The stars were in perfect alignment or it was the perfect storm of open schedules. Call it what you will, but when technology assessors and warfighters meet for one week in one place, the results are the same: a mutual learning experience that will benefit warfighters on the front lines.
The SIGNAL Blog
ITT Corporation Electronic Systems Radar Systems - Gilfillan is being awarded a $29 million contract for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the recovery obsolescence availability radar used to enhance launch on search capability aboard U.S. Navy ships.
Business Technology and Solutions has been awarded a $13.4 million contract for a technical and acquisition management support program to provide a range of diverse nonengineering, technical and acquisition management support required in the acquisition, development, production and support of equipment and weapon systems within the Air Armament Center and other organizations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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.
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,