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General Dynamics to Support Joint Staff C4 Assessments Division

July 22, 2015

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,389,278 cost-plus-fixed-price-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed- price ordering provisions for research and development, technology, analytical and engineering support services to provide the capability to meet both existing and emerging command and control requirements at the Joint Staff J-6 C4 Assessments Division. This contract includes a 36-month ordering period. Work will be performed in Suffolk, Virginia, and is to be completed by July 2018. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,000 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, is the contracting activity (N00189-15-D-Z031).

SRA to Support NCIS IT Directorate

July 22, 2015

SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $38,836,903 cost-plus-fixed-price-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price ordering provisions for information technology services in support of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Information Technology Directorate. This contract includes a five-year ordering period. Work will be performed in Quantico, Virginia, and is to be completed by August 2020. Fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 11 offers received. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, is the contracting activity (N00189-15-D-Z030).
 

Cask Technologies Awarded Information Assurance Contract

July 22, 2015

Cask Technologies LLC, San Diego, is being awarded a $25 million four-year, 10-month, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the engineering and information assurance support for the Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Systems. Work will be performed in Stafford, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 21, 2020. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued. This contract was competitively procured among all certified Small Business Administration 8(a) firms via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-15-D-4802).

Two Events, Many Questions

July 21, 2015
By Bill Nolte



Two headline dominating events—the Iranian nuclear accord and the Chattanooga shootings—have significant implications for the public debate about U.S. intelligence.

Boeing to Redesign Electronically Scanned Arrays for Australia

July 20, 2015

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $14,689,239 for cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 0387 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the multi-module redesign of the array drive and beam steering controller for the AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radio detection and ranging to mitigate obsolescence for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (40 percent); Forest, Mississippi (30 percent); El Segundo, California (20 percent); and St. Louis, Missouri (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2018. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds and foreign military sales funds in the amount $14,689,239 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($12,976,014, 88.4 percent) and the government of Australia ($1,713,225, 11.6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

Cask Technologies Wins Two Marine Corps Contracts

July 20, 2015

Cask Technologies LLC, California, is being awarded a $25 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-15-D-4801) for program analytical and technical support for Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Systems. The company also was awarded another $25 million contract (M67854-15-D-4803) for business analytics, cost analysis and portfolio support. Work for both contracts will be performed in Stafford, Virginia, and is expected to be completed May 19, 2020.  No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued. The contracts were competitively procured among all certified Small Business Administration 8(a) firms via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four offers received for the first, two for the second. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity. 

 

Assurance Technology to Develop Software Definable Radio Technology

July 20, 2015

Assurance Technology Corp., Carlisle, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $24,663,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award contract (N00173-15-F-6201) for research, development, and integration as it relates to software to develop software definable/reconfigurable systems (SDS) that respond to Navy, Defense Department, and national mission requirements with improved performance, capability, reliability, efficiency and life cycle cost. Specifically, this effort involves systems development, support and integration for SDS design tasking required in support of the Space Systems Development Department technology advancements, system requirements definition, architecture development, and the system and unit design, development and transition to operational use. Recent and current Naval Research Laboratory SDS programs include the Software Reconfigurable Payload and the Operationally Responsive Space Technology Demonstrator. These programs represent a core technology for the creation of radio transceivers/software defined payloads that are smaller, lighter and more flexible tactical systems. Advanced waveform development and porting advanced receiver design and implementation, as well as communications security and information assurance functions are required.

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