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Boeing to Provide Survivable Communications for U.S. Armed Forces

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company is modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract with the U.S. Air Force for $16.7 million. This action will provide survivable communications for U.S. armed forces, the advanced beyond line-of-sight terminals must-update new platform requirements and the advanced EHF system interface. The Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, 653rd ELSG/PK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Support Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communications Capability

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Government Systems Incorporated is being awarded an $8.2 million firm-fixed-price order for services in support of the fiscal year 2008 ARC-210 radio hardware design changes to evolve ultra high frequency satellite communication waveform capability in the next generation tactical networking radio, RT-1939(C) radio system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Selected for Navy C4ISR Systems Life Cycle Support Services

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems life cycle support services. The three-year contract could be worth up to $189 million. Lockheed Martin will provide a range of services, including logistics planning, configuration management, system integration, system installations, technical documentation and technical field support.

Pragmatics Receives $99 Million Award to Provide Domestic Desktop Support to State Department

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Pragmatics Incorporated has been awarded a task order to provide support services for up to 37,000 desktops for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Information Resources Management and its domestic customer bureaus. The task order could be worth $99 million if all options are exercised. It was awarded under the Hybrid Information Technology Services for State contract.

Navistar Defense Wins Contract for Lighter, More Mobile Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Navistar International Corporation's Navistar Defense LLC has received a U.S. Marine Corps contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller and more mobile version of its International MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. The MaxxPro Dash maintains the survivability system used on all MaxxPro MRAP variants while allowing for greater mobility in smaller, lightweight vehicles ideal for Afghanistan operations.

BAE Systems Awarded Marine Corps Order for Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received an order from the U.S. Marine Corps for 1,320 headborne energy analysis and diagnostic systems (HEADS), a sensor system placed inside helmets that will help scientists analyze and understand the forces that Marines sustain during impact and blast events that could lead to brain injury.

General Dynamics Awarded $47 Million for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Support

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded contracts worth $47 million by Force Protection Incorporated to provide supplies and support for the U.S. Marine Corps' mine resistant ambush protected vehicle program.

AFCEA SOLUTIONS: Information Assurance under way

September 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

If you could not attend the Information Assurance event in Washington DC this week, the event is being streamed live here.

The schedule is here.

The CIO Question

September 7, 2008
By H. Mosher

In this month's Incoming column, Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) poses questions about the nature of CIO positions-their lack of a typical specific qualification list or consistent job description, the trend in CIOs working on management degrees, their lack of strategic decision-making authority.

General Dynamics Awarded Contract by Army Corps of Engineers for Information Technology Management in Afghanistan

September 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has received a $32 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Afghanistan Engineer District (AED) to provide information technology management services in Afghanistan to support USACE-AED reconstruction and infrastructure development programs. The contract has a potential value of $32 million over five years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will manage an in-country network and will provide critical communications between USACE-AED operations and the continental U.S. The satellite and network communications infrastructure will provide enhanced video, voice and data communications for USACE-AED operations throughout Afghanistan.

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