Canon Receives GSA Schedule Contract

January 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) has awarded Canon USA a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract under the consolidated schedule. The new contract provides the U.S. government with substantially discounted prices for information technology and other equipment as well as maintenance. The contract has an estimated value of $110 million over five years.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

January 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the chief research center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Its home page highlights ongoing projects across a range of disciplines. Visitors can access information about programs in areas such as expeditionary maneuver warfare; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); ocean battlespace sensing; sea warfare and weapons; and naval air warfare and weapons. Each of these sections drills down into areas highlighting specific research programs focusing on autonomous systems and sensor fusion.

The home page also features a step-by-step guide for businesses interested in working with the ONR. Researchers and students can find program managers or search for study and internship programs.

Boeing Receives JDAM and SDB Production Contracts

January 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Defense Department for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and small diameter bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract, worth $106.9 million, includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract, worth $110.2 million, includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force.