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Rockwell Collins Awarded Teleport Support Contract At Ramstein Air Base

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded Rockwell Collins a three-year, $9.1 million contract to provide maintenance and field service support for the Ramstein Air Base satellite communications teleport operated by the U.S. Air Force. Under the contract, the company will provide maintenance services for the teleport and provide remote monitoring of U.S. Convoys in Iraq.

AFRICOM: A Two-In-One Command

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

AFRICOM sets a new standard for combatant commands by featuring a two-pronged approach to continent-wide mission goals.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Army iPhone App

January 19, 2010
By Katie Packard

Some people live and breathe the Army 24/7. Now anyone can be all Army, all the time with the U.S. Army iPhone app.

Lockheed Martin Wins Navy JATAS Contract

January 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $33 million contract for the technology demonstration phase of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS). Under the contract, the company and its partners will demonstrate JATAS prototypes during a 16-month performance period ending January 2011. JATAS will provide helicopters with an integrated infrared based missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication defensive suite.

Northrop Grumman Wins Contract For Brunei Joint Operatons Center C4ISR System

January 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam to provide a joint operations center command and control capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Under the contract, which will be undertaken by Northrop Grumman UK, the company will supply an integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) headquarters system and a deployable joint operations center together with providing training and in-country support.

Adopt a U.S. Soldier

January 15, 2010
By Rita Boland
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The name says it all. This organization connects Americans with deployed military members, enabling participants to choose their level of involvement, from writing letters to sending entire care packages.

SIGNAL Says: Paul A. Strassman

January 15, 2010
By Katie Packard

"The Defense Department must take decisive remedial steps to achieve positive controls over all social computing transactions originating from the toxic Internet. The risks are too great to accept insufficient safeguards."--Paul A. Strassman, distinguished professor of information science at George Mason University

Northrop Grumman Wins Army Integrated Battle Command System Contract

January 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman to develop the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) under a $577 million, five-year contract for system design and development. IBCS is an integrated air and missile defense command and control capability enabled by a battlefield fire control network that will provide warfighters with improved decision making tools.

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