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Air Force Awards Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory, San Jose, California, was awarded a $7 million contract for the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Global Hawk objective performance incentive payment. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

M.C. Dean to Provide Electronic Security System Surveillance

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $48 million contract for electronic security system and surveillance technology services necessary to accredit information facility spaces for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

AT&T Receives Nearly $219 Million Video Services Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AT&T Corporation, Oakton, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $218 million contract for Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Video Services-Global (DVS-G) which provides video service and video teleconference services. This contract will provide interoperable global unclassified and classified video services and a full-service video teleconferencing utility for all DISN users. The video teleconferencing service is a real-time, near-full motion video service that allows simultaneous video and audio communications between two or more dedicated or dial-up sites worldwide. DVS-G provides critical support to a variety of overseas contingency operations missions. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Provide Satellite-based Wireless Service in Afghanistan

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was recently awarded a $7 million contract to provide management, supervision, manpower, equipment and supplies necessary to provide satellite-based wireless service for morale, welfare, and recreation purposes to three locations within the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The locations are Camp Leatherneck, Camp Delaram and Camp Dwyer. Leatherneck Regional Contracting Center, Helmand province, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Awards $31 Million to BAH for Wolfhound Systems

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, Red Bank, New Jersey, was recently awarded a $31 million contract for 350 Wolfhound systems, as well as managing, producing, testing, validating, delivery, and supporting the services and products associated with the Wolfhound systems. The U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Misssouri, was recently awarded a nearly $37 million contract for the test support and training, software, and fielding efforts for Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team low rate initial production Set 1. U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Snags $88 Million Spy Plane Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded an $88 million contract for Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System aircraft, which encompasses a 24-month engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) base effort for four units with an option for an additional two EMD units and more options for a total of six low rate initial production units and interim contractor logistics support. U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

BAE to Provide Thermal Imagers for Remotely Operated Weapon Station

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems has received multiple contracts totaling $38 million to provide thermal imagers for the U.S. Army's Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II and Stryker programs. The TIM1500 thermal imagers used on remote weapon stations allow soldiers to detect and identify enemy targets while remaining protected inside their vehicles through remotely controlled, vehicle-mounted platforms for light- and medium-caliber weapons. The TIM1500 provides extended viewing range capability to detect vehicle targets at a significant range for target acquisition, long-rang surveillance and situational awareness. BAE Systems will provide the TIM1500 to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS. The company recently shipped its 10,000th TIM1500 imager, and increased its production rate in support of Army requirements, including deployment of the units on mine-resistant, ambush protected combat vehicles.

Faithful Intranet Still Has a Few Good Miles Left

December 3, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet ultimately is facing relegation to the cyberspace garage, with the sea services revving up their new NGEN for launch in 43 months. By going the multivendor route, rather than using a single vendor, NMCI/NGEN architects must adjust to multiple changes and procedures. They see no risks, but the current vendor does. Will the NGEN changeover be smooth, or is the road ahead a rocky one? Share your views.

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