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S4 Inc. Providing Battlestaff Expertise In USSOCOM Contract

June 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded S4 Inc. an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Global Battlestaff and Program Support contract. S4 will function as a subcontractor to prime contractor SRA International, Incorporated. With all options exercised, the multi-award contract has an estimated value of $1.5 billion over five years, with S4 providing global special operations-unique services and expertise.

Textron To Provide C2 Armored Vehicles and Support to U.S. Army

June 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

An $8.5 million firm-fixed-price contract has been awarded to Textron Systems Corporation for eight command and control armored security vehicles; 72 extended personnel carriers; three years of spares support for all 80 vehicles; 80 English/Arabic operator manuals; five English/Arabic maintenance and parts manuals; one English/Arabic CD of manuals; and two field service representatives for logistics, maintenance and training support for 24 months. The U.S. Army Contracting Center awarded the contract.

FN Manufacturing To Supply MK-48 Mod-1 Weapons Systems to U.S. Navy

June 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

FN Manufacturing LLC has received an $11.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the MK-48 Mod-1 lightweight machine gun (LMG) to support the Navy Small Arms program. The contract, let by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, calls for the company to manufacture MK-48 LMGs, compact, manportable, belt-fed, air-cooled weapon systems capable of engaging targets out to 1,000 meters.

Battelle To Bid on DTIC Contracts

June 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Battelle is one of nine companies chosen to bid on computer software, network, information, modeling and simulation programs for the federal government. Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity agreement, awarded by the Defense Technical Information Center, Battelle can bid on up to $2 billion worth of contracts over the next five years covering cybersecurity, networks, software design and other information-related programs for the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and other government agencies.

Turner Joins Spacenet as a Senior VP

June 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Robert Turner has joined Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions, McLean, Virginia, as senior vice president of business development and strategic marketing.

Ierardi To Direct Force Management

June 10, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, USA, has been named director of force management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Sienkiewicz, Atkins Named to DISA Data, Planning Roles

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Washington, D.C., has chosen Henry Sienkiewicz as chief information officer and Paige Atkins as director of DISA's Strategic Planning and Information Directorate.

DRC Chooses Strasser as Strategic Development VP

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, has named Paul Strasser senior vice president of strategic development.

Herbert Promoted, Assigned to NGEN Post

June 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Capt. Gretchen S. Herbert, USN, has been nominated for promotion to rear admiral and assigned as assistant chief of naval operations for the Next Generation Enterprise Network System Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Guest Post: Network Virtualization

June 9, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann offers his insights on network virtualization as an answer to cyber security concerns about the proliferation of things contributing to the "attack surface," such as networks, circuits and computers.

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