The U.S. military and representatives from other government agencies are taking part in a war game this week to explore the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO).
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Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $97 million contract to support the Chief of Navy Information Office with media relations, community outreach, visual information systems, information technology support, Web site portal management and business case analysis development and assessment.
Argon ST Incorporated has received a $6.2 million modification for engineering development in support of the U.S. Navy's Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) program. The SSTD program is a defensive system development to counter specific undersea weapon threats to high-value surface ships.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $1.5 billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit payload, the third geosynchronous orbit satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches and simultaneously support other missions, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization to provide information assurance training support to the U.S. Defense Department. The contract has a value of more than $21 million if all options are exercised.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $30 million contract to continue support for the Naval Aviation Production Process-Sustainment program. The work provides for management, technical, data analysis and information technology support for Naval aviation training.
Dorobek makes an excellent point when he says that e-mail really did revolutionize the way we communicate, but hasn't done much toward the effort to collaborate. But since we've gotten in the habit of using e-mail to collaborate, for lack of better tools in the '90s, we're still using e-mail to collaborate even though better tools are out there.
This is my take on the AFCEA, Northcom and George Mason University conference on "Inter-agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing," which was covered on SIGNAL Scape last week. No, we still can't connect the dots as well as hoped and never will, but conferees agreed that what matters most is the thoughtful and trusting use that humans could make of what information manages to flow through IT systems, however improperly they may be connected.