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Operation: Sound Off! Asking for Grant Votes

August 10, 2010
By Rita Boland

Operation: Sound Off! is seeking votes to win an online contest and receive a grant from Pepsi. The organization aims to help troops realize their own musical dreams, to support warfighters with conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder through music and to use music to inspire troops and the general public. Go to www.refresheverything.com/operationsoundoff to learn more and vote.

Defense Department Efficiencies Initiative Spreads to Contest

August 10, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

On the heels of an announcement from U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates where he proposed eliminating the positions of assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration along with the J-6, the push to make the Defense Department more efficient continues. The INVEST Awards contest will reward the 25 best ideas submitted by department employees with cash prizes.

Cool App-titude: Navy SEAL Fitness; Marine Martial Arts

August 10, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Want to train like a Navy SEAL or learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat with the style and power of a Marine? Two iPhone apps provide the tips, tricks and training rules that go into the physical fitness of the U.S. Armed Forces.

SAIC Wins National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Contract

August 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Science Application International Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, recently received a $5 million contract for the Global Geospatial Intelligence data products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency St. Louis, Missouri, is the contracting activity.

SAIC to Provide Rapid Deployment Integrated Systems, Combat Outpost Surveillance

August 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, has received a $10.8 million contract to procure rapid deployment integrated systems, combat outpost surveillance, and force protection systems to provide early warning force protection. U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command-Contracting Center, Natick Contracting Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

BAE Wins Two Geospatial Intelligence Contracts

August 9, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, recently received a contract valued at more than  $12 million for Global Geospatial Intelligence date products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The company was also awarded an $8 million contract for subject matter expert services for National Ground Intelligence Center NGA Support Team, the Office of Counter Proliferation, the Office of Counterterrorism, and the Office of Asia Pacific. Both contracts were awarded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

DRS to Support U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

August 9, 2010
By George Seffers

DRS Defense Solutions LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12.8 million contract to perform information technology support services for U.S. forces located on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bagram Regional Contracting Center is the contracting activity.

TASC Wins U.S. Army Contract for Warfighter Support

August 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army Special Programs Office has awarded TASC Inc. a $44.7 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to decision-makers and warfighters on the ground over the next five years. TASC will support intelligence and surveillance research and development efforts, Quick Reaction Capability initiatives, and technical expertise in the material acquisition process, planning, and programming system support.

Defense Network Evolution Into Unknown Future

August 6, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The military services haven't accepted the GIG or NECC as a unifying design. Has this been to their detriment? What other initiatives underway could bridge the interoperability gap and enable networks to expand to meet global C2 needs? Share your expertise, ideas and suggestions here.

Together the Military Really Can Do More

August 5, 2010
By Rita Boland

Joint is the name of the game on the battlefield and at LandWarNet as Lt. Gen. William T. Lord, USAF, chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer for the U.S Air Force gave the final address of the conference this afternoon. The general said that he believes all future operations will be joint because the services are too small now to operate on their own. Everyone needs the synergy of the combined force to carry out their operations.

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