Cool App-titude: Bump Pay

April 10, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

You've likely found yourself in a situation where you need to make a payment but don't have cash or checks on hand. With the new Bump Pay app, making a quick payment is no longer a problem. Simply tap your iPhone against another phone to instantly send money.

Miniaturized Energy on the Dot

April 6, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Tiny, record-breaking solar dots, developed through a U.S. government-corporate collaboration, have doubled the ability to harness the sun's power. They are intended only for electrical facilities, but why not extend that capability to other apps, including vehicle power or other uses?

Six Firms Vie for Almost $2 Billion to Support Warrior Enabling Sensor

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Corbin Company, Alexandria, Virginia; EOIR Technologies Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia; BANC 3 Incorporated, Princeton, New Jersey; DCS-Millennium, LLC, Arlington, Virginia; FIBERTEK Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia; and Manufacturing Techniques Incorporated, Kilmarnock, Virginia, were awarded a $1.78 billion firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract between six contractors. The award will provide for the services in support of the Warrior Enabling Broad Sensor. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

JTRS Contract Increased to More Than $75 Million

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Phantom Works, Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded a $20 million contract modification for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enterprise Network Manager software support for the Network Enterprise Domain under the Joint Program Executive Office, JTRS. As a result of this modification, the cumulative value of this contract is being increased to an estimated $75,382,000. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is the contracting activity.

Thales Receives $390 Million Special Operations Contract

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $390 million, single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Capital Equipment Replacement Program of the legacy multiband inter/intra team radios with the joint enhanced multiband inter/intra team radio variant in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity.