A-T Solutions brings expertise to Navy ordnance disposal ops

A-T Solutions Inc. has won a four-year contract worth $21.9 million to provide explosive ordnance disposal experts and other technical expertise to the Navy.

Dovèl Technologies acquires SOA, cloud computing training firm

Dovèl Technologies has acquired ZapThink LLC and has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Dovèl. Financial terms of the transaction were not reported.

Former BAE exec joins Xe Services as senior vice president

Michael Cauldwell will join Xe Services LLC as senior vice president of business development July 11. He will focus on expanding the company's portfolio of government and commercial customers.

333 join Navy's Seaport-E contract

Another 333 contractors have been added to the Navy's huge IT services contract.

U.S. technology’s footprint grows in post-Mubarak Egypt

Several major U.S. technology giants are looking at Egypt as an IT outsourcing destination, pledging training and other support, including a $10 million investment.

SAIC co-pilots Air Force warfighter technical testing program

Science Applications International Corp. will provide technical testing assistance to the Air Force under a five-year prime contract that has a maximum value of $85 million.

What makes a great schoolteacher?

Steve Kelman learns that what makes a teacher great might not be what you think.

BAE Systems wins $93.2M flight training pact

Company will support Australian military with flight screening and basic flight training through 2017.

Does your agency treat you like a Twinkie?

Some agencies seem to think that IT savvy doesn't need constant updating. Are they right?

Alion designs game to train sailors for new position

Alion Science and Technology has won a three-year Navy task order worth $4.6 million to design a PC-based training game.

Northrop, UMBC spur growth of cybersecurity solutions firms

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Park Corp. on April 21 officially opened the Cync Program incubator facility to attract more technology companies to develop solutions to counter cybersecurity threats.

SAIC to devise corrosion lifecycle research program for DOD

Science Applications International Corp. will devise a lifecycle research program for the Defense Department under a five-year Navy task order under the SeaPort e-contract valued at more than $41 million.

Conference offers shutdown guarantee

Want to attend a conference but afraid you'll be furloughed when it happens? At least one organizer says, 'No problem!'

Lockheed provides Coast Guard with training, tech support

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide training and technical support to the Coast Guard under a five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that has a $57 million ceiling value.

Vangent subcontract calls for expansion of Army learning programs

Vangent Inc. has been awarded a $95 million subcontract from Pragmatics Inc. to support the Army’s Classroom XXI Enterprise Classroom Program with a sophisticated learning technology infrastructure.

Why a critical IT shortage is inevitable for states

A survey by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers finds that states are facing critical shortages of IT workers, made worse by furloughs, hiring freezes and stagnant salaries. And the retirements of many older workers loom.

DRC joins contractor trio to boost Army training program

Dynamics Research Corp. and three other contractors will share a five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Army training contract that has a $30 million ceiling.

Alion puts Guard Dog through its paces for DARPA

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will conduct performance evaluations on the Graph Understanding and Analysis for Rapid Detection – Deployed On the Ground (Guard Dog) program, under a three-year, $4.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Senate takes step toward better acquisition

Upgrading the institute and making sure it has enough money will ultimately lead to more effective oversight of government contracting, the measure's backers say.

Unisys gains NASA flight simulation contract

NASA awarded a $48.5 million contract to Unisys Corp. to provide support for flight simulation research at Langley Research Center.