Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Incorporated, San Diego, California, was awarded a $74 million contract modification to provide for rapid fielding of expanded Battlefield Airborne Communications Node capability in support of overseas contingency operations. It executes an option for continued maintenance and support of the payload installed in two of three modified BD-700 Global Express aircraft leased from March 2011 through October 2011. Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Chemlmage Bio Threat Limited Liability Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded $17 million to fill an urgent need for a homemade explosive detection capability in support of force protection. The contract will provide for the fabrication and delivery of five complete LightGuard systems, two additional sensors, a recommended concept of operations, risk reduction tests, support of development tests and support of the in-theater early user test over a 12-month period. The U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Back in October, AFCEA's Professional Development Center hosted a series of speakers talking about issues facing today's leaders. The Executive Leadership Series lives on in video form, as SIGNAL Editor in Chief Robert K. Ackerman spent a few minutes with each of the speakers prior to their presentations. The result is Lens on Leadership, six short videos in which each speaker shares wisdom from his or her area of expertise.
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