SIGNAL Blogs

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, High Power Microwave Division, to support high energy research and applications. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a six-year period of performance and a total contract value of $49 million. Under the contract, SAIC will develop state-of-the-art systems and advance scientific knowledge in the area of directed energy technology.

September 29, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the Swiss government's F/A-18 Hornet fighter fleet. The five-year contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and has a total potential value of $25.7 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics, information technology and engineering support for global Swiss F/A-18 Hornet operations.

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation's Night Vision business has received an order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular. This order is valued at $153 million. The AN/PVS-14 allows users to adjust the gain control in varying light conditions in both urban and rural settings. These versatile devices can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera.

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for a single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide information technology modernization services. Three initial task orders were awarded and are valued at $62 million. Lockheed Martin will migrate DTRA's multiple legacy information technology architectures into a standard, flexible and central architecture.

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Stanley Incorporated has been awarded multi-year contracts with the Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC) and U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) for a total value of $11 million. For the MCSC, Stanley will provide program management, acquisition management, systems engineering and logistics management services in support of special logistics projects.

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $9.2 million contract with the U.S. Navy to continue developing the common network interface (CNI) system, a software package that improves situational awareness for expeditionary strike group (ESG) commanders. The contract could be worth up to $28.9 million if all options are exercised.

September 26, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide responder knowledge base (RKB) services. The contract could be worth more than $14 million if all options are exercised. The RKB is a web-based information service for the emergency responder community funded by DHS. SAIC will provide expertise to the responder community via the "Ask the Expert" feature of the Web site in addition to updated weekly content.

September 26, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Military HOMEFRONT is the official U.S. Defense Department online resource for reliable quality-of-life information for the military community. The site has sections for troops and families, leadership and service providers so all aspects of military life are covered, from basic military needs to broader topics such as parenting and financial readiness.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Applications Incorporated has received a U.S. Marine Corps contract with a potential value of $31.7 million to continue training U.S. advisers to support the training of Iraqi and Afghan security forces. The security cooperation education and training center support contract is responsible for ensuring that security cooperation teams that deploy to various countries throughout the world receive customized predeployment training.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $122 million technology development contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system. The next-generation missile will be carried on U.S. armed forces rotary-wing, fixed-wing and unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has extended the Unified NASA Information Technology Services contract with NASA. This 11-month program extension, valued at more than $212 million, raises the ceiling value of the contract to more than $1.1 billion. SAIC will continue to provide information technology services to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and support all NASA centers, including NASA Headquarters and support for NASA's international sites and networks.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to support the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the JIEDDO Enterprise Management System. JIEDDO coordinates efforts among U.S. Defense Department organizations and international agencies to defeat the threat posed by improvised explosive devices against U.S. and coalition forces.

September 24, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Creating Futures offers transitioning U.S. veterans as well as individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers opportunities to build careers in the information technology field. Creating Futures works with employers to identify needs and then trains individuals to fill those capabilities gaps, placing candidates in long-term jobs. The education and training programs help students obtain the technical, business and communications skills employers want.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, a small business, is being awarded a $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III small business innovative research contract for near-term and far-term advanced surveillance, reconnaissance and force protection systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has won three competitive proposals resulting in U.S. Army technology investment agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million. The agreements with the Army's aviation applied technology directorate cover applied research and development in support of the rotor durability Army technology objective (ATO) and the high performance rotary wing vehicle designs (HPRWVD) program.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)-Crane Division to provide engineering, technical and management services. The follow-on task order, awarded under the SeaPort-e contract, has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year options and a total value of more than $48 million if all options are exercised.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Sealevel Systems Incorporated has been awarded a delivery order in the amount of $4 million under a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $11.5 million for the procurement of the Personal Data Assistant-184 Universal Serial Bus to synchronous serial adapter radio interface cable systems in support of the multi-band multi-mission radio for U.S. Special Operations Command.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's Integrated Systems Sector is receiving an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Lockheed Aeronautics Company is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BearingPoint Incorporated is being awarded a $6.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command requirement for the acquisition of an identity and access management (IAM) solution and the subsequent systems integration as part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) program of record.

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