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Veterans, Active Duty Eat Free Wednesday

November 9, 2009
By Rita Boland

In honor of Veterans Day, Applebee's invites veterans and active-duty military members to eat free at its restaurant locations on Wednesday, November 11.

CSC Awarded Contract to Support Marine Corps Tactical Forces

November 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

CSC has been awarded $11 million under a previous contract to provide technical support to U.S. Marine Corps tactical forces. Under the contract, the company will support fielded tactical C4ISR systems under the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity.

BAE Systems Awarded Long Range Land Attack Projectile Contract Modification

November 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

BAE Systems has been awarded an $11.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to continue the design and development of the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP). LRLAPs are guided flight projectiles that are fired by the Advanced Gun System, an automated 155 millimeter gun.

McDonnel Douglas to Supply Finland With F-18 Upgrade Kits

November 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has been awarded a $13.7 million delivery order for the procurement of two F/A-18C/D Mid-Life Upgrade 2 validation-verification kits for the Finnish Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales program.

Raytheon Awarded Standard Missile Contract Modification

November 6, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company is being awarded a $47.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services to support the Standard Missile Program. This contract is for Round Design Agent engineering and technical services for the design integrity and total systems integration of the missile round and its components.

Northrop Grumman Wins Bioinformatics Resource Centers Contract

November 6, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a five-year, follow-on contract valued up to $16 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. Under the contract, the company will create a resource that supports the research of pathogenic viruses and will lead to new medical treatments and preventive measures. Northrop Grumman was awarded the initial five-year contract in 2004.

SIGNAL Says: Paul A. Strassman

November 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

"People must accept that the Internet infrastructure is faulty and will remain so for the foreseeable future."

Fiscal Reality May Force Long-Needed IT Acquisition Changes

November 6, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

Budgetary pressure may force the military to change the way it procures communications and information systems. The result may be the elimination of duplicative systems and interoperability problems.

Train the Way You Communicate, Marine

November 5, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

The adage of "train the way you fight" isn't working for Marines using communications and networking systems. The result is that personnel have to learn how to use vital command, control and communications (C3) gear in the field, which hinders their effectiveness in a combat zone.

C2 of C2 Heads Pacific Fleet Information Priorities

November 5, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

The top priority for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is not merely command and control, it is command and control of command and control (C2C2). That is the assessment delivered by Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, USN, deputy commander and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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