The SIGNAL Blog

EF Johnson Technologies Named a Contractor under a GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

December 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

EF Johnson Technologies Incorporated has been named as a contractor under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This BPA will be used by federal government agencies for the purchase of EF Johnson analog and P25 digital subscribers and Native Internet Protocol conventional and trunked networks, operating in the VHF, UHF and 700/800 MHz frequency bands. The total estimated value of the BPA is $381 million over a maximum term of five years.

Cubic Receives $4.8 Million Contract for Education

December 3, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Applications Incorporated has been awarded a contract with a potential value of $4.8 million to continue educational services to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) at Fort Benning, Georgia. Under the contract, Cubic will continue to provide a link between WHINSEC and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, facilitating the transfer of courseware between the two schools and organizing and preparing courseware at WHINSEC.

The Cybersecurity Challenge

December 1, 2008
By H. Mosher

As cybercrime and cyberwarfare continue to be the defining challenges of the 21st century, how can the new administration and Congress best prepare the country to fully embrace cybersecurity as a national priority?

Impact Technologies Wins Navy Contract for Small Business Innovative Research

December 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Impact Technologies LLC has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract not to exceed $10 million for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research effort under Topic N02-167, titled "Intelligent Embedded Diagnostic System for Future Avionic Systems." The objective of the project is for the continued development of a "System of Systems" approach to effectively provide a continuous and active systems engineering feedback loop capability by integrating a diagnostic capability at the second or off-aircraft level of repair.

Submerged Submarine Communications Link Established

November 26, 2008
By H. Mosher

The U.S. Navy has successfully conducted the first large-scale test of a technology that enables commanders to communicate with a submerged submarine, regardless of its speed and depth. In the final evaluations of the Deep Siren tactical paging system, which were held in June and August, a Navy submarine deployed special communications buoys that reached the surface to establish a communications link between the vessel and the test team in Norfolk, Virginia. The Deep Siren buoys can receive and transmit satellite communications, converting them to acoustic signals.

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