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Sienkiewicz, Atkins Named to DISA Data, Planning Roles

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Washington, D.C., has chosen Henry Sienkiewicz as chief information officer and Paige Atkins as director of DISA's Strategic Planning and Information Directorate.

DRC Chooses Strasser as Strategic Development VP

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, has named Paul Strasser senior vice president of strategic development.

Herbert Promoted, Assigned to NGEN Post

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert, USN, has been nominated for promotion to rear admiral and assigned as assistant chief of naval operations for the Next Generation Enterprise Network System Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Guest Post: Network Virtualization

June 9, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann offers his insights on network virtualization as an answer to cyber security concerns about the proliferation of things contributing to the "attack surface," such as networks, circuits and computers.

Call for Oil Spill Response Solutions

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The recently formed Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) announced last Friday it plans to collect and review oil spill response solutions from scientists and vendors.

Boyce Named to FEMA Region I

June 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Washington, D.C., has appointed Don R. Boyce as FEMA regional administrator for Region I.

Naval Network Warfare Assigns New Commanders

June 8, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Thomas P. Meek, USN, has been assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces, and Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III, USN, has taken command of the Naval Network Warfare Command at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Norfolk, Virginia.

Cool App-titude: Aiming for Accuracy

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The creator of an app called BulletFlight claims it could improve the accuracy of military snipers in training by calculating the trajectory of a bullet's flight path to ensure users hit the target.

Tactical Communication Systems To Supply Band 4 Radios Under Canadian Agreement

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Ultra Electronics division of Tactical Communication Systems has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply Band 4 AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM software-defined high-capacity radios. The HCLOSTM radio currently is being shipped worldwide in the Band 1 and 3+ frequency ranges in both 16 megabits per second (mbps) and 34 mbps full-duplex capacity. The Band 4 addition will provide enhanced operational flexibility in the crowded frequency spectrum to support communications bandwidth needs on the current battlefield.

SPAWAR Awards Common Afloat Contract to General Dynamics

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has chosen General Dynamics to compete for future orders under the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts. As one of three recipients, General Dynamics will deliver secure, commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software and networking equipment. Each CALI contract has a total potential value of $502 million with all options exercised.

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