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NSA's Biggest Fans Are Young Americans

April 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd



Guest blogger Lewis Shepherd says poll results can be surprising, especially when it comes to young people's views on the U.S. intelligence community.

Logos Supports Surveillance Systems in Afghanistan

April 2, 2015

Logos Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded an $18,615,621 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide operations, maintenance, and logistics services in support of Kestrel Wide Area Surveillance systems and sensors deployed on Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems and Persistent Threat Detection Systems aerostats in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Resolute Support mission for the Army. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia (55 percent); Afghanistan (30 percent); Yuma, Arizona (5 percent); Raleigh, North Carolina (5 percent); and Pt. Mugu, California (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $3,240,741 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-C-0144).

 

Rockwell to Upgrade EA-6B Nuclear Planning and Execution System

April 2, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $7,824,175 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to upgrade the configuration and operational properties of the EA-6B Block I aircraft's nuclear planning and execution system. Work will be performed in Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,824,175 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

U.S. Marine Corps Modifies G/ATOR Contract

April 2, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded $15,292,388 for modification P00149 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) in support of Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program managed by Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. This modification incorporates a change order to implement Phase II of the computer program reliability improvement plan within the framework of the low rate initial production contract. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (82 percent); and Syracuse, New York (18 percent), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016. Research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,410,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No contracts funds will expire the end of the current fiscal year. This modification is awarded against a sole-source contract in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

 

Boeing to Resolve Problems with P-8A Test Aircraft

April 2, 2015

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $21,065,841 modification to a previously awarded cost reimbursement type contract (N00019-04-C-3146) for system development and testing to resolve open trouble reports on the existing P-8A Poseidon test aircraft. Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California (51 percent); Seattle, Washington (47 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $19,970,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft

April 2, 2015

L-3 Communications Corp., Mission Integration Division, Greenville, Texas, was awarded a $31,831,162 fixed-price-incentive contract for the modification of one government-owned Quick Reaction Capability Liberty Project aircraft to an Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System - Multi-Intelligence (EMARSS-M) aircraft. Work will be performed in Grenville, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,650,257 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0038).

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