SIGNALScape

SAIC Wins Navy Command And Control Software Development Contract

March 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $625 million dollars by the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) to develop command and control (C2) software and modifications and enhancements to existing C2 systems. The multiple award, indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity contract has a three-year base period of performance, and two one-year options. The company will perform most of the work at PEO C4I's headquarters in San Diego, California.

Standardizing Government Information Sharing

March 19, 2010
By H. Mosher

In "New Document Provides Framework for Interagency Data Sharing," Henry Kenyon describes a newly released document that sets common standards for data security and risk management: the NIST Special Publication 800-37, Revision 1, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach (NIST SP-800-37).

Thompson Named Strategic Systems PEO

March 19, 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.

SIGNAL Says: Malcolm Green

March 19, 2010
By Katie Packard

"NATO SATCOM will certainly be handicapped if interoperability with national systems is not key to the design of how we go forward."--Malcolm Green, chief of CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NC3A

ACC Appoints Johnson to 451st AEW

March 18, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Paul T. Johnson, USAF, has been appointed commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Free Tax Help for Military Families

March 17, 2010
By Rita Boland
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The Defense Department is offering H&R Block At Home online tax filing free to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families. Eligible participants can access the service through Military OneSource. Users must go to the link on the Military OneSource Web site to access the customized product and create an account. Please do not create an account on the public H&R Block site. Tax consultation by phone also is available by calling Military OneSource's tax hot line at 800-730-3802. Hot line consultants are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern. More information is available online. 

O'Shaughnessy Commands ACC's 57th

March 16, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, USAF, has been appointed commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Thales To Extend French Army Communications Network

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French Defense Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a 240 million Euro contract to extend the French army's RITA (Automated Integrated Communications Network). As part of the contract, named RITA N4, Thales will provide the army with high-performance Internet protocol communications systems for battalion command posts.

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