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Secure Communications Coming to Marines
A modular, scalable Internet protocol communications and networking system will be produced for the U.S. Marine Corps as the next-generation Tactical Data Network-Data Distribution System-Modular (TDN-DDS-M). The system enables deployed Marines to establish secure, networked voice, data and video conferencing as well as other communication capabilities among commanders, joint warfighters and coalition forces. The TDN-DDS-M will connect Marines with advanced technologies that are smaller, lighter and consume less power than earlier versions of the technology. The TDN-DDS-M upgrades the TDN-DDS-Replacement. The modular system contains routers, switches, computers, power supply and other equipment needed to access the Defense
A new enterprise and software application known as the electronic Requirements Development Process (eRDP) has been contracted for the Public Buildings Service. eRDP will automate tasks such as online surveys, survey analysis utilities, property walk-throughs, business intelligence and non-space requirements management. The application integrates with multiple enterprise solutions and delivers functionality both online and offline through multiple access points, including mobile devices. The process will be the first application to fully leverage a service oriented architecture infrastructure currently being implemented for the Public Buildings Service through the eCommon initiative. The eRDP is the first phase of the Full Lifecycle of Customer Interaction (FLCI), which will cover other mission-critical systems. It is a collection of business processes the Public Buildings Service uses to meet customer space requirements. Under the contract, requirements development, business process engineering, architecture, design, development, operations and maintenance, and training will be provided. The General Services Administration awarded QinetiQ North America’s
Joint Tactical Radio System-approved Falcon III handheld and vehicular radio systems will be provided to the U.S. Marine Corps. The systems will be acquired through the previous Consolidated Interim Single Channel Handheld Radio indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. This is the second major contract awarded by the Marine Corps under its tactical handheld radio procurement program. Marines will receive the multiband/multimission Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C), which offers single channel ground and airborne radio system capability as well as ultrahigh frequency ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, close-air support, tactical satellite communications and programmable encryption. They also will acquire the Falcon III AN/VRC-110 high-performance multiband vehicular radio systems. The radios feature extended frequency range, significant reductions in weight and size, the ability to upgrade waveforms, programmable encryption and easy removal from vehicles. Harris Corporation received the $96.7 million award.
Specialized satellite communications (SATCOM) earth terminals and support services for increment 1 of the Warfighter
The ability for U.S. Marines in
Testbed Development for JCREW
A testbed to support the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) program will be developed and demonstrated. The
New Software Slated for
Marines Have the JTRS
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Enhanced Emergency Response in
Products and Revisions Ordered for Flight Simulator and Training
Products and revisions for the V-22 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and Flight Training Device (FTD) have been ordered. Under the agreement, analysis, design development, upgrade, enhancements, integration, installation, test, training, maintenance, logistical support and configuration management for the V-22 FFS, FTD, Aircraft Common Operational Equipment, FFS and FTD training spare parts will be provided. In addition, the contract calls for the incorporation of V-22 Training Equipment Change Requests into FFS and FTD training devices. Work will be performed in
Construction Set for New DISA Facility
A new Defense
Assistance Acquired for Ballistic Missile Defense
Under a contract with General Dynamics, systems engineering and program management assistance will be provided to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program for production, fleet introduction and fleet operations and support. Test and evaluation engineering management and safety, and quality and mission assurance engineering and support also will be provided. In addition, international programs including foreign military sales and cooperative development actions will be supported. Aegis BMD will give Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers the capability to detect, track, intercept and defeat short-, medium- and long-range ballistic missiles in the ascent, midcourse and terminal descent phases of ballistic missile flight. The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to General Dynamics to support the Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis BMD program directorate. If all options are exercised, the contract has a total potential value of $191 million over five years.
Services for Military Environmental Remediation
Technical, management, administrative and information support services for environmental remediation project management have been procured. Project scopes, schedules, budgets and service as a technical point of contact on environmental restoration projects at Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) installations also will be provided. In addition, U.S. Navy BRAC Project Management Office policies, positions and interests will be represented in meetings with stakeholders. Work will be performed in
TRICARE TEAMS Program
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and TRICARE Management Activity have partnered with 22 companies on a prime contract for the TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis, Management and Support (TEAMS) program. Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) was selected as one of the companies under the program. DRC will provide services to Health Affairs in support of policy development, decision support, program and project management and administration; information management; specialized studies and analysis; performance-based budgeting; financial analysis; business process improvement; functional validation and verification; acquisition management; and logistical support. DRC was selected for the TEAMS vehicle Category 2, Program Management Support. The TEAMS contract is worth $5 billion. It has a one-year base period with nine option years.
Radar Program Roars Into Production
The AN/SPS-48 Radar Obsolescence, Availability Recovery (ROAR) program will move from the initial nonrecurring development phase into low-rate initial production. The first three of 36 total AN/SPS-48 ROAR production systems will be delivered in late 2010, the first quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2011. All the systems are intended to remain in service until at least 2045. The production follows a successful critical design review that took place in October 2007. AN/SPS-48 radars were first introduced to the fleet in the mid-1980s as part of the New Threat Upgrade program on aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers. ROAR lessens total cost of ownership by reducing the impact of obsolescence in major subassemblies, and increases fleet readiness by improving operational availability. ITT Corporation won the $18 million development contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command. As with earlier phases of the program, the majority of work will be performed at ITT Radar Systems-Gilfillan in
Less Expensive Communications for the Capital
The Government of the District of Columbia has signed a three-year contract for local telecommunications voice, data and voicemail services at more than 200 local offices. More than 20,000 employees will receive the services including police, fire and administrative personnel. According to the District Office of Planning, the capital had 26,951 “full-time equivalent” employees working in the nation’s capital at the end of 2006. The contract is estimated to save between $6 million and $12 million on basic services and will allow the District to address most of the products and services it purchases from the provider. The agreement helps contain costs for landline and data services, while allowing District officials to take advantage of emerging technologies. Verizon Business won the contract valued at $51 million for the work.
Marines to Obtain Video Capture Capabilities
The Tactical Video Capture System (TVCS) will be designed, fabricated, installed and tested for various Marine Corps bases across the globe. The work is expected to be completed by February 2011. Personnel at the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command will use the TVCS to conduct real-time visualization and situational awareness while Marine Corps units carry out military operations. They also will use the system to conduct after-action reviews of completed training exercises. Global Security and Engineering Solutions, a division of L-3 Services, Incorporated in Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract with a ceiling value of $326 million. The Marine Corps Systems Command based at
Integrated C4I for New Ships
Integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, delivery and limited installation of integrated command, control, communication, computers and intelligence (C4I) capabilities aboard new construction ships has been contracted. More than 75 percent of the work will be performed in
Laser Technology Advances
Research, design, development and testing of state-of-the-art laser technology has been procured under the Laser Application Support and In-house Research and Development (LASIR) contract. Work will be carried out at Air Force Research Laboratory sites at Kirtland Air Force Base in
Army Upgrades Abrams
The 435 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks are scheduled to undergo an upgrade. The vehicles will be converted from their current configuration to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) Version Two (V2) configuration. The M1A2 SEP V2 is the most technologically advanced digital tank. It includes improved displays, sights, auxiliary power and a tank-infantry telephone. In addition, it can accommodate future technology improvements to ensure compatibility with the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems. The Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a multi-year contract for the upgrades. The first increment is valued at $39 million and will fund the upgrade of 20 M1A1 Abrams tanks. Over the course of the contract all remaining M1A1 tanks that have been in the Army’s inventory for more than 20 years will be modernized.
Support Services for Navy Air
Customer support services will be provided to the Naval Air Systems Command