FEDWIRE

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.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.