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Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, will step down as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation during a change-of-command ceremony on September 9. Taking over the reins is Gen. Stephane Abrial of the French air force. The ceremony will take place on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower , Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Gen. Abrial is the former chief of staff of the French air force. This is the first time in the organization's 60-year history that a non-U.S. officer has been permanently assigned as one of NATO's two Supreme Allied Commanders. Gen. Mattis will remain as the commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command.
Alion Awarded Contract to Support Navy's Improved Live Virtual Constructive Integration Research Program
Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $7 million research and development contract to assist the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in solving several challenges associated with stimulating airborne anti-submarine warfare platforms and training environments.
Transparency remains an issue for the Obama administration, writes Christopher Dorobek in this month's Incoming column, Contract Transparency Poised to Open Up, Dorobek observes that one of the biggest challenges the administration has faced in executing programs through the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed earlier this year has been in oversight of the funds. Dorobek invites "debate, discussion, examination and solutions" on these challenges.
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received a $10 million order for Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setters (EPIAFS). The contract was awarded to ATK by the U.S. Army Program Manager-Combat Ammunition Systems, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime $500 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide operations and maintenance support to FEMA's chief information officer and information technology division.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received two task orders with a combined value of $14.3 million. The task orders were awarded to the company through prime The Centech Group. Under the terms of the task orders, DRC will provide the 303rd Reconnaissance and 516th Mobility Aeronautical Systems wings, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with acquisition management, test, evaluation, engineering, acquisition logistics, configuration, data management, security management, administrative support and contracting support services.
Raytheon Company has been awarded $26.9 million for technical assistance in support of Taiwan's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Raytheon will provide field engineers to refurbish Taiwan's Patriot equipment and will extend the services of current advisers who are assisting with training, operational planning and sustainment of Patriot systems.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $72 million prime contract to provide information technology support services for the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The company will provide technical support and services, expand support into new optional areas and assist NCIS in the development of new processes, procedures and program management principles.