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L-3 to Provide Satellite Communications Terminals

September 23, 2014

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, has been awarded a $23,115,046 basic ordering agreement order (0005) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051. Contractor will provide satellite communications terminals, Predator modem assembly, remote split operations racks, 70 MHz-to-fiber optic converters, and test and monitor subsystems. The company also has been awarded a $20,306,274 basic ordering agreement order (0002) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051 for Air Combat Command force structure satellite communications terminals. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Alion to Support Rapid Equipping Force

September 23, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $24,896,089 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0088) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003 for research, development, engineering, technical evaluation and information analysis and dissemination for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Contractor will leverage its research, development, test and evaluation experience in the processing and fabrication methods associated with the design, research and development, production and repair of metals, composites, ceramics, electronic materials and energetic materials to produce, test and validate prototypes for delivery to the Army. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Leidos Awarded Missile Threat Warning Contract

September 23, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,403,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will conduct research and development and perform testing for integrated threat warning and countermeasure response, including missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication. In addition, contractor will develop techniques for detection of missile, laser and hostile fire threats, and develop and validate countermeasures for these threats. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1752).

CGI Federal to Support Data Center Migration

September 23, 2014

CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,807,114 hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task order (N00039-14-F-0029) against an existing GSA Alliant contract (GS00Q09BGD0022) for engineering services in support of the modernization, virtualization and migration of systems and applications from legacy data centers to authorized Department of Defense and Navy enterprise data centers, as well as commercial hosting facilities. This task order includes a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the estimated cumulative value of the task order to $50,381,982. The work on this task order will be performed at various locations including the contractor's facility in Fairfax, Virginia and at Navy-mandated hosting facilities, including Navy Enterprise Data Centers, Defense Information Systems Agency, Navy Marine Corps Intranet/Next Generation Enterprise Network, and commercial hosting facilities. Work is expected to be completed in September 2015. If all options are exercised, work could continue through September 2019. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity

Georgia Tech Awarded Radar Development Contract

September 23, 2014

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, was awarded an $11,982,586 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for university-affiliated research center follow up for radar-related research and development. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-D-0015).

Sotera to Develop Large Data Frameworks

September 23, 2014

Sotera Defense Solutions, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $24,728,542 cost-plus fixed-fee contract, with options, for research and development on large data frameworks. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-C-0017).

Guest Blog: Government IT Pros Hindered by Lack of App Visibility

September 23, 2014
By Chris LaPoint

Without quick problem resolution, information technology pros are very often the first to be blamed for slow application performance. A SolarWinds survey found that the lack of cross-silo visibility delays app problem resolution, hindering government information technology professionals from accomplishing their missions.

Myers Assigned to Joint Staff

September 23, 2014

Capt. Ross A. Myers, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

Morton Assigned to Office of Defense Representative-Pakistan

September 23, 2014

Rear Adm. Douglas G. Morton, USN, will be assigned as deputy chief, Support/Security Agreements, Office of Defense Representative-Pakistan.

Winter Assigned to Naval Research

September 23, 2014

Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, USN, will be assigned as chief of Naval Research; and director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test and Evaluation, Arlington, Virginia. 


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