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Marines Seek Technologies to Build Bridges Across Pacific

November 5, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Technological solutions can bridge differences between the U.S. forces and other nations as the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) builds relationships among its diverse partners. The Marine Corps in particular are seeking translation technologies to break down language barriers in daily activities.

BAE Systems to Support U.S. Air Force Nuclear Treaty Monitoring

November 5, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract valued up to $20 million to support the service's global monitoring for nuclear treaty compliance. The company will provide engineering, research and program management services for the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

Cybersecurity Innovation Must Match the Information Revolution

November 5, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The information technology arena is experiencing large tectonic shifts that are directly affecting requirements for cybersecurity. Transitions-from physical to virtual; from the premise to the cloud; from more formal networks to social networks-will have their counterparts in new security requirements and approaches.

Raytheon Awarded Patriot Missile Engineering Services Contract

November 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $5.8 million contract modification to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. This is the eighth modification to a $128 million contract awarded in January 2009 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. The contract calls for the company to provide systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Support for Pentagon Networks

November 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Information Technology Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $292.7 million contract to continue supporting the Pentagon's network infrastructure. Under the agreement, the company will continue to provide network operations maintenance, management and security support for all data networks within the Pentagon and National Capitol Region.

CSC Wins USAID Infrastructure Support Task Order

November 4, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded CSC a five-year task order valued at $200 million to provide information technology (IT) infrastructure support services. Under the contract, the company will provide a full range of infrastructure services, including planning, engineering and implementing IT solutions, and providing support for the USAID network environment.

Asian Economic Growth May Lead to Sea Change in U.S. Finances

November 4, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The rise of China and the growth of other Asian economies could hold serious consequences for the U.S. economy, and subsequently relations with other countries. One day, major world economies no longer will use the dollar as the basis for international transactions. And when the U.S. dollar no longer is the global currency of choice, the United States will have to enter a period of severe frugality.

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