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Indianapolis, Marion County Extend Information Technology Services Contract With Northrop Grumman

September 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a follow-on contract from the consolidated city of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, for information technology services that will offer improvements in customer service, technology efficiencies, risk avoidance and cost effectiveness. The four-year contract extension is valued at $33.9 million.

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Argon to Provide C4ISR System Architecture

September 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST Incorporated is being awarded a $50 million contract for research, development and analysis to produce a command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system architecture in support of electro-optical, radio frequency, acoustic sensors and special sensor systems for U.S. Navy aircraft and unmanned air vehicles.

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CACI Awarded $47 Million Contract to Support COE-DMHA

September 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

CACI International has been awarded a prime contract with a ceiling value of $47 million if all options are exercised to support the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (COE-DMHA). For this contract, CACI will support the COE-DMHA in a wide array of efforts, including research and concept development; education projects; training; international disaster preparedness, mitigation, management and response; humanitarian assistance; and management of the consequences of terrorism.

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To Improve Acquisition, Government and Industry Must Strike a Balance

September 10, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Whether it's needs versus wants, open conversations versus regulations to protect intellectual property or oversight versus open development, agencies and the commercial sector must find the happy medium for acquisition processes to be truly reformed.

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DoD Wrestles With Social Media Identity

September 10, 2009
By H. Mosher

When Price Floyd, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, came on board at the Defense Department a couple of months ago, he got the directive from Sec. Gates to use social media to engage-not just push out messages. But within days of starting, Floyd found that most of those social media channels had been shut down.

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User-Friendly Government

September 10, 2009
By H. Mosher

The ultimate goal of government 2.0 should be a user-friendly government, whether that user is the citizen availing him or herself of services or the user is the government agency using these tools to collaborate and share information, said panelists at a discussion after lunch on Thursday at the Gov 2.0 Summit. For the defense and intelligence sectors, those internal capabilities are most attractive, but even behind the secure networks, challenges of culture still exist.

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Raytheon Awarded $19 Million Contract for Lightweight Torpedoes

September 11, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received a $19.3 million U.S. Navy contract to provide MK54 lightweight torpedo hardware. With this award, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is under contract to deliver 241 MK54 kits, of which 100 kits will be delivered to the Turkish Navy via a Foreign Military Sales agreement.

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