Northrop Grumman Awarded Command and Control Processor Contract

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $95 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P) Technology Refresh and Link 22 development. The contract addresses obsolescence issues in the current NGC2P system and supports system capability enhancements and new capability insertion, such as Link 22. The contract is acquiring software and hardware system development, engineering services and technology refresh field change kits. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, Calif., was the contracting activity on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence. 

Homefront Help: Purple Heart Homes

January 24, 2013
By Rita Boland

For many wounded warfighters, leaving the hospital is only the first step on a long journey toward healing and a renewed sense of belonging in the world. Purple Heart Homes reaches out to such service-connected disabled veterans from any conflict and their caregivers through two specialized programs. Veterans Aging in Place helps older veterans who currently own a home, while the Veteran Home Ownership program aids disabled former troops with becoming homeowners. Assistance ranges from adapting homes to accommodate injuries, building a home from the ground up or modifying a foreclosed home, all with the purpose of assisting veterans reintegrate into their communities.

Purple Heart Homes partners with local contractors who can take ownership of the process and thereby work with existing supply networks. This process involves members of the community from the outset. In addition to looking for volunteers from the building trades to lend a hand, the organization seeks people who can help with registration, fundraising, publicity or feeding volunteers, and is happy to use the enthusiasm of any hard workers willing to help out. Anyone interested in participating can learn more on the volunteer page. Disabled veterans interested in taking advantage of the available resources can fill out an application online to participate in the programs.

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.