The SIGNAL Blog

SAIC Awarded National Science Foundation Contract

March 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a $52 million contract by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to manage the information technology (IT) infrastructure and to provide a comprehensive suite of IT, voice, data telecommunications, and related services. The work will be performed primarily at the NSF's offices in Arlington, Virginia.

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Thales Wins Australian Defence Force Command And Intelligence Systems Contract

March 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Thales Australia has won the primary contract to provide hardware and software support services for a range of command and intelligence systems used by the Australian Defence Force.  The five year contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation's Command and Intelligence Systems Support Office involves Thales managing and providing a complete package of support services across multiple mission systems forming part of the Joint Command Support Environment.

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United We Stand-Divided: Cyber Free Fall?

March 9, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. cyber infrastructure receives double protection with help from the DHS' new cybersecurity integration center. Do you believe the NCCIC is equipped to handle and accomplish its mission? Can any single organization be? Will layers of bureaucracy hinder its effectiveness?

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Stem to Sell for Dell Perot

March 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Jack Stem has joined Dell Perot Systems Government Services Division, Fairfax, Virginia, as vice president for Defense Department sales.

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Red, White and Bloomin'. Eat Steak, Help Troops.

March 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

Outback Steakhouse has pledged $1 million to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency and morale support for active troops, veterans and their families. The public can help the restaurant chain meet its obligation by dining at Outback restaurants in the United States during the month of March and ordering off the "Red, White and Bloomin'" menu.

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CG Assignments for Hogg

March 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Africa/commanding general, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Italy.

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Cool App-titude: H&R Block Tax Answers

March 9, 2010
By Katie Packard

You know it's coming--tax season. There's a reason I went into publishing: I'm terrible at math. So for people with poor accounting skills like me, tools like the H&R Block Tax Answers app are a lifesaver.

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Handy in Dual-Hatted Roles

March 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Russell J. Handy, USAF, has been named director, Air Component Coordination Element, U.S. Forces-Iraq, and commander, Detachment 2, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Baghdad, Iraq.

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Manning Named G&B President

March 2, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Denise Manning has been promoted to president of G&B Solutions Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of VSE Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia.

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SIGNAL Says: Mark Orndorff

March 5, 2010
By Katie Packard

"The difference there is that we don't want to prioritize and think just in terms of 'how do we secure information' without thinking through our real objective of assuring support for DOD missions."--Mark Orndorff, director of the PEO for Mission Assurance and Network Operations, DISA

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