The sponsors of Power IT Down Day have released the results of this year's event, reporting more than 17,000 registered participants and approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of power saved. The annual effort encourages IT users to shut down all their devices before leaving work for the day. By using a low-end price estimate of 15 cents per kilowatt hour, all those turned off computers, printers, phone chargers and more resulted in a cost savings of approximately $130,000
American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.
The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.
Kitware Incorporated, Clifton Park, New York, is being awarded a nearly $10 million contract modification for the Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
GrammaTech, Ithaca, New York, was awarded a nearly $13 million contract to provide multilevel protection combining new approaches to analysis, confinement and diversity techniques against the exploitation of vulnerability sets commonly found in binary executables. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
EDO Corporation-Defense Systems of Amityville, New York, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide AN/ALQ-161A Subsystem Software Deficiency Analysis and Block Cycle Support. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $20 million contract to provide Space Command missile warning/missile defense survivability/vulnerability requirements analysis. 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
JDS Uniphase Corporation, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $6 million contract to manufacture 300 Internet Protocol Test Sets to support the General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment Weapons System. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Serco Incorporated and CACI Incorporated recently received contracts for program management and technical support services for the Naval Operational Logistics support Center's Ordnance Information System, which is used to track Navy ordnance worldwide. CSC's contract is valued at a potential $49 million, Serco's $44 million and CACI's $36 million. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, is the contracting activity.