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Cool App-titude: LifeArmor

July 25, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new app from the Defense Department could help military members and their families tackle the mental health challenges they face in everyday life.

Service Announces Evaluation Opportunity

July 23, 2012

The U.S. Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate (SoSI) is seeking participants for the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.2 event, which is scheduled to take place at Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range in May 2013. Only mature solutions that focus on SoSI-identified network gaps will be considered.

Air Force Laboratory Awards Research Contract

July 23, 2012
By George Seffers

University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $42 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost reimbursable contract to perform on-site research activities at the Air Force Research Laboratory to include analyses, development, experimentation, and reporting. The location of the performance is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The contracting activity is Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base.

By Light to Support Ground Troops in Afghanistan

July 23, 2012
By George Seffers

By Light Professional IT Services Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $45,811,362 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the rapid adaptation of mobile device applications to supply time-sensitive information for the troops on the ground and allow real-time transfer for battle-sensitive information from squad to battalion level. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of June 25, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Logos Technologies to Support Persistent Surveillance in Afghanistan

July 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,155,953 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project. This SBIR project is in support of Topic 072-019 "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques" and Topic 072-017 "False Alarm Mitigation." This order provides services in support of lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance-overseas contingency operations systems to enhance the current wide-area persistent surveillance capabilities in order to provide real time imagery to ground users. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations and in Afghanistan. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Kingdom of Jordan Purchases Harris Radios

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, has received a $30 million order to provide the Kingdom of Jordan with tactical radios that will provide advanced communication capabilities in the next phase of the deployment of a modernized command, control, communications, surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for its military. The Harris Falcon III and Falcon II radio family will deliver the voice and data communications core for the country's new command and control system.

Australia Defense Department Chooses ViaSat for Satcom

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence (ADF) has selected ViaSat Incorporated, Carlsbad, California, to supply the Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communication (Satcom) Mission System for its recently-launched UHF capacity on Intelsat IS-22. The system is designed to provide voice and data military satcom covering a region from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Australia. The value of the award to ViaSat is approximately $35 million.

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