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.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $17.6 million contract to integrate Phase II of the Host Based Security System (HBSS) by the U.S. Air Force. Phase II, also known as HBSS 3.0, is an extensive security upgrade to the secret Internet protocol router network (SIPRNET). The company will deploy HBSS 3.0 to approximately 266 Air Force bases and Air National Guard sites around the world.
Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms LLC (NGCI), a company formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cobham, has reinstated a 10-year, $2.4 billion contract awarded in June 2008 by the U.S. Army to produce the Vehicular Intercommunication System Expanded (VIS-X). The contract was delayed by a losing bidder protest filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO denied the protest and the contract will now progress with NGCI as the selected supplier.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $197 million contract for life-cycle engineering and support of the LPD 17 class, the Navy's next generation of amphibious warfare ships. Raytheon is responsible for integrating the electronics systems for the LPD 17 program.
A team led by Raytheon Company has been awarded a $28 million contract by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to help the agency develop Integrated Network Operations Situational Awareness (NetOps SA) across Defense Department classified and unclassified computer networks. Under the contract, Raytheon and its teammates will provide a cyber security solution that will enable the Defense Department to quickly detect network intrusions and assess the overall health of the network.
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $22 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support the Naval Integrated Tactical Environment System Next Generation (NITES-Next) program. The contract has a potential value of $67.7 million over five years. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test and support the deployment of NITES-Next, which displays tailored meteorological and oceanographic products on mission planning and command and control systems.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Rockwell Collins a four-year production contract with a potential value of $450 million for ARC-210 radios. ARC-210 radios are installed on a variety of U.S. military aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aircraft.
The U.S. Army has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $3.1 million contract to provide technical engineering support to help the service evolve its LandWarNet concepts and capabilities. LandWarNet consists of interconnected networks that connect to the Defense Department's Global Information Grid.