The SIGNAL Blog

Alion Awarded Contract To Assess IT Products Operational Readiness

January 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $4.7 million contract to support information technology (IT) product development and implementation. Under the contract, the company will assist the Veterans Health Administration Office of Health Administration by establishing collaborative checkpoints for early identification and validation of critical business requirements and traceability throughout the software development lifecycle.

General Dynamics Wins Air Force Missions Operation Support Contract

January 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a five year, $60 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide network management and mission operations support to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing's Air Force Distributed Common Ground System and two network operations centers in Virginia and California. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide systems, network and communications engineering; technical project management, systems integration and administration; configuration management; and network security management.

Boeing Recieves B-52 Engineering Sustainment Option

January 14, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $22 million option to continue supporting the B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract awarded in 2009. Under the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, the company will continue performing the necessary maintenance and upkeep of the Air Force's B-52s.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Army iPhone App

January 19, 2010
By Katie Packard

Some people live and breathe the Army 24/7. Now anyone can be all Army, all the time with the U.S. Army iPhone app.

SIGNAL Says: Paul A. Strassman

January 15, 2010
By Katie Packard

"The Defense Department must take decisive remedial steps to achieve positive controls over all social computing transactions originating from the toxic Internet. The risks are too great to accept insufficient safeguards."--Paul A. Strassman, distinguished professor of information science at George Mason University

Lockheed Martin Receives Additional Funds For C-5 Modernization

January 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Lockheed Martin has received $344 million in ongoing funding associated with the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The funds support low rate initial production for 15 aircraft, including installation of upgraded avionics on three aircraft, material and fabrication for five aircraft, and long-lead funding for seven aircraft.

DRC Wins Two TRICARE Contracts

January 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received two contracts with a combined value of $13.6 million to support the TRICARE Management Activity's Defense Center of Excellence and Military Medical Support Office. Under the terms of the contracts, DRC will perform program evaluations and administrative and clinical services support.

2010 Military Pay Calculator Now Available

January 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Service members and their families can now determine what their pay will be at specific duty locations thanks to Military.com and CinCHouse.com.

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