DRS to Provide C4 Capabilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait

December 13, 2012
George I. Seffers
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DRS Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $13,100,000 time-and-material contract for the command, control, communications and computer (C4) capabilities throughout the U.S. Central Command Area of Operations. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2013. The company also was awarded an $11,375,000 time-and-material contract for the rapid response solutions for command, communications and computer capabilities providing infrastructure and information management systems to the Army. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., Afghanistan and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, is the contracting activity for both awards. 

Robotic Autonomous Activities Advance

December 13, 2012

A vision-driven robotic arm will enable the precise long-range delivery of a payload weighing up to one pound into difficult-to-reach environments.


Cool App-titude: TravelNerd

December 11, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Preparing to travel this holiday season? You're probably already anticipating the long lines, stressful crowds and extra expenses along the way. But the free Airports by TravelNerd app for the iPhone could help you navigate your trip more smoothly.

The free app, launched this month, aims to make your travel experience seamless and more enjoyable. It includes everything from detailed airport maps to information on ground transportation and parking.

It features airport information for more than 50 of the most popular airports across the globe. In addition, the program has more than 200 terminal maps; Wi-Fi availability and pricing details; hours and locations for airport restaurants and shops; parking options and prices; and family-friendly amenities.

Download the free app from the iTunes App Store.

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Berkeley Research Group Names New Directors

Berkeley Research Group’s Technology Services practice has appointed Liam Ferguson director for the Los Angeles office, and Courtney Fletcher director for the Washington, D.C., office.