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The New New Internet unveiled a number of timely and important news items this week geared toward the government contracting executive. www.thenewnewinternet.com (http://www.thenewnewinternet.com)
There were two technology stories that made headlines in GovCon this week.
The first is a Raytheon-led team will develop unmanned aerial vehicle sensors for detecting ground objects not visible to the human eye.
Under a sole-source contract from the Air Force, the team will equip the General Atomics-made MQ-1 Predator with hyperspectral sensors between 2012 and 2016 under the Airborne Cueing and Exploitation System-Hyperspectral program.
Team members include ITT Exelis Space Computer and L-3 Integrated Optical Systems.
Military surveillance personnel use the sensors to find targets such as roadside bombs and opium crops.
In other news, Lockheed Martin will consolidate the Labor Department‘s data centers and move them to a secure data center, then ultimately move them to a cloud computing environment.
The company said it won a potential seven-year, $59.4 million contract to help DOL fulfill its part in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.
“Lockheed Martin has a record of implementing data center consolidation for the Department of Labor, and we are excited to extend our services across the agency,” said Frank Armijo, Lockheed vice president of energy solutions.
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