Defense Department Briefs

Intelligent Electronics Inc. in Exton, Pa., and IPI GrammTech in San Antonio will run
the Air Force's Non-Appropriated Funds (AFNAF) purchasing program under a 10-year
contract. The AFNAF program provides computer equipment to Air Force and other military
service organizations that have non-appropriated fund budgets generated by collecting
recreation facility fees. The Future Now, a Cincinnati computer reseller that will manage
the contract for Intelligent Electronics, offers a full range of PCs, software,
peripherals and networking equipment from leading vendors on its AFNAF price list. The
AFNAF contract program is similar to the General Services Administration schedule
contracts, with prenegotiated prices, terms and conditions. The contract has no ceiling,
according to a Future Now official, but is limited only to non-appropriated fund
purchases. The Future Now expects the AFNAF contract to average $6 million in annual

Call Rational Software Corp. in Santa Clara, Calif.

The newest release of the company's Apex Ada, version 2.0, adds support for Ada 95 and
integrates language-sensitive editing, optimal recompilation, architectural enforcement,
configuration management and a new graphical user interface debugger. For more
information, call 408-496-3600 or send electronic mail to

Now that the Defense Message System is free of its protest problems, Banyan Systems
Inc. and Zoomit Corp. in Washington have announced plans to work together on a
DMS-compliant client-server application. Company officials said they plan to tweak
Microsoft Windows versions of Banyan's BeyondMail software so it will function as a DMS
user agent. The application will incorporate an X.500 directory browser, the P772 Message
Formatter and the Message Security Protocol P42 with support for the Defense Department's
Fortezza encryption card.

Anstec Inc. in Fairfax, Va., will build the Air Force's Base Information Digital
Distribution System Management Subsystem through a 10-year, $48 million contract. The
contract calls for modernizing Air Force telecom facilities at 157 locations worldwide
with automated directory assistance, call distribution, cable assignment, switch
configuration and billing systems. American Computer and Electronics Corp. in
Gaithersburg, Md., is working with Anstec on the contract.

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