SIGNALScape

What's Hot in 2015 for the Evolution of Federal IT

January 28, 2015
By Ed Bender



With 2014 in the rearview mirror, federal agencies now are looking ahead to what the next year will bring. For information technology professionals working in the Defense Department and intelligence community, 2015 will be the year of the cloud, application stacks, security challenges and centralization.

Two Firms Awarded Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Contracts

January 27, 2015

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0007), and Information Systems Laboratories Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0008), are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contracts for the development and fielding of Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Systems prototypes related to future systems or the sustainment of deployed systems. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts is $45,044,669 and each contractor will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders. Work will be performed at each contractor's facility in San Diego, and work is expected to be completed in January 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were solicited via a multiple award request for proposals and three offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Electromagnetic Railgun Power Modules

January 27, 2015

General Atomics, San Diego, is being awarded a $36,468,962 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4222) for research and development activities associated with integrated power system power load modules to be used for electromagnetic railgun pulse power containers and for the fabricating and testing of prototypes. Work will be performed in Tupelo, Mississippi (70 percent), and San Diego (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2016. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $6,216,229 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies Global Combat Support System Contract

January 27, 2015

Oracle America Inc., Redwood City, California, is being awarded a $19,050,000 ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, sole source award commercial contract (N65236-13-D-2157) to provide post deployment systems support for Increment 1 of Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps. This contract is currently in its first option period. If the second (final) option period is exercised, it would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $68,500,000. Work will be performed in Redwood City, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. If the second option is exercised, work would continue until September 2016. No funds will be obligated at the time of award and no contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was previously procured on a sole source basis with one proposal solicited from Oracle America via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Accelerates GPS User Equipment Program

January 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $21,744,444 modification (P00019) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0013) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,250,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Dynetics to Support DIA’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center

January 27, 2015

Dynetics, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a ceiling $172,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five year ordering period. The contract provides scientific and technical support to the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an expected completion date of Jan. 25, 2020. The acquisition was solicited on the basis of full and open competition. Funding will be obligated on individual task orders. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (HHM402-15-D-0004).

PTC to Support Integrated Decision Environment

January 27, 2015

PTC Inc., Needham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $7,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract for data environment/hosting and engineering services, in support of the Integrated Decision Environment Service Center (IDESC)/Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Integrated Decision Environment (ePLM IDE). This effort includes support services for the IDESC/ePLM IDE project and providing systems administration for the data environment, including daily monitoring and administration of the servers, operating system, software applications and database programs for an estimated 1500 users. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, and is expected to be completed by January 2018. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $573,023 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity (N63394-15-C-0009).

Avineon Inc., Awarded EAGLE II Contract

January 27, 2015

Avineon Inc., McLean, Va., a global provider of information technology, geospatial and engineering support services, announced it has been awarded an Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The contract, designed to obtain information technology support services, was awarded under the unrestricted track for functional category one service delivery. Task orders for various services, including integration, software design and development, and operations and maintenance support, may be solicited under this contract by any DHS component.

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