Networks and Spectrum

BAE to upgrade Navy shipboard, airborne communications systems

The work covers shore systems, mobile and airborne communications testing and certification.

Harris team will improve VA computer net management

The contractor and its subs will develop and deploy a system that provides a unified, federated view of VA data repositories throughout the United States.

Army's 2012 plan emphasizes innovation, frugality

The service's 2012 Modernization Plan puts focus on using technology to maximize resources amid dwindling funds.

Raytheon broadband award scores nation's firsts

Raytheon Co. has won the nation's initial competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution contract, the first under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for recipients of the FCC's 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

Hughes extends broadband availability to remote government offices

Hughes Network Systems LLC has unveiled a group of services called Connect & Express for Government to provide remote government agencies and offices with affordable broadband Internet service.

GSA preps replacement for Networx

The General Services Administration is laying the groundwork for the follow-on acquisition to replace the Networx program, while still in the thick of the Networx transition.

Navy's strategy for the $50B NGEN program is too risky, auditors say

A new report calls for the Navy to stop funding its next-generation networking program until it reviews alternative acquisition strategies.

Broadband consultant frustrated with Beltway policy making

Craig Settles, a broadband industry consultant and president of, as a D.C. outsider is frustrated with the ways of decision-making inside the Beltway.

AT&T, Verizon, XO Comm find $300M in contracts in the mail

The U.S. Postal Service is looking for data transport services, network operations and wireless communications, among other areas.

SAIC powers up radio communications for CBP

Science Applications International Corp. will upgrade communications systems for the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection unit under a two-year task order that could be worth as much as $45 million.

BAE will assure security of FBI networks

BAE Systems Inc. will provide critical information security safeguards to the FBI under a $40 million task order awarded on the five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity Information Assurance Program Support contract vehicle, which is valued at $134 million.

Harris will continue to help tell FAA which way the wind blows

Harris Corp. will continue to maintain the Weather and Radar Processor system it developed for the Federal Aviation Administration under a six-year, $97 million contract.

Secrecy could be weighing down military info-sharing

The Pentagon's tradition of keeping information close to the vest is key to operational security, but is it hindering much-needed information-sharing?

Verizon, UTC do smart grid homework

Verizon and the Utilities Telecommunications Council energy trade group in September will issue a report on a study they're doing to determine the communications and information technology needed to support the nation's utilities.

General Dynamics wins $642.2M satellite communications deal

General Dynamics Corp. will upgrade NASA satellite communications by building out a new ground-system architecture for space-to-ground communications and tracking.

Three to compete for $502M in Navy network tasks

Three contractors will vie for up to $502 million in shipboard network infrastructure and related engineering work over the next eight years that will support network infrastructure for Navy ships.

Army gives battlefield networks high priority

The leader of the Army's tactical command and control efforts discusses initiatives involving network architecture, technology transmission and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program.