Sonosite Receives Radiology System Funding

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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SonoSite Inc., Bothell, Wash., was issued a contract modification exercising a fourth option year. The modification is a fixed price with economic-price-adjustment contract with a maximum $46,228,189 for radiology systems, subsystems and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

U.S. Navy Modifies Sensors Research and Development Contract

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Cortana Corp., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $7,818,326 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option for the research and development of sensors and systems in support of the Advanced Sensor Application Program and the Remote Environmental Sensor Program. Sensors and systems support a variety of naval aviation missions, including air-under-sea warfare, defense suppression, electronic attack, naval warfare and amphibious, strike and anti-surface warfare. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Quora

February 12, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Ask any question, and you shall receive an answer, thanks to the free Quora app. The social question-and-answer service lets you get real replies from people with first hand experience. It puts the power of crowdsourcing in the palm of your hand—opening up inquires to a large community to find the best answer.

Simply add or browse any question and find the answer from other knowledgeable users. Then vote on the best response or blog post on the topic. For example, post a question about the best restaurant for brunch in Washington, D.C., and watch answers come in from people in the area.

The popular app has become known for its high-quality participants offering true expert opinions.

The app is only for English-language content at this time, and Quora asks everyone to use their real full names to promote transparency.

Download the free app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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U.S. Special Forces Command Awards Potential $190 Million Unmanned Aircraft System Contract

February 7, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., has been awarded a $1,000,000 minimum - $190,000,000 maximum, twenty-five month, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support to U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract is for the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (MEUAS) ISR service using contractor-owned and contractor-operated equipment. The work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and overseas. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Homefront Help: Plan My Deployment

February 21, 2013
By Rita Boland
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Deployments and mobilizations are hard. To help combat the challenges, the U.S. Defense Department has released Plan My Deployment—a series of tools, checklists and tips to help military families as they deal with separation. The offering applies to active duty, Guard and Reserve troops. Visitors will find resources for the various phases of deployment, from the preparation stage through reintegration.

Homefront Help also has a Facebook page where visitors can gather and share information. If you know of a program that is helping service personnel, veterans or their families please submit that information to Rita Boland, SIGNAL’s news editor.