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Intelligence Blog: Take This Cyber Czar Job and Shove It?

July 16, 2009
By H. Mosher

Joe Mazzafro, writing over at the MAZZ-INT blog for the AFCEA Intelligence community, explores the difficulty in finding a person who is both qualified and willing to be the new "Cyber Czar." "Given these circumstances I just don't see many high profile personalities attracted to being the third or fourth choice for a position that lacks authority, reports to a Deputy National Security Adviser and must operate in the shadow of DIRNSA," he writes.

General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million by Perot Systems to Provide Enterprise Support at Fort Monmouth

July 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded an $11 million task order by Perot Systems Government Services Incorporated to support the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contract vehicle.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $276 Million Contract to Field Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

July 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $276 million contract for fielding and operational deployment of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, an airborne communications system that provides warfighters with critical real-time battlefield information.

Lockheed Martin to Develop Concept for New Navy Air and Missile Defense Radar

July 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $10 million contract to perform concept studies for the Air and Missile Defense Radar, a scalable solid-state radar suite for future surface combatants.

Raytheon Awarded $30 Million for Space Fence System Design and Prototyping

July 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $30 million contract for Phase A system design and prototype of the Space Fence system. Space Fence will provide the U.S. Air Force with enhanced space surveillance capability to detect and report space objects.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Apache Performance-Based Logistics Follow-On Contract

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a follow-on contract to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $89 million for 2009.

Wyle Labs Receives $40 Million Contract

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated has received a $39 million contract to have reliability analysis center research; to develop and deliver data analysis, assessments and evolutions; reliability information analysis and determinations; reliability-centered maintenance analysis; data-element process and standardization assessments; logistics management and planning tools; systems interoperability assessments; system acquisition planning; and financial life-cycle cost estimates for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security and affiliated labs.

Booz Allen to Provide Cyber Support Services

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with logistics enterprise security, cyber situational awareness of emerging cyberthreats and network intrusions within DLA boundaries.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Space Fence Technology

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the first phase of a $30 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop a global space surveillance ground radar system.

Apptis Awarded PM DCATS Command Center Upgrade Contract

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated has been awarded the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (PM DCATS) Command Center Upgrade Special Project Office contract to provide overall management, engineering, integration and acquisition of turn-key command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems worldwide. The total contract is valued at more than $130 million.

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