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Raytheon Wins NextGen Contract to Study National Airspace System Needs

May 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to study the NextGen Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) architecture and to determine the National Airspace System's needs for 2018 to 2025. The study analyzes ICNS interfaces to operator flight planning systems, aircraft capabilities, avionics functions and Federal Aviation Administration automation systems.

McDonnell Douglas Receives Contract for 2 FMS Aircraft

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding a contract to McDonnell Douglas Corporation for an amount not to exceed $400 million. This contract is for the procurement of two Foreign Military Sales (FMS) C-17 aircraft.

CSC Receives Army Maintenance Support Task Orders Worth $347 Million

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has awarded CSC eight task orders to provide logistics and maintenance support to the U.S. Army Regional Aviation Sustainment Management-East and -West. The task orders are collectively valued at $347 million.

Raytheon Awarded $138 Million for Information Assurance, Network Operations

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Raytheon Company an information assurance and network operations contract worth up to $138 million. Under the contract, Raytheon will design, transition and operate a secure voice, video and data-information sharing and collaboration environment for U.S. and coalition forces.

Air Force Awards General Dynamics $30 Million Contract for RRK Program

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force Cryptologic Programs Systems Group has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a $30 million, six-year contract to design, develop, install and support the Remote Rekey Modernization (RRK) program. RRK will enable authorized Air Force personnel at centralized facilities to remotely manage cryptographic keys controlling encryption equipment located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska. The total potential value of the contract is $50 million if all options are exercised.

BAE to Provide Friend-or-Foe Sensors to Navy, Army

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received a $13 million contract modification from the Naval Air Systems Command to provide 500 identification friend-or-foe digital transponders and spares to the U.S. Navy and Army.

SAIC Awarded $158 Million Task Order by Defense Health Information Management System

May 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Defense Health Information Management System to provide sustainment support to the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application/Composite Health Care System. The order has a total value of more than $158 million if all options are exercised.

Transparency Matters

May 6, 2009
By H. Mosher

... And Incoming author Christopher Dorobek would like you to know why in his May column. It's more than a buzzword, he writes: "No person can overestimate the complexities involved in implementing government transparency. It is a dramatic shift in the way we think about information, particularly in government."

Teledyne Receives Contract to Develop Terahertz Electronics

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

Teledyne Scientific and Imaging LLC is being awarded an $8 million contract to develop terahertz electronics for transceiver arrays.

Air Force Awards ISR Contract to Booz Allen

May 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for $10 million. This action will provide the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Directorate with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) strategic integration capability analysis and assessments.

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