06 Aug 08. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $32m option on a contract to provide specialized geospatial training to analysts and officials across the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. This award exercises the second of four option years on the Learning Management Services (LMS) contract, which provides both educational programs and administrative support for the NGA College. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides professional instructors to run classes, develops curricula for a variety of course offerings, and manages the administrative aspects of the College, including registration, enrollment and general support. Course topics include geospatial tradecraft, specialized technology applications, program and acquisition management, and general leadership and communication training. The NGA College is based in the Washington, DC area, and in St. Louis, MO. Lockheed Martin was awarded the original LMS contract in June of 2006. That contract has a total potential value of $176 million over five years.
07 Aug 08. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $2.8m contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to add a new Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) feature to the Sectera(R) vIPer(TM) Universal Secure Phone. The new feature, called “PSTN Connect,” will enable the vIPer Phone to connect with traditional telephone networks, enabling users of secure desktop phones to use one secure phone on either PSTN or VoIP networks. The vIPer Phone currently operates on Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
01 Aug 08. A controversial national identity card scheme took another step forward on Friday when the Home Office awarded the defence group Thales a four-year contract to help deliver the £5bn-plus programme. Under the £18m contract, Thales will design, build and test a system to issue the cards, along with a computerised national identity register aimed at preventing fraud. (Source: FT.com)