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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $1.5 billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit payload, the third geosynchronous orbit satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches and simultaneously support other missions, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization to provide information assurance training support to the U.S. Defense Department. The contract has a value of more than $21 million if all options are exercised.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $30 million contract to continue support for the Naval Aviation Production Process-Sustainment program. The work provides for management, technical, data analysis and information technology support for Naval aviation training.
Dorobek makes an excellent point when he says that e-mail really did revolutionize the way we communicate, but hasn't done much toward the effort to collaborate. But since we've gotten in the habit of using e-mail to collaborate, for lack of better tools in the '90s, we're still using e-mail to collaborate even though better tools are out there.
This is my take on the AFCEA, Northcom and George Mason University conference on "Inter-agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing," which was covered on SIGNAL Scape last week. No, we still can't connect the dots as well as hoped and never will, but conferees agreed that what matters most is the thoughtful and trusting use that humans could make of what information manages to flow through IT systems, however improperly they may be connected.
Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a contract for an estimated $19 million. This action will provide technical area tasks to provide the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) with state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions to ensure they are incorporated into all components of the Global Information Grid.