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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Extends Technical Services Contract

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $12,506,746 modification (P00018) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423  for an extension of the Next Generation Technical Services III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technology. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Lorton, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2015. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 research, development, testing, and evaluation, operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $8,586,123 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Raytheon to Provide EA-18G Communication Countermeasures Set

May 22, 2015

Raytheon Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana, is being awarded an $11,602,950 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for systems and software engineering services for the ALQ-227 communication countermeasures set for the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. This contract provides for up to 48,100 hours of engineering, integration and testing services for the low-band geo-location program. Work will be performed in Fort Wayne, Indiana (99 percent); and Forest, Mississippi (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2018. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation and fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $145,595 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($10,442,655; 90 percent), and the government of Australia ($1,160,295; 10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-15-D-0018).

 

Boeing Receives P-8A Contract Modification

May 22, 2015

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $21,252,474 modification to a previously awarded advance-acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of additional long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of nine full-rate production Lot II P-8A MMA aircraft for the Navy. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed in April 2018. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $21,252,474 will be obligated at time of 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.

Vectrus to Support Units in Southwest Asia

May 22, 2015

Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $160,219,917 modification (P00020) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for operations and maintenance support to communications equipment and information systems, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units, Southwest Asia Theater. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $160,219,917 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

 

Lockheed Martin Receives GPS III Contract Modification

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $12,454,485 modification (P00299) to previously awarded contract FA8807-08-C-0010 for the alternate payload processing facility. Contractor will assure implementation of testing capabilities for launch of Global Positioning System III. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,749,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8807-08-C-0010).

 

U.S. Air Force Procures MQ-9 Retrofit Kits

May 22, 2015

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $23,075,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0087) under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038 for MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits. Contractor will provide 72 MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits for the MQ-9 aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by May 21, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $23,075,907 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Into the Second Decade of Homeland Security

May 22, 2015
By Bill Nolte



The Department of Homeland Security has endured growing pains as a result of its rapid creation, but it also can chalk up significant accomplishments.

Utley Assigned to U.S. Central Command

May 22, 2015

Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned as chief, U.S. Military Training Mission Saudi Arabia, U.S. Central Command, Saudi Arabia.

Uberti Assigned to III Corps

May 22, 2015

Maj. Gen. John Uberti, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

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