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Higher Education
 for Wounded Warriors
 Exploits New Technologies

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Wounded veterans aspiring to receive a college education can earn diplomas from a wide selection of disciplines at a uniquely conceived center that will offer the aid of state-of-the-art assisted and adaptive devices tailored specifically to meet their needs, irrespective of their disabilities. The facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs a range of advanced technologies to enable an environment for severely wounded veterans, along with any needed caregivers, to pursue educational goals that otherwise might be viewed as inaccessible.

United States to Combine Multiple Intelligence Missions Into Single U.K. Complex

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

The United States is in the midst of preparing its largest intelligence hub outside of its own national borders. The center will accommodate operations with reach into several global areas, including those rife with anti-terrorism operations.

Communications Kit Enables Rapid, On-the-Go Interoperability

September 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A new mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications piqued the interest recently of the U.S. Marine Corps’ research and development community.

Micro
 Robotics 
Research Pays Off

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army is preparing—for the first time—to develop and field micro robotic systems under programs of record, indicating confidence that the technology has matured and years of research are paying off. The small systems will provide individual soldiers and squads with critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data in jungles, buildings and caves that larger systems can’t reach.

Kongsberg to Convert Remotely Operated Weapons

August 11, 2014

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $13,202,364 modification (P00069) to contract W15QKN-12-C-0103 for post-production conversion of Common Remotely Operated Weapons Systems M153A1 to Common Remotely Operated Weapons Systems M153. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

Jacobs Provides Information Assurance Services

August 11, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $21,143,345 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00009) for FA8721-14-C-0018 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Washington, District of Columbia; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

RoboSubs Transform from Toys to Warfighter Tools

August 8, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Navy competition launches technology innovation and student careers.

U.S. Navy Modifies Tactical Control System Contract

August 8, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $34,185,625 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) to migrate the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System from a Technology Insertion (TI-12) baseline to a TI-14, integrate Advanced Processing Build (APB-13 and APB-15) and deliver this capability to multiple submarine platforms. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91.22 percent) and Royal Australian Navy (8.78 percent). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.

Honeywell Awarded Tracking Station Funds

August 8, 2014

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $11,929,705 cost-plus-award-fee delivery order modification (DO 021501). This non-competitive delivery order modification is being issued under previously awarded contract F04701-02-D-0006 for the Unified S-Band Development Phase II at Transportable Remote Tracking Station Block Change. Space and Missile Systems Center/Range Network Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Draeger to Provide Monitoring Systems

August 8, 2014

Draeger Medical Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $60 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for patient monitoring systems, subsystems and components. This contract was a competitive acquisition with eight offers received. This is a one-year base contract with nine one-year option periods. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-14-D-0004).

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