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Northrop Grumman Wins Bid to Integrate Electronic Travel Service

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a task order from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to support the office's integration to the GovTrip electronic travel service. The GovTrip integration will help the GAO increase efficiency and reduce travel costs. Work on the task order will last for four years and will take place in Fairfax, Virginia.

Raytheon Wins Air Force Radar Receiver Contract

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $19.8 million contract to continue production of ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver systems for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Under the contract, the company will manufacture and test 34 of the digital receivers under the low-rate initial production program. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in March 2011 and end in June 2012.

Homeland Security Requires Quantum Change

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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"When I look at our adversaries around the world, what I see is that we can no longer kid ourselves into believing that we face challenges that will be easily boxed based on regions and categories."--The Honorable Michael Chertoff

Apptis Wins Defense Acquisition University Contract

October 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Apptis Incorporated has won a contract valued at more than $28.4 million from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Under the contract, the company will provide network engineering and information assurance services and will support the DAU's network, help desk, desktop and videoconferencing services.

Online Coverage of MILCOM '09

October 20, 2009
By H. Mosher

SIGNAL Magazine Executive Editor Maryann Lawlor is covering MILCOM '09 live from Boston. Click through to get a direct link to all the coverage from this important military communications conference.

Complexity Holds Solutions to Simple Problems

October 20, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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Rather than thinking about how to improve what the U.S. government is doing, perhaps agencies-the U.S. Defense Department included-need to come at the problems from an entirely new direction-a very complex direction.

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