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Two Companies Awarded Communications Contract Modifications

August 4, 2014

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N00039-10-D-0031) and ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California (N00039-10-D-0032), are being awarded a combined $116,750,000 modification to a previously awarded multiple award contract to exercise options for systems engineering and integration for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (LVT) and the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminal. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. MIDS JTRS is a pre-planned product improvement replacement transforming the MIDS-LVT into a four-channel, software communications architecture compliant JTRS terminal while maintaining current Link 16 and tactical air navigation capability. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Alion Awarded Nanotechnology Delivery Order

August 4, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,027,721 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0067) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for nanotechnology development and technology transfer. AMMTIAC will provide technical, engineering, and expertise in nanotechnology applications in materials, manufacturing and testing of interest to the military. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures Intelligent Unmanned Tasking System

August 4, 2014

Kutta Technologies Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming Mission Tasking System. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia is the contracting activity (W911W6-14-D-0001).

MicroPact to Provide Justice Information System

August 4, 2014

MicroPact Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,989,520 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Naval Justice Information System (NJIS). The NJIS will provide enterprise support for the United States Navy and Marine Corps criminal justice community's case management and reporting requirements. The NJIS program will enable end-to-end case management and incident reporting capabilities for the law enforcement, investigations, command actions, corrections and judicial actions communities, with implementation and configuration of the program in a two-phase approach. This program includes the replacement and retirement of the Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center, Corrections Management Information and Case Management systems, as well as the migration of all legacy data from those systems into the NJIS database. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (N00039-14-D-0004).

Jordan Named Group President of Wyle's CAS Group

August 5, 2014

John Jordan has been named group president of Wyle’s CAS Group, Huntsville, Alabama.

Holmes Assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force

August 5, 2014

Lt. Gen. James M. Holmes, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as deputy chief of staff, strategic plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Williams Assigned to U.S. Air Force Academy

August 5, 2014

Col. Stephen C. Williams, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kitchener Assigned to Strike Force NATO

August 5, 2014

Capt. Roy I. Kitchener, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as chief of staff, Strike Force NATO, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Kilby Assigned to Navy Surface Warfare Development Command

August 5, 2014

Capt. James W. Kilby, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Navy Surface Warfare Development Command, San Diego. 

Event Encourages Feedback on Better Buying Power and Acquisition Challenges

July 31, 2014

The inaugural Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium, hosted by AFCEA International, highlights “Better Buying Power” as it applies to government, industry and academia. Government and industry leaders will provide attendees with myriad solutions, updates and exchanges.

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