The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has chosen Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc., and its partners as one of nine indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts covering software, networks, information, and modeling and simulation. Under the terms of the contract, which has a maximum value of $2 billion over the next five years, ARA will help consolidate customer-funded efforts of three Defense Department information analysis centers, which are under DTIC direction.
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, New York, has named Patricia McMahon sector vice president and general manager, aerospace systems battle management and engagement systems division. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, has elected Thomas E. Vice corporate vice president and president of its technical services sector.
Brig. Gen. Douglas P. Anson, USAR, has received assignment as deputy director of operations, J-3, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Should existing commands such as AFRICOM and CENTCOM's maritime forces be granted greater authority, or should the U.N. beef up its protective policy and punishment? Is it too small a problem, in the big picture, to create a worldwide organization that deals only with protecting world's waterways? Dock here, toss over some tie lines for discussion, and share your ideas.
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BAE Systems Land and Armaments, Ground Systems Division, has been awarded an $8.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the scope line-replaceable units for the Paladin integrated management program. Awarded by the U.S. Tank-Armaments Command (TACOM), the company will perform the work with an estimated completion date of June 2012.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has received a $546 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to manufacture and deliver UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters for the Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, Bell will provide 18 new UH-1Y aircraft; nine remanufactured AH-1Z aircraft; and two new AH-1Z aircraft. Work is expected to be completed in July 2013.