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.
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The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk has awarded CSC a task order to provide operations, maintenance and management support to the Outside the Continental United States Navy Enterprise Network in the Far East. The task order has a total contract value of $29 million.
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).
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $51 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC). General Dynamics will support SPAWAR SSC Atlantic through the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Secure Voice and Defense Red Switch Network, Information Assurance and Interoperability program.
Harris Corporation has been awarded a $27 million contract to provide network and systems engineering and other key support services for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA's) Multinational Information Sharing Program Management Office.
Delays in obtaining security clearances are actually the second biggest problem for companies of any size. The first is what those who want to work with the intelligence community affectionately call the chicken-and-egg problem. Getting a security clearance for corporate personnel is not possible without having a contract that requires secured personnel; however, companies cannot be awarded a contract that requires security clearances until they have personnel that have received security clearances.
Representatives from the DIA, NGA and NSA shared their insights about how to get a foot in the door at intelligence community agencies during the second panel presentation at the AFCEA Small Business Intelligence Forum this morning in Fairfax, Virginia. All agreed that it requires more than the standard marketing approach but emphasized that it is worth the investment in time and talent.
An impressive panel featuring participants from the some of the most well-known "three-lettered" intelligence organizations got down to the nuts and bolts of intelligence agencies' requirements. The discussion, which took place this morning at the AFCEA Small Business Intelligence Forum in Fairfax, Virginia, also centered on where the organizations plan to go in the near future in the information technology realm.