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General Dynamics’ New High-Speed, CyberDefense Capable TACLANE-10G Encryptor Now NSA Certified April 6, 2015 FAIRFAX, VA -- General Dynamics Mission Systems' new TACLANEŽ-10G (KG-175X) inline network encryptor is now certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to secure information at the Top Secret level and below. The NSA certification authorizes U.S. government organizations to order the new 10G encryptor. "The NSA certification of TACLANE-10G is another step forward for General Dynamics Mission Systems' cyber defense capabilities. General Dynamics keeps our customers connected while ensuring their security and advancing their operations. Securing sensitive and critical information is yet another example of how we support our customers," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems. The TACLANE-10G is the newest member of General Dynamics' cyber defense product family and can encrypt the equivalent of a high-definition feature film in moments, speeding it securely though a network with unprecedented fidelity at the Top Secret level and below. The encryptor also provides the ability to send and receive multiple U.S. and coalition data files simultaneously without operator intervention, reducing the number of encryptors needed to perform similar functions. "For more than 50 years, the U.S. government has trusted General Dynamics to secure government networks ensuring that sensitive and classified information remains out of the reach of unauthorized individuals," said Nadia Short, vice president and general manager of the Cyber Systems line of business for General Dynamics Mission Systems. "The NSA certification recognizes and validates the TACLANE-10G's ability to secure data through government networks worldwide." General Dynamics' Customer Investment Protection Program encourages organizations protecting critical networks and infrastructure to maximize their investment and maintain their security posture by using General Dynamics' trade-in programs. A TACLANE-10G trade-in program is available through December 31, 2015, allowing users of the current HAIPE in-line encryptor to take advantage of the new bandwidth efficiency and cyber security features provided by the 10G. Call 888-897-3148 or email our team for additional information.


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BOTTOM LINE Designed to expedite operatory turnover, Palmero’s DisCide line offers a choice of hospital-level disinfectants and hand-hygiene products that are ideal for operatories, central sterilization rooms and general office use. From fast-acting DisCide ULTRA to bactericidal soaps and hand wipes, clinicians will find these products to be economical and effective additions to their asepsis protocols. FOOTNOTE

HOW DO YOUR CLIENTS’ DISINFECTANTS RATE? Palmero’s DisCide ULTRA disinfecting towelettes and DisCide ULTRA disinfecting spray meet stringent federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium bovis, and are also effective against the Ebola virus and Enterovirus D68.

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U.S. Army Taps IBM Hybrid Cloud for One of Federal Government’s Biggest Logistics Systems April 8, 2015 ARMONK, NY -- IBM today announced that the U.S. Army is using IBM Hybrid Cloud to power one of the biggest logistics systems in the U.S. federal government. The new hybrid cloud system is designed to connect the IBM Cloud to the Army's onpremise environment to enable broad use of data analytics for sharper insights and result in improved performance, enterprise scale, better security, and greater reliability – all IBM hallmarks. The Logistics Support Activity – known as LOGSA – provides on-time integrated logistics support of Army operations worldwide that impacts every soldier, every day. Since migrating to an on premise hybrid cloud model with IBM in 2014, LOGSA processes 40 million unique data transactions every day – more than the New York Stock Exchange. Achieving cost savings of 50 percent with this new model, the Army can now focus on bringing in new analytics services such as condition-based maintenance and data mining that can benefit all Army organizations. LOGSA will harness data and analytics via cloud computing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of logistical coordination. Doing so requires the ability to easily connect the cloud to existing IT systems. LOGSA is home of the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW), the Army’s official storehouse for collecting, storing, organizing and delivering logistics data. It provides critical logistics information capabilities through analytics tools and business intelligence solutions to acquire, manage, equip and sustain the materiel needs of the U.S. Army. LIW provides services to more than 65,000 users and 150 direct trading partners around the world. As the Army's authoritative source for logistics data, LOGSA provides logistics intelligence, life cycle support, technical advice, and assistance to the current and future force; integrates logistics information (force structure, readiness, and other logistics data) for worldwide equipment readiness and distribution analysis; and offers asset visibility for timely and proactive decision making. As the logistics units in the Army equip, sustain, and maintain the force, IBM provides reliability, timeliness, and cost savings. With the new cloud delivery model, Army logistics personnel have the ability to manage the movement of equipment with up to date, accurate information.


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BAE Systems Receives $53 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Vertical Launching System Canisters April 13, 2015 BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships. “We have a long history with the VLS canister program,” said Chris Hughes, vice president and general manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. “This contract reflects the trust the Navy has in us for this highly effective system.” BAE Systems has more than 30 years of experience in the development, production, and support of the VLS system for naval forces throughout the world. The canister contract — originally awarded during a June 2013 competition — is a five-year, base plus options contract covering fiscal years 2013 through 2017 to meet canister requirements for the Navy. Additional option awards are expected in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The canisters are positioned within the Mk 41 VLS, which is located below a ship’s armored deck for maximum protection. The system easily accommodates the latest weapon types to meet new mission requirements. VLS canisters serve as missile shipping and storage containers, and, once employed on the ship, have many additional functions. The canisters contain rocket motor exhaust, serve as a launch rail to support flyout during missile firings, and provide identification and firing support to multiple missile types, including Tomahawks, Standard Missile-3, Standard Missile-6, and SeaSparrow. Work on this contract modification will continue through June 2017, with the full contract continuing through June 2019. Work will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Aberdeen, South Dakota (87 percent), and Minneapolis, Minnesota (13 percent).


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Exelis Delivers Encryptors for GPS OX April 15, 2015 ROCHESTER, NY – Exelis delivered six enhanced ground encryptors, which will improve information security for the Global Positioning System’s NextGeneration Operational Control System (GPS OCX), to Raytheon Company. GPS OCX is part of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS modernization program. The Air Force will use the encryptors, which are about the size of a stereo amplifier, to protect information sent between OCX and navigation payloads on board legacy and next-generation GPS satellites. The encryptors play a central role in the management of cryptographic keys used throughout the ground system. Exelis shipped eight baseline encryptors in 2013 to Raytheon. Exelis support to GPS modernization is part of the company’s overall focus on strategic growth in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics. “The enhanced encryptors support M-code, the modernized military signal, which is an integral part of the GPS modernization program and important for the Department of Defense because it provides a separate signal with high jam-and spoof-resistance strictly for military use versus civilian,” said Joe Rambala, Exelis vice president and general manager of positioning, navigation and timing. “Some of today’s GPS satellites can broadcast M-code signals, but unlike GPS OCX, the current control segment cannot bring M-code online. The encryptors will be enablers for Mcode processing to improve the overall GPS program and its security.” Once integrated into the OCX system, the encryptors will help ensure that the next generation of GPS satellites will be ready for launch, and will provide advanced capabilities and security to both military and civilian users. In addition to encryptors, Exelis is building high-precision receivers for use in OCX ground monitoring stations and satellite signal simulators for testing purposes. Exelis also provides critical elements of software in the OCX navigation processing subsystem that will enable controllers to better understand the exact position of GPS satellites. The navigation subsystem also helps ensure accurate navigation information is securely broadcast to users. As part of the overall GPS modernization effort, Exelis is also on contract with Lockheed Martin to provide payloads for GPS III satellites. Exelis is a major space technology provider, supporting both the satellite and ground portions of the GPS modernization program. For nearly 40 years, Exelis payloads or payload components have been on board every GPS satellite and have accumulated more than 700 years of on-orbit life without a single mission-related failure due to Exelis equipment.


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Northrop Grumman Enables Assured Warfighter Communications by Demonstrating Affordable PTW Space Processor April 15, 2015 REDONDO BEACH, CA -- Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated a space-design protected tactical waveform (PTW) processor that enhances user data rates up to a factor of 20, improves spectral efficiency up to a factor of 4 and provides bandwidth-ondemand to significantly improve warfighter communications in contested tactical environments. The testing was completed as part of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's MILSATCOM Design for Affordability Risk Reduction effort with MIT/Lincoln Labs. The processor successfully communicated using the Air Force-developed protected tactical waveform, which builds upon the proven protection features of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program's extended data rate waveform known as XDR. Northrop Grumman confirmed the demonstration platform consists of flight-representative technology readiness level six (TRL-6) hardware, firmware and software that can be incorporated into a near-term flight program and provide assured communication and performance to the warfighter. "While PTW provides substantial new capabilities for the warfighter, a waveform alone does not provide protection," said Tim Frei, vice president, communication systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The real value of PTW is when it is integrated into an architecture with comprehensive protection including space-based processing, non-commercial frequency bands, crosslinks and other key protection features in the antenna and radio frequency processing chains. "Northrop Grumman has maximized the value of this contract to the government by treating it not simply as a concept demonstration, but rather as true risk reduction and prototype development consistent with our standard development process for flight units," added Frei. "Each dollar spent developing the demonstration platform for this effort has directly reduced the future cost of an eventual flight unit."


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Intelligence and National Security Summit September 9-10, 2015: Washington, DC The success of US Intelligence’s mission to provide the decision advantage to all who act in defense of the nation requires a trusted partnership between the public and private sectors and the public it serves, as well as with foreign partners. This trusted partnership can best be achieved through regular and open dialogue to create a shared understanding of the current state of U.S. Intelligence, its priorities for the future, the effect of its policies on both its partners in the private sector and the public, its foreign partners, and its simultaneous need for secrecy and the trust of the public in the prosecution of its mission. AFCEA International (AFCEA) and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) are pleased to host the second Intelligence and National Security Summit. The two-day, unclassified Summit features five plenary sessions during which top federal intelligence and national security leaders will share their assessments and priorities for U.S. national, defense and homeland security intelligence. In addition, thought leaders from the federal and public sectors will explore emerging issues in the domains of cyber operations, technology/innovation, and intelligence policy during nine break-out sessions. Businesses are invited to join as an exhibitor and present their products, services and solutions to key players in the intelligence community. The Intelligence & National Security Summit is expected to attract hundreds of intelligence professionals from both the public and private sector. Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001 For more information, visit: http://www.intelsummit.org/


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Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition September 14-16, 2015: National Harbor, MD The Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is truly a one-of-a-kind event where AFA brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. Past speakers at previous conferences include the Secretary of the Air Force, the USAF Chief of Staff, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and other top Air Force, government, and aerospace industry leaders. This event attracts the top echelon of USAF senior leadership, including the commanders of every USAF command. Also invited are military dignitaries from air forces worldwide. The Air & Space Conference offers attendees major conference addresses, forums, and professional development workshops that focus on challenges and accomplishments unique to the Air Force and the aerospace community. The Technology Exposition features aerospace exhibitors from around the world that display and demonstrate the latest breakthroughs in air and space technology. The exhibits at AFA’s Technology Exposition highlight the most current developments in aerospace technology and education. This event is your opportunity to network with colleagues, Air Force leadership, guest speakers, and professionals, and pioneers from the private sector. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745 For more information, visit: http://www.afa.org/airspaceconf/conference


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General Information: Getting to D.C. by Airplane: Most people heading into D.C. for business arrive at one of Washington's two major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD). Located less than five miles from the White House, the DCA is only a short ride away from downtown D.C. The Dulles International Airport is located about 30 minutes from the city. However, if your business is taking you to the Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia, flying into Dulles International Airport would be the better option. Ground Transportation: From the Reagan airport to downtown Washington, taxi fares will run between $8 and $17 since the airport is located close to the city. But the taxi ride from the Dulles airport to downtown DC will likely cost more than $50 plus tax, with lesser charges along the Northern Virginia route into the city. Renting a car is another available option at both Dulles and Reagan airports. Public Transportation: If you're heading to downtown D.C. from the Reagan airport, the Metro can get you there in about 15 minutes and will cost about $2 one-way, depending on your stop. Stations are located in terminals B and C. Weather: Although the weather in D.C. is relatively mild compared to the rest of the nation, you should still be mindful of the season when packing your suitcase because the capital region has four distinct seasons. In the fall, the temperatures are cool, so take a medium or light jacket and long pants. Wintertime temperatures in Washington D.C. fluctuate above freezing, so pack warm clothes and an umbrella — there may be rain or a snowstorm. In the spring, temperatures begin to get comfortable, climbing into the mid 60s and 70s. During the summer, the city is usually hot and humid. Temperatures can rise to the upper 80s, so bring some shorts and light blouses or short-sleeved shirts.


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Off the Clock: International Spy Museum: For the business traveler who's off the clock, there is a plethora of museums, art exhibits, and historic monuments to check out. For those who are intrigued by the secretive world of spies, head over to the International Spy Museum. There you can live out your espionage fantasy by enrolling in spy school, where you can learn how to morph your identity, hone your intuition and observation skills, and take a pathology workshop. The museum invites visitors to explore a realistic forensics lab, create ID cards with fingerprinting, and try out a lie detector test. The International Spy Museum is also equipped with a simulated FBI shooting range and high-speed police chase simulators. McCormick & Schmick's at 16th and K: Once the clock hits 5, head over to McCormick & Schmick's on 16th and K Street to relax after a long business day. The McCormick franchise has locations all across the country, and is best known for serving exquisite seafood. The K Street branch, however, is particularly popular because it is frequented by lawyers, lobbyists, business types, and politicos who work in the surrounding metropolitan area. The Washingtonian Magazine named McCormick & Schmick's the “Best Happy Hour” in town, with specials on draft beers, well spirits, wines, cocktails, and martinis. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink after work and mingle. POV Roof Terrace and Lounge: Those seeking a lively night out on the town can head up to the Point of View Rooftop Lounge and Terrace. Located in the heart of Washington D.C., this hotspot is renowned for its magnificent views of the city's historic monuments. The modern terrace is decorated with striking decor to complement the skyline and provides patrons with indoor and outdoor seating for breathtaking views during any season. This unique venue is a great place for after-work cocktails, intimate gatherings, and late-night bottle service. The lounge is equipped with a full bar that offers a seasonal cocktail menu as well as an eclectic tapas menu. On weekends, POV sets the standard for the ultimate nightlife experience by transforming into a high-energy dance club featuring the hottest DJs on the East Coast. POV also offers guests an alternative W Living Room Lounge bar, which hosts live entertainment on Friday nights and a DJ on Saturday nights.


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Dining in D.C. Recommendations for a Business Meeting Brasserie Beck: Established in 2007, Brasserie Beck has a reputation for serving quality Belgian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Located in the heart of D.C.'s burgeoning McPherson square, the contemporary European-style brasserie has become a popular place for Washingtonites to meet up both during and after business hours. The beautifully decorated dining room doesn't carry conversations across the room, so it's a great spot for business lunches and private meetings. Restaurant owner and critically acclaimed chef Robert Wiedmaier brings inspiration from his Belgian roots to his dishes. Guest favorites include the moules and frites with a trio of homemade dipping sauces, the Charcuterie Plate, the classic Belgian mainstay of beef carbonnade, and the crispy skate wing. Brasserie Beck also features a raw oyster bar and a fullservice bar that boasts the city's most extensive Belgian beer list outside of Belgium, offering nine draught beers and over 100 bottled beers. 1101 K St. NW, (202) 408-1717 Old Ebbitt Grill: Just steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is a popular dining destination for working professionals to discuss business over traditional American cuisine. The 1856 establishment features a BeauxArts facade and Victorian interior that is reminiscent of Washington saloons at the turn of the century. Its mahogany and velvet booths provide privacy for political insiders, lawyers, business executives, and journalists to meet, negotiate deals, or swap stories. In fact, this historic eatery was a favorite amongst Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding, and Roosevelt, and it’s easy to see why. The restaurant offers a wide array of dishes—all of which are made with fresh and seasonal ingredients—and four full-service bars. If you’re a fan of oysters, be sure to check out the restaurant’s famous Oyster Bar in the back of the room. 675 15th St. NW, (202) 347-4800


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Quick Eats on a Budget Taylor Gourmet: If you're tight on time or money, head over to Taylor Gourmet for a delicious sandwich. Located less than a mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this deli shop has become a favorite amongst working Washingtonians and visiting tourists alike. Taylor Gourmet uses only the freshest and finest ingredients to create Philly-style hoagies stuffed with salamis, prosciuttos, cheeses, breaded and fried cutlets, handmade meatballs, and roasted turkey, beef, and pork. Standouts include the 9th Street Italian, Vine Street Expressway, and Cherry Street sandwiches. The restaurant also offers several vegetarian options as well as an array of salads and sides—such as risotto balls and stuffed peppers—and even cannoli for dessert. 485 K St NW, (202) 289-2001

Per Diem Rates as of January 2015: The following rates apply for Washington D.C.

Primary Destination* District of Columbia

Max Lodging by Month (Excludes Taxes)

County

Meals & Inc. Exp. **

Jan

Mar

May

July

177

229

229

162

Washington D.C.

71

* NOTE: Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained. ** Meals and Incidental Expenses, see Breakdown of M&IE Expenses for important information on first and last days of travel.


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