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Collaboration vs. Communication

June 1, 2009
By H. Mosher

Dorobek makes an excellent point when he says that e-mail really did revolutionize the way we communicate, but hasn't done much toward the effort to collaborate. But since we've gotten in the habit of using e-mail to collaborate, for lack of better tools in the '90s, we're still using e-mail to collaborate even though better tools are out there.

Technology Is Neither Bottleneck Nor Solution

June 1, 2009
By Helen Mosher

This is my take on the AFCEA, Northcom and George Mason University conference on "Inter-agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing," which was covered on SIGNAL Scape last week. No, we still can't connect the dots as well as hoped and never will, but conferees agreed that what matters most is the thoughtful and trusting use that humans could make of what information manages to flow through IT systems, however improperly they may be connected.

Booz Allen to Provide Support for DoD CIO

June 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a contract for an estimated $19 million. This action will provide technical area tasks to provide the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) with state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions to ensure they are incorporated into all components of the Global Information Grid.

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Targeting Systems

June 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded a contract for an amount not to exceed $87 million. This action will provided 35 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems Model A, 25 Preproduction Units, including one retrofit gyro and one retrofit imager, and associated replaceable unit spares and containers to support the predator/reaper.

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Satellite Production

June 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded a contract for an amount not to exceed $1.5 billion. This contract action is for the production of the 3rd Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite 3, the production of Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit payload 3 and modification of the Space Based Infrared Systems Ground systems to accommodate operations of three payloads simultaneously.

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