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Thales Selected by French Government to Provide Biometric Identification System

November 19, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The French Ministries of the Interior and Immigration have selected Thales to provide its TAMMIS@ (Thales Automated Multi-Modal Identification System) application for the AGDREF II project. TAMMIS@ will help the French government deploy biometric data enrollment software in more than 300 prefectures and sub-prefectures across the country.

CSC to Provide IT Support to HHS

November 19, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded CSC a contract to support the department's Information Technology Infrastructure Operations effort. Under the contract, CSC is one of two companies eligible to compete for task orders in several categories. The company will compete to provide Web services, including Internet and remote access to the HHS server.

Nations Discuss Road to the Future in Rome

November 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

More than 300 representatives from 30 nations are examining solutions to future warfighting challenges in Rome this week. Specifically, members of U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and NATO nations are conducting work that will promote multinational cooperation.

Serco Wins Army Personnel and Family Support Contract

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Serco Inc. has been awarded a $17 million contract by the U.S. Army to support the service's Installation Management and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation commands. Under the contract, the company will assist soldiers and their families in connecting with services and support programs.

Raytheon To Supply Spares For Kuwaiti Patriot Systems

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the government of Kuwait. Under the contract, the company will support the sustainment of Configuration-3 radar systems to ensure continued mission performance.

Thales To Supply Night-Vision Goggles For French Army Helicopters

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded the Thales Group a contract to equip French army helicopter pilots with night-vision goggles. Under the five-year agreement, the company will supply the French army with 1,500 sets of goggles in several batches beginning in 2011.

The Best the Webbys Have to Offer

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Each day, millions of people use the Internet for purposes of work and play. Each year, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences-a 550-member body composed of leading Web experts, business figures and others-distributes Webby awards for the best Web sites in a variety of categories. All of the nearly 70 categories include two prizes-the Webby Award and the People's Choice Award, voted for by the online community. The groupings include one for Consumer Electronics, which features some very creative work.

Cool App-titude: AP Stylebook

November 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

This application is near and dear to all of us in the SIGNAL newsroom. We follow AP Style, and with the AP Stylebook app, journalists like us can have error-free writing even when they're away from their desks-and their editors.

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