The SIGNAL Blog

SAIC Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement

June 24, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime single-award blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to support the Joint Program Office, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle by providing MRAP joint logistics integrator and operational readiness services. The first task order is valued at more than $357 million if all options are exercised.

Swedish Defense Forces Streamline Communications

June 24, 2009
By Katie Packard

Sectra has been commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, to further develop the Tiger personal voice encryptor system used by the Swedish Defense Forces for encrypted telephony. The order value amounts to SEK 13 million.

AFCEA Leadership Series (Video): Deborah H. Alderson

June 24, 2009
By H. Mosher

This is the first in what will be a series of video interviews featuring senior leaders of military, government and industry as they share their philosophy on leadership and the techniques that have worked for them.

This inaugural episode features Deborah H. Alderson, President, Defense Solutions Group, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

U.S. Air Force Technologies: Firing Up for New Missions

June 22, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Every service has faced changes brought about by new technologies and new missions, but the Air Force is wrestling with nothing less than a total overhaul of its structure and activities. Its legacy mission was fairly clear-cut: maintain air superiority and provide support to ground forces where needed. But now, experts are building a new force of unmanned combat air vehicles that vie in importance with piloted craft. And, the Global War on Terrorism and the information technology revolution have struck at the very heart of the Air Force's raison d'etre.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Satellite Communications Software

June 22, 2009
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Incorporated is being awarded a $31 million contract for ultra-high frequency satellite communications and high frequency communications waveform software support for the network enterprise domain under the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System. This contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $45 million.

Unisys to Help Police Use Digital Imagery as New Weapon in Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention

June 19, 2009
By Katie Packard

The New South Wales Police Force has selected Unisys Australia for a three-year deal to implement and provide maintenance services for an end-to-end digital imagery management system to manage and protect digital images taken by forensic teams as well as images and video footage received from the public. The contract has an estimated value of approximately AU$6 million (US$4.75 million).

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