John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded a $147 million ceiling increase to a previously awarded contract to continue work on advanced technology initiatives by providing technical support to systems engineering and integration for assessments, studies and analyses of command and control, battles management and communications, fire control, missile engineering, combat systems, space component and space systems. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
Linton Wells II points to UnityNet as an example of how information sharing can support U.S. and coalition strategy in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the globe. He then challenges readers: "Now think of how you can support UnityNet-like approaches."
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, are each being awarded contracts for support services for Enhanced Tactical Automated Security System surveillance, detection and assessment equipment, site surveys, integration, installation and technical support. If all options are exercised, the contracts will be valued at more than $37 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
LRAD Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6 million contract for integrated acoustic hailing devices, remotely controlled components of the shipboard protection system that provides a key capability to instruct, warn and deter approaching threats. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Social media use by federal employees and contractors increased dramatically in the last year, but many people still wonder if it is safe and business savvy to jump in to online networking, according to a recent survey.