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iRobot to Deliver MTRS to U.S. Navy Under $20 Million Contract

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, and depot repair services.  Explosive ordnance disposal technicians use the small robotic vehicle to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe and/or dispose of explosive devices.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

WestWind Technologies Wins $376 Million U.S. Army Contract to Provide MRAP Digital Backbone Kits

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

WestWind Technologies Inc., has been awarded a multi-year contract valued at $376 million to supply Digital Backbone Kits to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Life Cycle Management Command for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. WestWind will supply the command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance digital backbone B-kits in production quantities and package them for integration onto the vehicles.

PlantCML to Provide Emergency Notification System to NASA

July 23, 2010
By George Seffers

PlantCML, an EADS North America company, recently received a five-year contract from NASA to provide the Communicator!NXT emergency notification system, which alerts employees, contractors and visitors via multiple communications devices, including landline telephones, cell phones, smartphones, pagers and emails of an emergency, such as fire, inclement weather, evacuations, security threats and building lockdowns.

Mutiny Aboard the USS "Petroleum"

July 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

For the Navy and other services, advantages of biofuels are obvious and desirable. Top Agriculture Department and Navy leaders emphasize the benefits of renewable energy sources not only to the military but also to the entire United States. How can industry help the Navy reach its timetable goals, and how do all participants in the alternative energy theater collaborate to share resources and implement them?

Wade To Cover NCR for Spectrum

July 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Spectrum, Newport News, Virginia, has appointed Ralph Wade as chief strategy officer and vice president, National Capital Region.

Carey Assigned to Joint Staff Position

July 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Carey, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, command and control and nuclear operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Defense Department Revamps Social Media Hub

July 22, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Defense Department's hub for all things social media has undergone a serious facelift, complete with tips, tricks and lessons on how to share information responsibly and effectively.

Homefront Help: Warfighter Poems Wanted

July 22, 2010
By Rita Boland

The Defense Centers of Excellence is looking for poems to post on its blog. According to an explanatory post, "It doesn't matter if you are a service member, a loved one or a caring citizen; we want to read and share the poems you've written that express your thoughts and experiences - hardships and joys."

Moeller Named Security Coordinator for Israel-Palestinian Authority

July 22, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Michael R. Moeller, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as U.S. security coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority.

Langley Appointed To OUSD P&R Post

July 22, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Koby J. Langley has been appointed as special assistant and senior adviser to the undersecretary/principal deputy undersecretary of defense (personnel and readiness), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Washington, D.C.

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