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Cool App-titude: Newsy for iPad

April 17, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Reading the news isn't the only option for people who want to stay in the loop. The free Newsy app for iPad features 2-3 minute video presentations that summarize current events by drawing from multiple sources. Rather than simple aggregating content, the program aims to analyze it.

MorphoTrust to Support TSA Biometrics

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected MorphoTrust, Billerica, Massachusetts, as the prime contractor for its new Universal Enrollment Service (UES), the company recently announced. UES will transition multiple programs into a consolidated service with convenient locations for individuals requiring enrollment and registration for programs serviced by TSA. The checks include the capture of biometric (facial pictures and fingerprints) and biographic data to ensure that individuals seeking access to critical segments of the nation's transportation system, infrastructure, or sensitive materials do not pose a threat to national security. As programs such as the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) begin transitioning into the UES program, MorphoTrust will provide applicant services via the Web, telephone, and in person at hundreds of centers, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

Alliant to Update Spider Software

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Alliant Techsystems Incorporated, Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $7,950,322 firm-fixed-price contract for the Spider Software Block-4 updates in support of the Spider Joint Venture. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Friend or Foe Identification for Missile Defense

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Network Centric Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, was awarded a $75 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the AN/TPX-57 Identification Friend or Foe Systems Air Defense Interrogators components and associated engineering support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Support AEGIS for Japan and Spain

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $7,440,473 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification for technical engineering and related operation and maintenance of Navy AEGIS sites in New Jersey in support of AEGIS Foreign Military Sales cases Japan and Spain, and for U.S. Navy AEGIS support efforts. This contract modification will provide continuing technical engineering, logistics, configuration management, quality assurance, operation and maintenance for AEGIS program support sites located in New Jersey. These facilities incorporate highly integrated, classified, real-time networks that connect numerous contractors and U.S. government facilities required to build, integrate and deliver computer code for U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support Federated Tactical Systems

April 16, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a $21,910,155 contract modification for systems engineering and integration in support of Combat System Warfare Federated Tactical Systems. SWFTS is comprised of all submarine combat system subsystems, mainly Consultation, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence. This effort provides for the overall architecture integration of the subsystems to achieve a single total combat system for naval battlegroup interconnectivity. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Canadian Firm to Provide Electronic Warfare Technology to India

April 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Ultra Electronics, TCS, based in Montreal, Canada, has been awarded an order for Electronic Warfare equipment totalling $3.4 million. The system will be delivered to the Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) in Bangalore, India. Ultra TCS will supply a shelter-based, mobile simulator system including an integrated antenna array and UltraEAGLE 0.5 - 40 GHZ ELINT receiver. The complete system will be used in a test environment to evaluate aircraft EW radar capability and provide an opportunity for pilots to assess the equipment's functionality, specifically the effectiveness of countermeasure techniques.

Harris Receives $400 Million Special Operations Command Contract

April 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, RF Communications Division, Rochester, New York, is being awarded a $400 million single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Capital Equipment Replacement Program of the legacy multiband, inter/intra team radios and the AN/PSC-5D multi-band, multi-mission radio with the AN/PRC-152(V) 5/6, AN/PRC-152A(V)1/2, and AN/PRC-117G (V) 3(C) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting agency.

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