DOD Briefing Book

Lockheed Martin Corp. has begun the functionality, security and performance (FSP)
testing of the 19 commercial products that make up its Defense Message System package.


Defense Department sources said the FSP testing, which follows individual product
compliance tests by the product manufacturers, is the real furnace from which DMS must
emerge.


Why? Because these tests evaluate total system interoperability. The tests, scheduled
to conclude this month, include DMS versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and Lotus
Corp.'s Notes.


The National Guard Bureau has tapped Innovative Logistics Techniques Inc. to provide up
to $30 million worth of software support over five years under the NGB Federal Information
Processing Services contract.


The McLean, Va., company will do software definition and design, business applications
development and maintenance and other services under the contract. The NGB recently
awarded a similar contract to BDM Federal Inc., McLean, Va.


If you're tired of repeating yourself to overcome the static on your secure INMARSAT
satellite phone, get a hold of IDB Mobile Communications Inc., in Bethesda, Md.


IDB offers Secure Telephone Unit-III service over INMARSAT satellites at 4.8
kilobits/sec. That's twice the throughput previously available from IDB or from rival
COMSAT RSI, the dominant INMARSAT service provider to the government. IDB says the new
service offers big improvements in sound quality.


Bowing to wishes of Navy users of the Tactical Automated Mission Planning System
(TAMPS), Hewlett-Packard Co. has added Telos Corp.'s All Computing Environments VME
workstation to its Tactical Advanced Computer-4 contract catalog.


TAMPS users in the Navy already have bought 200 of the rugged Telos machines to host
the system through other channels. Now Navy buyers can pick the ACE VME, which uses an
Hewlett-Packard 743i processor, from a line-up of conventional H-P workstations.


Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va. will support the Defense Department's
Anti-Drug Network (ADNET) program under a $28 million, five-year contract.


The company will provide systems and communications engineering, hardware and software
integration and other services for ADNET, which links more than 30 Defense and law
enforcement counterdrug organizations over a secure data network.


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