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Mission Partners Unite for JIE Imperative

April 24, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

The Joint Information Environment (JIE), under development by the U.S. Defense Department, is at a critical stage in its formation. At the JIE Mission Partner Symposium May 12-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center, senior leaders from DISA, the Defense Department Chief Information Office and the Joint Chiefs of Staff among others will address the way ahead for the JIE.

Guest Blog: A Brief Look into the Cybersecurity Framework

April 23, 2014
By Matthew Smith

Whether a well-established company or one just getting started with cybersecurity risk management programs, those in the industry often can use a little help navigating the cumbersome and technical systems. This snapshot features pointers to clarify existing guidance and help organizations manage cybersecurity risk.

Technology Firm to Support Defense Acquisition Office

April 23, 2014

Interactive Process Technology, Jamaica Plain, Mass., is being awarded an $8,257,570 modification (0001) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-12-A-0010) to provide technical, analytical, and administrative support services to assist the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Va., Falls Church, Va., and Washington, D.C., with an expected completion date of April 22, 2017. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

3 Phoenix to Develop Torpedo Warning System

April 23, 2014

3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $9,116,551 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6287) for the procurement of engineering services for development, integration, testing, and logistic support of the torpedo warning system (TWS). The TWS provides surface ships with the ability to detect threat torpedoes and thereby employ defensive measures including maneuver and hard and soft kill countermeasures. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports Minehunting Technology

April 23, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $25 million modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-10-D-0009) for the continuation of depot level repair, maintenance, related engineering services, change kits and integrated logistics support documentation for the AN/AQS-14A Sonar Detecting Set, AQS-24 Mine Hunting System, ALQ-141 Acoustic Minehunting/Minesweeping System, USM-668 Intermediate Level Test Equipment (ILTE) and the Modified USM-668A ILTE and the Swivel Slip-Ring Assembly. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures Parachute and Autonomous Guidance Unit

April 23, 2014

Airborne Systems North America, Pennsauken, N.J. was awarded a $30 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for 110 Joint Precision Airdrop Systems of 10,000 pounds, to include the Parachute and Autonomous Guidance Unit. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0014).

McLane Advanced Technologies Selects Fletcher as President

Maj. General Charles W. (Charlie) Fletcher Jr., USA (Ret.), has been selected as president of McLane Advanced Technologies, Temple, Texas.

Heithold Assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command

Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Rapp Assigned to U.S. Army War College

Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp, chief, USA, has been assigned as commandant, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

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