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Two Firms to Upgrade DDG 51 Radar


Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $13,503,584 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2312) for DDG 51 class flight III upgrade design services. Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $13,027,540 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2313). The main goal of the flight III upgrade is to replace the SPY-1D(V) radar with the air and missile defense radar. This modification to the existing DDG 51 Class Lead Yard Services contract will allow for DDG 51 class flight III upgrade design efforts, along with procurement of design vendor furnished information in support of the flight III design. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
 

 

U.S. Navy Procures CANES Intelligence Data Mining Agent

February 9, 2015

Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd., Colonial Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $19,280,653 Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide an intelligent data-mining agent and smart decision support process for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. The intelligent technology and support process required by the government will supply the CANES program with dynamic planning, re-planning and automation of test procedures, prioritization and optimization fixes based on component dependencies and potential impacts related to configuration changes, machine assisted analysis and learning during verification against design and assisted extrapolation of technical changes into all related technical documentation.

This contract has a five-year ordering period, up to the contract award amount. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by February 2020. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,700,000 will be obligated at the time of award and issued as a delivery order. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured because it is a follow-on to a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-D-0005).
 

 

McFarland's Three Nots

February 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Government, academia and industry all are struggling to find, train and retain the best and the brightest of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, compounding an already difficult challenge, said Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition.

United Launch Services Awarded Nearly $383 Million Modification

January 30, 2015

United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado has been awarded a $382,926,946 firm-fixed-price modification (P00061) to FA8811-13-C-0003 to order launch vehicle production services (LVPS) under the requirements contract terms of the basic contract. This modification executes a requirement for fiscal 2015 LVPS in support of the launch vehicle configuration of one Air Force Delta IV (5,4), one Navy Atlas V 551, and one National Reconnaissance Office Atlas V 401. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $4,077,326,882. This modification adds three pre-priced contract line items for the aforementioned configurations and does not constitute a change in specifications or an exercised option. All remaining Phase I fiscal 2015 LVPS orders not included in this modification will be ordered under separate modification to the contract as funding becomes available.

The locations of performance are Centennial, Colorado, Decatur, Alabama, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The work is expected to be completed no later than Aug. 28 2017, 30 days following the final day of the launch period for the Navy Atlas V 551 configuration. Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Provide Prototype Software for Pervasive ISR

January 30, 2015

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Aurora, Colorado, has been awarded a $6,999,767 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for prototype software, demonstrations, hardware and reports. Contractor will develop value-added technologies that will leverage modern commercial products and practices to enable adaptive processing for pervasive ISR. Work will be performed at Aurora, Colorado, and Fairfax, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 14, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal year 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-15-C-0011).

Army Awards Extended Area Protection and Survivability Contract

January 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $46,509,372 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) Integrated Demonstration (ID) Program to demonstrate the technology required to counter rocket, artillery and mortar threats and other selective targets. This will transition to the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC2-I) Program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-15-D-0040).
 

General Dynamics to Support Mobile User Objective System

January 30, 2015

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $13,331,955 cost-plus-fixed-fee incrementally funded contract to support the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) software load line (Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) with updated waveform, HMS MUOS Terminal (HMT) (hardware & software), on site field support representatives and personnel training. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,701,995 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-15-C-0002).
 

Army Modifies Personnel Payment System Contract

January 30, 2015

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,613,178 modification (P00008) to contract W15QKN-14-C-0032 for support services for the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems Integrated Personnel and Pay System Army (PD-IPPS-A). Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,613,178 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2016. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

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