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Alion Wins Contract To Digitize Defense Department Documents

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $6 million contract to digitize nearly 110,000 paper documents for the Defense Technical Information Center's Total Electronic Migration System (TEMS). Under the three-year agreement, the company will scan scientific and technical data from the libraries of the Weapon System Technology Information Analysis Center and the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center into electronic documents and make them available through TEMS.

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Multiband Radios Make Their Debut

November 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Beginning this month, 14 government agencies across the U.S. are part of a pilot program testing a new multiband radio that enables first responders to talk to each other across frequency bands.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL Magazine and AFCEA wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

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SIGNAL Says: Robert Wolborsky

November 27, 2009
By Katie Packard

"It's not like your wireless at home, where you plug it in and you're good to go. There's a bunch of additional things that we're forced to do because we're putting it in a hardened military environment."

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Operation Chefs Unite

November 25, 2009
By Rita Boland

All that running is bound to make a person hungry. Operation Chefs Unite aims to fill up military members traveling through the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation formed Operation Chefs Unite and partnered with the USO to provide meals to the troops to show support for what the warfighters do for the country.

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Cool App-titude: Redbox Promos

November 24, 2009
By Katie Packard

Who doesn't enjoy watching movies from the comfort of their own home? Thanks to the "Redbox Free Rental Promo Codes" iPhone app, cinephiles can enjoy movies at home at a discount--just in time for the holiday weekend.

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The Cellular Battlefield: You CAN Hear Me Now

November 24, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Cell phones now take their place on the battlefield, thanks to a new system that lets warfighters stay successfully and securely connected.

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Northrop Grumman To Build Additional Global Hawk UAVs for U.S. Air Force

November 20, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $302.9 million contract for five RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. Under the production contract, the company will build two Block 30 systems and three Block 40 systems for 303rd Aeronautical Systems Group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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