Raytheon Company has been awarded a $152.4 million contract modification to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, this is the second of four annual modifications to the original 2009 baseline contract for Patriot engineering services. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide the latest upgrades and system capabilities through systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support to both U.S. and international Patriot customers.
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) has awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a contract to support the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and other customers with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive support services. The multiple award, indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity contract has a five year period of performance, and a total value of $485 million for all awardees.
The U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, has awarded Northrop Grumman an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) award to provide command and control (C2) software development and modification and enhancement of existing C2 and tactical data link systems. Northrop Grumman is one of five companies that received ID/IQ awards. The firms will compete for task orders with a potential collective value of more than $600 million.
Elaine A. McCusker has been appointed deputy director for operations, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
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Steve Kenniston has been named vice president of technology strategy for Storwize, Los Gatos, California.
Brig. Gen. William E. Buckler Jr., USAR, has been assigned as director, engineering/J-7, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
SRC, Syracuse, New York, has promoted Stephen Duning to assistant vice president, electronic warfare, and Jack LoSecco to assistant vice president, software engineering
"There's potential here to take this forward. The operating systems at these frequencies are just mind blowing."--Dr. Simon Cotton, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen's University Belfast