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).
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $69,690,095 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and testing of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification covers efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability. This contract will support foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan (100 percent). Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (98 percent); Washington, D.C. (1 percent); and Tokyo, Japan (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2017. FMS funding in the amount of $69,690,095 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $7,671,202 for ceiling-priced delivery order 0016 under an existing basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-034G) for repair of the Advanced Hawkeye system used on the E-2D aircraft. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (73 percent); Woodland Hill, California (9 percent); Davenport, Iowa (8 percent); Marlboro, Massachusetts (6 percent); and North Hollywood, California (4 percent); and work will be completed by May 23, 2016. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,671,202 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One firm was solicited for this sole source requirement, and one offer was received in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, is the contracting activity (N00383-12-G-034G).
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $27,283,219 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6292) to exercise options for the production of seven TB-37 multi-function towed array (MFTA) production units, tow cables, electro-optical slip rings, drogues and shipping products, and the performance of engineering services. The TB-37 MFTA is the next generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability and reliability, and reduced obsolescence. The TB-37 MFTA significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats, and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. This contract combines an effort for the U.S. (86 percent) and Japan (14 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York (66 percent); Millersville, Maryland (33 percent); and Marion, Massachusetts (1 percent), and is expected to complete by February 2017. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy), foreign military sales and fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $24,161,366 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Brig. Gen. Dawn M. Dunlop, USAF, has been assigned as commander, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command, Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Europe, Casteau, Belgium.
Col. Andrew A. Croft, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, plans, programs, and requirements, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.