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.

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.

TCS Receives $14.9 Million World-Wide Satellite Systems Order From Army

April 6, 2009
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received a $14.9 million contract order from the U.S. Army to provide Transportable Ground Receive Suites and related spare parts to support the Global Broadcast Service. This award was made under the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle in support of the program manager for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical.

France Improves Identification Crypto

April 3, 2009

The French navy and air force are adding new encryption technology to their identification friend-or-foe (IFF) systems to reduce the chance of enemy interception and analysis. The new encryption is being applied to more than 1,000 IFF systems equipping the two services. The equipment will help ensure that links between aircraft transponders and ground-based interrogators are not read or corrupted by new interception technologies now appearing in the battlespace. The existing IFF systems receiving the encryption upgrades will be able to respond quickly and reliably in an electronic warfighting environment, company officials say. The French government has awarded a 30 million contract to EADS Defense and Security for the new IFF encryption suite.