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Serco Wins Army Personnel and Family Support Contract

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Serco Inc. has been awarded a $17 million contract by the U.S. Army to support the service's Installation Management and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation commands. Under the contract, the company will assist soldiers and their families in connecting with services and support programs.

Raytheon To Supply Spares For Kuwaiti Patriot Systems

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the government of Kuwait. Under the contract, the company will support the sustainment of Configuration-3 radar systems to ensure continued mission performance.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy Submarine Contract

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $635 million contract for engineering, design and modernization support for the new construction, operation and decommissioning of Los Angeles class and Seawolf Class submarines.

Thales To Supply Night-Vision Goggles For French Army Helicopters

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded the Thales Group a contract to equip French army helicopter pilots with night-vision goggles. Under the five-year agreement, the company will supply the French army with 1,500 sets of goggles in several batches beginning in 2011.

L-3 Wins Army Training Contract

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded L-3 Communications a $162.7 million contract to support the Army Central Command's Kuwait Observer-Controller Team program. Under the contract, the company will be a subcontractor to Raytheon to provide training for U.S. and coalition forces at the Udari Range in Kuwait.

Cool App-titude: AP Stylebook

November 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

This application is near and dear to all of us in the SIGNAL newsroom. We follow AP Style, and with the AP Stylebook app, journalists like us can have error-free writing even when they're away from their desks-and their editors.

The Best the Webbys Have to Offer

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Each day, millions of people use the Internet for purposes of work and play. Each year, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences-a 550-member body composed of leading Web experts, business figures and others-distributes Webby awards for the best Web sites in a variety of categories. All of the nearly 70 categories include two prizes-the Webby Award and the People's Choice Award, voted for by the online community. The groupings include one for Consumer Electronics, which features some very creative work.

Northrop Grumman Wins Air Force SIPRNET Contract

November 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $17.6 million contract to integrate Phase II of the Host Based Security System (HBSS) by the U.S. Air Force. Phase II, also known as HBSS 3.0, is an extensive security upgrade to the secret Internet protocol router network (SIPRNET). The company will deploy HBSS 3.0 to approximately 266 Air Force bases and Air National Guard sites around the world.

Northrop Grumman Resumes Work on Army Vehicle Intercom System Contract

November 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms LLC (NGCI), a company formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cobham, has reinstated a 10-year, $2.4 billion contract awarded in June 2008 by the U.S. Army to produce the Vehicular Intercommunication System Expanded (VIS-X). The contract was delayed by a losing bidder protest filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO denied the protest and the contract will now progress with NGCI as the selected supplier.

Boeing Awarded JDAM Production Contract

November 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Boeing Company a $72 million contract for more than 2,900 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits. The company will deliver the kits in 2011 and 2012.

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