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ViaSat to Provide Cryptographic Modules

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, on behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office, has awarded a $34 million dollar firm fixed price contract to ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., for the design, development, and production of a cryptographic module for the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Block Upgrade 2. The contract encompasses the development, prototype delivery, testing, and integration of a cryptographic module that is designed for integration into a variety of MIDS-LVT hardware variants. The award also calls for production of approximately 10,000 modules for retrofit of all MIDS-LVT hardware in service at the conclusion of the development.

Dev Technology Group Receives ICE Task Orders

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Dev Technology Group Inc., Reston, Va., recently announced that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded the company multiple task orders under the ICE Software Operations and Maintenance Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement. Dev Technology will maintain mission critical systems at ICE including the Enforcement Integrated Database, the Federal Financial Management System Infrastructure, and the Real Property Management System. These systems support ICE agents across the country. 

Two Firms Awarded Network and Information Systems Funds

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $9,437,767 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option to provide engineering services for network and information systems that are currently operational and/or under development. Exercising of this award-term option will bring the total contract value to $35,659,074. This is one of two multiple award contracts: both awardees compete for task orders during the ordering period. Science Applications International Corp., McLean Va., is being awarded a potential $9,276,960 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option to provide engineering services for network and information systems that are currently operational and/or under development. Exercising this award-term option will bring the potential contract value to $36,014,840. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Raytheon to Study Cobra Judy Radar Replacement Architecture

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $9,817,530 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded letter contract for an alternative architecture study in support of the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) program. The CJR program designs, develops, and acquires a functional replacement ship and mission equipment suite for the current Cobra Judy and USNS Observation Island. The CJR mission is the same as that of the system it replaces—long-dwell foreign ballistic missile data collection in support of international treaty verification. The mission systems onboard the replacement ship includes high-power, instrumentation-class S-band and X-band radar phased arrays and the necessary ancillary equipment to support the mission. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Design Knowledge to Develop 4-D Common Operational Picture

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Design Knowledge Co., Fairborn, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,899,999 Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for research and development of the 4-D Common Operational Picture for Mission Assurance. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  

Federal IT Job Shadow Program Underway

February 5, 2013

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council has launched the 2013 Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day program. For more than a decade, the program has enabled high school students from all across the country to shadow federal IT professionals in their communities for a day. Job shadow events will take place between now and May 1. Federal employees who would like to volunteer can register on the Office of Personnel Management’s MAX.gov website. School faculty and administrators who would like their schools and students to participate can sign up on the IT Job Shadow Day page on the CIO.gov website.

 

 

Cool App-titude: AFCEA Source Book

February 5, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

AFCEA members and SIGNAL subscribers now can access the Source Book on the go. The app provides mobile access to the directory, which includes names, locations, contact information and descriptions for more than 2,000 AFCEA corporate members.

Search capabilities and linked email and Web addresses enable users to tap into their association resources quickly right from smartphones and tablets. The app also includes descriptions and contact information about the worldwide AFCEA chapter system.

The app is free; however, you need a current AFCEA membership or SIGNAL subscriber account number and password to access the issue. To join AFCEA, visit http://www.afcea.org/membership.

For more information, visit SIGNAL’s Source Book app information page.

Follow these links to download the app: iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android.

When visiting new websites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

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