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Northrop Grumman to Develop Electric Laser Technology

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, was recently awarded a nearly $9 million research and development contract for the Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI). The focus of RELI is to improve the current state of the art of electric lasers. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting and Acquisition Management Office, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Telcordia to Develop Global Optical Networks Technology

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, recently received a $14 million contract for research and development efforts to advance the state of the art and transition of protocols and algorithms for resilient agile global optical networks technology, including demonstration of a cloud computing application. U.S. Army Research and Development Command Contracting Center, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

AAI to Support Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently received a contract valued at more than $70 million for 142 laser designator payloads and 61 bore sight tools in support of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Director of National Intelligence Funding Utah Data Center Construction

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Balfour Beatty, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $479 million construction contract for the Utah Data Center, an office of the director of national intelligence military construction project. The project will consist of building a data center and all associated ancillary requirements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Venizelos, Smith Named to FBI Positions

October 6, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

George Venizelos has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia Division. Debra E. Smith has been appointed special agent in charge of the Administrative Division of the Washington, D.C., Field Office.

Cool App-titude: MilPay

October 5, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

No more guessing games when it comes to military pay. The MilPay app for the iPhone and iPad breaks down basic pay, housing allowances and special pay using official data from the Defense Department.

Kratos to Support Pacific Region Cybersecurity Efforts for U.S. Navy

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Incorporated recently announced that it has received a U.S. Navy services contract to perform information technology, information assurance and cybersecurity services supporting the Pacific Region. The contract is valued at $8 million if all options are exercised. Kratos will provide a variety of technology services including customer/user service support; system operations support; information assurance and cybersecurity support; adoption and deployment of the web-centric development program; secure network administration and secure wireless systems support; and process improvement of knowledge management.

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