SIGNAL Blogs

March 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Unisys has received a contract from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to modernize the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN), the state's mission-critical law enforcement communications system. Under the 18-month contract, Unisys will upgrade the CLEAN system to allow state troopers to communicate directly with other state, local and federal law enforcement officials.

March 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Last October, AFCEA and U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted SOUTH 2008, a conference focused on operations in SOUTHCOM's area of responsibility. Coverage of the event appeared in the December edition of SIGNAL in the article Narcotics and Terrorism are Linked, Pose Threats to Hemisphere. Adm.

March 20, 2009
By Katie Packard

Telephonics Corporation has received a $9.5 million order from Lockheed Martin to fund long-lead purchases of subsystem spares for the AN/APS-147 Multi-Mode Radar and Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator System.

March 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has awarded a $4.8 million contract to JWF Defense Systems for the production of 805 Stryker Driver Enhancement Kits.

March 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded a $106.5 milion modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 280 Joint Standoff Weapon unitary Air-to-Ground-154C-1s, with a moving target/surface warfare capability.

March 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office is being awarded a $30 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for engineering and technical services in support of the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics software.

March 16, 2009
By Katie Packard

Schafer Corporation is being awarded a $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development associated with directed energy and electric weapon systems. Aspects of the research and development effort to be procured include technology assessment, engineering, engineering analysis, design and design analysis, and test and evaluation for all manners of directed energy systems and subsystems.

March 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract to developmentally test and operationally test the U.S. Army's Multirole Tactical Common Data Link. The Defense Microelectronics Activity awarded the 30-month, $69 million contract to support the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

March 18, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based air traffic control systems subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Airspace Control System Implementation Commission to supply and install complete UHF/VHF T6 extended range communication stations at multiple sites across Southern Brazil. The contract is valued at $19 million.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin and Australian Aerospace have signed a multi-year contract to provide Through-Life Support for the C-130J Super Hercules fleet operated by the Royal Australian Air Force. The contract is valued at $292 million. It will provide innovative solutions to C-130J maintenance and is designed to reduce the cost of ownership into the future.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based air traffic management system subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by prime contractor Aeronav Group to supply an extended-range very high frequency communications system to the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. The system will deliver ground-to-air voice communications throughout the country's airspace, including the surrounding oceanic area.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Aranea Solutions is being awarded an $18 million firm-fixed-price time and materials indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for support of the Joint Technical Data Integration System and other tactical logistics information technology programs. This contract includes a base year and three option periods that could bring the total estimated value of the contract to $70 million.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems is being awarded a $9.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering service support for quick reaction dismounted guardian counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) electronic warfare systems. The engineering service support will include analyzing new IED threat devices and development of jamming waveforms to counter the devices.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Jacobs Engineering is being awarded $7 million for task order #0021 under a previously awarded contract to provide technical support to the Marine Corps Systems Command, Information Systems and Infrastructure Product Group, Marine Corps network and infrastructure services program office for sustainment support and additional transition support .

March 10, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Referring to the today's young adults as the "Google Generation," Chris Anderson, editor in chief, Wired magazine, opened the FOSE conference by telling an audience of government and industry representatives that it's time for the government to catch up. Citizens have come to expect not only information from government agencies but also the ability to interact quickly with government organizations via the Web. Agencies-as well as large companies-have been slow to respond to this demand, Anderson stated.

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Verizon Business will provide network and data services at U.S. Defense Department installations around the world under a new contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Solpac Construction Incorporated, dba Soltek Pacific Construction Company, is being awarded $26 million for a firm-fixed price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction for design and construction of a new Weapons and Armament Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation Laboratory (RDT&E) Facility #3 at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California.

March 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded a $30 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of STANDARD Missile-2 for Foreign Military Sales requirements.

March 13, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to develop the NextGen Terminal Data Distribution System (TDDS), which will make more efficient use of the crowded airspace in the U.S. The TDDS will automate flight information, resulting in improved capacity in the nation's airspace, and will facilitate the exchange of network-enabled data between disparate systems and integrate multiple data sources to better manage the airspace.

March 9, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded a $57 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of selected Zumwalt class destroyer mission system equipment (MSE). MSEs are required to mitigate production and integration risk and to conduct at-sea testing in support of the Zumwalt class of destroyers test and evaluation master plan aboard the U.S. Navy Self Defense Test Ship.

Pages