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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.

Getting There Is Half the Fun

June 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The vacation season traditionally begins with the end of spring. Tight economic times are forcing many families and individuals to reassess their travel goals, but the World Wide Web offers a variety of options. Active-duty military personnel enjoy some advantages in being able to access reduced fares and discounts for lodging. But even civilians can take advantage of the Web to find trips off the beaten path.

Secure Work: The Largest Catch 22 of All

June 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Delays in obtaining security clearances are actually the second biggest problem for companies of any size. The first is what those who want to work with the intelligence community affectionately call the chicken-and-egg problem. Getting a security clearance for corporate personnel is not possible without having a contract that requires secured personnel; however, companies cannot be awarded a contract that requires security clearances until they have personnel that have received security clearances.

Working With the Three-Letter Agencies

June 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Representatives from the DIA, NGA and NSA shared their insights about how to get a foot in the door at intelligence community agencies during the second panel presentation at the AFCEA Small Business Intelligence Forum this morning in Fairfax, Virginia. All agreed that it requires more than the standard marketing approach but emphasized that it is worth the investment in time and talent.

Military Family Support Centers Incorporated

June 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Military families requiring just about any kind of help-from supplies to camaraderie-can find what they need here. Military Family Support Centers (MFSC) Incorporated, located in Salem, Virginia, is dedicated to identifying and meeting the needs of the families of deployed military members. The organization seeks to reduce the stress for troops and their families by providing ways for the community to express its gratitude through offering services, volunteering or making donations.

Representatives Describe Their Agencies' Needs

June 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

An impressive panel featuring participants from the some of the most well-known "three-lettered" intelligence organizations got down to the nuts and bolts of intelligence agencies' requirements. The discussion, which took place this morning at the AFCEA Small Business Intelligence Forum in Fairfax, Virginia, also centered on where the organizations plan to go in the near future in the information technology realm.

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