Integral Systems Receives $13 Million Contract Due to Space Vehicle Launch Delays

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Integral Systems, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a contract modification of more than $13 million, which will extend the contract for the command and control system-consolidated program by one year to accommodate launch delays on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Space Vehicles 1, 2 and 3. Space & Missiles System Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting office.

U.S. Army Awards Nearly $400 Million Sky Warrior Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, recently received $195.5 million in funding from the U.S. Army toward an estimated $399 million contract to provide supplemental hardware and low-rate initial production of its Sky Warrior unmanned aerial system in support of the Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial system program. Full funding is expected later this summer and will provide for 34 Sky Warrior aircraft, 16 ground control stations, airborne and ground tactical control data link equipment and various other items to include automatic landing systems, spares, and ground support equipment.

U.S. Navy Awards Potential $3.4 Billion NMCI Contract

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

HP Enterprise Services today signed a continuity of services contract with the U.S. Department of the Navy, valued in excess of $3 billion, if all options are exercised. The contract enables the Navy to transition the comprehensive, end-to-end information technology services presently provided under the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract to the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract in a manner that minimizes the possible risks to the Navy's information technology operations and security, according to an HP announcement.

UPDATE: Code in Cyber Command Logo Cracked

July 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A code that appears in the new U.S. Cyber Command logo fueled a serious search across the nation, and someone was quick to crack it. So what did the mysterious text reveal?

Kisner Promoted, Assigned to SHAPE

July 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Frank K. Kisner, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.

Cool App-titude: Tap Into Congress

July 6, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The MyCongress app available for the iPad and iPhone helps users get in touch with members of congress with a tap of their finger.

Green Scum of the Earth Is Redeemed

July 5, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The world is growing smaller and more contaminated with each passing day, but is the NAABB consortium's work in turning proverbial lumps of coal into algal emeralds enough to address wider energy and other critical issues? Its progress is amazing thus far, but what other resources are available besides algae, and are similar organizations with the same goals able to participate in technology sharing? Give us your views and suggestions here.