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Information Security Scholarships Available

November 21 ,2012
By Maryann Lawlor
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The (ISC)2 Foundation’s information security 2013 scholarship program application process will open on January 1, 2013, offering a total of $120,000 in awards to women, graduate students, young professionals and faculty.

 

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Cool App-titude: TalkTo

November 20, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

We’ve probably all had the experience of calling a business and getting trapped in a maze of automated voice prompts—frantically dialing 0 and yelling into the phone that you want to speak with a human being. Well, those days could be over.

Customer service just got easier thanks to the TalkTo app for iOS and Android. Forget picking up the phone to call a company. With this app, you can simply text any business for information, appointments, reservations or whatever you may need.

Simply type in the name of a company you want to contact, from stores to restaurants, salons and hotels. Then send a text message just like you would to chat with a friend. The app delivers the message and ensures that you receive a text response.

Download the free app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

These sites are not affiliated with AFCEA or SIGNAL Magazine, and we are not responsible for the content or quality of the products offered. When visiting new websites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

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U.S. Air Force Awards $950 Million Remotely Piloted Aircraft Support Contract

November 16, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $950 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for organizational level maintenance support of remotely piloted aircraft. The program supports Air Combat Command, the Air National Guard, and other major command and combatant command customers to sustain the combat and training capability at tasked locations worldwide. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Newport News, Va.

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