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Swedish Defense Forces Streamline Communications

June 24, 2009
By Katie Packard

Sectra has been commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, to further develop the Tiger personal voice encryptor system used by the Swedish Defense Forces for encrypted telephony. The order value amounts to SEK 13 million.

AFCEA Leadership Series (Video): Deborah H. Alderson

June 24, 2009
By H. Mosher

This is the first in what will be a series of video interviews featuring senior leaders of military, government and industry as they share their philosophy on leadership and the techniques that have worked for them.

This inaugural episode features Deborah H. Alderson, President, Defense Solutions Group, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

U.S. Air Force Technologies: Firing Up for New Missions

June 22, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Every service has faced changes brought about by new technologies and new missions, but the Air Force is wrestling with nothing less than a total overhaul of its structure and activities. Its legacy mission was fairly clear-cut: maintain air superiority and provide support to ground forces where needed. But now, experts are building a new force of unmanned combat air vehicles that vie in importance with piloted craft. And, the Global War on Terrorism and the information technology revolution have struck at the very heart of the Air Force's raison d'etre.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Satellite Communications Software

June 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Incorporated is being awarded a $31 million contract for ultra-high frequency satellite communications and high frequency communications waveform software support for the network enterprise domain under the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System. This contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $45 million.

CSC Wins $29 Million Navy Task Order for Information Technology Network Support Services

June 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk has awarded CSC a task order to provide operations, maintenance and management support to the Outside the Continental United States Navy Enterprise Network in the Far East. The task order has a total contract value of $29 million.

Unisys to Help Police Use Digital Imagery as New Weapon in Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

The New South Wales Police Force has selected Unisys Australia for a three-year deal to implement and provide maintenance services for an end-to-end digital imagery management system to manage and protect digital images taken by forensic teams as well as images and video footage received from the public. The contract has an estimated value of approximately AU$6 million (US$4.75 million).

DRS Technologies Awarded $43.9 Million for P5 Combat Training Systems

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

DRS Technologies Incorporated has received follow-on orders worth $43.9 million for the P5 Combat Training System/Tactical Combat Training System.

General Dynamics Awarded $51 Million Contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $51 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC). General Dynamics will support SPAWAR SSC Atlantic through the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Secure Voice and Defense Red Switch Network, Information Assurance and Interoperability program.

Harris to Support DISA's Multinational Information Sharing Program

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $27 million contract to provide network and systems engineering and other key support services for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA's) Multinational Information Sharing Program Management Office.

ITT Awarded $16 Million Contract for Additional UK VHF Radios

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation Defence Limited has received a $16 million contract from General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited for additional very high-frequency "manpack" radios and ancillaries.

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