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Cool App-titude: IED IMPACT

May 29, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The IED IMPACT app for iPad provides wounded warriors with a way to connect with and give back to their units. The program is designed specifically to serve the counter-improvised explosive device (IED) community.

Memorial Day Musings

May 25, 2012
By Jonathan Cisneros

For those who have lost their lives and for the Wounded Warriors that now have long roads to recovery, we owe them the homage and the support they ultimately deserve.

DISA Takes Defense Department High-Tech

May 25, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Providing secure mobile devices to the warfighter-a top DISA priority-could have the potential to completely transform battlefield communications and information sharing.

Iron Bow Awarded $775 Million Contract

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded the Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite (MCHS) End User Devices contract by the United States Navy. This Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract enables the United States Marine Corps to purchase commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computers, servers and other advanced IT products. The contract has an estimated value of $775 million with a three-year base period of performance with the option to be extended for an additional two years. The MCHS End User Devices contract provides the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) with a vehicle to purchase COTS ruggedized and non-ruggedized desktops and laptops, servers and other computer equipment and accessories.

Softchoice Awarded $700 Million Contract for Software Assurance

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Softchoice, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement to procure Microsoft brand name software licenses and software support, known as software assurance (SA), through 2015 for the Department of the Navy. The licenses and SA must be compatible and interoperable with existing Department of the Navy hardware and technology equipment. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option periods is $700 million. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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