Thursday, July 9, 2009

Boeing wins $1.2M Air Force contract

St. Louis Business Journal

Boeing said Thursday it won a $1.2 million U.S. Air Force contract to study and improve networks’ response to cyber attacks.

Boeing, along with subsidiaries Federated Software Group and Tapestry Solutions, will demonstrate a test system that maintains positive command and control of cyber assets through automated alerts and actions. The system will enable the Air Force to perform its missions under all network conditions.

Work will be performed in Anaheim, Calif., and Herndon, Va.

Tapestry and FSG are among several companies Boeing acquired in 2008 to help Boeing grow in operations support and technology development.

A unit of Chicago-based Boeing Co., Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world’s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.









Monday, July 6, 2009

Boeing gets $43M Navy contract

St. Louis Business Journal

Boeing Co. said Monday it was awarded a U.S. Navy contract worth $42.9 million, including options, to continue providing communications network design and technical engineering services on guided missile destroyers.

The five-year contract supports the AN/USQ-82 (V) Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Optic Data Multiplex System (GEDMS / FODMS) program.

The deal is part of the Navy’s efforts to modernize the DDG-51 class guided missile destroyers.

GEDMS also is included in the Aegis weapon system package for various foreign navies.

The contract calls for Boeing to continue to enhance data multiplex system (DMS) networks, manage engineering changes, update technical documentation, and develop interface design documents for new and refurbished ships.

Boeing also will provide installation support, system configuration management, and land-based test sites and facilities for support operations.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division in Dahlgren, Va., will manage the contract. Boeing’s C3 (Command, Control and Communications) Networks division will perform the work in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Chicago-based Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems unit, headquartered in St. Louis, is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.