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Serco to Provide Medical Systems Support To U.S. Navy

October 15, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Serco has been awarded a $15 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support the Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) Deployable Medical Systems. The company will support NEMSCOM with medical logistics support.

General Dynamics To Provide Submarine Weapons Control Systems

October 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics has been awarded a $152,818,728 cost-plus-incentive fee contract for fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 for production and deployed systems support for the United States and United Kingdom SSBN fire control system and SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Security Assistance Training Contract

October 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center has awarded Northrop Grumman a five-year contract valued up to $140 million. The company will support training, logistics and maintenance of selected friendly foreign military and paramilitary forces through the use of security assistance teams.

Raytheon to Support Distributed Common Ground System

October 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $73.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Block 10.2. The DCGS will provide network-centric enterprise services, open-enterprise service-based architecture, and Web-based and client-based tools supporting worldwide distributed operations.

ITT To Produce New F-16 Weapons-Release System

October 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force has awarded ITT Corporation a $39.3 million contract to manufacture, test and deliver advanced weapons release systems. An initial order of $10.7 million has already been authorized for production of 49 BRU-57/A smart racks plus spare components.

Twitter Is Mission Critical, Redux

October 9, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

The defense sector is all a-Twitter about this and other social media platforms, with many organizations restricting how and if their employees can access the tools during working hours.

First American Heroes Challenge to Take Place in Vegas

October 8, 2009
By Rita Boland

The first American Heroes Challenge will take place in Las Vegas Nov. 7-8, 2009. The event features four-man teams comprised of military, law enforcement and security personnel who will compete in a six-stage, live-fire firearms and tactics competition. Each stage is named in honor of a fallen American hero. The contest is designed to test technical, tactical and physical skills as well as the ability to evolve with the mission.  The American Heroes Challenge organization is a nonprofit created to benefit and honor members of the military, law enforcement and first-responder communities through the challenge event. All proceeds will go toward the goal to raise $1 million in 2009. That money will be donated to the construction of a veteran's memorial in Las Vegas. More information about the event, the troops after whom stages are named, sponsorships, donations, team applications and the entry fee is available on the Web site. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.

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