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Oceanographic Institution to Support Navy Research and Development Programs

November 3, 2014

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, was awarded a $35,545,211 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only contract for engineering and technical services to support the Navy in developing, assessing, upgrading and modernizing the Persistent Littoral Undersea Surveillance program, the Digital Acoustic Communications development program, the Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) Autonomous Undersea Vehicle program, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal "Fast Track" program, development and operational support for the REMUS Automated Submarine Launch and Recovery Capability program, and the development of new advanced ocean technologies related to these programs.

These systems are essential to evaluate the evolving advanced ocean technologies, improve operational capability, support rapid prototype development and provide technology improvement recommendations including: battery and energy systems, propulsion systems, navigation systems, control systems, sensor systems, acoustic communication systems, data acquisition systems and the development of new functionality to shipboard systems.

NCI Announces $11 Million in Army Task Orders

October 31, 2014

NCI Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, recently announced it was awarded three firm-fixed price task orders and one cost-plus-fixed-fee task order aggregating $10.9 million under the Total Engineering and Information Systems III contract for information technology services in support of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command. These task orders represent both new and follow-on work for NCI at U.S. Army locations worldwide, and each task order consists of a 12-month base period and one option year.

For the Military Construction Army and Sustainment Restoration and Modernization Programs, NCI will continue providing design reviews for programs that will impact every new and renovated facility in the U.S. Army. NCI also will ensure information technology components meet applicable U.S. Army, Defense Department and other federal standards. For the U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency, NCI will provide enterprise-level information assurance support services and Defense Department information assurance certification and accreditation process support.

NCI also will provide security engineering assistance to support the Enterprise Information Technology Project Management Office’s Medical Research Information Technology System, which centralizes collaborative data for the medical community.

General Atomics to Support French MQ-9 Reapers

October 31, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $16,064,628 modification to exercise an option on a delivery order (0113) for an existing basic ordering agreement (FA8620-10-G-3038) for France's MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Phase 2. Contractor will provide an additional period of CLS for the French Air Force. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and Niamey, Niger, and is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015. This modification is 100 percent foreign military sales for France. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Intellicheck Mobilisa Appoints Roof as Chief Operating Officer

October 31, 2014

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Port Townsend, Washington, has appointed William H. Roof, Ph.D., to chief operating officer.

Corjay Appointed Executive VP of Strategic Growth for FalconStor Software, Acolyst

October 31, 2014

FalconStor Software, Melville, New York, and Acolyst, Stafford, Virginia, have appointed Charles “Chuck” R. Corjay as executive vice president of strategic growth for their newly created joint federal team.

Engineering Services Network Apponts Shapiro as CFO

October 31, 2014

Engineering Services Network Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, has appointed Dan Shapiro chief financial officer.

Sadler Assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command

October 31, 2014

Rear Adm. John C. Sadler, USN, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander for Maritime Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Dixon Assigned to Navy Surface Force Atlantic

October 31, 2014

Rear Adm. Kelvin N. Dixon, USN, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia. 

LaRoche Assigned to Navy Installations Command

October 31, 2014

Rear Adm. Brian L. LaRoche, USN, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.

Connectivity Crucial for Women in the Workplace

October 29, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Understanding how to communicate your story effectively is just one important skill for women, and really anyone regardless of gender, hoping to take risks and achieve results in the workplace, explained Shelley Smith, founder and president of Premier Rapport, during the inaugural Women in AFCEA fall event. Ask yourself, “Is the risk greater if I do or is the risk greater if I don’t?”

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