SIGNALScape

Higgins Assigned to J-8 Position

February 15, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, USA, has been assigned director, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization, J-8, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: Wi-Fi Finder

February 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free travel app for iPhone lets you locate Wi-Fi in more than 465,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide.

DOD FY 2012 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending

February 14, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Department's FY 2012 budget proposal features $2.3 billion for improved cyber capabilities, according to figures released this afternoon. Key elements of that funding include $0.5 billion for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to invest in cyber technologies. Funding also will be provided to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for cyber identity, monitoring and enforcement.

CACI to Support Ship Self Defense System

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Technologies Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $24 million modification to a previously awarded contract for systems engineering services in support of integrated ship self defense. This procurement is to provide professional engineering, technical, training, software, project service, logistics services, fleet modernization, internal communication systems, combat system switchboard and other in-service engineering agent products necessary to support the ship self defense system of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California. Services will be required at shore sites, land-based test facilities, shipyards, and aboard ships in port and at sea. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Kongsberg to Increase Remote Operation Weapon Stations for U.S. Army

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Kongsberg Defence, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $120 million contract, which will increase the maximum quantity of common remote operation weapon stations from 10,349 units to 11,690 units. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 21, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Supply Radios for Biological Threat Detection System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army's Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS). Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) high frequency systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over high frequency radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.

ThalesRaytheon to Develop Prototype Command and Control System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

ThalesRaytheonSystems Company has been awarded a $5 million contract to demonstrate a Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) prototype system for the U.S. Marine Corps. ThalesRaytheonSystems will demonstrate its proposed CAC2S system in approximately eight months at Camp Pendleton, California.

APIC to Design Optical Code Division Multiple Access Network

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, recently announced that it has received a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command  Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract to design an integrated optical code division multiple access (CDMA) network system that addresses multi-level security at speeds beyond what is possible with electronics. CDMA provides efficiency, security, and multi-access benefits in wireless communications. APIC's system takes the basic ideas of CDMA and implements it in fiber optic network.

Information Sharing Bridges Maritime Gap

February 11, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

As criminals turn to clandestine methods of entry into the United States, leaders in the maritime domain are working overtime to minimize threats by increasing data-sharing capabilities.

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