Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $46.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the definitization of the production of an AN/SPY-1D(V) transmitter group, MK 99 Mod 8 fire control system and engineering services in support of the DDG 113 Aegis weapons systems ship set. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $19 million contract to develop and demonstrate new technology that provides comprehensive, automated techniques to allow end users to safely execute new software of uncertain provenance. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering associated with the integration of a synthetic radar Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS) into T-45C aircraft. Efforts to be provided include design, integration, test, validation and verification of two flight-worthy VMTS retrofit kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
DTI Associates Incorporated has been awarded an $11 million the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division requirement for continuing and uninterrupted engineering support performed in support of Engagement Systems Department programs and activities. This contract will provide engineering support for critical and high-priority programs such as Precision Strike Package; Littoral Combat Ship; Electromagnetic Railgun Launcher; GunPACS; and Strategic Border Initiative.
General Dynamics Canada recently received an order to supply more than 1,000 Smart Display Units for installation in U.S. Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The order represents the first use of General Dynamics Canada's technology on the MRAP platform, expanding the reach of the company's comprehensive suite of vehicle electronics currently embedded in the majority of the U.S. armoured vehicle fleet. The MRAP vehicles' command, control, communications and computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities are being upgraded to support future growth and improve operational capability for the crews. General Dynamics Canada received the order from WestWind Technologies Inc., which was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command.
The Defense Department's medical branch creates an iPhone application called iBreathe to help military personnel and veterans handle stressful situations by practicing relaxed breathing.
A different cybersecurity culture needs to be diffused throughout the Defense Department. It will have to view cyberdefenses not as a bandage to be selectively applied to a patchwork of applications. The new cybersecurity must become an inseparable feature of every computer technology that enables our operations.