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STRICOM contract awarded

Fourteen companies will share the fourth and final lot of a $4 billion omni-bus contract awarded by the Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command, service officials said Feb. 26.

The contractors will support test instrumentation with products and services, such as targets, simulations and instrumentation systems, that allow the services to assess the effectiveness of military equipment.

Awards for the first three lots were announced in September, December and January. The awardees for the fourth lot are Advanced CounterMeasure Systems, Rancho Cordova, Calif.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; GRC International Inc., Vienna, Va.; Inter-Coastal Electronics Inc., Mesa, Ariz.; L-3 Communications Corp., New York; Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Orlando, Fla.; Logicon Inc., San Pedro, Calif.; Motorola SSG, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Research Analysis and Maintenance Inc., El Paso, Texas; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta; SPARTA Inc., Laguna Hills, Calif.; Litton TASC Inc., Reading, Mass.; TRW Inc., Fairfax, Va.; and Universal Systems and Technology Inc., Fairfax, Va.

Help wanted: CIO at NSA

It's no secret: The National Security Agency is using newspaper advertisements, a first-ever job fair and notices on 10 Web sites in its search for a chief information officer.

Former CIO Raymond Holter retired in January. Internal candidates can apply, but Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, NSA's director, plans to hire someone outside the agency, according to a spokesperson. A key part of the CIO's job will be to work with the winning vendor under Project Groundbreaker, NSA's effort to outsource its nonspy systems.

In its search for a CIO and 116 computer specialists, NSA held a job fair Feb. 24 at Fort Meade, Md.

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