The SIGNAL Blog

New Satellite Support for Unmanned Vehicles

April 16, 2009

Commercial satellite support for U.S. military forces in the Middle East and Asia is being boosted by an Intelsat orbiter that is being moved halfway around the world to cover the region. The international satellite consortium, responding to a U.S. Defense Department request in February, is repositioning its Galaxy 26 U.S. domestic satellite from its 93°W slot over the Western Hemisphere to a new location over the Indian Ocean. The Galaxy 26 orbiter will provide vital bandwidth for unmanned aerial vehicles conducting surveillance operations throughout its area of coverage, which ranges from Germany to Southeast Asia. The Defense Department awarded a contract to Intelsat via Artel Incorporated as part of its Defense Information Systems Network Satellite Transmission Services-Global (DSTS-G) contract.

New England Center for Homeless Veterans

April 15, 2009
By Rita Boland
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The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) extends a helping hand to any homeless veteran facing the challenges of addiction, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and unemployment; however, the veterans must be committed to sobriety, nonviolence and working for personal change. The organization is located in Boston, and though most clients are from the Boston area, the NECHV has aided veterans from all 50 states.

SAIC Awarded $12 Million Contract From Air Force Weather Agency

April 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a delivery order under the U.S. Strategic Command Systems and Mission Support II prime contract managed by the 55th Contracting Squadron. This delivery order is to provide advisory and assistance services to the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency for life-cycle program management support. The delivery order has a total value of more than $12 million if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics Awarded $15 Million Information Assurance Contract by U.S. Army Pacific

April 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a five-year, $14.5 million contract to provide information assurance support to the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC). Through the contract, General Dynamics will provide information assurance support, including information technology security policy and guidance, certification and accreditation, training and security engineering support to USARPAC.

Symetrics Industries Receives Navy Contract

April 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Symetrics Industries is being awarded a $6.5 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the procurement of 500 Technique Control Modulators (TCM) units, 950 TCM kits, and the engineering and technical support and repair services for the TCM units/kits for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force in support of the Airborne Threat Simulation Organization.

L-3 Receives Modification for Military Operations Support

April 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

L-3 Communications Flight International is being awarded a $22 million modification to a previously awarded contract for commercial air services and military operations support. This modification provides airborne threat simulation training for shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew in order to enhance abilities to counter potential enemy electronic warfare and electronic attack operations in an electronic combat environment.

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