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NASA To Receive Satellite Constellation Modernization Under Award to General Dynamics

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics C4 Systems has won a seven-year contract from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project. Under the terms of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, the company will modernize the ground system and network for NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite constellation. The contract has a total potential value of approximately $642.2 million with options over the period of performance from June 2010 through June 2017.

Lockheed Martin To Provide Simulator Capabilities for F-35 Through Navy Award

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Maryland, has awarded a $4.4 million contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for development, integration, verification, and validation of verification of simulator capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The work for this not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, with completion planned for October 2014.

Wyle To Support Aircraft Systems Under Modified Agreement With Offutt Air Force Base

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Wyle Laboratories has received a $2.5 million contract modification from Offutt Air Force Base for reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability best practices. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will execute various programs for electrical systems on and off aircraft for the commander, Naval Air Forces, Naval Air Systems Command and Joint Services Wiring Action Group.

Company To Participate in Analysis Center Consolidation Via DTIC Contract Award

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has chosen Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc., and its partners as one of nine indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts covering software, networks, information, and modeling and simulation. Under the terms of the contract, which has a maximum value of $2 billion over the next five years, ARA will help consolidate customer-funded efforts of three Defense Department information analysis centers, which are under DTIC direction.

Northrop Grumman Names McMahon, Vice to New Posts

June 21, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, New York, has named Patricia McMahon sector vice president and general manager, aerospace systems battle management and engagement systems division. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, has elected Thomas E. Vice corporate vice president and president of its technical services sector.

Anson Assigned as USSOCOM J-3 Deputy Director of Ops

June 21, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Douglas P. Anson, USAR, has received assignment as deputy director of operations, J-3, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Adm. Winnefeld to Head NORAD/Northern Command

June 18, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Adm. James Winnefeld, USN, has been assigned as commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Clifford Now CEO at Micro Focus

June 18, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Nigel Clifford has been appointed as chief executive officer, Micro Focus, Rockville, Maryland.

Past Notion Takes an Aft Seat to Salty Truth of Piracy

June 17, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Should existing commands such as AFRICOM and CENTCOM's maritime forces be granted greater authority, or should the U.N. beef up its protective policy and punishment? Is it too small a problem, in the big picture, to create a worldwide organization that deals only with protecting world's waterways? Dock here, toss over some tie lines for discussion, and share your ideas.

InternetWorks: Show Me the Money

June 17, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Money. It takes a lot of work to earn, save and manage. Fortunately, in this digital age, tools that simplify these tasks are available at the click of a button. Whether people need to find calculators, make plans, educate children or just learn more about what others are doing, the Web offers it all. And sometimes, the help can even be fun.

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