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Williamson Assigned to JPEO JTRS Position

March 21, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS), San Diego, has assigned Col. (P) Michael E. Williamson, USA, to joint program executive officer.

Special Operations Command Awards Nearly $85 Million Enterprise Contract

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

L3 STRATIS, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $85 million contract for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts distributed computing management services (DCMS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contractor will assist the government in performing the daily operations necessary to facilitate U.S. SOCOM's ongoing ability to effectively and efficiently optimize delivery and performance of DCMS to sustain and maintain U.S. SOCOM's global enterprise information technology distributed computing environment. U.S. SOCOM is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Integrate Encryption Systems

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Arizona, has been awarded an $8 million contract for the initial integration of the Type-II Interim Encryption System (TIES) and 37 sets of the Hunter unique TIES hardware to be installed at various locations. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures Shadow Launchers from AAI Corporation

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12 million contract for the procurement of 43 launchers for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Provides Weapons of Mass Destruction Defeat Technology

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, was awarded a $23 million task order under the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) defeat technology contract for phase three of the Integrated WMD Toolset (IWMDT). The contractor will provide the development and integration architecture framework to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency technology transfer, gateway and portal use. In addition, the contractor will support the development, maintenance, and update responsibilities as needed for common software and support documentation to efficiently facilitate tool developer participation and integration into the IWMDT. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Update F-22 Electronic Warfare Power Supply

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a more than $18 million contract modification for non-recurring labor, materials and 233 kits to update the configuration of the electronics warfare power supply on the F-22 fleet. U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies Small Underwater Drone Contract

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Hydroid Incorporated, Pocasset, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $17 million contract modification to provide service for the currently fielded legacy Small Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SUUV) systems and to provide continued depot level and engineering support for the SUUV program. The SUUV program provides explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces with a very shallow water mine countermeasures and underwater object location system. Hydroid will provide expert technical and engineering support services to maintain the full functionality of fielded systems as well as provide additional systems that may be required by the EOD community to meet mission requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Argon to Support Light Weight Joint Deployable Air Drop System

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Argon ST, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $45 million contract for the procurement, testing, delivery, training, and logistical support of the Joint Precision Air Drop System Ultra Light Weight (JPADS-ULW). The procurement is for the acquisition of a JPADS-ULW, an aircraft deployed, steerable canopy system that is capable of delivering cargo loads of 250 pounds to 699 pounds rigged weight, safely and effectively from 24,500 feet mean sea level through hardware, software altitude control, glide management of system descent and landing. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Integrated Marine Corps Network Defends Against Cyberattacks

March 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

In an era of social media and WikiLeaks, information assurance is critical to the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. And Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, USMC, chief information technology officer, has his hands full ensuring that information flows smoothly and securely throughout the service.

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