Bombing the Wrong Target

May 26, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis

When it comes to the Budget Control Act and the sequestration cuts associated with it, is it the right response, but the wrong target?

U.S. Air Force Procures Additional Reaper Aircraft

May 22, 2015

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a fixed-price incentive firm and firm-fixed-price $72,068,072 modification (01) to order 077 on the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will produce eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $72,068,072 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.


BAE to Operate and Maintain Communication, Electronic and Computer Systems

May 22, 2015

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $6,854,158 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00604-13-C-3003) for the operation and maintenance of Navy communication, electronic, and computer systems. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii (94 percent); and Geraldton, Australia (6 percent), and work is expected to be completed by November 2015. Fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance (Navy) in the amount of $6,854,158 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This solicitation was posted to the Navy Electronic Business Opportunities and the Federal Business Opportunities websites, and one offer was received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N00604-13-C-3003 P00010).


Lockheed Supports Undersea Warfare System

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,211,960 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise a one-year option for engineering services, travel and other direct costs in support of the Navy's AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare system and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. 

The contract is for development, integration and production of future advanced capability build and technical insertion baselines of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfaresystems. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,463,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $350,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Extends Technical Services Contract

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $12,506,746 modification (P00018) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423  for an extension of the Next Generation Technical Services III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technology. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Lorton, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2015. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 research, development, testing, and evaluation, operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $8,586,123 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.


Raytheon to Provide EA-18G Communication Countermeasures Set

May 22, 2015

Raytheon Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana, is being awarded an $11,602,950 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for systems and software engineering services for the ALQ-227 communication countermeasures set for the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. This contract provides for up to 48,100 hours of engineering, integration and testing services for the low-band geo-location program. Work will be performed in Fort Wayne, Indiana (99 percent); and Forest, Mississippi (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2018. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation and fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $145,595 will be 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 FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($10,442,655; 90 percent), and the government of Australia ($1,160,295; 10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-15-D-0018).