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ITT Wins Contract To Produce Tactical Radio Handsets

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has awarded ITT Corporation a $9.7 contract to supply 1,450 Iridium-based tactical satellite communications devices for use by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the contract, ITT will produce and deliver Distributed Tactical Communications System--Radio Only (DTCS-RO) transceivers by March 2010.

Northrop Grumann To Upgrade U.S. Navy Patrol Craft Navigation Systems

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems of three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the craft is being performed under two cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

General Dynamics Awarded Marine Corps Contract For Additional Combat Operations Centers

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics a $54 million contract modification to produce 24 additional combat operations centers (COCs). The COCs will enable command and control operations by Marines deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, from division or air-wing headquarters to the regimental level.

CSC Wins SAP System Support Agreement

December 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Interior's National Business Center has awarded CSC a blanket purchase agreement to provide SAP system support. CSC is one of two companies that won the competitively awarded five-year contract.

SIGNAL Says: Adm. Gary Roughead, USN

December 4, 2009
By Katie Packard

"We have to be able to do it in a way that they never are in a fair fight, that they always have overmatch."--Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, chief of naval operations

Cybersecurity Requires Your Input

December 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The second and final day of AFCEA's SOLUTIONS Series event focusing on cyberspace demonstrated that the military and government are still perplexed by this new domain.

Mid-Day Speakers Outline Priorities

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Two leaders in the intelligence realm shared their main concerns about security and cyberspace to a packed auditorium at the SOLUTIONS Series.

Discussions Put Cybersecurity on Track

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Tracks panelists at SOLUTIONS discuss the foundational issues, current initiatives and long-term plans for cybersecurity.

A Call to Cyber Arms

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Sherri Ramsay, director of the NSA's Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, says that the intersection of cyber, national and economic security has changed the way her organization interacts with industry.

General Dynamics To Support The Defense Acquisition University

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a five-year,  $15.6 million contract to support the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Acquisition University (DAU). The company will support the DAU learning asset program, which governs the technology and curriculum used to teach students in the classroom or through the Internet.

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