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DRS to Support U.S. Efforts in Iraq

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $78 million time-and-materials contract to provide specialized engineering and installation support services for the ongoing information technology infrastructure requirements in support of U.S. Forces - Iraq and State Department users. Work will be performed in Iraq. The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Receives Potential $2 Billion Submarine Acoustic Technology Award

January 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $2 billion contract to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for the U.S. submarine fleet and for foreign military sales. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off the shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Help a Veteran--Offer a Job

January 14, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Two U.S. Army officers who recently returned from deployments to Iraq each have the same advice for industry members who want to help soldiers-hire troops when they separate from the military.

SRI to Develop Enhanced Command and Control Capability

January 12, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract modification to develop software that will provide an enhanced military command and control capability that incorporates system state and operational requirements planning and execution management into a single enhanced capability. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Support Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems

January 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $10 million contract modification to support system design, engineering, integration, installation, training, operational support, and in-service engineering for the Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems used by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and other Department of Defense activities. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Modus Operandi to Develop Key Word Identifier

January 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Modus Operandi, Melbourne, Florida has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command to develop a system that identifies critical words and phrases for intelligence analysis, and maintains lists of these key words. The Vocabulary - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR) project, will address the challenges associated with processing overwhelming amounts of intelligence data. The V-ISR project will use advanced, machine-learning techniques to recognize new terms and automatically categorize them within lists that will be constantly updated. Until now, intelligence analysts have had to manually identify new terms and add them to key word lists, a time consuming and error-prone process.

Cool App-titude: USAA Mobile

January 11, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The USAA Mobile app for iPhone and Android offers military families branchless banking and other mobile services.

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