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Hurdles Abound for Small Business, Intelligence Community Cooperation

June 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Dr. William Nolte, research professor and director of the Center for Intelligence Research and Education, University of Maryland, laid the problems on the line regarding industry and intelligence community organizations during the AFCEA Small Business Intelligence Forum, which took place today in Fairfax, Virginia. Ranging from determining who is in charge to the acquisition process, Nolte forthrightly shared that the many of the systems that facilitate government-industry partnerships are broken.

NASA Selects ITT to Develop Critical Sensors to Measure CO2 From Air, Space

June 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been chosen by NASA to help design, develop and test a set of instruments to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and space in support of NASA's Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days and Season (ASCENDS) mission. ITT has received an initial contract for ASCENDS mission support for a period of five years with a total value of $7 million.

BAE Systems Wins Contract for Airborne Countermeasures

June 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a $33.6 million low-rate initial production contract for the ALE-55. The AN/ALE-55 is part of the U.S. Navy's Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures system that provides fighter aircraft with electronic defense against radar guided missiles.

General Dynamics Awarded Joint Systems Integration Center Contract by Joint Forces Command

June 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) to provide mission support services to the USJFCOM Joint Systems Integration Center (JSIC). The contract has a total potential value of $101.9 million. General Dynamics will support the JSIC in establishing, maintaining and extending the assessment of current military systems, near-term technology insertions and acquisition solutions for the joint warfighter.

SAIC Awarded $6 Million Modification

June 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a $6 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for continuing engineering support for engineering expertise to support research and development, total ship system engineering, and combat system engineering initiatives for the introduction of advanced technology into advanced combat systems and for the modernization of current combat systems for surface ship combatants.

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