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Northrop Grumman Wins Additional Contract for Joint Warning and Reporting Network

March 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $48 million contract for initial fielding and continued development of the Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN). JWARN will provide the military services near real-time analysis and response capability to minimize the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The system will enable commanders to understand the tactical and strategic implications of a CBRN attack or hazard and provide information and communications to minimize the contamination threat.

Operation: Birthday Cake

March 24, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Want to do something sweet for deployed service members? How about sending them a gourmet cake from Bake Me A Wish! In partnership with Soldiers' Angels, Bake Me A Wish offers two ways for folks stateside to send a special treat to troops in combat areas. The first is by purchasing The Freedom Cake, which features a layer of chocolate brownie covered with fudge frosting and topped with sprinkles and bittersweet chocolate shavings.

SAIC Receives $11 Million Navy Contract

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract not to exceed $11 million for nonpersonal professional engineering, technical and management support services; scientific/engineering analysis and studies; test and evaluation; technical data support; field engineering; integrated logistics support; configuration management; and data management support for the H-60 Helicopter Project and Aviation Support Equipment.

CSC Awarded Contract for OCONUS Support Services

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC is being awarded a $29 million firm-fixed-price with cost reimbursable other direct costs contract for support services for the operation, maintenance, support and management of the Outside Continental U.S. (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network, Far East Region.

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Vertical Launching System

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation Maritime Systems and Sensors, Integrated Defense Technologies is being awarded a fixed-price type contract not to exceed $50 million for FY08 MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) production and delivery requirements. The MK41 VLS program is integral to the navies of nine allied and friendly foreign nations.

Air Force Awards Raytheon Contract for Missile Production

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is awarding an undefinitized-with-firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon Missile Systems for an amount not to exceed $23 million. This action provides for production quantities of 70 Maverick Missiles and 1Guidance and Control Section for a Maverick Missile.

Northrop Grumman to Supply Land Navigation Systems for Republic of Korea's New Infantry Fighting Vehicle

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Korean military systems and vehicle manufacturer Doosan DST Company Limited to deliver inertial navigation units for the Republic of Korea's new K21 infantry fighting vehicle. The LLN-G1 units will be built by the company's German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF.

SAIC Awarded $41 Million Delivery Order by the Army Evaluation Center

March 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army Evaluation Center to provide technical and business process support for planning, development and execution of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Test Board objectives. The delivery order has a total value of more than $41 million if all options are exercised.

Pro vs. GI Joe

March 20, 2009
By Rita Boland

Doin' a little for those who do a lot, this atypical nonprofit offers troops a chance to battle professional athletes and celebrities in head-to-head video game competitions via the Internet. Pro vs. GI Joe sets up real-time video game competitions among celebrities, high-ranking military officials and politicians stateside and troops overseas using Web-connected technologies such as PlayStation, Xbox Live and Nintendo Wii. The group also attempts to reunite warfighters with family members via webcam during the events.

Omnitec Solutions Receives Modification for Research and Analysis and Other Services

March 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

Omnitec Solutions Incorporated is being awarded a $5.7 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to exercise an option for the procurement of research and analysis, strategic initiatives, executive leadership management, and Sigma program support for the Naval Air Systems Command.

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