SIGNALScape

Insider Threat to Systems Growing

January 29, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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A survey of 200 federal government, military and intelligence information technology and information technology security professionals shows that staff members pose a larger threat to computer systems than external threats.

What's Hot in 2015 for the Evolution of Federal IT

January 28, 2015
By Ed Bender



With 2014 in the rearview mirror, federal agencies now are looking ahead to what the next year will bring. For information technology professionals working in the Defense Department and intelligence community, 2015 will be the year of the cloud, application stacks, security challenges and centralization.

Two Firms Awarded Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Contracts

January 27, 2015

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0007), and Information Systems Laboratories Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0008), are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contracts for the development and fielding of Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Systems prototypes related to future systems or the sustainment of deployed systems. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts is $45,044,669 and each contractor will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders. Work will be performed at each contractor's facility in San Diego, and work is expected to be completed in January 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were solicited via a multiple award request for proposals and three offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Electromagnetic Railgun Power Modules

January 27, 2015

General Atomics, San Diego, is being awarded a $36,468,962 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4222) for research and development activities associated with integrated power system power load modules to be used for electromagnetic railgun pulse power containers and for the fabricating and testing of prototypes. Work will be performed in Tupelo, Mississippi (70 percent), and San Diego (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2016. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $6,216,229 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies Global Combat Support System Contract

January 27, 2015

Oracle America Inc., Redwood City, California, is being awarded a $19,050,000 ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, sole source award commercial contract (N65236-13-D-2157) to provide post deployment systems support for Increment 1 of Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps. This contract is currently in its first option period. If the second (final) option period is exercised, it would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $68,500,000. Work will be performed in Redwood City, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. If the second option is exercised, work would continue until September 2016. No funds will be obligated at the time of award and no contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was previously procured on a sole source basis with one proposal solicited from Oracle America via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Accelerates GPS User Equipment Program

January 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $21,744,444 modification (P00019) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0013) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,250,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

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