SIGNALScape

SIGNAL Says: Linda Millis

October 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

"One of the DNI's goals is to work to restore trust for the intelligence community and to be as transparent as we can about what we do. That way, we can earn back the trust of the American people."

UAV Capabilities Reach New Heights

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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Although it seems UAVs have been around for a long time-and are essential in current operations-the ground truth is that a number of challenges remain to be resolved before these aircraft can be used to their full potential.

Convergence at the Multinational Edge

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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"The principal point here is that it is the information we want to manage, not the technology. The technology should be transparent to the user."--Malcolm Green, chief of communication services, NC3A

Social Media Multiplies Opportunities

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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"We have to understand that the changes in technology, computation and so forth have created what I call a fundamental change in our social atmosphere."--Adm. Thad W. Allen, USCG, commandant of the Coast Guard

CSC Wins EPA Information Technology Support Contract

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CSC a seven-year contract to provide information technology support. CSC is one of seven companies awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the EPA with an estimated value of $955 million for all the firms.

Rockwell Collins to Supply Canada With Satellite Communications Terminals

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a five-year, $52.3 million contract to supply the Canadian Department of National Defense with extended data rate (XDR) international partners variant (IPV) single channel anti-jam manportable (SCAMP) terminals for use with U.S. advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) satellites. The foreign military sale contract will be executed through the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).

Northrop Grumman Wins Bid to Integrate Electronic Travel Service

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a task order from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to support the office's integration to the GovTrip electronic travel service. The GovTrip integration will help the GAO increase efficiency and reduce travel costs. Work on the task order will last for four years and will take place in Fairfax, Virginia.

Raytheon Wins Air Force Radar Receiver Contract

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $19.8 million contract to continue production of ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver systems for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Under the contract, the company will manufacture and test 34 of the digital receivers under the low-rate initial production program. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in March 2011 and end in June 2012.

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