It's a wide world out there, and U.S. government agencies can use all help available to catch the bad guys. The Army's Biometrics Identity Management Agency is tasked with and has undertaken the job of coordinating biometrics across the Defense Department, patching together the databases of Justice, State and Homeland Security in the endeavor. Are these efforts reaping benefits yet, and can this coordination be achieved seamlessly? Read the full article and share your views.
A new iPhone app attracting close to 80,000 new users each day taps into a huge collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, marine, emergency and ham radios.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated recently announced that it has received an additional $12 million in funding from the U.S. Army for equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite Systems deployed outside the United States. The Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle. The SNAP program includes options for approximately 1,500 terminals and supporting equipment to be deployed in various sizes and configurations, along with up to 30 field support positions.
The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded a $12 million contract modification for a future beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication capability with the advanced extremely high frequency family of advanced BLOS terminals on the B-52. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.