Booz Allen hits trifecta with $70m in AF contracts

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has won three research and development contracts from the Air Force that have a combined total value of approximately $70 million.

How I solved the budget crisis

With Budget Hero 2.0, you can take a crack at cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. And you'll realize this ain't no game.

Army's 2012 plan emphasizes innovation, frugality

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

Accenture helps Air Force design advanced decision-support services

Accenture has won a two-year, $17.2 million Air Force contract to conduct risk reduction and prototyping for advanced command and control services.

A-T Solutions helps US forces counter WMD threats

A-T Solutions Inc. will work with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to support the organization's deployed Technical Support Groups under a five-year, $68 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

Army names top builders of virtual worlds

One of the winners named in the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge is NonKin Village, in which trainers can create a virtual foreign village to help U.S. troops explore interactions with people of other cultures.

Lockheed and NASA set sights, budget on Mars and beyond

NASA and Lockheed Martin may be able to overcome gravity, but can they overcome federal budget limitations to put a manned crew into deep space and return it safely to Earth within the next few decades?

Joint Forces commander details plans for closure

Contractor jobs, as well as military and civilian government roles, will be cut as a new, leaner organization focuses on training and education, Army Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Joint Forces Command, says.

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.

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.

TCS takes DOD personnel to school for cybersecurity training

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has won a five-year Defense Department contract worth approximately $49 million to provide the DOD’s military and civilian personnel with on-site computer network operations training in support of the government’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.

Serco helps VA reintegrate, train vets for jobs

Serco Inc. will provide the Veterans Affairs Department with program management assistance under a competitively won task order valued at approximately $20 million.

Defense titans team to pursue $850 million DOD contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. and Boeing Co. have joined forces to pursue the Missile Defense Agency’s Objective Simulation Framework competitive contract, a modeling and simulation contract that has an estimated value of $850 million.

ICF joins Race to the Top with technical support

ICF International Inc. will underpin the Education Department’s Race to the Top national educational improvement program with technical support through a four-year, $38 million contract.

Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Raytheon wins support award for NASA training facilities

Raytheon Co. will provide operations, engineering and software support for NASA under a new five-year contract from the space agency worth as much as $120 million.

Military simulation training may lead recruits to view war as a game

Video games used to train recruits for war could also be masking the reality of the battlefield and creating a kind of detachment for those who become involved in the real thing.

SAIC gains $35M task order to aid Naval Surface Warfare Center

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a five-year task order that could be worth more than $35 million to assist the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division with technical, training and armory management support.

SRA continues to support FAA on airport technology research

SRA International Inc. will provide technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration under a five-year contract valued at approximately $57 million.

SAIC to help Navy turn out expert ship gunners

Science Applications International Corp. will continue to assist the Navy in its efforts to train sailors to maintain and operate surface ship weapons under a new task order worth up to $80 million over five years.