The SIGNAL Blog

DHS Undersecretary for Management Outlines Priorities

February 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Elaine Duke, undersecretary for management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), opened AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC, with both encouragement and advice for the commercial sector. The department is looking forward to partnering with industry; however, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, companies can expect more government oversight during acquisitions.

Northrop Grumman Receives Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Contract Award for Third Year of Low Rate Initial Production

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) program has received a U.S. Navy modification award to a previous firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three VTUAV systems. This award, for an amount not to exceed $40 million, is the last of three planned low-rate initial production (LRIP) buys.

Raytheon Nets $173 Million Army Award for Infrared Technology Kits

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company $173 million to provide second-generation infrared kits for a variety of combat systems. The firm-fixed-price award modifies an existing contract and provides an additional 6,153 Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared Block 1 A/B-Kits.

CSC Awarded Subcontract to Support Environmental Protection Agency

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC has received a subcontract from Vision Technologies Incorporated to provide information technology infrastructure services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. CSC estimates the value of its subcontract to be $44 million.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Biometric Intelligence Resource Contract

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $36.9 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities of the Biometric Intelligence Resource system, which uses biometric data such as fingerprints, facial recognition or iris scans to identify and track individuals of interest in the Global War on Terrorism.

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