SIGNALScape

Turning Off IT In a Big Way

August 31, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The sponsors of Power IT Down Day have released the results of this year's event, reporting more than 17,000 registered participants and approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of power saved. The annual effort encourages IT users to shut down all their devices before leaving work for the day. By using a low-end price estimate of 15 cents per kilowatt hour, all those turned off computers, printers, phone chargers and more resulted in a cost savings of approximately $130,000

Cool App-titude: AMVETS Mobile

August 31, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.

ITT to Support Military Base Communications in Five Countries

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.

GammaTech Receives Nearly $13 Million Air Force Research Lab Contract

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

GrammaTech, Ithaca, New York, was awarded a nearly $13 million contract to provide multilevel protection combining new approaches to analysis, confinement and diversity techniques against the exploitation of vulnerability sets commonly found in binary executables. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Three Firms Receive Contracts for Navy Ordnance Information System

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Serco Incorporated and CACI Incorporated recently received contracts for program management and technical support services for the Naval Operational Logistics support Center's Ordnance Information System, which is used to track Navy ordnance worldwide. CSC's contract is valued at a potential $49 million, Serco's $44 million and CACI's $36 million. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, is the contracting activity.

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