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General Dynamics Awarded Navy F/A-18 Mission Computer Contract

March 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $30.6 million contract to produce 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew.

DRC Wins Joint Strike Fighter Program Office Contract

March 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a contract valued at $3.6 million, with the Defense Department's Joint Strike Fighter Program Office to identify high priority cost reduction areas of focus and to identify specific cost reduction opportunities, and estimate cost savings of proposed recommendations for the F-135 engine. The scope of the analysis includes the entire F-135 supply chain.

SIGNAL Says: Lisa N. Wolford

March 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

"A lot of our warfare in the future is going to be electronic. Our enemies are going to try to take us down either through our Defense Department systems or through other systems."--Lisa N. Wolford, founder, president and CEO of CSSS.NET

Twist It, Bend It, But Antenna Still Works

March 24, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Antenna technology takes a swift turn with a new alloy allowing bendable, unbreakable, miniaturized reception. Do you see this technology succeeding? Do you envision other uses for this alloy beyond antennas?

Webinar April 22: Data Center Networking 101--A Primer for the DOD

March 24, 2010
By H. Mosher

In this virtual seminar, Ciena's Jim Morin and Jeff Verrant discuss bandwidth options and other ideas for taking a more strategic approach to data center networking that addresses the heart of the problem: The need for a high-performance, deterministic, manageable and cost-efficient network.

Umberger to Direct Software Engineering

March 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rob Umberger has been named director of software engineering for Raxco Software, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

AFMC Names Thompson Strategic Systems PEO

March 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. John F. Thompson, USAF, has been named program executive officer, strategic systems, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Cool App-titude: PopSci Reader

March 23, 2010
By Katie Packard

Fans of the magazine Popular Science--and those who are interested in science and technology--will enjoy the magazine's app, PopSci Reader.

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Army Europe Linguist Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a four-year, $39 million contract to provide interpreter and translator services. Under the contract, the company will provide comprehensive linguistic services to the U.S. Army to include translation from the target language into English and vice versa as well as the translations of documents, written material and media outputs. The work will be primarily performed in Kosovo, Romania and Bulgaria.

Lockheed Martin Team Selected For Navy's Sense And Respond Logistics Phase II Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.9 million contract to a team led by Lockheed Martin to continue development of an automated logistics system that will help Marines plan and  re-evaluate missions based on real time battlefield data. In Phase II of the Sense and Respond Logistics program, Lockheed Martin and its partners will develop and refine the information architecture prototype designed and delivered to the Office of Naval Research under a Phase I contract. Phase II work will serve as the foundation for a decision support capability that will combine mission planning information with data from networked sensors on vehicles and other assets in the battlefield.

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