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Cybersecurity Director Calls Industry to Action

February 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

His contribution to peace in both the real and virtual worlds was inspired on September 11, 2001, as he watched the Twin Towers collapse: "It's a small world; it's a fragile world; and no one is safe until everyone is safe. You're called to serve the peace." Those are the words that Rod Beckstrom, director, National Cyber Security Center, DHS, heard in his head.

Raytheon Awarded Modification to Support MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded a $15 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide an increase in option exercise for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System (CIWS). The Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses.

Battelle Memorial Institute Awarded Contract for Scientific Services Program

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Battelle Memorial Institute has been awarded an increase of $78.5 million for a cost-reimbursable-type contract for the scientific services program, which is designed to provide scientific, technical and advisory services for problems related to research and development projects within the government.

DHS Undersecretary for Management Outlines Priorities

February 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Elaine Duke, undersecretary for management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), opened AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC, with both encouragement and advice for the commercial sector. The department is looking forward to partnering with industry; however, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, companies can expect more government oversight during acquisitions.

Alion Awarded $3.3 Million Task Order for Engineering Analysis Work to Enhance Weapons Systems Development

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $3.3 million task order to analyze technical data and emerging technologies for the Joint and Special Operations Program at Navy Crane in Crane, Indiana.

Northrop Grumman Receives Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Contract Award for Third Year of Low Rate Initial Production

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) program has received a U.S. Navy modification award to a previous firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three VTUAV systems. This award, for an amount not to exceed $40 million, is the last of three planned low-rate initial production (LRIP) buys.

SAIC Awarded $115 Million Subcontract to Support Tactical Biometrics Systems

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a subcontract by Sensor Technologies Incorporated to support the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command by providing operations and user maintenance support to Tactical Biometrics Systems. SAIC's subcontract has a total contract value of more than $115 million if all options are exercised.

G.I. Woodshop Inc.

February 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

G.I. Woodshop helps bring a little bit of home to troops overseas by shipping hobby and woodshop items to deployed service members. These tools are difficult to obtain in combat zones, and for troops to do something as simple as hanging a picture they have to search for a nail and a hammer (frequently a combat boot!).

DRC Awarded STOC II Training and Simulation Contract From the Army

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a prime contract under the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Omnibus Contract, known as STOC II. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will develop and support simulation and training systems to train U.S. soldiers with critical warfighting skills.

Raytheon Nets $173 Million Army Award for Infrared Technology Kits

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company $173 million to provide second-generation infrared kits for a variety of combat systems. The firm-fixed-price award modifies an existing contract and provides an additional 6,153 Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared Block 1 A/B-Kits.

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