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MIT Awarded $3 Billion Lincoln Lab Contract

April 28, 2015

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $3,061,852,854 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the operation of the Lincoln Laboratory Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Contractor will apply advanced technology to problems of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. Work will be performed in Lexington, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $600,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8702-15-D-0001).

 

Hewlett-Packard Awarded $469 Million Global Content Delivery Contract

April 28, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Co., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a ceiling $469,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for global content delivery services (GCDS). GCDS will provide flexibility and scope of services sufficient to meet current and future content delivery environment workload, security, availability, scalability, and modernization requirements, while maintaining uninterrupted continuous access and problem escalation/resolution support. Work will be performed at Defense Information Systems Agency-approved locations worldwide, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2018. If all options are exercised, the estimated completion date will be June 29, 2021. Fiscal 2015 Defense Working Capital Funds in the amount of $10,000 are being obligated at award on the first delivery order to satisfy the minimum guarantee. Bids were solicited through the Internet, and three proposals were received. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1028-15-D-0006).
 

 

DRS Awarded Potential $96 Million Common Display System Contract

April 28, 2015

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $15,513,814 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Common Display System (CDS) Technology Insertion 12 production. The CDS is a family of display systems, which provides the Navy with an enterprise display solution on Navy surface ships with potential for U.S. Marine Corps and allied forces use. CDS was initially developed to support DDG 1000 and Aegis Modernization, but has been expanded to all Aegis CGs and DDGs, CVNs, and amphibious ships to include LHAs and LSDs, and is being considered for use in Navy aircraft and submarines. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $96,300,000.

Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by April 2016. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,831,148 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-15-D-5210).

 

Raytheon to Provide Submarine High Data Rate Antenna Systems

April 28, 2015

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $89,094,388 firm-fixed-price contract for 25 submarine high data rate (SubHDR) antenna systems. The SubHDR antenna system is used to provide submarines with high capacity communications in the extremely high frequency and super high frequency bands and enables reception of the global broadcast service. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (80 percent) and the government of the United Kingdom (20 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Massachusetts (37.84 percent); Florida (19.02 percent); New Jersey (17.02 percent); California (12.26 percent); New Hampshire (7.64 percent); Pennsylvania (3.38 percent); and Utah (2.84 percent), and work is expected to be completed by June 20, 2018. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 ship submersible nuclear funds in the amount of $35,563,190 will be obligated at the time of award. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-C-0022).

 

DISA Awards Contract for Temporary Telecommunications Services

April 28, 2015

AT&T Technical Services Co. Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a ceiling $43,587,859 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for temporary telecommunications services in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Work will be performed at locations throughout the continental U.S., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2016. If all options are exercised, the estimated completion date will be April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,000 will be obligated on the first task order to satisfy the minimum guarantee. Bids were solicited through the Internet, and one proposal was received. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1013-15-D-0001). 

 

AEgis Awarded Software Engineering Funds

April 28, 2015

AEgis Technologies Group Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $6,720,457 delivery order (0042) to previously awarded contract FA8707-11-D-0003 for primary research and development activities. The contract provides for change requests, architecture modernization and software engineering activities. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and Lexington, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,700,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

DRS to Research and Develop Detector Array Technology

April 28, 2015

DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems Inc., Cypress, California, has been awarded a $7,296,089 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for research and development for detector array development. Work will be performed in Cypress, California, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 27, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 19 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,236,329 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-15-C-7538).
 

 

Cybersecurity Bucks Being Invested in Shelfware

April 28, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Although cybersecurity has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, 90 percent of companies recently surveyed admit that their organizations have invested in a security technology that was ultimately discontinued or scrapped before or soon after deployment. 

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is Off to a Good Start

April 27, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis



The U.S. Defense Department now has a leader who fully grasps how technology can strengthen the defense base. Yet, bringing the military and the high-technology private sector together is not as easy as it used to be, given cultural differences.

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