U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is looking for solutions to communications interoperability problems along the U.S. southern and northern borders. To entice community governments to tackle these problems, the OEC is offering up to a total of $25.5 million.
Networking on the move is the newest capability coming to the warfighter, writes Linton Wells II in this month's Incoming column. He goes on to speculate what this might look like, but notes several challenges along the way. How can industry rise to meet these challenges?
In 2010, the AFCEA Educational Foundation will sponsor the best Middle School science project related to the communications, intelligence or information systems fields selected from science fairs nationwide. The Grand Prize winner and the First Honorable Mention winner both are eligible to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, during summer 2010. In addition, the National High School Science Fair Grand Prize Winner and the First Honorable Mention Winner again will be eligible to attend and display their projects at AFCEA's LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Dismounted ground troops stay connected via a netted satellite network. Can the DTCS put troop security at risk? What other possible uses exist for this communications infrastructure? Share your thoughts here.
Federal News Radio--WFED 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. area-- broadcasts news of interest to federal government workers and employees of federal contractors, along with a healthy smattering of hometown sports. Last week, Federal News Radio unveiled its new iPhone application.
Everyone who uses the Internet knows about Google the search engine, and most are familiar with the free Gmail service, but what about the company's other offerings? From helpful business applications that enable more collaboration with fewer messages to tools that help individuals keep their Web pages organized, Google offers features that make the Internet experience more efficient and fun.
Boeing has been awarded a $39.6 million contract from the U.S. Defense Department to provide 85 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). The company will deliver JHMCS aircraft hardware and pilot equipment for U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, Air Force F-16 Falcons, and 10 international customers.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $30.6 million contract to produce 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a contract valued at $3.6 million, with the Defense Department's Joint Strike Fighter Program Office to identify high priority cost reduction areas of focus and to identify specific cost reduction opportunities, and estimate cost savings of proposed recommendations for the F-135 engine. The scope of the analysis includes the entire F-135 supply chain.
"A lot of our warfare in the future is going to be electronic. Our enemies are going to try to take us down either through our Defense Department systems or through other systems."--Lisa N. Wolford, founder, president and CEO of CSSS.NET