"A lot of our warfare in the future is going to be electronic. Our enemies are going to try to take us down either through our Defense Department systems or through other systems."--Lisa N. Wolford, founder, president and CEO of CSSS.NET
Antenna technology takes a swift turn with a new alloy allowing bendable, unbreakable, miniaturized reception. Do you see this technology succeeding? Do you envision other uses for this alloy beyond antennas?
In this virtual seminar, Ciena's Jim Morin and Jeff Verrant discuss bandwidth options and other ideas for taking a more strategic approach to data center networking that addresses the heart of the problem: The need for a high-performance, deterministic, manageable and cost-efficient network.
Rob Umberger has been named director of software engineering for Raxco Software, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Brig. Gen. John F. Thompson, USAF, has been named program executive officer, strategic systems, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Fans of the magazine Popular Science--and those who are interested in science and technology--will enjoy the magazine's app, PopSci Reader.
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a four-year, $39 million contract to provide interpreter and translator services. Under the contract, the company will provide comprehensive linguistic services to the U.S. Army to include translation from the target language into English and vice versa as well as the translations of documents, written material and media outputs. The work will be primarily performed in Kosovo, Romania and Bulgaria.
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.9 million contract to a team led by Lockheed Martin to continue development of an automated logistics system that will help Marines plan and re-evaluate missions based on real time battlefield data. In Phase II of the Sense and Respond Logistics program, Lockheed Martin and its partners will develop and refine the information architecture prototype designed and delivered to the Office of Naval Research under a Phase I contract. Phase II work will serve as the foundation for a decision support capability that will combine mission planning information with data from networked sensors on vehicles and other assets in the battlefield.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded R.W. Beck, a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a $21 million contract to support the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Biomass Program. As part of the program, the DOE announced that it will partially fund via grants the design, construction and operation of 18 integrated ethanol biorefinery pilot and demonstration projects, helping to promote the development and commercialization of cellulosic and algae derived biofuel and biochemical production. Under the contract, R.W. Beck will serve as the DOE's independent engineer on these projects, providing services including assistance in program management, technical and financial due diligence, construction and operations monitoring, and Recovery Act compliance.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $223.6 million contract for two E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) propulsion pod system shipsets and Federal Aviation Administration certification. Each shipset contains four Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 engines, pylon assemblies and assorted aircraft system interconnections.