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What Government Managers Can Learn From Google

April 2, 2009
By H. Mosher

In Christopher Dorobek's latest Incoming column, he bids readers to have a look at What Would Google Do?, a book by Jeff Jarvis that examines how people can learn from the search engine giant. The lessons, he says, are particularly important for government managers to wrap their brains around. "The book taps into the idea that information is power, but that the real power of information comes in the sharing," Dorobek writes. "Among the principles the book outlines are: give up control; get out of the way; and make mistakes well."

General Dynamics Receives Contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Research and Development

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated is being awarded a $40 million not-to-exceed contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B research and development and production requirements. The SEWIP Block 1 provides enhanced electronic warfare capabilities to existing ship combat systems to improve anti-ship missile defense, counter-targeting and counter-surveillance capabilities as well as improved battlefield situational awareness.

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Tomahawk Block IV Missiles

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded a $207 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Navy for the procurement of 207 FY2009 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles.

Boeing Awarded $20 Million Task Order for Northern Border Project

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a task order from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deploy video cameras in the Detroit and Buffalo Border Patrol Sectors along the continental United States' northern border. The approximately $20 million Northern Border Project Task Order will provide the Border Patrol with increased surveillance capabilities to provide added security along the St. Clair and Upper Niagara rivers and to help prevent illegal entry of persons and materials into the United States.

ViaSat Receives $18 Million Broadband Gateway Contract for New Eutelsat Ka-band KA-SAT Satellite

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

ViaSat Incorporated has received an $18 million contract award from Skylogic, the broadband subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, for broadband gateway earth stations for the previously announced high-capacity KA-SAT Ka-band satellite system. ViaSat is under contract to deliver and install eight broadband earth stations throughout Europe as well as to provide maintenance and support services.

General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million Contract by Defense Information Systems Agency

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a follow-on contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to support the Systems Integration Communications Infrastructure Support program. The contract is valued at $10.9 million over a five-year period. General Dynamics will provide engineering solutions and network and information-system implementation and upgrades for DISA computing services.

CACI Awarded $11 Million Contract to Support IT Portfolio Management at Department of Veterans Affairs

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded an $11 million prime contract to support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in budgetary compliance initiatives involving health and benefits administration.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Technical and Professional Services

March 30, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $26 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee orders for technical and professional services to ensure the continued development of analytic tool and methodologies used to objectively access the path for migrating U.S. Army intelligence, electronic warfare, target acquisition systems and force structure toward national intelligence frameworks set forth in the Department of the Army G-2 and national intelligence strategic plans.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Upgrade Kits

March 30, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation Missile and Fires Control has received a $59 million cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for upgrade kits for the UK M270 Launcher to meet the requirements of the Future Fire Control System.

Bates Receives Contract for Joint Communications Support Facility

March 30, 2009
By Katie Packard

Bates Engineers/Contractors Incorporated has been awarded a $20 million firm-fixed-price contract for the design and build of a Joint Communications Support Element Squadron Facility at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

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