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Focusing on Acquisition Reform

July 24, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis



Acquisition reform remains a long-sought goal of defense procurement experts, but their efforts have a greater urgency as the existing system threatens the very existence of the defense industrial base.

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.

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