Brig. Gen. Billy D. Thompson, USAF, has been assigned as director, services, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C
Col. Jeffrey A. Kruse, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, J-2, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.
Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general and assigned as commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Brig. Gen. David J. Julazadeh, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.
Is Government Working Hard Enough to Keep Its Share of the Best Cyber and Intelligence Mid-Career Professionals?
The advanced skill sets of intelligence and cyber professionals now are applicable across the spectrum of the business world. Government risks losing this valuable group of people unless it changes its ways.
The national capital region may receive its own joint information environment, or JIE. It would generate many advantages for its users, but some others might suffer from the new environment.
The annual Copernicus Masters competition seeks participants to submit ideas, applications and business concepts using Earth observation data that could lead to significant changes to the status quo in a number of fields. The international competition, with a deadline of July 13, offers cash prizes and support valued at more than 300,000 euros.
The U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center, managed by the Defense Technical Information Center, has awarded ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, a task order under its Defense Systems Technical Area Task contract to provide research, development, test and evaluation support to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Program Manager Marine Intelligence (PMMI), the company has announced. The task order has a five-year period of performance with a contract ceiling of $39.8 million. ManTech will provide expertise in research, engineering, science, technology, development and integration to support PMMI’s mission to provide enhanced integrated and interoperable intelligence capabilities to Marine Corps operating forces. The majority of the work will be performed at ManTech facilities adjacent to Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia.
L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded $11,802,260 for modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0001 placed against a basic ordering agreement (N61340-12-G-0001) for updates to the F/A-18C/D Footprint Reduction/Storage Area Network. This update will reduce Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) Host/Instructor Operator Station hardware, centralize software storage, provide expandable software storage for future TOFT enhancements, allow for multiple software configurations and update all analog Mission Management System video output to digital. Work will be performed at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Beaufort, South Carolina (45 percent); MCAS Miramar, California (28 percent); MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (18 percent); Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia (6 percent); and the Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $11,802,260 will be obligated at the time of award, $1,057,581 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,788,109 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 63 aircraft direction finders, radio tuner panels and high frequency radio shipsets for the Navy (47) and the government of Australia (16), in support of the P-8A program. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in May 2020. This contract combines purchases for the Navy and the government of Australia under a memorandum of agreement. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds (Navy) and Cooperative Partner funds (Australia) in the amount of $5,639,208 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-D-0003).