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DRC Awarded Contract to Support Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Work

October 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a one-year, $1.6 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force's 703rd Aeronautical Systems Group Predator/Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle program office. DRC will provide capabilities such as test/evaluation engineering, foreign military sales engineering, logistics, program management and analysis.

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Webinar Oct. 15 - Carrier Ethernet 101

October 7, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Carrier Ethernet takes the dominant LAN technology-namely, Ethernet-and extends it onto Metro and Wide Area networks (MANs/WANs). This potent force greatly simplifies access to, and use of, IP traffic for mission-critical applications and services.

Please join co-presenter Chris Janson, coauthor of the book Carrier Ethernet for Dummies, and Lt. Col Jeff Verrant, USMCR, Ciena's director of DOD business development, for "Carrier Ethernet 101 - A Primer on Carrier Ethernet for the DOD" on Thurs., Oct. 15, 2009, at 1:00 PM ET.

Attend and learn how Carrier Ethernet can simplify your networking infrastructure while enabling all kinds of interesting new capabilities, including enhanced reliability and availability, simultaneous legacy and advanced services, improved Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and more. You'll also become acquainted with the various types of Carrier Ethernet services available, the benefits they provide, and how to easily put them to work for your organization.

Discover how to:

  • Understand Carrier Ethernet LAN (E-LAN)
  • Make Carrier Ethernet work for you to deliver packet and circuit connectivity
  • Use environmentally hardened data platforms for service aggregation and delivery
  • Extend Virtual Private LAN services onto the backbone

Attendees will receive a free copy of Carrier Ethernet for Dummies. For more information and to register, click here.

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Video Beyond YouTube

October 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

YouTube may be a household name for people across the world, but other sites offer many of the same benefits with additional advantages. Video hosting sites continue to grow in number, offering YouTube alternatives with special focuses. Some cut through the clutter of dancing cats to cater specifically to business users while others pay their users or offer privacy features. Anyone looking to become a Web video phenomenon can find a site to suit his or her needs.

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ATK Awarded Contract to Supply Nonstandard Ammunition for Afghanistan Security Forces

October 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to supply various types of nonstandard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan. If all options are fully exercised, the contract value could potentially exceed $200 million.

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SAIC Awarded BPA to Support EPA

October 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the Office of Environmental Information by providing a wide range of information technology services. The BPA was awarded under the Information Technology Solutions-Environmental Protection Agency II contract. It has a seven-year period of performance and a ceiling value of $955 million for all awardees.

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TCS to Provide SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems

October 2, 2009
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received $7.1 million in funding from the U.S. Army to provide additional Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems with related field service representative support. The SNAP systems will be deployed with the 10th Mountain Division.

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