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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.

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.

CACI Awarded Contract to Modernize Maintenance Applications for Naval Sea Systems Command

September 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a five-year, $150 million task order by the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command to modernize maintenance applications used at shipyards and maintenance centers through information technology upgrades and software development. The work awarded through the task order will consolidate approximately 15 maintenance contracts for information technology activities at various naval facilities, which will provide the Navy with a single source for modernizing ship maintenance applications, developing new maintenance technologies and rolling applications out to new locations. This work will make the entire maintenance process more efficient and economical.

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