise Services today signed a continuity of services contract with the U.S. Department of the Navy, valued in excess of $3 billion, if all options are exercised. The contract enables the Navy to transition the comprehensive, end-to-end information technology services presently provided under the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract to the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract in a manner that minimizes the possible risks to the Navy's information technology operations and security, according to an HP announcement.

UPDATE: Code in Cyber Command Logo Cracked

July 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A code that appears in the new U.S. Cyber Command logo fueled a serious search across the nation, and someone was quick to crack it. So what did the mysterious text reveal?

StarChase Appoints Jaffe as CEO

July 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

StarChase LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, has appointed Karen Jaffe as chief executive officer.

Oltrogge Joins Space Standards & Innovation Center

July 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Daniel Oltrogge has joined the Center for Space Standards and Innovation, a division of Analytical Graphics Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as senior research astrodynamist and mission assurance manager for the Space Data Association's space data center.

Kisner Promoted, Assigned to SHAPE

July 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Frank K. Kisner, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.

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