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General Electric Wins Video Borescope Procurement Contract

October 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy's Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded General Electric (GE) Inspection Technologies LP a $22,679,613 contract to procure up to 1,600 common video borescope sets (CVBS), including associated technical and logistics data and training. The CVBS is used to inspect interior engine components and air frames for cracks, foreign object damage and corrosion.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded DARPA Contract

October 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation the first phase of a $28.9 million Nitride Electronic NeXt Generation Technology (NEXT) contract. The work will develop next-generation gallium nitride technology to support defense communications, aircraft and space systems. The first phase of the contract is worth $12.4 million.

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Savi Wins Defense Department Supply Chain Contract

October 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Savi has been awarded a contract valued at $6.6 million to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technologies and services under the U.S. Defense Department's RFID III procurement contract. The RFID tags, which are attached to cargo containers and other supply chain assets, enable near-real-time supply visibility and interoperability with allied forces and government organizations.

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U.S. Forces Korea Embraces Web 2.0 for C2

October 26, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Forces Korea is recognizing the benefits of Web 2.0 capabilities and is using them to transform its decision-making processes.

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SIGNAL Says: Linda Millis

October 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

"One of the DNI's goals is to work to restore trust for the intelligence community and to be as transparent as we can about what we do. That way, we can earn back the trust of the American people."

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UAV Capabilities Reach New Heights

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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Although it seems UAVs have been around for a long time-and are essential in current operations-the ground truth is that a number of challenges remain to be resolved before these aircraft can be used to their full potential.

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Convergence at the Multinational Edge

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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"The principal point here is that it is the information we want to manage, not the technology. The technology should be transparent to the user."--Malcolm Green, chief of communication services, NC3A

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Social Media Multiplies Opportunities

October 21, 2009
By Maryann Lawlor
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"We have to understand that the changes in technology, computation and so forth have created what I call a fundamental change in our social atmosphere."--Adm. Thad W. Allen, USCG, commandant of the Coast Guard

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CSC Wins EPA Information Technology Support Contract

October 21, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CSC a seven-year contract to provide information technology support. CSC is one of seven companies awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the EPA with an estimated value of $955 million for all the firms.

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