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Two Firms Awarded Second Generation Infrared Contracts

November 14, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas (W909MY-15-D-0001) and DRS Network & Imaging System LLC, Melbourne, Florida (W909MY-15-D-0002), were each awarded a $28,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiyear contract for manufacturing, support services, program management, configuration management, quality assurance, test and logistics support of the Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 11, 2016.  Bids were solicited via the Internet, with two received. The Army Contracting Command, Belvoir Div., Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Coast Reconnaissance Contract

November 14, 2014

Areté Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $11,742,120 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61331-11-C-0007) for one AN/DVS-1 coastal battlefield reconnaissance and analysis (COBRA) Block I low-rate initial production system to support the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battlespace for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by February 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $3,400,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity.

AMEWAS to Continue Supporting Battlespace Simulation

November 14, 2014

AMEWAS, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $22,500,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost plus fixed fee, firm-fixed-price, performance based contract (N00421-04-D-4011) to exercise an option for continuing engineering, manufacturing and technical support services in support of the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in May 2015. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,254,325 will be obligated at time of award, none of which expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The Bottom Line: Does Military Service Make a Difference?

November 13, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Time spent as a soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or Coast Guardsman—whether it’s four years or 40, on active duty or in the reserves—instills a sense of working toward a common goal that is often rare in the civilian world.

Ambit Group Promotes Nunnally to President

November 13, 2014

The Ambit Group, Reston, Virginia, has announced the promotion of Bob Nunnally to president and chief operating officer.

Nichols Assigned to Office of Business Transformation

November 13, 2014

Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, USA, has been assigned as director, business operations, Office of Business Transformation, Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

Chinn Assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command

November 13, 2014

Maj. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Cutler Assigned as Navy Chief of Information

November 13, 2014

Capt. Dawn E. Cutler, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as Navy chief of information, Washington, D.C.

Moreland Assigned to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

November 13, 2014

Dr. James D. Moreland Jr. has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the deputy director, naval warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

Jung Assigned to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

November 13, 2014

Lisa A. Jung has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the director, Facilities Energy and Privatization, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.

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