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NIST Releases Final Cloud Road Map Documents

October 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the "U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II," which focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Unveils Goals

October 22, 2014

Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for science and technology, today announced the new visionary goals for the department’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

Air Force Awards Collision Warning Contract

October 22, 2014

Defense Research Associates Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $23,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program. Contractor will commercialize the technology matured under previous efforts by incorporating collision warning capability into fielded aircraft sensor suites without sustaining aircraft modifications. Based on the progress of previous efforts, this effort will continue to implement and integrate the methodologies, technologies and tools to assist the Air Force and other Defense Department entities in design, development, acquisition and sustainment of trustworthy systems. Initial work will continue the technology maturation of the Electro-Optical Small Sense and Avoid System, as part of a multi-spectral sensor suite, in order to address various performance and operational needs.

Work will be performed at Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 24, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive Small Business Innovation Research acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1 million are being obligated for task order 0001 at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-15-D-1797).

Tapestry Solutions Awarded TacMobile Contract

October 22, 2014

Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing Co., San Diego, is being awarded a $14,074,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Navy Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) Systems engineering, test and integration. The TacMobile program is an Acquisition Category III program of record that implements an evolutionary acquisition approach to meeting operational requirements through sequential integration of mature commercial-off-the-shelf and government-off-the-shelf capabilities into a functional whole. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $70,933,134.

Work will be performed in Charleston South Carolina (66 percent); Patuxent River, Maryland (32.5 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (1.5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 20, 2019. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated via incremental funding modifications issued to the contractor. This contract was competitively procured as a full and open solicitation via the Federal Business Opportunities website via the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with three offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-C-0001).


Two Firms Receive Software Support Funds

October 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Information Systems Sector, Communications Division, San Diego, is being awarded a $36,992,663 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-15-D-0038) for Service Software Support Activity (SSA) engineering services for test systems software management, development, and software support; SSA engineering services for the Common Data Link Management System, Next Generation Command and Control Processor and related programs; and software engineering, development, test, and integration support for Common Link Integration Processing software development. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $40,290,269.

Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, also is being awarded a $28,191,335 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-15-D-0039) for SSA engineering services. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period, which if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $31,129,232. Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.

The types of funding to be obligated include: aircraft procurement (Navy); ship construction (Navy); operations and maintenance (Navy); research, development, test and evaluation; foreign military sales; and Navy working capital fund. This contract was competitively procured through full and open solicitation via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website. Two proposals were received and both were selected for award. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

CDC Apps Provide Easy Access to Health Information

October 21, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

With the Ebola outbreak dominating headlines and flu season looming, it's difficult to know where to turn for fast, reliable health information. That's where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes in, offering a variety of apps to help you protect yourself.

Guest Blog: The Network of Today

October 20, 2014
By Anthony Robbins

Network modernization is becoming a priority for defense agencies—and for good reason. Much of our defense network infrastructure was conceived 20 years ago and put into place almost a decade ago. While the networks remain the same, the technologies that depend on them have advanced, and innovation can no longer be supported by outdated and ineffective infrastructure.

NCI Awarded $125 Million Cyber Contract

October 20, 2014

NCI Inc., Reston, Va., has announced that it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract valued at $125 million for cyber network operations and security support (CNOSS) services for the U.S. Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) G3/5/7. NCI has served NETCOM since 2007, with two predecessor contracts to CNOSS. The new contract has a 12-month base period with two one-year option periods and one six-month option period. NETCOM has primary oversight of network operations and security for the U.S. Army and serves as the single point of contact for network development and protection. NETCOM ensures information technology services, systems and networks are secure, responsive and available to its global U.S. Army users in all operational environments.


Garzon Joins Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico

October 21, 2014

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, have hired Fernando Garzon to work for both institutions. 

Daniels Assigned to U.S. Pacific Fleet

October 21, 2014

Rear Adm. Sandy L. Daniels, USN, will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


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