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USMI to Build Boats for Kuwaiti Navy

May 26, 2009
By Katie Packard

United States Marine Incorporated (USMI) is being awarded a $61.6 million contract for detail design and construction of 10 Mark V Patrol Boats for the Kuwaiti Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

DynCorp International to Provide Theater Aviation Support in Europe

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded DynCorp International a task order under the Contract Field Teams contract to provide theater aviation maintenance support in Europe. The order has a potential value of $170 million.

Intellicheck Mobilisa to Provide ID System to Texas Base

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

Intellicheck Mobilisa has received a contract from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to provide the Defense ID access control system to protect the base. Defense ID quickly scans various forms of identifications and compares the data to over 100 "bad guy" lists.

Argon ST Awarded Next Phase of DARPA Robust Surface Navigation Program

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST Incorporated has been awarded a contract for Phase 2A of the Robust Surface Navigation program with Options for Phase 2B and 2C from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office. The contract is valued at approximately $6.5 million.

Bowhead Receives Modification for Work on NMCI

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

Bowhead Information Technology Services Incorporated is being awarded a $6 million modification to increase the ceiling amount to a previously awarded contract for engineering, scientific analysis, technical, information technology and engineering services for non-Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) systems and operational support.

General Atomics to Provide Logistics Support for UAS

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated has been awarded a $10.6 million contract for the issuance of a previously awarded contract for contractor logistics support for the extended range multipurpose quick reaction capability unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Boeing Wins $250 Million SOCOM Contract for ScanEagle ISR Services

May 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system. The contract has a potential value of $250 million.

Leadership and Information Sharing

May 21, 2009
By H. Mosher

The Obama administration can take certain key steps to improve the ability to recognize and deal with national security threats, according to recommendations in "Nation at Risk," a report issued by the The Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. Jeff Smith of Arnold & Porter LLP, a steering committee member for the report, presented it yesterday at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS conference on information sharing.

The Barriers to Information Sharing

May 20, 2009
By H. Mosher

The dramatic culture shift that needs to happen for government agencies to embrace change kept coming up at the SOLUTIONS conference like the refrain of a popular song: agencies must move from an emphasis on risk avoidance to a focus on risk management. Without that shift, the quest to achieve 100 percent risk avoidance is quixotic at best; more realistically, it hampers agencies' ability to share information.

Project Healing Horse

May 20, 2009
By H. Mosher

Injured veterans looking to get back in the saddle can find what they need through the help of Project Healing Horse. The veterans therapeutic riding program uses horses as a medium to provide physical, psychological and social benefits to recovering veterans. The group raises money and promotes therapeutic riding at facilities across the country to heal troops who are injured or suffering from illness.

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