Christopher Dorobek discusses key leadership principles for the 21st century in this month's Incoming column. Among his assertions: People confuse leadership with management, and leaders must understand emerging principles of leadership. Moving past the obstacles and understanding these key principles requires a different kind of wisdom: that of today's leaders. Where have you seen good leadership recently?
As if the past eight years weren't enough, the U.S. Army is undergoing even greater changes as it retools to fight conventional and unconventional conflicts. Its Future Combat Systems program, which was to define the Army for the coming decades, is going back to the drawing board. The use of kinetic force is yielding some quarters to digital operations, and new specialties are changing the way soldiers prepare for new missions.
The Boeing Company is being awarded a $15 million contract for a Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) for the DDG51, a land-based GEDMS trainer; GEDMS hardware; and installation and checkout repair for the DDG51 GEDMS and GEDMS shipsets for the Royal Australian Navy.
3001 Incorporated is being awarded an architect/engineering contract with a maximum amount of $15 million for geographic information systems and professional surveying and mapping services in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility.
The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded QinetiQ North America's ITS Corporation subsidiary a contract worth up to $100 million to replace or upgrade the U.S. State Department's telecommunications system at American embassies and posts worldwide.
Alion Science and Technology will support the Army Spectrum Management Office with radio frequency spectrum modeling, simulation, analysis, certification and automation services under a $7.8 million contract.
Space Ground Systems Solutions Incorporated (SGSS) is being awarded an $11 million contract for spacecraft engineering, software research, development and support for design, development, test, launch and mission operations of U.S. Defense Department assets.
Alliant Techsystems has been awarded an $86 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Illinois.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide force protection security services and support at Air Force and other U.S. Defense Department sites worldwide. The five-year, multiple-award contract has a ceiling value of $495 million.