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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. 

Darrah Assigned to Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation

September 23, 2014

Rear Adm. Mark W. Darrah, USN, will be assigned as program executive officer for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Maryland.

Howe Assigned to Naval War College

September 23, 2014

Rear Adm. Philip G. Howe, USN, will be assigned as president, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

Bender Assigned to Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

September 23, 2014

Maj. Gen. William J. Bender, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as chief, Information Dominance; and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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