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Boeing Receives Additional Contract For Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems

March 29, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Boeing has been awarded a $39.6 million contract from the U.S. Defense Department to provide 85 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). The company will deliver JHMCS aircraft hardware and pilot equipment for U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, Air Force F-16 Falcons, and 10 international customers.

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.

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.

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