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.
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Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a contract for an estimated $19 million. This action will provide technical area tasks to provide the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) with state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions to ensure they are incorporated into all components of the Global Information Grid.
Raytheon Company is being awarded a contract for an amount not to exceed $87 million. This action will provided 35 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems Model A, 25 Preproduction Units, including one retrofit gyro and one retrofit imager, and associated replaceable unit spares and containers to support the predator/reaper.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded a contract for an amount not to exceed $1.5 billion. This contract action is for the production of the 3rd Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite 3, the production of Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit payload 3 and modification of the Space Based Infrared Systems Ground systems to accommodate operations of three payloads simultaneously.
The U.S. Army has selected Rockwell Collins as the prime contractor to provide an integrated video display system for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Mounted Soldier System (MSS) program.
DRS Technologies Incorporated has received a $217 million contract to produce rugged computing systems, which include Joint Platform Tablet military rugged tablet (MRT) computers, keyboards, docking stations, interface cables and base plates, in support of the Movement Tracking System (MTS) for the U.S. Army.