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FAA details free-flight commitment

The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week its commitment to the concept of free flight, an air traffic control concept that gives pilots more flexibility in selecting flight plans. The FAA expects to move to free flight over the next 10 or so years, as it develops air traffic control decision support tools and other key technologies, including Global Positioning System navigation and data link communications. Key procurements that will support free flight include the Center Tracon Automation System and Advanced En Route Automation, both of which will go into development by the end of the decade.

CSC nabs $371M Army pact

Computer Sciences Corp. won a $371.2 million contract from the Army Communications-Electronics Command (Cecom) to provide systems integration support for a wide range of command, control and communications (C3) systems. Cecom said the contract will provide a "single integrator" approach for the development and acquisition of C3 systems throughout all phases of the life cycle, from concept definition through fielding. Other potential bidders for the pact included Logicon Inc. and Vitro Corp.

Golas joins Oracle

Bob Golas has joined Oracle Government Systems, Herndon, Va., as the company's director of business development for civilian agencies. Golas was formerly government relations manager for Informix Software Inc.'s federal operations. He joined Oracle March 4.

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