ManTech International Corporation announced today that it received a new contract to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Chief Information Officer, Agriculture Security Operations Center. ManTech will provide continous incident handling and strategic support to help detect and report malicious cyber activities on the agency's enterprise information infrastructure. The contract is estimated to be worth nearly $11 million.
Rear Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet/commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic/commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
The sponsors of Power IT Down Day have released the results of this year's event, reporting more than 17,000 registered participants and approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of power saved. The annual effort encourages IT users to shut down all their devices before leaving work for the day. By using a low-end price estimate of 15 cents per kilowatt hour, all those turned off computers, printers, phone chargers and more resulted in a cost savings of approximately $130,000
American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.
The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.
Kitware Incorporated, Clifton Park, New York, is being awarded a nearly $10 million contract modification for the Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
GrammaTech, Ithaca, New York, was awarded a nearly $13 million contract to provide multilevel protection combining new approaches to analysis, confinement and diversity techniques against the exploitation of vulnerability sets commonly found in binary executables. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
EDO Corporation-Defense Systems of Amityville, New York, was awarded a nearly $10 million contract to provide AN/ALQ-161A Subsystem Software Deficiency Analysis and Block Cycle Support. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.