The SIGNAL Blog

Discussions Put Cybersecurity on Track

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Tracks panelists at SOLUTIONS discuss the foundational issues, current initiatives and long-term plans for cybersecurity.

A Call to Cyber Arms

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Sherri Ramsay, director of the NSA's Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, says that the intersection of cyber, national and economic security has changed the way her organization interacts with industry.

General Dynamics To Support The Defense Acquisition University

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a five-year,  $15.6 million contract to support the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Acquisition University (DAU). The company will support the DAU learning asset program, which governs the technology and curriculum used to teach students in the classroom or through the Internet.

General Dynamics Wins Army Consolidated Product Line Mangement Contract

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics a five-year contract valued up to $200 million for the Consolidated Product-line Management program. The contract will improve the Army's ability to consolidate and efficiently manage the diverse elements of its live combat training system product lines and streamline the process for rapidly adapting systems and equipment to changing missions and threats.

EADS To Set Up National Radio Network In Djibouti

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Germany's Federal Office of Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr has awarded EADS a contract to set up a nationwide TETRAPOL radio network in Djibouti. The contract is an extension of the TETRAPOL radio network installed by EADS for the police in Djibouti City as part of the German government's equipment support program in 2008.

Thales Wins Contract To Equip German Navy Supply Ships

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The German Navy has awarded Thales a contract to equip the supply ships Berlin and Frankfurt am Main with a new radar system for air surveillance and helicopter guidance. The company will also install the same radar system and provide the command and control system and internal communications system for the Bonn, a third supply ship scheduled to launch in 2012.

Alion To Enhance And Support Defense Department Operations Security Assessment System

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $2.8 million contract to support an automated system used by U.S. Defense Department operations security (OPSEC) personnel to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical information, vulnerabilities and threats. Under the contract, the company will standardize OPSEC assessments and analysis to provide U.S. military forces with accurate data on their vulnerabilities to decrease their operational risk associated with information disclosure.

Poseidon Is No Longer Mythical

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The new Poseidon P-8A is taking the venerable Orion P-3C's place in the skies to provide advanced ASW capabilities.

Raytheon To Upgrade South Korean Patriot Systems

December 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $17.2 million Foreign Military Sales contract modification to deliver capability upgrades for South Korea's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The company will provide prime mover equipment as an alternative power source for Patriot system operations and will deliver communications equipment to enhance Patriot interoperability with air defense command centers.

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