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Harris Corporation Receives Army Contract for Tactical Satellite Radio Systems

April 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation's RF Communications Division has received a $150 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/PRC-117 tactical satellite radio systems, associated spare parts and support services.

DRC Awarded Additional Option Under Army Training Task Order

April 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a one-year option worth $1.3 million from the U.S. Army's Armor School and Center Directorate of Training, Doctrine, Combat Development and Experimentation. DRC will continue to develop lesson plans focused on training development support and will provide mobile training team instruction to operational units.

DISA: Furthering Its Reach

April 14, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has had to juggle technologies to maintain effective service to its customers-the defense community. Both civilian and military Defense Department organizations depend on DISA for vital connectivity around the clock and around the globe. While the agency has been able to tap commercial capabilities to a greater degree, its customer demands-especially for bandwidth-have been growing faster than expected.

Marine Corps Technologies: Fielding for the Fight

April 8, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Marine Corps finds itself in the unique position of sharing attributes of all the other military services. That has helped the Corps procure technologies in that it can learn from and adapt some systems developed by other services. However, the Corps has its own unique situations and requirements, so it finds itself pursuing Marine-specific solutions to modern challenges. SIGNAL's April issue looks at Marine Corps technologies as the multifaceted service girds for the fog of future combat.

Boeing Awarded Air Force Contract for Sustaining Engineering

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force is modifying a fixed-price incentive contract to Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated for an estimated $8 million. This action will provide sustaining engineering for Post-Initial Operational Capability of the Wideband Satellite System for Wideband Global Satellite-25.

BAE Systems Receives Contract for Communication-Electronic Equipment and Systems Support

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Incorporated is being awarded a $22 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for maintenance, logistics and life-cycle services in support of communication-electronic equipment/systems and subsystems for various U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Special Operations Forces and other federal agencies.

SAIC Awarded $38 Million Contract by Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to Support Energy Efficiency

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to become the program administrator for the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program, which helps Hawaii residents and businesses become more energy efficient. The contract has a value for the first two years of $38 million.

CSC Awarded $570 Million Information Technology Services Contract

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

The United Kingdom (UK) Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards, has awarded CSC a 10-year managed information technology services contract to upgrade the IPS application and enrollment system. The agreement has an estimated value of $570 million.

ITT Books Order for Night Vision Goggles

April 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has received a $121 million order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision goggle.

General Dynamics Receives Navy Contract for SPAWAR

April 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology is being awarded a $51 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing arrangement to support the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Secure Voice and Defense Red Switch Network as well as information assurance and interoperability programs/systems.

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