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Barrett Assigned to U.S. Cyber Command

July 31, 2015

Capt. Danelle M. Barrett, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

U.S. Army Rides Interoperability WAVE

July 30, 2015
By George I. Seffers
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The U.S. Army is procuring Motorola’s WAVE software technology to fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smartphones, telephones and personal computers together for seamless communications. The $14.1 million contract provides the Army with unlimited access to the capability. WAVE will act as the glue to patch together devices normally incapable of communicating with one another.

Leidos Awarded $4 Billion to Modernize Healthcare Management System

July 30, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $4,336,822,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, and fixed-price incentive pricing arrangements, for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization program. As a service provider integrator, the contractor will provide an electronic health record off-the-shelf solution, integration activities and deployment across the Military Health System. This contract has a two-year initial ordering period, with two, three-year option periods, and a potential two-year award term, which, if awarded, would bring the total ordering period to 10 years. Work will be performed at locations throughout the United States and overseas. If all options are exercised, work is expected to be completed by September 2025. Fiscal 2015 Defense Health Program Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds in the amount of $35,000,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Additional funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. This was a competitive acquisition, with six offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-D-0044).
 

Small Businesses Awarded C4I Contracts

July 30, 2015

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia (N00039-15-D-0036); Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N00039-15-D-0037); Envistacom LLC, Atlanta (N00039-15-D-0038); Forward Slope Inc., San Diego (N00039-15-D-0039); and SOLUTE Consulting, San Diego (N00039-15-D-0040) are being awarded a $232,068,059 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-type, multiple-award contract for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems integration and engineering services in support of authorized and approved U.S. security assistance and security cooperation programs. Foreign military sale funds in the amount of $5,000 per contract awardee (for a total of $25,000) will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award via a delivery order to each awardee. This contract involves utilizing foreign military sales to various security cooperation partners to be identified as individual delivery orders are issued. Work will be performed in various overseas locations based on the requirement for each individual delivery order placed. The ordering period is three years for the base period up to the contract award amount. The base ordering period expires July 2018. The multiple-award contract was competitively procured with small business proposals solicited and 22 offers received via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central websites. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

 

General Dynamics to Provide Submarine Tactical Control System Software

July 30, 2015

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia is being awarded a $32,721,919 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) for AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will complete AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. They will commence migration of TCS from TI-14 baseline to TI-16 and integrate APB-15 to support the lead variant test readiness review (TRR) during FY16. Additionally, this contract continues maintenance activities for TI-14 APB-13 and earlier baselines. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by July 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development test and evaluation funding in the amount of $3,872,306; fiscal 2015 other procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $1,802,252; Fiscal 2015 Armaments Cooperation Projects, Royal Australian Navy in the amount of $766,324 and Fiscal 2013 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $283,275, will be obligated at time award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SciTec to Support Space Data Exploitation

July 30, 2015

SciTec Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $9,978,244 for space data exploitation (SDE). This contract will support the development, application and transition of SDE software development, test support and data analysis. The work will be performed in Princeton, New Jersey; Fairborn, Ohio; Huntsville, Alabama; and Boulder, Colorado. The estimated ordering period is from July 24, 2015, through July 23, 2018. This is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $476,441 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-15-D-7003).

Carnegie Mellon Awarded Nearly $732 Million for Software Engineering Institute

July 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $731,987,632 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8702-15-D-0002)

NCI Awarded IT Service Task Orders

July 29, 2015

NCI Inc., Reston, Va., recently announced it was awarded two task orders aggregating $6 million under the Total Engineering and Information Systems (TEIS) III contract for information technology (IT) services in support of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachuca Engineering Directorate and Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate. These task orders represent both new and follow-on work for NCI. The Fort Huachuca task order spans a base period of 13.5 months. The Fort Detrick task order consists of a 12-month base period. For the Fort Huachuca Engineering Directorate, NCI will provide information systems engineering, furnishing, installation, testing, securing, commissioning and training for the new XVIIIth Airborne Corps Mission Command Facility C4I/IT Visual Information Systems at Fort Bragg.

NCI will continue to provide the Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate with flexible quality control for a wide variety of IT and auxiliary support systems at U.S. Army locations worldwide. These include copper and fiber optic cable infrastructure, manhole and duct systems, and hardware for data and voice networks for core backbone networks. Support also will include user building premise distribution systems, local area network switches, wireless local area network devices, synchronous optical networks, voice systems and integrated services digital networks.

The TEIS III contract is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded in March 2011.

Trident Systems to Research Airborne Data Link Communications

July 29, 2015

Trident Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $24,389,616 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for basic and applied research of persistent airborne data link communications components and systems. This effort will increase the effectiveness of small airborne systems by providing actionable real-time situational awareness information to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia (71 percent); and Raleigh, North Carolina (29 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2020. Fiscal 2015 research development test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,273,280 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via broad agency announcement. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-C-0087).

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