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Stammer Assigned to 101st Airborne Division

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Schwartz Assigned to Special Operations Joint Task Force

Brig. Gen. Mark C. Schwartz, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Cyber Warrior Teams Vie for Big Win in CyberPatriot Bout

March 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Middle and high school student teams from 14 states will gather next week for CyberPatriot, a culminating competition in which they will be tested defend computers against cyberattacks.

Exide to Provide Batteries

March 20, 2014

Exide Technologies, Milton, Ga., a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, recently announced that the company has secured a new, 3-year supply contract for storage batteries with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio. Exide will supply the Exide Military 6TAGM battery to the DLA for use by the U.S. armed forces in their fleets of rolling stock vehicles. The 6TAGM battery joins the other 6T family of batteries for military applications that the Company provides to the DLA. 

Egypt Procures F-16 Electronic Countermeasure Technology

March 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $6,882,489 firm-fixed-price modification (P00026) to contract (FA8615-10-C-6051) to develop, deliver and install 20 advanced countermeasure electronics system-system integrity (ACES SI) retrofit kits, modify 24 radar warning receivers and procure three electronic warfare memory loader verifiers for F-16C/D (16 C's and 4 D's) Block 52 aircraft. This award is the result of a source-directed/sole-source acquisition and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Egypt. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

CSC Supports Global Decision Support System

March 20, 2014

Computer Science Corp., Falls Church, Va., has been awarded a $7,387,413 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order (RL01) to an existing contract (HC1028-08-D-1027) for Global Decision Support Systems (GDSS) application support services. Contracted support includes GDSS system releases in a non-service-interrupted process that addresses system sustainment, support to fielding and operational maintenance and administrative support to meet financial and programmatic reporting needs. 763 Specialized Contracting Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Small Businesses Awarded SATCOM Support Contracts

March 20, 2014

Indus Technology Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $21,797,616 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s (SSC Pacific) Radio Frequency and Network Systems Support Division to provide satellite communications, radio frequency and navigation systems support services. This is one of three contracts awarded: each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes two, one-year options, which if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $36,825,493. Client Solutions Architect, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is being awarded a potential $21,670,069 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with an estimated value of $36,555,425 if all options are exercised. SSC Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0034).

Alion to Provide Anti-Submarine Warfare Modeling and Simulation

March 20, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Ill., was awarded a $24,000,000 ceiling-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Live Virtual Constructive Modeling and Simulation (LVCMS) Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) Virtual At Sea Training (VAST). The LVCMS and ASW VAST family of training systems are networked, personal computer-based deployable trainers designed to support integrated and coordinated ASW tactical training, Anti-Access Area Denial and Cyber Warfare using Joint Semi Automated Forces Navy Training Baseline simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla. is the contracting activity (N61340-14-D-0002).

Military Retirement Benefits to Stay As Is ... For Now

March 20, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Changes–if any–to the U.S. military retirement system will be a long time in the making if they come at all, a senior military leader told his sailors.

Advanced Design to Support Helmet Sensor Data Gathering in Afghanistan

March 20, 2014

Advanced Design Corp., Lorton, Va., was awarded an $8,420,987 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for field service technician support to gather data from helmet sensors used to examine mild-traumatic brain injury (concussion). Work will be performed in Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-14-C-0011).

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