The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded Raytheon Company an $81 million contract to create a collaborative technology alliance in network science. Under the five-year contract, the company will pursue fundamental research in network science to identify the commonalities that apply to diverse kinds of networks.
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The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics a $322 million contract to serve as prime contractor for the initial outfitting and transition support of the newly renovated Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the newly constructed Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The company will lead a team of companies providing transition support and planning to move into the facilities, the installation of a variety of medial and information technology equipment, and the relocation of all current equipment to the facilities.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit a follow-on contract valued at $42 million to provide performance based logistics support for navigation and steering systems installed on Navy surface ships and submarines.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $15.4 million contract to provide information security compliance support services to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Information Security Office's Compliance Division. Under the contract, DRC will continue to provide an array of security services, including supporting the implementation of the annual DHS Information Security Performance Plan and ensuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Z Microsystems a $2 million order for rugged, high performance workstations and data storage for a forward deployed airborne surveillance program used for tactical intelligence missions. The program involves the collection of data by sensor equipped aircraft.
AFCEA's Intelligence Department has launched yet another blog. This one focuses on how technology can (or should) be used by intelligence professionals. Bob Gourley serves as the man behind the mask--er, blog.
"But at the end of the day, we have to learn to operate within the law and inside of the bureaucracy, while bringing a sense of urgency. In my mind, we need to change the risk of calculus. You don't build something to defeat IEDs the same way you build aircraft carriers."--Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the JCS
Col. Dan Anninos, USA, Gulf Region district commander, e-mailed a letter to the editor to offer his perspective on reconstruction efforts in central and northern Iraq.
"Some critics argue the Iraq reconstruction effort has been wasteful resulting in unwanted facilities that will not likely be maintained by the Iraqis following the withdrawal of U.S. Forces. That assertion left unchallenged may be somewhat misleading to those not fully informed on the issue."
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.
AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., has been awarded a $6,445,915 contract to provide information technology support services to both internal and external customers at Headquarters Marine Corps Logistics Command, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (HQ MARCORLOGCOM, C4) enterprise support division and logistics support division.