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General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Army Stryker Contracts

January 6, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics two Stryker related contracts with a total value of $112 million. The first is an $84 million contract for battle damage assessment, repair services and materials for Stryker brigades deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The second $28 million award is for 474 hull protection kits and spare parts for Stryker vehicles.

CSC Wins Contract To Continue Supporting Aberdeen Proving Ground

January 6, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded CSC a contract valued up to $79 million to continue providing a range of command, control, communications, computers and information management (C4IM) support and services at U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options.

Get Scienced!

January 6, 2010
By Katie Packard

"Armed With Science" is a weekly podcast from the U.S. Defense Department that highlights the importance of science and technology to modern military operations and the DOD. Interviews with scientists, administrators and operators are conducted to inform listeners about the cutting-edge research and development happening within the defense community.

Globecom Receives Contract Extension to Support NATO Blue Force Tracking System

January 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Globecomm Systems Inc., has received a contract extension from NATO valued at $9.1 million to extend communication services and onsite support for the company's previously deployed GPS-based Force Tracking System (FTS). The FTS provides NATO with tracking data and messaging traffic.

DRC Wins FEMA Program Management Contract

January 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Dynamics Research Corporation a contract worth up to $1.2 million. The contract, which has a one year base period of performance and four one-year options, is to provide FEMA's Office of External Affairs with a range of program and task management services and logistics, analysis and evaluation support.

Harris To Supply Radios To Next-Generation Vehicles

January 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation has received a $228 million contract order from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high frequency radios for use in MRAP-all terrain vehicles (M-ATVs). The AN/VRC-104 radio systems will provide secure, beyond line of sight communications for the new class of armored vehicles.

Cool App-titude: Shakespeare

January 5, 2010
By Katie Packard

It's almost time for students to head back to school. Don't contribute to the insignificance of human learning by failing to understand Shakespeare. Use the free Shakespeare app for access to the literary genius' complete works. The application features the full text of all 40 plays as well as the Bard's six poems and 154 sonnets.

Standing Outside the Wire

January 4, 2010
By Katie Packard

What does the United States need to make its efforts in Afghanistan successful? According to Dr. Linton Wells II, the answer is sharing unclassified information.

Welcoming Linton Wells to SIGNAL

January 4, 2010
By Katie Packard

SIGNAL welcomes Dr. Linton Wells II as the new Incoming columnist.

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