Raytheon Company has been awarded a $30 million contract for Phase A system design and prototype of the Space Fence system. Space Fence will provide the U.S. Air Force with enhanced space surveillance capability to detect and report space objects.
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a follow-on contract to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $89 million for 2009.
Wyle Laboratories Incorporated has received a $39 million contract to have reliability analysis center research; to develop and deliver data analysis, assessments and evolutions; reliability information analysis and determinations; reliability-centered maintenance analysis; data-element process and standardization assessments; logistics management and planning tools; systems interoperability assessments; system acquisition planning; and financial life-cycle cost estimates for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security and affiliated labs.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with logistics enterprise security, cyber situational awareness of emerging cyberthreats and network intrusions within DLA boundaries.
Apptis Incorporated has been awarded the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (PM DCATS) Command Center Upgrade Special Project Office contract to provide overall management, engineering, integration and acquisition of turn-key command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems worldwide. The total contract is valued at more than $130 million.
As Christopher Dorobek notes in this month's Incoming column, the role for federal CIOs is changing. There's been a lot of conversation about culture needing to change to get out of this "two-point-NO" mindset that many CIOs have. Our question for you is how does that change happen? How can we shape the culture so that government IT leaders can say "yes" to technology more often?
Information security is more than just a fact of life-it is a guarantor of life. Government, the military, the commercial sector and the public are so dependent on cyberspace that any interruption or degradation can be chaotic or even catastrophic. And, scarcely a day goes by without the public learning of either some new intrusion into key government systems or a discovered threat to personal information. SIGNAL Magazine's July 2009 issue examines the challenges of achieving information security from the burgeoning menace to potential solutions-and their own ramifications.
Argon ST has been awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to support pre-production activities of the Operational Test-Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) Communication Upgrade program. The contract modifications are valued at approximately $5.3 million.
The Boeing Company has received a $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, to study and demonstrate improved situational awareness, visualization and automated course-of-action processing for network environments during cyber attack.