QinetiQ North America has received a $56.4 million contract for purchase and delivery of TALON GEN IV robots, repair parts, spare kits and other related equipment and services from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, for the Naval EOD Technical Division.
The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded Unisys a task order to design, develop and maintain the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Global Freight Management system, which is used by the U.S. Defense Department to purchase commercial freight transportation services. Unisys also will provide project management and integration services, e-commerce solutions, systems training, and software testing and documentation.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime single-award blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to support the Joint Program Office, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle by providing MRAP joint logistics integrator and operational readiness services. The first task order is valued at more than $357 million if all options are exercised.
Raytheon Company has received a $5 million contract from the Maryland Procurement Office to create a Distributed Services (Architecture) Cross Domain Service. The contract will connect "open" service-oriented architectures and "closed" cross-domain guard solutions across the intelligence community, operating at multiple security levels.
Sectra has been commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, to further develop the Tiger personal voice encryptor system used by the Swedish Defense Forces for encrypted telephony. The order value amounts to SEK 13 million.
This is the first in what will be a series of video interviews featuring senior leaders of military, government and industry as they share their philosophy on leadership and the techniques that have worked for them.
This inaugural episode features Deborah H. Alderson, President, Defense Solutions Group, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Every service has faced changes brought about by new technologies and new missions, but the Air Force is wrestling with nothing less than a total overhaul of its structure and activities. Its legacy mission was fairly clear-cut: maintain air superiority and provide support to ground forces where needed. But now, experts are building a new force of unmanned combat air vehicles that vie in importance with piloted craft. And, the Global War on Terrorism and the information technology revolution have struck at the very heart of the Air Force's raison d'etre.