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General Dynamics to Develop High-Speed Encryptor

November 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $7.6 million contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to develop the KG-530 synchronous optical networks (SONET) OC-768C in-line encryptor. The encryptor will secure very large image, data and video files traveling through U.S. military and government networks.

Lockheed Martin Wins Navy Electronic Warfare Systems Contract

November 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin an initial contract valued at $9.9 million to design an electronic warfare system for its surface ships. Under the contract, the company will produce a preliminary design for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade by June 2010. The contract includes options that, if exercised, total nearly $167 million.

Cool App-titude: HP Apps

November 3, 2009
By Katie Packard

Apps for your printer? Yup. HP has an Internet-connected printer-the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One printer-that comes with pre-loaded apps that have something for everyone.

Outlining the Cyber Work Force

November 2, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The definitions of the cybersecurity workforce are outdated and need to be revamped, according to Leanne Hurley, senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton.

XIO Wins Defense Energy Support Center Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) has awarded XIO Strategies Inc. part of a five-year, $15 million contract that will be shared with several other firms. Under the contract, the company will support the DESC by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of managing the supply of bulk petroleum in both wartime and peacetime.

Raytheon Wins Phase-Two Contract for Nano-Composite Optical Ceramics

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Raytheon Company a $6.9 million phase-two contract to develop a new class of nano-composite optical materials. The award is a continuation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Nanocomposite Optical Ceramics project, which seeks to enhance missile capabilities through improved seeker performance.

General Dynamics Wins Army Technology Classroom Modernization Contract

October 30, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a $110.3 million contract by the U.S. Army Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to modernize classroom training technology. Under the agreement, the company will provide surveying, engineering, design, systems integration, procurement, staging, installation, testing, training, sustainment and technical assistance support to TRADOC and its classroom sites across the country as part of the Technology Classroom Modernization Program.

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