Communications

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

April 29, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
InDyne Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $34,107,547.11 contract modification for range operations, communications and information services. The contracting activity is the 30th Contract Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.  

October 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army’s system for enabling shared situational awareness to track friends or foes at the lowest tactical levels is undergoing multiple capabilities upgrades intended to increase the value of the technology. Advances include the ability to handle more data traffic, as well as better encryption, more timely reporting of position and improved navigation.

October 1, 2012
By George I. Seffers

Military radio experts reveal emerging trends in acquisition and technology.

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

August 2012
By Clarence A. Robinson Jr., SIGNAL Magazine

One of the nation’s most critical multibillion-dollar next-generation satellite communications programs is being restructured. After shifting to a fixed-price contract, the U.S. Defense Department is inviting new industry competition for the Air Force’s advanced beyond-line-of-sight terminal program.

May 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Goldbelt Hawk LLC, Newport News, Virginia, was awarded a $9.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the electrical and communication services for U.S. forces throughout Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

February 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

In the next two years, federal officials plan to unveil a new means for providing emergency information to the U.S. public.

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source, incentive-based, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Information Systems and Global Solutions, Gaithersburg, Maryland, with an estimated value of $980 million. Under this follow-on contract, the contractor will develop, model, fabricate, integrate, test, verify, evaluate, validate, document, deliver, field, train, operate, sustain, and support updates and new capabilities to the command and control, battle management and communications element.

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

InDyne Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $11,453,051 cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract to provide for the western range operations and maintenance; support services; testing, modifying and installing communications, information and computer system services; and testing, modifying and installing communications, electronic and security systems at launch facilities, launch control centers and test facilities. The contract is a two-month interim extension.

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a $12 million task order for engineering and scientific support for networking and satellite communications. The scope of this statement of work is to provide engineering and technical support, on-going acquisition support, financial support, logistics support, website development and management, manpower, personnel, and training analysis report development and assessment, manpower, personnel, and training plan, development and support, administrative support and managerial support. The U.S.

April 2011
By Daniel P. Taylor, SIGNAL Magazine

Walk up to a terminal, swipe a card and log in to a single, consolidated network architecture. That is the future the Navy envisions for its sailors when they disembark after a deployment and want to use a network on land, or vice versa—something that is difficult to do in today’s environment of cluttered legacy networks.

April 27, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Two weeks ago, I listened to a U.S. Marine Corps brigadier general plead for a lightweight personal computer that shooters could use at the squad level. All of the talk he heard about net-centric networks was meaningless because network centricity did not reach where it was needed. If the civilians could walk around with BlackBerrys, why couldn't the U.S. Defense Department provide comparable services?

March 19, 2010
By Katie Packard

"NATO SATCOM will certainly be handicapped if interoperability with national systems is not key to the design of how we go forward."--Malcolm Green, chief of CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NC3A

November 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Beginning this month, 14 government agencies across the U.S. are part of a pilot program testing a new multiband radio that enables first responders to talk to each other across frequency bands.

November 24, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cell phones now take their place on the battlefield, thanks to a new system that lets warfighters stay successfully and securely connected.

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