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Green Scum of the Earth Is Redeemed

July 5, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The world is growing smaller and more contaminated with each passing day, but is the NAABB consortium's work in turning proverbial lumps of coal into algal emeralds enough to address wider energy and other critical issues? Its progress is amazing thus far, but what other resources are available besides algae, and are similar organizations with the same goals able to participate in technology sharing? Give us your views and suggestions here.

Hommert Takes Two Posts at Sandia

July 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has appointed Paul J. Hommert as its president and director of Sandia National Laboratories.

Norman Now Brigadier General, Assigned to ACC

July 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Col. Jon A. Norman, USAF, has been selected for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and assignment as vice commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Fourth of July Reflections

July 1, 2010

Guest blogger James Schenck, a U.S. Army veteran and president of the PenFed Foundation, reflects on the military community as we prepare to celebrate our nation's birthday. "This Fourth of July, I ask you to join me in saluting the sacrifices of all veterans who served to defend our nation and remembering their contributions. While the nation reflects on sacrifices of veterans this Independence Day who did not return back from war, I also would like to salute members of the military who sacrificed in other ways."

TurningPoint Taps Thompson for Transition Services

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

TurningPoint, Rockville, Maryland, has appointed Ken Thompson as director, Networx Transition Services.

Culkin Joins Razorsight Corporation

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Frank Culkin has joined Razorsight Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, as vice president for client services.

Electronic Names Foster as Consultant

June 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Electrosonic, Burbank, California, has named Duncan Foster as senior systems consultant.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Armed Forces

June 29, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

An iPhone app receiving high ratings could prove to be a one-stop shop for users serving in the U.S. military, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the topic.

Boeing Receives Military Satellite Contract Modification

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6 million contract modification of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication Block II contract in support of the Military Satellite Communications Program. This mission assurance task order will provide additional on-ground testing while the SV4 spacecraft is in thermal vacuum. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated.

BAE Systems Wins Infrared System Award

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $49 million contract to develop an infrared system that provides a real-time, high-resolution, wide-area video persistent surveillance capability that allows joint forces to keep critical areas of interest under constant surveillance with a high degree of target location accuracy. The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Contracting Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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