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Wyle Labs Receives $40 Million Contract

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated has received a $39 million contract to have reliability analysis center research; to develop and deliver data analysis, assessments and evolutions; reliability information analysis and determinations; reliability-centered maintenance analysis; data-element process and standardization assessments; logistics management and planning tools; systems interoperability assessments; system acquisition planning; and financial life-cycle cost estimates for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security and affiliated labs.

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Information Security: Weighing Threats, Managing Risks

July 13, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Information security is more than just a fact of life-it is a guarantor of life. Government, the military, the commercial sector and the public are so dependent on cyberspace that any interruption or degradation can be chaotic or even catastrophic. And, scarcely a day goes by without the public learning of either some new intrusion into key government systems or a discovered threat to personal information. SIGNAL Magazine's July 2009 issue examines the challenges of achieving information security from the burgeoning menace to potential solutions-and their own ramifications.

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Apptis Awarded PM DCATS Command Center Upgrade Contract

July 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated has been awarded the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (PM DCATS) Command Center Upgrade Special Project Office contract to provide overall management, engineering, integration and acquisition of turn-key command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems worldwide. The total contract is valued at more than $130 million.

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Argon ST Receives $5.3 Million in OT-TES Communications Upgrade Awards for Additional Pre-Production Activities

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST has been awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to support pre-production activities of the Operational Test-Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) Communication Upgrade program. The contract modifications are valued at approximately $5.3 million.

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Just Say Yes!

July 13, 2009
By H. Mosher

As Christopher Dorobek notes in this month's Incoming column, the role for federal CIOs is changing. There's been a lot of conversation about culture needing to change to get out of this "two-point-NO" mindset that many CIOs have. Our question for you is how does that change happen? How can we shape the culture so that government IT leaders can say "yes" to technology more often?

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ITT Awarded JTRS Software Support Contract

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded a $22.9 million contract for Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) Software In-Service Support (SwISS) by the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Joint Program Executive Office.

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