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Research Laboratory Awards Laser Modeling and Simulation Contract

June 12, 2015

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,012,000 are being obligated at the time of award for task order 0001. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-15-D-0046).

Leidos to Assess Target Vulnerability

June 12, 2015

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for target vulnerability assessments and data analysis. Contractor will conduct assessments that combine target vulnerability data from testing, target optical signature measurements, target exploitation intelligence, system-level fault tree and failure mode analysis, shotline dependency and computational predictive results into a comprehensive probabilistic vulnerability assessment. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with nine offers received. Fiscal 2015 research development test and evaluation funds in the amount of $357,000 are being obligated at the time of award for task order 0001. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-15-D-0045).

Leidos Awarded Laser Testing Contract

June 12, 2015

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser interaction testing. Contractor will provide well-controlled experimental procedures to quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave (up to MW Class) and high energy pulsed (kJ) lasers interacting with individual materials, multi-material subsystems, and/or fully functional targets. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 28, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $48,873 are being obligated at the time of award for task order 0001. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-15-D-0047).

Canadian Corporation to Provide MX Sensor Systems

June 12, 2015

Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, Canada, was awarded a $70 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure interim contractor support and MX sensor sustainment. This effort includes the procurement of MX sensor systems, MX sensor spare and repair parts, MX emulators, MX simulators and services to include modification of MX sensors, platform integration, field service representatives, repair services, program management support, engineering support, integrated product support, safety, quality assurance and configuration management. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of June 9, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0007).
 

Northrop to Support Global Satellite Communication Upgrades

June 12, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $16,172,045 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to modify current wideband remote monitoring sensor software to support wideband global satellite communication upgrades. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 7, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $16,172,045 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-15-C-0055).

Blackbox Biometrics to Provide Concussive Force Monitoring Devices

June 12, 2015

Blackbox Biometrics Inc., Rochester, New York, has been awarded a maximum $9,371,520 firm-fixed-price contract for concussive force monitoring devices. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification commercial Federal Acquisition Regulation part 12. Location of performance is New York, with a June 9, 2016, performance completion date. Using service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2016 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7M9-15-C-0034).

Shelanski Assigned to Department of the Navy

June 11, 2015

Rear Adm. Herman A. Shelanski, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. 

Franken Assigned to U.S. Africa Command

June 11, 2015

Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy commander for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. 

Weinstein Assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

June 11, 2015

Air Force Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy chief of staff, strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

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