The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics' subsidiary, Electric Boat, a $42.1 million contract to plan and perform routine maintenance and modernization work on USS Springfield (SSN-761), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.
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The theme of this year's LandWarNet conference and symposium is leveraging the global network enterprise to enable full spectrum operations to the warfighter. Gen Carter F. Ham, USA, launched the event by discussing the Army's need to leverage the network and cyberspace to enable command and control. He explained that this was a historic time for Army signals as the service establishes a new unified command devoted to cyberspace.
One of the key issues at this year's LandWarNet conference and symposium is cyber security and operations. Among the challenges to security is the use of military computer networks for purposes they were not originally designed for. Speaking at a panel on the state of Army cyber security and operations, Brig. Gen. Steven W. Smith, chief cyber officer, Army CIO/G-6, noted that "The NIPRNET was never designed at a command and control network, but it sure is now." The service must facilitate cultural change and newly launched initiatives to ensure the security of its networks, he said.
The State of Maine Office of Information Technology has selected Harris Corporation's Public Safety and Professional Communications business to deploy MSCommNet, a hybrid Project 25 VHF statewide digital radio system, to meet the needs of Maine's law enforcement, public safety and public-service first responders,
Under a contract valued at $4.4 million, Alion Science and Technology will perform a wide range of radio frequency spectrum services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Radio Frequency Management (ORFM) that will help to ensure environmental data can be gathered and transmitted via satellite.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at almost $93 million for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for production of related hardware.
The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded QinetiQ North America's subsidiary Apogen Technologies a $7 million task order under the department's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-3) contract to continue its support of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel.