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U.S. Navy Modifies Intelligence Services Contract with CACI

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Incorporated, Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 increase in scope modification to a previously-awarded contract for scientific, technical, and administrative intelligence-related services. Services provided will involve creating end-user knowledge from intelligence data and products and managing human systems interface of knowledge through processes such as modeling and simulation. Additionally, services will include providing weapon systems science, technology, engineering, and logistics services and support, providing security support services for both collateral and compartmented facilities and programs, providing other administrative and technical services such as preparing technical documents, drafting, and illustrations, and developing and executing an overall contract and project management plan.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Satellite Snapshots Fill Imagery Gap

March 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

Coalition partners within Afghanistan and Iraq depend on satellite imagery to support their activities; however, much of the military imagery is only available at the secret and above level. Very few partners have access to this classified data, and this limitation hinders collaboration with national security forces, tribal leaders or other local citizens who support the effort. Furthermore, U.S. Army sources say that Internet-based imagery services such as Google Earth do not provide imagery that is current, has consistently high enough resolution or is government-approved for military applications.

NGA Welcomes First Employees to New Campus

January 19, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency (NGA) welcomed its first wave of employees at its new facility located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Tuesday. Approximately 300 personnel reported to work at NGA Campus East, the first of 38 groups that will make the move to the eight-story building between now and September 15, 2011, the day of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Boeing Receives Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Full-Motion Video Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was recently awarded a $68 million contract for full-motion video from commercial unmanned air intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms across Iraq. Work will be completed in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Central Command, Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity.

University Multispectral Laboratory to Support Warfighter Requirements

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

University Multispectral Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a potential $39 million contract modification to provide support services, which include identification, analysis, selection, testing and evaluation of solutions to warfighter requirements for command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive sensors and sensor-related technology. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Director of National Intelligence Funding Utah Data Center Construction

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Balfour Beatty, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $479 million construction contract for the Utah Data Center, an office of the director of national intelligence military construction project. The project will consist of building a data center and all associated ancillary requirements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SRI and Telcordia to Provide Intelligence Technology

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, were each awarded contracts to develop and demonstrate new technology that provides the ability to quickly produce actual intelligence from unanticipated, multiple, varied data sets. SRI received a $16 million contract, Telcordia $13 million. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

New Technologies, New Missions for Reconnaissance Office

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The National Reconnaissance Office is gearing up for a dynamic future rife with innovative technologies that change the way it collects data from space. The organization is introducing new capabilities that open windows on hitherto unavailable data, as well as new products that tap both the new capabilities and long-extant services.
Spending on science and technology will increase substantially as the organization develops and exploits sensor and processing advances. A new generation of satellites will join and supplant space-based assets that have been on station as long as two decades past their original design lifetime.

Intelligence Key to Counterdrug Efforts

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The transnational threats of drug trafficking, money laundering and narcoterrorism have increased the value of international intelligence to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency is interoperating more closely with U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies to share and process information about threats that only a few years ago were the purview of just one specialty agency.

Processing Goes Portable

October 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

Intelligence analysts are drowning in data, so companies are working to develop life-saving solutions in the areas of processing, compression and visualization. Years of developing titanic numbers of sensors have resulted in an ocean of data that harbors only a few lifeboats. Companies that succeed in these endeavors not only will enhance homeland security but also will reap the benefit of financial windfalls. In addition to having search agents that would help analysts uncover truly useful information, the intelligence community would benefit from new ways to store and move petabytes of data.

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