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U.S. Army Modifies Mortar Command and Control System Contract

April 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Carson, Calif., was awarded a $12,443,001 modification, to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract , for a four-month extension of services in support of Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar Command and Control System. The cumulative total face value of this contract is now $156,052,528. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Homefront Help: Pat Tillman Foundation

April 9, 2013
By Rita Boland

Many people are familiar with Pat Tillman’s story. He left an NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals to become a U.S. Army Ranger after 9/11 and was subsequently killed in the line of duty. His family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to provide scholarships for military veterans and their spouses. Eligible parties interested in becoming a Tillman Military Scholar can learn more about the criteria online. The application period for 2013 is now closed, but student veterans who want to gain information before applying next year, as well as learning what programs qualify, can start their research by visiting the site at any time.

One of the best ways to support the organization occurs later this month at Pat’s Run on April 20 at Arizona State University. Registration is open until April 12 or until all spots are taken. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 480-621-4074.

People who want to support the foundation in other ways have several options. Team Tillman includes amateur athletes who compete in marathons, half marathons, triathlons, cycling or other athletic events throughout the country to raise money and awareness for the foundation. Or people can give money through more familiar means such as planned gifts, third party fundraisers and straight donations.

Cool App-titude: CanWeNetwork

April 9, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Networking with individuals in your area just got easier with the free CanWeNetwork app for iOS and Android. The program uses geospatial technology and a powerful matching engine to recommend people nearby who you may want to connect with for professional networking and business opportunities.

CanWeNetwork is built on top of the LinkedIn platform, and its recommendation engine uses multiple data sources to identify strong matches among users. Connections are based on location, skillset, experience, shared interests and personality traits.

"The app uses the power of big data and mobile technology to see and capture actionable opportunities that without CanWeNetwork would simply pass you by unknown," explained James Sinclair, vice president of CanWe Studios, in a company press release.

The app is now available in 10 languages in more than 100 countries.

Download CanWeNetwork from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. You can also watch a video about how the app works.

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U.S. Navy Announces 2014 Laser Deployment Plans

April 8, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans April 8 to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. The Office of Naval Research released a video of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command. LaWS uses commercial fiber solid state lasers and can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon system or other targeting source. Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, described directed energy initiatives, especially the solid-state laser as “among our highest priority science and technology programs,” adding that the solid-state laser program is "central to our commitment to quickly deliver advanced capabilities to forward-deployed forces.” 

General Dynamics Names New Leaders


General Dynamics, Falls Church, Virginia, has appointed David K. Heebner group executive of the Information Systems and Technology group. Mark C. Roualet has been named executive vice president and group executive of the Combat Systems group and Gary L. Whited has been named president of General Dynamics Land Systems.

FujiFilm Awarded Digital Imaging Funds

April 8, 2013
George I. Seffers
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FujiFilm Medical Systems USA Inc., Stamford, Conn., has been awarded a maximum $98,024,868 modification exercising the first option year on a two year base contract with one two-year option and one, one-year option for digital imaging network-picture archive communication system. The modification is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Funds

April 5, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md.; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va.; CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va.; Centurum Information Technology Inc., Marlton, N.J.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Glotech Inc., Rockville, Md.; Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md.; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J.; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, Va.; M.C. Dean Inc., Dulles, Va.; Qinetiq North America Inc., Services and Solutions Group, Fairfax, Va.; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.; Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta; and ManTech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based multiple award contract with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price task orders. The contracts are for the procurement of decision superiority support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support, including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C5ISR), information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated ceiling value of the base year is $179,957,600. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of these contracts to an estimated $899,788,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

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