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Wyle Labs Walks Away with Five High-Tech Contracts

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, has recently been awarded several contracts. The first is a $49,181,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide research and analysis to replace existing handheld biometrics, which currently lack the required reliability, quality, and supportability. Research will provide biometric system assessments, technology, and architecture enhancements, and prototype development to enable information fusion. Specific deliverables include: analysis of alternatives, configuration analysis, sensitive site exploitation, and tagging/tracking location reports. The second is a $47,595,440 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide for reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability to develop and enhance the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. Research results will be used to enhance efficiencies, reliability, and interoperability of systems, equipment, and information technologies. Research will support exploitation capability requirements and apply those requirements to other geographic combatant commands to establish long-term programmatic responsibilities and identify gaps and vulnerabilities between expeditionary entities. Third is a $44,953,376 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide development of reliability improvement processes and successful implementation to enhance readiness while reducing life-cycle costs for unmanned aerial systems programs utilizing reliability, maintainability, quality, supporting ability, and interoperability best practices.

Homefront Help: Not Alone

September 29, 2011
By Rita Boland
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This organization focuses on supporting warfighters and their families who are impacted by combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. The confidential and anonymous community offers free support and mental health resources to those dealing with these challenges after serving in wartime situations.

European Patent Process Goes Google

September 28, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

The European Patent Office (EPO) goes high-tech via an agreement with U.S. company Google. The collaboration aims to translate and consolidate the EPO's patent data by 2014.

NIST Reviews Security Guidelines

September 28, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the initial public draft of the first revision of the Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments (Special Publication 800-30). This revision shifts the focus of the guidelines from management to assessment, and NIST Special Publication 800-39 now replaces Special Publication 800-30 as the authoritative source of comprehensive risk management guidance.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Army Europe

September 27, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Stay informed on the latest U.S. Army in Europe (USAREUR) information, news and events with this new app for iPhone. The free U.S. Army Europe app connects people around the globe by offering important information from the USAREUR website in an accessible mobile format.

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