August 7, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

SIGNAL Magazine has won three APEX 2009 Awards for Publication Excellence.

Agencies Form Commercial Satellite Communications Services Pact

August 7, 2009

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have entered into a partnership to streamline acquisition of commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) services. Announced yesterday, the agreement will lead to a hybrid of GSA's multiple award schedules and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts. Officials of both organizations are lauding this collaborative effort as "historic" and agree that the Future Commercial SATCOM Access contract will be worth $5 billion over a 10-year period.

Booz Allen to Provide CEAT Systems

August 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a $19 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology (CEAT) systems supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Special Communications Requirements Division.

Wyle Labs to Provide Services for Persistent Virtual Warfighting Environment Project

August 7, 2009
By Katie Packard

Wyle Laboratories has been awarded a $38,647,339 contract for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop and deliver concept recommendations, architecture analysis, ontological models reports, prototype development assessments, prototypes, security models and research discovery/recommendations for the Persistent Virtual Warfighting Environment Project.

Leadership of Today

August 5, 2009
By H. Mosher

Christopher Dorobek discusses key leadership principles for the 21st century in this month's Incoming column. Among his assertions: People confuse leadership with management, and leaders must understand emerging principles of leadership. Moving past the obstacles and understanding these key principles requires a different kind of wisdom: that of today's leaders. Where have you seen good leadership recently?