Marines are deploying with new commercial gear. Are other commercial-sector technologies potentially adaptable to military/humanitarian uses? How about ideas yet to see the drawing board? No concept is too far-fetched; discuss your ideas here.
Gloria A. Flach has been elected corporate vice president and president of the Enterprise Shared Services organization of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles.
Rear Adm. Thomas C. Traaen, USN, has received appointment as commander, Defense Distribution Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA extend heartfelt sympathies to the Polish people for the loss of President Lech Kaczynski, Gen. Franciszek Gagor (PAF), chief of the Polish Armed Forces General Staff, and other leaders. We stand with the Polish people during this time of grief. Just two months ago, Gen. Gagor shared his views on the future of Poland's military with SIGNAL readers in a special report on Poland.
This month's SIGNAL Connections survey asks readers to weigh in with the main reason they joined AFCEA. Feel free to discuss the value of your AFCEA membership here, whether your affiliation is as an individual member or a corporate associate. And if you have suggestions on benefits you'd like to see, share them here as well.
ThalesRaytheonSystems, Massy, France, has appointed Philippe Duhamel as chief executive officer for French operations.
Brig. Gen. Michael A. Keltz, USAF, has been assigned as assistant director of operations, plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has awarded the Northrop Grumman Corporation a $100 million follow-on blanket purchase agreement to electronically convert and store federal employee records for streamlined access to information. To support the Enterprise Human Resources Integration program, the company will provide project management, systems integration, lifecycle deployment support and systems engineering services to support the program's implementation and maintenance.
The U.S. Naval Operational Logistics Support Center (NOLSC) has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $15 million contract to support the center's efforts to integrate and modernize its logistical support systems for deployable Navy and Coast Guard Units. Under the three-year agreement, the company will provide the NOLSC with logistics planning, modeling and simulation, concept generation and development, and manning, personnel and training analysis. Alion will also conduct the front end assessment for the Littoral Combat Ship, which will serve as the basis for all manning, personnel and training decisions affecting end strengths and budgets.
General Dynamics has been awarded a $20 million contract by The Boeing Company to produce composite components for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in February 2011 and end by April 2012.