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Send Deployed Troops Cigars

December 17, 2009
By Rita Boland
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For several years Fumar Cigars has partnered with Blue Star Moms to send boxes of cigars to troops deployed in the Middle East. In collaboration with Oliva Tobacco, the company manufactures cigars with logos for all five branches of the armed forces. Anyone interested can sponsor a box, which will be matched one-for-one.

DHS Launches Online Cybersecurity Job Fair

December 15, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The DHS has instituted a new job application process for cybersecurity positions. The good news? It's free of KSAs. Right now the agency is hosting a virtual job fair for those interested. Applicants no longer have to worry about KSAs or a points system; they simply submit cover letters and résumés, which are reviewed by hiring managers. DHS officials will then contact candidates of interest to invite them to a private interview event.

Cool App-titude: IMDb

December 15, 2009
By Katie Packard

I am obsessed with the Internet Movie Database, also known as IMDb. I probably visit the site at least once a day. My favorite thing to do is look up quotes from and trivia about my favorite movies and TV shows, like The Office. With the free IMDb app for iPhones and iPod Touch, fans like me can get their trivia fix any time.

Two Great February Events From AFCEA

December 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

February may seem far away, but it will be here in no time at all. Make plans now to attend two great events: the West 2010 Conference in San Diego and the Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

Lockheed Martin Recieves Trident Missile System Production And Support Contract

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract with a maximum value of $851 million for production and deployed system support for the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program for fiscal year 2010. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is providing D5 missile hardware production support and reentry system hardware, as well as operations and maintenance to support the readiness and reliability of missile systems deployed aboard Navy Trident II Ohio-class submarines.

QinetiQ Wins Typhoon Support Contract

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded QinetiQ a three-year, 37 million pound contract to continue support for the Eurofighter Typhoon program. The contract covers release to service recommendations, crew protection and performance, mission system software support, technical and business support and airworthiness and safety clearance.

Raytheon Awarded Contract To Reduce Wind Turbine Effects On Air Traffic Radar

December 9, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $6.5 million contract from the United Kingdom's NATS, formerly the National Air Traffic Services, to conduct software modeling and field tests of technology to minimize the effects of wind turbines on radar signals. The company will develop and test advanced mitigation algorithms within its S-band approach and L-band en route primary surveillance radars.

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