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Army Pushes Back Mid-Tier Networking Radio Buy

The Army is postponing its purchase of up to 10,000 broadband radios for up to three weeks due to a congressional approval requirement on the contract solicitation, Nextgov reports. The branch said it will begin purchasing Joint Tactical Radio System’s Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radios in February to replace the halted …

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GeoEye Satellite Clears Design Phase

GeoEye Inc. completed the last stage of design reviews for a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency satellite program, GeoEye announced Thursday. NGA approved the review for the agency’s EnhancedView program Jan. 26. GeoEye said the GeoEye-2 satellite will be fully operational by 2013. Carl Alleyne, GeoEye’s vice president of engineering, said NGA’s …

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Army Radio Contract Drawing Big Names, Partners Into Competition

On Dec. 20, ExecutiveBiz reported that ITT Exelis and Northrop Grumman will partner to compete for an upcoming contract to improve radio communication within Army vehicles. In today’s Washington Post, Marjorie Censer writes that the team can expect stiff competition for the award as “contractors are lining up for a rare opportunity to win …

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Federal Spending Moves to Cybersecurity, Contractors Follow

It has become evident of recent that agencies are beginning to refocus much of their spending toward cybersecurity related activity. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, for example, plans to increase cybersecurity research spending by 50 percent over the next five years, according to an ExecutiveGov report  As the government …

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Contractors Testing Army Comm, ISR Networks

The U.S. Army has increasingly tested communications networks as it looks to upgrade its capabilities, and three contracting firms have helped the service branch conduct exercises. ITT Exelis, recently spun-off from former parent ITT Corp., is currently demonstrating several communications at the Army’s Network Integration Exercise, according to a company …

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Harry Buchanan Joins Kopin as Defense Applications BD Director

Harry Buchanan, previously North American business development manager at Excelitas Technologies, has joined Kopin Corp. as its new business development director for defense applications. Kopin said Wednesday Buchanan will report directly to Bill Mafucci, government programs vice president and general manager. “The addition of Harry Buchanan, with his extensive experience in the defense …

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Executive Profile: Janet Oliver, Vectrus Business Development SVP

Janet Oliver serves as senior vice president of business development at Vectrus, where she manages the U.S. Government service providers business development functions with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA and other civilian agencies. She also manages strategic planning and M&A activities for the Colorado Springs-based company and previously led its U.S. and Europe business line. Her …

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Harris Invests in Digital Satellite Navigation Tech for GPS III Program; Bill Gattle Comments

Harris Corp. has developed a digital technology to offer it as potential payload for the U.S. Air Force‘s 11th and succeeding Global Positioning System III satellites. The company said Monday its satellite navigational system offering is designed to have a modular architecture, atomic clock systems, radiation-resistant computers and a high-power transmitter. …

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