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Goodrich to Support Pakistani F-16 Datalink, Potential Fusion Center

January 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Goodrich Corporation, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $72 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide five dual band-110 Pod, two datalink upgrades to existing pods, two fixed ground stations, one mobile ground station, four ground station datalink receiver kits, initial spares, technical manuals, minimal initial engineering support for final in-country installation, integration, testing and a study for a potential fusion center. This supports a Foreign Military Sale program and Pakistani F-16 aircraft.

InternetWorks: The Help Files

January 20, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Internet has invaded almost every facet of life. Basic browsers, social media, smartphones, document-producing software-the list goes on. And though these items may improve life, they also cause frustration headaches. Fortunately, the source of the problem can be the source of the solution. Many websites offer free help and advice about how to resolve issues from technical experts or from average users facing the same problems. Tech Support Guy At Tech Support Guy, users who sign up for a free account can submit queries about issues they have and then receive responses from other account holders. However, the site is so robust that many casual visitors might find answers to their problems by reading through material already posted by other users. The site offers a "Mark Solved" button for people to click if they received the help they needed. Discussion forums include security and malware removal, software and hardware, operating systems, Internet and networking, general technology, and community. The "Guide for New Members" helps people get started with setting up an account and using the services available. Annoyances.org This website offers help to Windows users whether they are beginners looking to learn the basics or long-time customers unsure of what to do next. Assistance is available in several categories including using Windows, customizing, networking, reducing clutter, performance and applications. The site also offers help with troubleshooting, overcoming simple annoyances, such as eliminating splash screen or disabling automatic Windows updates, and registry tips. Visitors interested in engaging with other people using the same version of the software can take part in the discussion forums. Anyone looking for freeware should check out the "Software" link.

Blake Named to CENTCOM Post

January 20, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Col. Casey D. Blake, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy commander, U.S. Central Command-Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Afghanistan.

Thin Is "In" for Client-Server Computing

January 20, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Everything old is new again-desktop virtualization moves computing from current fat-client server architecture back to a model similar to times past. What is now device-oriented will become server-oriented, and the technology is ready. Do you believe the Defense Department should proceed with desktop virtualization, or do you see other, more efficient paths? Read the complete article and share your opinions here.

Homefront Help: Operation Gratitude

January 20, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Operation Gratitude supports deployed warfighters by working to provide them with care packages and letters from groups and individuals back home. It sets itself apart from similar organizations by also bringing items to troops undergoing long-term rehabilitation at several military hospitals.

General Dynamics to Support Automated Logistics in Kuwait

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to operate its supply support activity in Kuwait. The contract has an initial value of about $31 million for the first year, with a potential value of $177 million over five years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will be responsible for the management and facilitation of the supply support activity for the Southwest Asia region, which conducts and sustains military operations and activities throughout the region. The company will receive, classify, store and distribute multiple classes of Army supplies using automated information management systems. The majority of the work will be performed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

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