DRC Wins FEMA Program Management Contract

January 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Dynamics Research Corporation a contract worth up to $1.2 million. The contract, which has a one year base period of performance and four one-year options, is to provide FEMA's Office of External Affairs with a range of program and task management services and logistics, analysis and evaluation support.

Harris To Supply Radios To Next-Generation Vehicles

January 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Harris Corporation has received a $228 million contract order from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high frequency radios for use in MRAP-all terrain vehicles (M-ATVs). The AN/VRC-104 radio systems will provide secure, beyond line of sight communications for the new class of armored vehicles.

Standing Outside the Wire

January 4, 2010
By Katie Packard

What does the United States need to make its efforts in Afghanistan successful? According to Dr. Linton Wells II, the answer is sharing unclassified information.

Cool App-titude: Shakespeare

January 5, 2010
By Katie Packard

It's almost time for students to head back to school. Don't contribute to the insignificance of human learning by failing to understand Shakespeare. Use the free Shakespeare app for access to the literary genius' complete works. The application features the full text of all 40 plays as well as the Bard's six poems and 154 sonnets.

SIGNAL Says: Maj. Theo Kang, USA

January 1, 2010
By Katie Packard

"The days of the linear battlefield are long over with. In today's asymmetrical environment, it's probably more important than ever to know not only where the bad guys are, but where the friendlies are."--Maj. Theo Kang, USA

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Cool App-titude: Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook

December 29, 2009
By Katie Packard

If a recipe has more than three ingredients or doesn't require a can opener, I'm lost. Kitchen savvy I'm not, but I do like to eat, so I have to learn some cooking skills to keep my stomach happy. The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook can help hungry folks like me learn to create edible, even tasty, recipes.

Upcoming Small Business Event

December 28, 2009
By Katie Packard

On January 12, AFCEA's Small Business Committee will be hosting "Federal Legislative Overview" as part of its Small Business Toolkit Series. The guest speaker for the event is Gregory Willis, counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

SIGNAL Says: Bob Poor

December 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

"There simply isn't enough money for us to reinvent the wheel. If there is a capability out there that we can leverage, that certainly is what we want to do. We're looking for industry partners that intuitively understand that in their DNA."--Bob Poor, assistant program manager for the DCGS-N