The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded the Boeing Company a five-year in service support contract for Project Wedgetail valued at $600 million. Wedgetail is Australia's airborne early warning and control aircraft program based on the Boeing 737 aircraft. Under the contract, Boeing will provide acquisition, program management, integration and engineering services.
"Once you put that information into a PowerPoint format, that plan is almost immediately stale. Weather continues to change; intelligence updates might continue to come in; there might be impacts to some of the sorties suggested. All of those cannot be captured in a manual PowerPoint presentation unless you have someone there constantly updating it."--Stacy Furcini, ISPAN division chief
Next week is the West 2010 Conference in San Diego. For those of you who will be attending the conference, we look forward to seeing you there. If you're unable to attend but want to keep up with the conversations and discussions, there are plenty of ways to tune in.
The U.S. Navy established the Navy Cyber Forces (CYBERFOR) today at the Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia. Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II, USN, assumed command of CYBERFOR.
"We are in a dynamic environment with an adversary that's extremely adaptive. The only constant is change, and we have got to be able to adapt our TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] with enough agility to counter what we're facing on the battlefield as the war evolves."--Brad Mason, chief of FORSCOM's G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division
The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract with a potential value of $550 million to continue the modernization and training of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). Under the contract, the company will provide U.S. Army based doctrine and military training as well as logistics and support services to contribute to the SANG's ability to fulfill its mission with self-sustained command, control and operational capabilities.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine a $27.2 million operations and maintenance services contract. Under the contract, the company will provide full service operations and maintenance for seven Navy large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off vessels. Services include crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning.