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Webinar April 22: Data Center Networking 101--A Primer for the DOD

March 24, 2010
By H. Mosher

In this virtual seminar, Ciena's Jim Morin and Jeff Verrant discuss bandwidth options and other ideas for taking a more strategic approach to data center networking that addresses the heart of the problem: The need for a high-performance, deterministic, manageable and cost-efficient network.

Umberger to Direct Software Engineering

March 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rob Umberger has been named director of software engineering for Raxco Software, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

AFMC Names Thompson Strategic Systems PEO

March 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. John F. Thompson, USAF, has been named program executive officer, strategic systems, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Cool App-titude: PopSci Reader

March 23, 2010
By Katie Packard

Fans of the magazine Popular Science--and those who are interested in science and technology--will enjoy the magazine's app, PopSci Reader.

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Army Europe Linguist Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a four-year, $39 million contract to provide interpreter and translator services. Under the contract, the company will provide comprehensive linguistic services to the U.S. Army to include translation from the target language into English and vice versa as well as the translations of documents, written material and media outputs. The work will be primarily performed in Kosovo, Romania and Bulgaria.

Lockheed Martin Team Selected For Navy's Sense And Respond Logistics Phase II Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.9 million contract to a team led by Lockheed Martin to continue development of an automated logistics system that will help Marines plan and  re-evaluate missions based on real time battlefield data. In Phase II of the Sense and Respond Logistics program, Lockheed Martin and its partners will develop and refine the information architecture prototype designed and delivered to the Office of Naval Research under a Phase I contract. Phase II work will serve as the foundation for a decision support capability that will combine mission planning information with data from networked sensors on vehicles and other assets in the battlefield.

SAIC Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement For Biomass Engineering

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded R.W. Beck, a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a $21 million contract to support the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Biomass Program. As part of the program, the DOE announced that it will partially fund via grants the design, construction and operation of 18 integrated ethanol biorefinery pilot and demonstration projects, helping to promote the development and commercialization of cellulosic and algae derived biofuel and biochemical production. Under the contract, R.W. Beck will serve as the DOE's independent engineer on these projects, providing services including assistance in program management, technical and financial due diligence, construction and operations monitoring, and Recovery Act compliance.

U.S. Air Force Purchases E-8C Engines From Northrop Grumman

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $223.6 million contract for two E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) propulsion pod system shipsets and Federal Aviation Administration certification. Each shipset contains four Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 engines, pylon assemblies and assorted aircraft system interconnections.

DRC Awarded U.S. Coast Guard Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $5 million contract with the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Policy Integration to provide project management, analysis, and technical and documentation services. Under the agreement, DRC will provide mission and capabilities analysis and mission essential task list development to support the Coast Guard's Readiness, Requirement and Resource programs.

Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Command And Control Software Development And Integration Award

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a U.S. Navy contract to provide command and control (C2) software development and modification and enhancement of existing C2 and tactical data link systems. Northrop Grumman is one of five firms receiving awards under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego. Under the agreement, which has a potential value of more than $600 million, the companies will provide software design, development and modification; software integration and related test evaluation; software systems engineering support; and support functions such as integrated logistics and configuration and program management.

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