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Robocops. Military police at Fort Polk, La., got a look at what may be the future of law enforcement when they tested the Digital MP System last month.

The lightweight communications and information management system, developed by the Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., can help carry out reconnaissance, checkpoint security, anti-terrorism operations and other MP missions.

Patrolmen wore miniature cameras mounted in eyeglasses that can transmit video footage to other officers and can be used to check the faces of suspects against digital mug shots of known offenders.

MPs also carried pocket-size e-books to look up stored information and electronic gloves that work with the e-books like a mouse.

New position. Computer Sciences Corp. named retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William J. Donahue director of its Aerospace Information Technologies unit, which consolidates aerospace programs, range operations and Air Force support business.

Donahue's most recent military assignment was as the director of communication and information at Air Force headquarters in Washington.

Web care. Defense Department officials sought to make it easier for military personnel and their families to find health care information with a recent update of the Tricare Web site.

Information about Tricare, DOD's worldwide health care program for service families, can be found at www.tricare.osd.mil. Improvements to the site include adding recent articles about the program from different news sources to the front page and setting up a comprehensive drop-down menu to quickly take visitors anywhere they want to go on the site.

A button linking to claims information, the most-asked-about subject, takes a prominent position on the page.

Support system. BTG Inc. of Fairfax, Va., last month won a five-year, $69 million information technology support contract from the Office of Naval Intelligence for the Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System.

BTG will provide software development and integration, configuration and program management, and enterprise management support for JDISS, a system to connect intelligence centers, command centers, field commanders and task forces of joint U.S. military services.

JDISS uses commercial software to create a flexible, inexpensive system that can be upgraded quickly, BTG officials said.

'Matt McLaughlin

E-mail: mmclaughlin@postnewsweektech.com

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