Capt. Michael W. Hewitt, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and assignment as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia.
Rear Adm. Thomas A. Cropper, USN, has been assigned as commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, San Diego.
J. Joseph Tyler has been elected senior vice president and director of corporate initiatives, Versar Incorporated, Springfield, Virginia.
The U.S. Army Product Manager for Joint-Automatic Identification Technology, part of the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has selected Jim Alexander as deputy product manager.
Michael J. Stella has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Senate affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs), Washington, D.C.
The Department of Defense yesterday launched the Open Government Plan, its latest salvo aimed at increasing transparency and opportunities for engagement and collaboration.
The AFCEA Education Summit will take place on Monday, May 10, 2010, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the 2010 Joint Warfighting Conference, taking place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The summit will feature discussions on educational issues and best practices to benefit AFCEA Chapters, and will be broadcast over the internet for those not attending. Click here for topics and details.
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Thales U.K. has won a six-ship, seven year support contract for the Royal Navy's Daring class destroyers' fully integrated communications system. Under the multi-million pound contract, the company will guarantee the availability of the communication systems fitted to the ships. The contract covers all internal and external communications systems and will run until 2016.
The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has selected Lockheed Martin for one of two initial system development and demonstration contracts for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. The 14-month contract for the common computing environment portion of the program is valued at $15 million. Selection of a single prime contractor to complete limited rate initial production (LRIP) is scheduled for 2011.