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Cool App-titude: Book Crawler

June 18, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Whether you’re a collector, a teacher, a student or even just an avid reader, the Book Crawler app for iPhone helps you make the most of your personal library collection.

Book Crawler is a book database that allows you to quickly and accurately upload your book collection in one place using the ISBN barcode scanner or a manual search. Whenever you enter a new book, the app provides the title, author, publisher, cover art, summaries, reviews and local library location/availability.

Share and discuss books with friends, locate the latest release from your favorite author, or sort and search through your current collection. You can add more than 10,000 book entries.

In addition, the app lets you purchase books through iBooks.

Purchase the app for $1.99 from the iTunes App Store.

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Communications Migration on the Move

June 17, 2013

The initial steps have been taken to transition soldiers from Army Knowledge Online to next-generation enterprise services. Secretary of the Army John McHugh authorized the move, which will support enterprise systems for collaboration, content management and unified online capabilities. Army military retirees and family members will continue to have access to Defense Department online self-service sites such as Tricare and MyPay through DOD Self-Service Logon.

This latest phase of the modernization follows the Army’s migration of 1.4 million email accounts to Department of Defense Enterprise Email, an initial step in moving toward modernizing the service’s communications infrastructure during the next several years to make it interoperable across the U.S. Defense Department and compatible with emerging Joint Information Environment architectures, including cloud-based services. A transition timeline for AKO services and accounts is being developed and will include military and civilian retirees and Army family members. Details will be published by September in an Army execution order and will include how thee Army will remain connected with military retirees and families.

 

 

`Lockheed Martin to Support Joint Standoff Missile for Finland and Australia

June 17, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $9,899,914 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Common Unique Planning Component software. Foreign Military Sales contract funds in the amount of $9,899,914 are being obligated at time of award for Finland and Australia. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Chesapeake Technology Researches Aircraft Flight Planning Algorithms

June 17, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Chesapeake Technology International Corp., California, Md., is being awarded a $9,849,647 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity small business innovation research phase III contract under Topic N101-019, entitled “Algorithms for Dynamic 4D (3D space with time) Volumetric Calculations and Analysis.” The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop innovative software capabilities that can correctly and efficiently calculate the optimal flight path given the terrain data, aircraft position, flight characteristics, and positions of known threat emitters. This effort is in support of EA-6B Improved Capability III and EA-18G training and simulation products. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Awards Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations Contracts

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Global Infotek Inc., Reston, Va.; Grove Resource Solutions Inc., Frederick, Md.; MANDEX Inc., Fairfax, Va.; and Vickers and Nolan Enterprises, Stafford, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance-based multiple award contract. The contracts are for the procurement of battle-space awareness services including the integration and test of systems focused on the delivery of battlespace awareness, and intelligence capabilities as well as the integrated employment of information operations (IO) capabilities; the development, integration, and test of intelligence, battlespace awareness, and IO applications and dedicated hardware. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $19,752,900. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these multiple award contracts to an estimated $98,764,500. Work will be performed worldwide and should be completed by June 2014. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

Boeing Supports Space Based Surveillance System

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., has been awarded a $10,892,553 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification for contractor logistic support, analysis, and Type III anomaly support for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for these services, which are provided under the basic contract. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center/Space Superiority Directorate, Los Angeles, Calif., is the contracting activity.

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