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Lockheed Martin Receives Trident II Shipboard Systems Integration Contract

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a U.S. Navy contract potentially valued at nearly $230 million to provide Trident II (D5) strategic systems programs shipboard systems integration; strategic weapon system navigation subsystem; systems design and development; and electrostatically supported gyro navigator refresh.  The Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

NASA Selects AeroTech to Quantify Benefits of Advanced Weather Avoidance Systems

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroTech Research Inc., has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovative Research contract to develop a software toolset that quantifies the beneficial effects of equipping aircraft with improved weather avoidance technologies.  The Advanced Weather Avoidance Requirements Evaluation software will allow airlines and avionics manufacturers to quantify costs and benefits of implementing technologies that reduce the impact that severe weather can have on aircraft operations.

ViaSat Receives $477 Million Blue Force Tracking Contract

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat has announced a $477 million U.S. Army contract to supply the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity, low-latency Blue Force Tracking equipment as part of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Program.

How and Why an Institution Must Transform

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

The feel and focus of LandWarNet took on a slightly different feel this afternoon as retired IBM Chief Executive Officer Louis V. Gerstner took the stage to discuss institutional transformation. Rather than address military-specific needs, Gerstner explained how he worked to turn around IBM by changing the entire culture of the organization. He told listeners to take the lessons he imparted and apply them as appropriate to military needs.

Young To Join Alenia Aeronautica as CEO

August 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Alenia Aeronautica, Washington, D.C., a Finmeccanica Company, has appointed John H. Young Jr. as chief executive officer.

CSC Names Deutsch to Defense Cyber Group

August 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has named Kenneth W. Deutsch as account executive, Department of Defense Cyber, for its North American Public Sector Defense Group.

Apps4Army Contest Only the Beginning

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

Apps for the Army contest winners and the Army chief information officer talk about the winning apps and what these developments mean for the future of the Army.

Acquisition Process Must Change

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

The Army needs to fix its acquisition process and move good ideas to top leaders according to Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, USA, vice chief of staff, U.S. Army. Gen. Chiarelli delivered the morning address of LandWarNet today via teleconference, stating that he wants the ideas people have to make things better. He also emphasized repeatedly the need to change acquisitions to keep up with technology changes and the enemy.

No Easy Answers for Army Enterprise

August 3, 2010
By Rita Boland

The solutions to the Army's network problems have no easy answers according to opinions from the first panel here at LandWarNet. Leaders in industry addressed five questions about how to improve or address various facets of the Army enterprise, but rarely did any of the responses provide straightforward solutions.

Army CIO Addresses the Enterprise

August 3, 2010
By Rita Boland

Increased situational awareness continued as the focus of importance here at LandWarNet. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorensen, USA, the chief information officer/G-6 of the Army, gave a high-level view of the current path of the Army enterprise, emphasizing that everything done comes down the need for shared situational awareness. All other pieces must support the effort to provide the warfighters with the information they need.

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