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Cool App-titude: Science Friday

February 2, 2010
By Katie Packard

Science nerds, gather 'round! Every Friday afternoon, you can get your science on with Science Friday, a weekly talk show that focuses on timely science topics. But now the show has launched an application that lets fans of the show access podcasts and videos any day of the week.

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Cool App-titude: Real Time Congress

January 26, 2010
By Katie Packard

Are you a government news junkie? Do you need to know every move that Congress makes? Then stay current on the latest news happening in D.C. with Real Time Congress.

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SIGNAL Says: Brad Mason

January 22, 2010
By Katie Packard

"We are in a dynamic environment with an adversary that's extremely adaptive. The only constant is change, and we have got to be able to adapt our TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] with enough agility to counter what we're facing on the battlefield as the war evolves."--Brad Mason, chief of FORSCOM's G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division

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Northrop Grumman Wins Saudi Arabian National Guard Contract

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract with a potential value of $550 million to continue the modernization and training of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). Under the contract, the company will provide U.S. Army based doctrine and military training as well as logistics and support services to contribute to the SANG's ability to fulfill its mission with self-sustained command, control and operational capabilities.

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General Dynamics Wins Military Sealift Contract

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine a $27.2 million operations and maintenance services contract. Under the contract, the company will provide full service operations and maintenance for seven Navy large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off vessels. Services include crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning.

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CSC Wins Intelligence Agency Contract To Provide Cyber Security

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

A major U.S. intelligence agency has awarded CSC a five-year contract valued at $27 million to provide cyber services. Under the agreement, the company will ensure that systems are capable of defending against cyber attacks by providing vulnerability analysis to identify potential computer network threats and penetration testing to evaluate network security.

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Rockwell Collins Awarded Teleport Support Contract At Ramstein Air Base

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army has awarded Rockwell Collins a three-year, $9.1 million contract to provide maintenance and field service support for the Ramstein Air Base satellite communications teleport operated by the U.S. Air Force. Under the contract, the company will provide maintenance services for the teleport and provide remote monitoring of U.S. Convoys in Iraq.

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AFRICOM: A Two-In-One Command

January 20, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

AFRICOM sets a new standard for combatant commands by featuring a two-pronged approach to continent-wide mission goals.

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