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"Everybody imagines that everyone wants to share information because somehow it will make things better. That's a huge assumption, and it may not be what you think it is." -- Capt. Timothy Spratto, USN, JCD&E Capabilities Solutions Group lead
Globecomm Systems Inc., has received a contract extension from NATO valued at $9.1 million to extend communication services and onsite support for the company's previously deployed GPS-based Force Tracking System (FTS). The FTS provides NATO with tracking data and messaging traffic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Dynamics Research Corporation a contract worth up to $1.2 million. The contract, which has a one year base period of performance and four one-year options, is to provide FEMA's Office of External Affairs with a range of program and task management services and logistics, analysis and evaluation support.
Harris Corporation has received a $228 million contract order from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high frequency radios for use in MRAP-all terrain vehicles (M-ATVs). The AN/VRC-104 radio systems will provide secure, beyond line of sight communications for the new class of armored vehicles.
What does the United States need to make its efforts in Afghanistan successful? According to Dr. Linton Wells II, the answer is sharing unclassified information.
SIGNAL welcomes Dr. Linton Wells II as the new Incoming columnist.
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"The days of the linear battlefield are long over with. In today's asymmetrical environment, it's probably more important than ever to know not only where the bad guys are, but where the friendlies are."--Maj. Theo Kang, USA
SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!