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L-3 Awarded Potential $500 Million Special Forces Contract

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, New York, New York, recently announced that its L-3 GCS subsidiary has been awarded a contract by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop and manufacture Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems. The program, "Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals" (SDN-Lite FoT) will provide tactically deployed Special Operations Forces users with worldwide communications connectivity. Total contract value is up to $500 million, over the next five years.

Mulholland Named USSOCOM Deputy Commander

October 28, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., USA, has been assigned deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Three Firms Receive $362 Million from U.S. Special Forces Command

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Dell Services Federal Government, Perot Systems Government Services Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia; and DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, were each awarded a $362 million, multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus fixed-fee line items for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts (SITEC) specialty services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is the contracting activity. Under the SITEC Specialty Services contract, the contractor will assist the government in performing the daily operations necessary to facilitate the command's ongoing ability to effectively and efficiently optimize delivery and performance of specialty services to sustain and maintain global enterprise information technology specialty services environment.

SOCOM Sews Systems Together

July 8, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Working together with industry and other military partners, the U.S. Special Operations Command is piecing together communications technologies-some designed-in from the start-to make the command a leaner, lighter, more efficient force.

Heithold Promoted, Assigned to USSOCOM

June 8, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to lieutenant general and assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

McRaven Promoted, To Command USSOCOM

April 8, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

USSOCOM Assigns Votel to Chief of Staff

June 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

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