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General Dynamics Wins Naval Surface Warfare Center Support Contract

December 8, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded an $18.6 million, five-year contract to support the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, under the Seaport-e contract. Under the agreement, the company will provide engineering and technical support of machinery control, machinery information and machinery automation systems.

Cool App-titude: Apps for Credit Card Payments

December 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

A friend of mine recently bought an iPhone. She's a small business owner, and one of the first apps she has looked into buying is one that lets her take credit card payments through her phone. Previously, she could only accept cash or check payments, so this app will help make her business more customer friendly. There are several apps to choose from, two of which I've featured below.

EADS Awarded Army Light Utility Helicopter Contract

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North American Defense a $247 million contract for the service's Light Utility Helicopter program. Under the contact, the company will produce 45 light utility helicopters, 30 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) mission equipment packages, 30 MEDEVAC B-kits, 30 hoist B-kits, four very important personnel mission equipment packages, 11 engine inlet barrier filters, 34 environmental control units, and 45 airborne radio communications 231s.

General Dynamics Wins Army Consolidated Product Line Management Contract

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded a General Dynamics-led team the Consolidated Product-line Management contract. The contract will improve the Army's ability to consolidate and efficiently manage the diverse elements of its live combat training system product lines and streamline the process for rapidly adapting systems and equipment to changing missions and threats.

ITT Wins Contract To Produce Tactical Radio Handsets

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has awarded ITT Corporation a $9.7 contract to supply 1,450 Iridium-based tactical satellite communications devices for use by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the contract, ITT will produce and deliver Distributed Tactical Communications System--Radio Only (DTCS-RO) transceivers by March 2010.

Northrop Grumann To Upgrade U.S. Navy Patrol Craft Navigation Systems

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems of three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the craft is being performed under two cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

General Dynamics Awarded Marine Corps Contract For Additional Combat Operations Centers

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics a $54 million contract modification to produce 24 additional combat operations centers (COCs). The COCs will enable command and control operations by Marines deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, from division or air-wing headquarters to the regimental level.

CSC Wins SAP System Support Agreement

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Interior's National Business Center has awarded CSC a blanket purchase agreement to provide SAP system support. CSC is one of two companies that won the competitively awarded five-year contract.

SIGNAL Says: Adm. Gary Roughead, USN

December 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

"We have to be able to do it in a way that they never are in a fair fight, that they always have overmatch."--Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, chief of naval operations

Cybersecurity Requires Your Input

December 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The second and final day of AFCEA's SOLUTIONS Series event focusing on cyberspace demonstrated that the military and government are still perplexed by this new domain.

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