The U.S. Air Force is modifying an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with General Dynamics Network Systems for a maximum increase of $3.1 billion. The Intelligence Information, Command and Control, Equipment and Enhancements (ICE2) contract provides worldwide information technology sustainment and technical support. Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
AMERICOM Government Services has won a five-year, $136.2 million follow-on contract to support the U.S. Army's TROJAN Network. The contract includes five additional one-year options worth $150.2 million, making a total potential contract value of $286.5 million over 10 years.
Raytheon Company has received a $63.4 million contract with the U.S. Navy for AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar, the primary undersea warfare sensor for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. Work will be performed at Raytheon's Seapower Capabilit Center, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and by AN/AQS-22 partner DRS Sonar Systems, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Sometimes a user might need an immediate answer to a question or a definition of a term. The Lexisum home page has a simple interface consisting of several boxes. Entering a term such as "bandwidth" causes the site's search engine to scour Wikipedia sites for an answer. Each definition is studded with hyperlinks to more detailed articles and related topics.
Arguing over the exact lyrics of a song was once an important part of growing up. This site provides the text lyrics of more than 650,000 songs by 25,000 artists. LyricsMode claims to be the world's largest archive of song lyrics. Users can search the site by specific song name or by browsing by band names. Videos are available for the most popular songs, and musicians can submit their lyrics to the archive. Wireless users can also access a mobile version of the site for use on cell phones and other handheld devices.
The goal of reQall is to serve as a memory tool. The site collects and aggregates personal data. Users can access the site through a variety of methods, such as text from a handheld or desktop computer or voice from a telephone. The site will translate voice messages into text and store the data. Users with iPhones or Web access can quickly enter action items and clip and remember items on the home page. ReQall can contain anything from personal notes to contact lists and photographs. A memory jogger feature lets users play games especially designed to strengthen memory.
Teamspinner allows teams to create custom environments for their projects. Users can add Wiki text, lists, discussions and files. Team members can also invite others as members or observers and track any changes via RSS feeds. Users should note that this tool is currently in the beta stage. A link allows bugs and suggestions to be reported to the tool's designers.
QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group has been awarded a subcontract by Abacus Technology Corporation to support information management and communications activities for the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center. The contract, which will run up to nine years, has a potential value of $225 million. QinetiQ North America will provide systems engineering, sustaining engineering, and imaging and timing services to Abacus Technology as a subcontractor.