Cyber training must include helping build high-level leaders who can pave the way into the cybersecurity future.
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $78,000,001 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-0033) for the procurement of six low-rate initial production Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. This award provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, spares and system engineering and program management. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $78,000,001 will be obligated at the time of award, $1,099,999 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $45,210,663 modification (003803) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support for the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of February 20, 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $45,210,663.40 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting authority.
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $85,300,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, and cost-no fee (to be negotiated at the task order level) contract for the AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload System, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2025. One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0005).
Gen. Mark Milley, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. James W. Crawford III, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as judge advocate general of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy S. Dotson, USA, has been assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for Joint Task Force-North, Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Timothy J. McAteer, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Strong legal issues must be addressed before companies take cyber active defense into their own hands.