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Contract Awards on SIGNAL Scape

July 1, 2008
By H. Mosher

As promised, we have a new feature on SIGNAL Scape as of this month. Robert K. Ackerman, editor-in-chief of SIGNAL Magazine, describes the logic in moving the Business Bytes column to the web in the July issue's "Behind the Lines":

Compared to a monthly paper publication, the Web offers a huge advantage in timeliness. One of the first additions to the enhanced Web site's news center comes directly from the magazine. Loyal SIGNAL readers who have perused the Business Byte column no longer can find it on paper-it has migrated to the Web site as Contract Awards under SIGNAL Scape. This change makes sense in terms of timeliness and relevance, because instead of learning about a contract two months after its award, readers now can see it on SIGNAL Online within days of its announcement. Web hot links connect readers with more information from the source of each contract announcement.

The Contract Awards section of SIGNAL Scape is edited by Katie Packard, SIGNAL Magazine's Assistant Editor. You can access the Contract Awards section directly here, or subscribe to the section's feed with this RSS link. Please note that the contract awards are not included in the regular SIGNAL Scape feed.

The Five Pillars of Netcentricity

July 1, 2008
By H. Mosher

In "Network Operations Mandate Critical Considerations," Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) outlines and explains his "pillars of netcentricity," which are communications infrastructure; security, including privacy and cybersecurity; information management, governance, and leadership. These pillars are so important, he continues, because as organizations face the challenges of continued streamlining, as resources continue to dwindle even as security demands continue to grow. With all this in mind, what key elements for effective and efficient network operations pose the greatest challenge for defense agencies?

Vangent Awarded Contract with Royal Saudi Air Force for Web-Based E-Learning

July 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Vangent Inc. is being awarded a contract from Hanscom Air Force Base, Maryland, for $13,590,654. The Royal Saudi Air Force Web Based E-Learning System Modernization Program includes the procurement, installation, configuration, test and delivery of the School of Command, Control and Communication E-Learning systems, its supporting equipment and information technology infrastructure.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Wins Contract from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

July 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has been awarded a cost plus fix fee contract of $20,842,119 from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to develop and mature critical technologies required to enable airborne stand-off electronic attack, including low band, high-power transmitting phased arrays; mid-band high-power transmitting arrays; and advanced exciters.

General Dynamic Network Systems Receives Contract from Air Force

July 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Network Systems was awarded the Intelligence Information, Command and Control, Equipment and Enhancements contract, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a $3.1 billion maximum, by the Air Force.

Harris Corporation Awarded Contract to Supply Royal Netherlands Air Force with Remote Surveillance System

July 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation was awarded a contract to supply the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) with Falcon Watch Remote Surveillance Systems to provide force protection and perimeter security for forward operating bases in Afghanistan. The acquisition is part of the RNLAF's Transportable Intrusion Detection Systems program.

BearingPoint Awarded Five-Year, $225 Million DoD Contract

July 1, 2008
By Katie Packard

BearingPoint Inc. was awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for Logistics, Maintenance and Supply Support functions and associated technologies throughout the Defense Department by the Army Contracting Agency. The contract has a potential value of $255 million over five years.

Teamspinner: A collaborative project management tool

July 3, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Teamspinner allows teams to create custom environments for their projects. Users can add Wiki text, lists, discussions and files. Team members can also invite others as members or observers and track any changes via RSS feeds. Users should note that this tool is currently in the beta stage. A link allows bugs and suggestions to be reported to the tool's designers.

Remembering Everything

July 3, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

The goal of reQall is to serve as a memory tool. The site collects and aggregates personal data. Users can access the site through a variety of methods, such as text from a handheld or desktop computer or voice from a telephone. The site will translate voice messages into text and store the data. Users with iPhones or Web access can quickly enter action items and clip and remember items on the home page. ReQall can contain anything from personal notes to contact lists and photographs. A memory jogger feature lets users play games especially designed to strengthen memory.

Another way to search Wikipedia

July 7, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Sometimes a user might need an immediate answer to a question or a definition of a term. The Lexisum home page has a simple interface consisting of several boxes. Entering a term such as "bandwidth" causes the site's search engine to scour Wikipedia sites for an answer. Each definition is studded with hyperlinks to more detailed articles and related topics.

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