Lawmakers hit DHS on electronic border surveillance system

Lawmakers scolded Homeland Security Department officials for the latest round of delays on the SBInet electronic border surveillance project.

Companies enlisted to fight IEDs

Science Applications International Corp. and A-T Solutions are among the contractors chosen to help the U.S. military fight improvised explosive devices.

DRS, BAE win $1.9B Army vision equipment deal

The Army has awarded contracts to DRS Technologies and BAE Systems to fulfill orders for infrared driver’s vision enhancers through an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a $1.9 billion ceiling.

SAIC to help Marines defeat IEDs

The Marine Corps will get assistance with technology designed to defeat radio-controlled improvised explosives through a new contract awarded to Science Applications International Corp.

CSC to continue NASA aviation support

Computer Sciences Corp. will continue providing aviation services to NASA under a contract potentially worth $162 million over 30 months.

Getac to supply Air Force with rugged computers

The Air Force is purchasing about $17 million worth of rugged notebook computers manufactured by Getac Inc.

Army orders ground robots for engineer, infantry support

The Army has placed an order for 486 of iRobot’s PackBot 510s, the largest order the company has ever received.

Four capture $800M HHS IT contract

HHS awarded a major IT services contract valued at up to $800 million over seven years.

Lockheed establishes missile defense unit in Huntsville, AL

Lockheed Martin has established a new missile defense systems operating unit in Huntsville, Ala., to support a number of key programs based in the area and also pursue additional business opportunities.

Coast Guard acquisition in smoother waters

The Coast Guard is making progress on acquisition processes and seems to have brought Deepwater under control, but plenty of risks remain, including hiring more acquisition personnel and containing costs.

Raytheon wins Navy research contract

Raytheon Co. won a $7 million follow-on contract to continue work on a project to develop a new kind of semiconductor for the Defense Department.

L-3 to deliver Army satellite terminals

L-3 Communications Corp. will deliver satellite communication terminals to the Army and other tactical and logistics units under a contract with Eyak Technology.

Air Force picks HP for enterprise IT

Hewlett-Packard will provide workstations and desktop PCs to the Air Force under the service’s enterprise IT purchase program.

Three ways to help your government customer be green

Industry can play a crucial role in helping their customers reduce power consumption.

BAE aims to help DARPA improve targeting urban enemies

BAE Systems will work with DARPA to expand the accuracy of geospatial analysis for targeting enemies under a contract worth $7.1 million.

ITT to upgrade Navy ship self-defense radar

ITT Corp. will furnish modification kits for the AN/SPS-48G(V) radar as part of the Navy's ongoing Radar Obsolescence and Availability Recovery program.

State plans small-business competition for data center consolidation

The State Department plans to award a task order for help with its data center consolidation program.

Trio of companies named to TESS contract vehicle

CACI International Inc., York Telecom Corp. and DSCI have been awarded Technical Engineering Support Services contracts whose cumulative ceiling value is $900 million.

Northrop pitches small unmanned ground vehicle for special ops

Northrop Grumman Corp. is actively promoting its new mini ground robot as a key technology for special operations missions such as hostage rescues, reports Colin Clark in DOD Buzz.

CACI aids Navy with technical and software support

CACI Technologies Inc. has been awarded an $18.19 million contract modification to provide the Navy with engineering and technical support services.