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Improving Our Net-Centricity

May 19, 2009
By H. Mosher

Command and control (C2) still hasn't evolved with the times, according to an afternoon plenary session at AFCEA SOLUTIONS today. Dr. David S. Alberts, director of research for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, networks and information integration, spoke on the maturity and agility of C2. Alberts explained missions are increasingly complex, with implications on command and control:

Common Themes Vex Coalition Operations

May 19, 2009

Although there has been a great deal of progress in streamlining information sharing among allied forces over the past decade, many impediments remain. As the panelists at this morning's session on the challenges surrounding information sharing in a coalition environment noted, the devil is in the details.

Continuing Exercises Help Bridge Defense and Civil Authorities

May 19, 2009
By H. Mosher

Ongoing exercises at the national level are the key to improving inter-agency homeland security processes, according to panelists at Tuesday morning's Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) panel at AFCEA SOLUTIONS. Such exercises contributed to the successful security implementation at the inauguration in January, said Col. Ken McNeill, ARNG, NGB/J-6.

Mission Partners Need Information Sharing

May 19, 2009
By H. Mosher

General Victor E. Renuart Jr., USAF, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, opened the AFCEA Solutions conference on Inter-Agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing with a resounding endorsement of the need for continuing conversation about information sharing. But conversation isn't enough, he continued. "Discussions don't move to real solutions very rapidly. Discussion is wonderful, but action is what we need."

AFCEA Intelligence Announces New Writing Contests

May 18, 2009
By H. Mosher

AFCEA Intelligence and the Naval Intelligence Professionals/Naval Intelligence Foundation (NIP/NIF) have joined forces to sponsor two annual writing contests. The contests provide intelligence professionals with opportunities to express themselves on topics of importance to the Intelligence Community and national security.

Argon Awarded Contract for SoOP

May 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST has been awarded a $6 million contract for the Robust Surface Navigation (RSN) program to develop technology for geospatial location and navigation using "signals of opportunity (SoOP)."

ITT Receives Contract for Software Support

May 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation is being awarded a $23 million contract for single-channel ground and airborne radio system waveform software support for the Network Enterprise Domain under the Joint Program Executive Office, Joint Tactical Radio System.

Florida Orders Raytheon's Advanced SUV-Based Radiation Detection System

May 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received an award for its Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System from Florida's Department of Transportation. The system detects and identifies nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations, using advanced spectroscopic technology.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Technology Development Contract

May 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4 million contract by The Boeing Company for the technology development phase of the F/A-18E/F Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program.

Boeing Awarded Contract to Develop Counter-Electronics HPM Aerial Demonstrator

May 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a $38 million contract to develop and test a nonlethal, high-power microwave (HPM) airborne demonstrator for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Counter-Electronics High-Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project.

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