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Harris to Provide Homeland Security Radios

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Fla., has received $7 million in orders to deliver public safety and tactical communications systems to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The orders were awarded through the five-year, $3 billion DHS Tactical Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle. Harris will provide the U.S. Coast Guard with Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that will be installed across the Coast Guard fleet to provide interoperable tactical communications with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the Department of Defense. Separately, Harris also will provide the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness with a standards-based P25 Land Mobile Radio system. The Center, located on Fort McClellan in Alabama, is charged with training first responders in recovery tactics for response to critical homeland security situations. 

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General Atomics to Research Predator Software Update Management

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $7,034,404.00 cost-plus-fixed fee, research and development contract for the continuous look/attack management for the Predator software updates. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

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Multiple Firms to Support Cyber Intelligence and Information Operations

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Anchored Systems JV, Washington, D.C.; Ausgar Technologies, San Diego, Calif.; Burke Consortium Inc., Alexandria, Va.; The Cybrix Group, Tampa, Fla.; Flatter and Associate Inc., Stafford, Va.; GRSI, Frederick, Md.; ISHPI Information Technologies Inc., Mt Pleasant, S.C.; Mandex Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Mystikal Solutions LLC, San Antonio, Texas; Senta, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; SPARC LLC, Charleston, S.C.; Stargates Inc. Arlington, Va.; Strohmier Consulting LLC, Ashburn, Va.; and Technical and Project Engineering (TAPE), Kingstowne, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based, multiple award contract, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price orders, to provide command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) electronics and communications services and solutions in support of mission capabilities within cyber intelligence and information operations mission areas. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these multiple-award contracts to an estimated $98,764,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

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Pacific Defense Receives Situational Awareness Contract

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Pacific Defense Solutions LLC, Kihei, Hawaii is being awarded a $9,724,737 cost plus fixed fee contract for space situational awareness research and development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. 

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Raytheon Awarded Text Filtering and Exploration Contract

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $16,487,403 cost plus fixed fee contract for alert dissemination and event profiles from text as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text Program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. 

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U.S. Technology Training for Kids in the Pacific

November 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Department of State is hosting its first-ever Youth TechCamp in the Pacific region later this month. Coordinated in conjunction with Pasifika Nexus and the University of the South Pacific, Youth TechCamp Fiji will offer six days of training to as many as 300 youths from various Pacific islands. Local and international technology experts from the fields of digital content creation, mobile applications and social activism will participate as well. Organizers aim to enable future leaders from the region to contribute to policy development, encourage local content creation and leverage connection technologies in positive ways.

Members of the public can join the conversation about this event through the Youth TechCamp Facebook page or on Twitter with the hashtag #TechCamp.
 

 

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