April 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

One of the ironies of Web 2.0 applications is that the number of them increases on a daily basis. Designed to track Web 2.0 applications and services, Listio is a directory and product review site. Visitors can browse and rate a selection of Web 2.0 applications. Each application is profiled with a link to its home page

ATK Awarded Four-Year Contract to Operate Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

April 3, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Illinois, to continue operating the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for an additional four years. Under the new contract, ATK will continue to supply small-caliber ammunition through September 2013. The Army also awarded ATK $481 million in orders under the new contract for production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50-caliber ammunition and to continue work to modernize the Lake City facility.

What Government Managers Can Learn From Google

April 2, 2009
By H. Mosher

In Christopher Dorobek's latest Incoming column, he bids readers to have a look at What Would Google Do?, a book by Jeff Jarvis that examines how people can learn from the search engine giant. The lessons, he says, are particularly important for government managers to wrap their brains around. "The book taps into the idea that information is power, but that the real power of information comes in the sharing," Dorobek writes. "Among the principles the book outlines are: give up control; get out of the way; and make mistakes well."

Air Force Awards Raytheon Contract for Laser-Guided Maverick Missile

April 3, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a contract to upgrade guidance and control sections for the air-to-ground Maverick missile. The contract initiates engineering efforts required to restart the laser-guided Maverick production line and will incorporate state-of-the-art laser-seeker technology. The contract will result in the upgrade of up to 450 laser Maverick guidance sections for the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

General Dynamics Receives Contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Research and Development

April 1, 2009
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated is being awarded a $40 million not-to-exceed contract for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B research and development and production requirements. The SEWIP Block 1 provides enhanced electronic warfare capabilities to existing ship combat systems to improve anti-ship missile defense, counter-targeting and counter-surveillance capabilities as well as improved battlefield situational awareness.