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Guest Post: Network Virtualization

June 9, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann offers his insights on network virtualization as an answer to cyber security concerns about the proliferation of things contributing to the "attack surface," such as networks, circuits and computers.

Call for Oil Spill Response Solutions

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The recently formed Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) announced last Friday it plans to collect and review oil spill response solutions from scientists and vendors.

Cool App-titude: Aiming for Accuracy

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The creator of an app called BulletFlight claims it could improve the accuracy of military snipers in training by calculating the trajectory of a bullet's flight path to ensure users hit the target.

Tactical Communication Systems To Supply Band 4 Radios Under Canadian Agreement

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Ultra Electronics division of Tactical Communication Systems has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply Band 4 AN/GRC-245A HCLOSTM software-defined high-capacity radios. The HCLOSTM radio currently is being shipped worldwide in the Band 1 and 3+ frequency ranges in both 16 megabits per second (mbps) and 34 mbps full-duplex capacity. The Band 4 addition will provide enhanced operational flexibility in the crowded frequency spectrum to support communications bandwidth needs on the current battlefield.

SPAWAR Awards Common Afloat Contract to General Dynamics

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has chosen General Dynamics to compete for future orders under the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts. As one of three recipients, General Dynamics will deliver secure, commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software and networking equipment. Each CALI contract has a total potential value of $502 million with all options exercised.

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