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DRC Wins Contract To Support DHS Information Security Office Compliance Division

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $15.4 million contract to provide information security compliance support services to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Information Security Office's Compliance Division. Under the contract, DRC will continue to provide an array of security services, including supporting the implementation of the annual DHS Information Security Performance Plan and ensuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Z Microsystems To Support Airborne Surveillance Program

December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Z Microsystems a $2 million order for rugged, high performance workstations and data storage for a forward deployed airborne surveillance program used for tactical intelligence missions. The program involves the collection of data by sensor equipped aircraft.

SIGNAL Says: Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC

December 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

"But at the end of the day, we have to learn to operate within the law and inside of the bureaucracy, while bringing a sense of urgency. In my mind, we need to change the risk of calculus. You don't build something to defeat IEDs the same way you build aircraft carriers."--Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the JCS

Army Colonel Shares Thoughts on Reconstruction Efforts in Iraq

December 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

Col. Dan Anninos, USA, Gulf Region district commander, e-mailed a letter to the editor to offer his perspective on reconstruction efforts in central and northern Iraq.

"Some critics argue the Iraq reconstruction effort has been wasteful resulting in unwanted facilities that will not likely be maintained by the Iraqis following the withdrawal of U.S. Forces. That assertion left unchallenged may be somewhat misleading to those not fully informed on the issue."

Send Deployed Troops Cigars

December 17, 2009
By Rita Boland

For several years Fumar Cigars has partnered with Blue Star Moms to send boxes of cigars to troops deployed in the Middle East. In collaboration with Oliva Tobacco, the company manufactures cigars with logos for all five branches of the armed forces. Anyone interested can sponsor a box, which will be matched one-for-one.

Cool App-titude: IMDb

December 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

I am obsessed with the Internet Movie Database, also known as IMDb. I probably visit the site at least once a day. My favorite thing to do is look up quotes from and trivia about my favorite movies and TV shows, like The Office. With the free IMDb app for iPhones and iPod Touch, fans like me can get their trivia fix any time.

DHS Launches Online Cybersecurity Job Fair

December 15, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The DHS has instituted a new job application process for cybersecurity positions. The good news? It's free of KSAs. Right now the agency is hosting a virtual job fair for those interested. Applicants no longer have to worry about KSAs or a points system; they simply submit cover letters and résumés, which are reviewed by hiring managers. DHS officials will then contact candidates of interest to invite them to a private interview event.

AT&T Awarded Contract To Support Marine Corps Logistics Command

December 14, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., has been awarded a $6,445,915 contract to provide information technology support services to both internal and external customers at Headquarters Marine Corps Logistics Command, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (HQ MARCORLOGCOM, C4) enterprise support division and logistics support division.

Lockheed Martin To Service Army Attack Helicopters

December 14, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $99,299,168 contract for the repair and maintenance line replacement units and line replaceable modules to support the Apache helicopters sensors flying hours program for 2010.

TCS Wins Army Managed Bandwidth Contract

December 14, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (TCS), has been awarded a three-year, $5.9 million contract from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office to provide the U.S. Army Central Command with space segment support for operations in Afghanistan.

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