SMS Data Products Group, Inc., (SMS) has been awarded a multi-million dollar information technology infrastructure contract by the U.S. Army. A subcontractor to Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), SMS will expand existing fiber optic and copper wire infrastructure an additional 80 miles to meet key warfighter safety and communication training requirements.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $15.4 million contract to provide information security compliance support services to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Information Security Office's Compliance Division. Under the contract, DRC will continue to provide an array of security services, including supporting the implementation of the annual DHS Information Security Performance Plan and ensuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Z Microsystems a $2 million order for rugged, high performance workstations and data storage for a forward deployed airborne surveillance program used for tactical intelligence missions. The program involves the collection of data by sensor equipped aircraft.
"But at the end of the day, we have to learn to operate within the law and inside of the bureaucracy, while bringing a sense of urgency. In my mind, we need to change the risk of calculus. You don't build something to defeat IEDs the same way you build aircraft carriers."--Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the JCS
Col. Dan Anninos, USA, Gulf Region district commander, e-mailed a letter to the editor to offer his perspective on reconstruction efforts in central and northern Iraq.
"Some critics argue the Iraq reconstruction effort has been wasteful resulting in unwanted facilities that will not likely be maintained by the Iraqis following the withdrawal of U.S. Forces. That assertion left unchallenged may be somewhat misleading to those not fully informed on the issue."
For several years Fumar Cigars has partnered with Blue Star Moms to send boxes of cigars to troops deployed in the Middle East. In collaboration with Oliva Tobacco, the company manufactures cigars with logos for all five branches of the armed forces. Anyone interested can sponsor a box, which will be matched one-for-one.
I am obsessed with the Internet Movie Database, also known as IMDb. I probably visit the site at least once a day. My favorite thing to do is look up quotes from and trivia about my favorite movies and TV shows, like The Office. With the free IMDb app for iPhones and iPod Touch, fans like me can get their trivia fix any time.
The DHS has instituted a new job application process for cybersecurity positions. The good news? It's free of KSAs. Right now the agency is hosting a virtual job fair for those interested. Applicants no longer have to worry about KSAs or a points system; they simply submit cover letters and résumés, which are reviewed by hiring managers. DHS officials will then contact candidates of interest to invite them to a private interview event.
AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., has been awarded a $6,445,915 contract to provide information technology support services to both internal and external customers at Headquarters Marine Corps Logistics Command, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (HQ MARCORLOGCOM, C4) enterprise support division and logistics support division.
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $99,299,168 contract for the repair and maintenance line replacement units and line replaceable modules to support the Apache helicopters sensors flying hours program for 2010.