Lens on Leadership Video Series

December 15, 2010
By H. Mosher

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.

Cool App-titude: Shop Savvy

December 14, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Take holiday shopping into your own hands-scan product bar codes to find the best prices online and at nearby stores with the Shop Savvy app for Android and iPhone.

General Dynamics Conducts Advanced Submarine Research and Development

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Under this award Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturing, maintenance, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials. Electric Boat also will conduct research and development work in areas such as manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety. The contract also supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options, future submarine concepts and core technologies. If all options are exercised and funded, the contract has a potential value of $711.4 million over a total of five years.

L-3 Receives Research and Development Contract Modification

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Services Incorporated, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, was recently awarded a contract modification valued at more than $8 million to exercise an option for research and development of electronics and communications equipment/operational systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SEDNA Provides Acoustic Interception and Countermeasures

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

SEDNA Digital Solutions, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $14 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for the production of AN/WLY-1 acoustic interception and countermeasures systems and technology insertion kits, active intercept and ranging systems, and Archival Media Center systems, including pre-cable kits, maintenance assistance modules, and spares in support of Navy submarine programs. Also included are engineering services and ordering provisions for spare parts. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.