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DARPA Awards Language Translation Contract to IBM

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, is being awarded a $6,576,024 cost contract for the Broad Operational Language Technology Program. The program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System," and activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

BAE to Install Radar Warning System on C-130 Aircraft

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems, Totowa, New Jersey, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $24,062,919 for installation of advanced radar warning receiver ship sets on C-130 aircraft. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Georgia Tech to Provide Ground-Based Sensors for Remotely Controlled Aircraft

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $25,135,974 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract for ground-based sensors for remotely controlled aircraft. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Spectrum Laser to Provide Card Assemblies for Helicopter Weapon Systems

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Spectrum Laser and Technologies Incorporated, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $8,704,839 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of circuit card assemblies in support of the Naval Air Systems Command. The circuit card assemblies are integrated into the MH-60R and MH-60S armed helicopter weapon system projects. The circuit cards contribute to the helicopter's ability to perform surface warfare, force protection, maritime interdiction operations, combat search and rescue, and vertical replenishment support missions. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

LandWarNet 2011 Opens With Major Announcements

August 23, 2011
By Rita Boland

CIO/G-6 senior team members will be visiting every booth; Gen. Lawrence to review all their assessments of solutions on exhibit floor. LandWarNet splits into three smaller regional events in 2012. Former soldier and current entrepreneur extraordinaire advises Army leadership on the changes it must make in cyberwarfare, recruiting and acquisition.

Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

March 29, 2011
By Christine Robinson

Following the triple disasters of the earthquake in Japan, the tsunami, and the continuing nuclear crisis, I interviewed Dr. Lin Wells, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, concerning his thoughts about emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts in Japan. Wells is a well-known expert in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery who has provided leadership and expertise in preparing for and responding to some of the worst disasters in our recent history

CWID Publishes 2010 Interoperability Trial Results

November 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Technology assessors chose 11 out of 32 technology solutions from this year's event as their picks for early success. Judged on their achievement in interoperability, information assurance and warfighter/operator utility, the Top Performing Technologies range from capabilities that support ballistic missile defense to maritime traffic tracking and could be in the hands of users in six to 12 months.

This Veterans Day

November 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our appreciation and respect to our nation's veterans for their courage and sacrifice.

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

November 10, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Honoring 235 years of service to the nation.

You can read or watch the commandant's message online.

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