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CSC Wins Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has awarded CSC a $21 million contract to provide managed services for end-user computing. Under the agreement, the company will install new laptop computer equipment, including notebooks, netbooks and tablet personal computers, and provide a nationwide information technology help desk.

Raytheon To Establish Nation's Largest Network Science Research Center

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded Raytheon Company an $81 million contract to create a collaborative technology alliance in network science. Under the five-year contract, the company will pursue fundamental research in network science to identify the commonalities that apply to diverse kinds of networks.

General Dynamics Awarded Army Facility Outfitting Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics a $322 million contract to serve as prime contractor for the initial outfitting and transition support of the newly renovated Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the newly constructed Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The company will lead a team of companies providing transition support and planning to move into the facilities, the installation of a variety of medial and information technology equipment, and the relocation of all current equipment to the facilities.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Logistics Support Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit a follow-on contract valued at $42 million to provide performance based logistics support for navigation and steering systems installed on Navy surface ships and submarines.

SMS Wins U.S. Army Information Technology Infrastructure Contract

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

SMS Data Products Group, Inc., (SMS) has been awarded a multi-million dollar information technology infrastructure contract by the U.S. Army. A subcontractor to Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), SMS will expand existing fiber optic and copper wire infrastructure an additional 80 miles to meet key warfighter safety and communication training requirements.

DRC Wins Contract To Support DHS Information Security Office Compliance Division

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $15.4 million contract to provide information security compliance support services to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Information Security Office's Compliance Division. Under the contract, DRC will continue to provide an array of security services, including supporting the implementation of the annual DHS Information Security Performance Plan and ensuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Z Microsystems To Support Airborne Surveillance Program

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Z Microsystems a $2 million order for rugged, high performance workstations and data storage for a forward deployed airborne surveillance program used for tactical intelligence missions. The program involves the collection of data by sensor equipped aircraft.

SIGNAL Says: Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC

December 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

"But at the end of the day, we have to learn to operate within the law and inside of the bureaucracy, while bringing a sense of urgency. In my mind, we need to change the risk of calculus. You don't build something to defeat IEDs the same way you build aircraft carriers."--Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the JCS

Army Colonel Shares Thoughts on Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq

December 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

Col. Dan Anninos, USA, Gulf Region district commander, e-mailed a letter to the editor to offer his perspective on reconstruction efforts in central and northern Iraq.

"Some critics argue the Iraq reconstruction effort has been wasteful resulting in unwanted facilities that will not likely be maintained by the Iraqis following the withdrawal of U.S. Forces. That assertion left unchallenged may be somewhat misleading to those not fully informed on the issue."

Send Deployed Troops Cigars

December 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

For several years Fumar Cigars has partnered with Blue Star Moms to send boxes of cigars to troops deployed in the Middle East. In collaboration with Oliva Tobacco, the company manufactures cigars with logos for all five branches of the armed forces. Anyone interested can sponsor a box, which will be matched one-for-one.

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