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Raytheon Continues Supporting Taiwan Surveillance Radar

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $289,458,942 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement contract for follow-on sustainment support of the Taiwan Surveillance Radar Program. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.              

West Virginia County Purchases Emergency Response System

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Kanawha County, W.Va., Metro Emergency Operations Center (Metro 911) is implementing New World Systems' Aegis Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) solution to improve emergency response through integrated mapping and automated dispatch tools. New World's CAD will allow Metro 911 to leverage Kanawha County's geographic information systems data to help dispatchers quickly locate emergencies and send the closest first responders. It also will save significant time for dispatchers with easy-to-use screens and more instant access to information. Covering a geographic area of 911 square miles, Metro 911 receives more calls for service than any other county in West Virginia. New World's CAD, built on the Microsoft platform with embedded mapping, will help Metro 911 better serve a population of more than 200,000 residents.

Exelis to Provide Image Intensifier for Night Vision

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Exelis Inc., Roanoke, Va., is being awarded a $10,985,800 firm-fixed-price contract for high-performance image intensifier tube assembly, 18mm micro-channel wafer (MX-10160 Series) and data. This equipment is for use by U.S. Special Operations Command in night vision devices. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

L-3 KEO to Produce Submarine Sensor Mast

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers
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L-3 KEO, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a potential $54,936,636 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed fee contract for production of 16 Universal Modular Masts (UMM) and 142,000 hours of engineering services. The UMM is a non-hull penetrating mast that is installed on Virginia-class submarines that serves as a lifting mechanism for five different sensors including the Photonics Mast Program, High Data Rate Mast, Multi-Functional Mast, Multi-Functional Modular Mast and Integrated Electronic Signal Monitoring Mast. Each sensor is mounted on a UMM. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Support Command and Control Integration Center

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $49,618,000 cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for information processing for data to decision making in support of the functions and customers of the Air Force Command and Control Integration Center and the 35th Information Squadron. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.  

Military Tracks Earthquake-Related Radiation Contamination

December 6, 2012
By Max Cacas
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To monitor the possible effects of radiation on Americans who were in Japan during the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the U.S. Army Public Health Command has launched the Operation Tomodachi Registry website. The site provides location-based radiation dose estimates for the approximately 70,000 department-affiliated adults and children who were in one of 13 mainland Japan locations at the time of the disaster, which included the release of radiation into the environment. It will serve as a public clearinghouse for information on the U.S. Defense Department's response to the crisis in which U.S. troops assisted their Japanese counterparts in relief efforts. The Operation Tomodachi website will be used to build a model for future exposure registries that could be used to manage a range of other events or activities where the potential for environmental exposure to harmful chemical or biological agents is possible. It will be managed as part of the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System. Names, locations and radiation exposure information for service members, civilian contractors, employees and their family members is contained in a secure database.

 

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