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Hydroid to Support Unmanned Underwater Systems

November 12, 2013

Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Mass., is being awarded a $26,231,287 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering services, repair and training support for the Navy’s MK18 unmanned underwater vehicle family of systems. The contract includes a one-year base period with four one-year options. Work will be performed in Pocasset, Mass., and is expected to be completed by September 2018. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-14-D-0001).

Lockheed Martin to Retrofit F-22s with Night Vision Capability

November 12, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $19,763,075 option exercise (P0050) to an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8611-08-C-2897) to retrofit fielded mission training centers without the window visual systems upgrade and night vision goggles capability. Effort includes upgrades for F-22 training systems at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Langley AFB, Va.; Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Beeminder

November 12, 2013
By Rachel Lilly
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Failing to meet a goal can sting—especially with the Beeminder app for iOS and Android. It tracks your progress toward a goal and makes you literally pay the price if you go off track. The first offense is free, but after that, you'll pay every time you derail.

AFCEA Answers: The Next Generation of Identity Assurance

November 8, 2013
By Max Cacas

When it comes to cybersecurity, one of the biggest challenges is verifying the identity of the end user, whether it's for an e-commerce site or a secure government database. Experts weigh in during the latest episode of AFCEA Answers.

VIDEO: Should the Intelligence Community Embrace Big Data?

November 7, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Big Data increasingly is viewed as the future of knowledge management, aided and abetted by the cloud. And, it would seem to be a perfect fit in the field of intelligence. But two longtime experts in intelligence take opposing views on the utility of big data for intelligence.

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