The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has awarded ITT Corporation a $9.7 contract to supply 1,450 Iridium-based tactical satellite communications devices for use by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the contract, ITT will produce and deliver Distributed Tactical Communications System--Radio Only (DTCS-RO) transceivers by March 2010.
Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems of three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft. The bridge upgrade program for the craft is being performed under two cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics a $54 million contract modification to produce 24 additional combat operations centers (COCs). The COCs will enable command and control operations by Marines deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, from division or air-wing headquarters to the regimental level.
"We have to be able to do it in a way that they never are in a fair fight, that they always have overmatch."--Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, chief of naval operations
Two leaders in the intelligence realm shared their main concerns about security and cyberspace to a packed auditorium at the SOLUTIONS Series.
Tracks panelists at SOLUTIONS discuss the foundational issues, current initiatives and long-term plans for cybersecurity.
Sherri Ramsay, director of the NSA's Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, says that the intersection of cyber, national and economic security has changed the way her organization interacts with industry.
General Dynamics has been awarded a five-year, $15.6 million contract to support the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Acquisition University (DAU). The company will support the DAU learning asset program, which governs the technology and curriculum used to teach students in the classroom or through the Internet.