Cool App-titude: ISSLive!

June 26, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Keep tabs on astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at all times with the free ISSLive! app for iOS and Android. The program, developed by NASA, provides live streaming data on station position, internal environment, altitude, crew activities and more.

International Call for Coordinated Cybersecurity

June 25, 2012

Organizations in Asia, Europe and the United States have created cybersecurity principles to guide government agencies as they establish policies to protect data and networks.

AUSGAR to Support Sniper and Route Clearance Optics in Afghanistan

June 25, 2012
By George Seffers

AUSGAR Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $12,297,527 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide 33 field service representatives to support the Keyhole Sniper Optics and Route Clearance Optic Suite (RCOS/KH) Program. The RCOS/KH Program provides knowledge superiority to U.S. combat forces and is a critical component of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed in June 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

iGov to Modernize Combat Operations Center Hardware

June 25, 2012
By George Seffers

iGov Technologies Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $96,907,500 firm-fixed-price contract to modernize the existing hardware within the Combat Operations Center. This effort will update and modernize the COC to a single baseline while reducing size, weight and power requirements, replacing routers and servers, etc. The COC is an integrated, mobile, command and control center consisting of shelter, power, cabling, processing systems, and trailers. This contract award modernizes the existing hardware within the approved acquisition objective. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Provide Identification Friend or Foe Systems

June 22, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company Incorporated, Navigation Systems Division, Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $11,494,975 firm-fixed-price production contract for the fabrication, testing and delivery of five interrogator sets AN/UPX-24(V) in an open systems architecture configuration in support of the Combat ID Identification Friend or Foe. Each interrogator set consists of a control monitor C-10065/UPX-24(V) and a processor controller CP-1273/UPX-24(V). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.