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Learning Real-World Intelligence Analysis

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

Officials at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are developing a program that allows students from any academic discipline to work closely with the U.S. intelligence community in a variety of actual national security-related problems. The university is on track to begin offering a minor in intelligence analysis in the relatively near future and a major in the next five years.

Implemented about a year ago, the program is described as a work in progress. In fact, it has not yet been officially named, but will likely be called the Intelligence Analysis Program. “The goal of the program is to train the future analysts for the intelligence community, the military and business. "What we are trying to do is to provide a learning environment in which students have to deal with real analytical problems,” reports Robert Norton, professor and director of the Open Source Intelligence Laboratory, Auburn University. “We’re not just using things like case studies. We’re actually working current problems. And we do so in an environment where they’re working under an operational tempo similar to what is experienced in the intelligence community.”

Future intelligence analysts learn how analytical products are put together, how data is validated and how to communicate findings in a timely manner. “What we say is that our students work on real problems with real customers. We are working with the intelligence community, we’re working with various combatant commands, and we’re working with various businesses,” Norton says.

L-3 to Provide Imaging Turrets to Danish Air Force

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 WESCAM recently announced that it has received an acquisition and sustainment contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to provide a minimum of eight MX-15 electro-optical and infrared imaging systems to the Royal Danish Air Force’s EH101 aircraft. System deliveries are expected to be complete by 2014. 

Rockwell Collins to Develop Quantizer for DARPA

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a maximum $8,476,061 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the DISARMER research effort. This contract provides for development of a quantizer that realizes the full potential of a low-jitter photonic sample and holds in a direct conversion digital receiver based on a photonics-enabled, analog-to-digital converter with a 4-gigahertz IBW and greater than 10 effective number of bits for an undersampled 12-gigahertz signal. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. (HR0011-13-C-0071)

Lockheed Martin to Produce C-5M Trainer Systems

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a $21,318,495 modification (P00224) to previously awarded contract FA8625-07-C-6471 for the C-5M reliability enhancement and re-engining program acquisition. This contract provides for an aircraft maintenance system trainer and a flight control system trainer for Travis Air Force Base. The contract modification is for incorporation of the production of the two trainers and the associated spares. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Technology Advancement Group to Produce GPS Survey System

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Technology Advancement Group Inc., Dulles, Va. was awarded an $8,832,000 firm-fixed-price, option eligible, non-multi-year contract for production of the Global Positioning Survey System and related support to the U.S. Army Geospatial Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Geospatial Center, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-D-0003).

U.S. Army Modifies Switchblade Contract

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Aerovironment Inc., Monrovia, Calif., was awarded a $29,049,837 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (P00015) of contract (W31P4Q-12-C-0263) for procurement of the Switchblade Agile Munitions Systems and associated hardware and support services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Redstone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $529 Million Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Funds

September 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., has been awarded a $6,637,223 modification (P00041) on contract (FA8625-12-C-6598) for large aircraft infra-red countermeasures (LAIRCM). The contract modification incorporates interim contract support of the U.S. LAIRCM line replacement units. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $529,124,094. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLYK - LAIRCM, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Government Secure Solutions to Support Intelligence in Afghanistan

September 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Government Secure Solutions CGI Inc., Manassas, Va., was awarded a $27,019,494 cost-plus-fixed-fee, non-option eligible, non-multi-year contract for services support of technology enhancements that are integrated into the intelligence enterprise for use in Afghanistan and world-wide. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command – Fort Belvoir, Va. is the contracting activity (W911W4-13-C-0009).

L-3 to Support U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

September 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

L3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded a $23,934,919 cost-plus-fixed-fee, non-option eligible, non-multi-year contract for services and support to the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Futures Directorate integration environment and enhancements to the intelligence enterprise. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command – Fort Belvoir, Va. is the contracting activity (W911W4-13-C-0008).

Lockheed Martin Receives Aegis Contract Modification

September 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $48,817,610 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5132) to exercise options for technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance, and other operation and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites, including the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility, and the Naval Systems Computing Center. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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