MIT to Continue Running Lincoln Labs for $1.7 Billion

March 20, 2015

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $1,734,516,083 modification (P00538) for the operation of the Lincoln Laboratory. This modification prevents a break in service for all research and development projects under the subject contract. Work will be performed at Lexington, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2018. This contract is incrementally funded; additional funds are not being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8721-05-C-0002).

General Dynamics to Support Sandia National Laboratories Cloud Computing

March 20, 2015

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, will provide strategic support for the design and development of a "Cloud-of-Clouds" information technology (IT) transformation initiative at Sandia National Laboratories, a federally funded research and development center for the National Nuclear Security Administration. General Dynamics will assist in modernizing Sandia’s IT environment by developing the foundation for sustainable, cost-effective cloud computing capabilities for the lab. The company also will develop the business framework, processes, service models, technical architecture and implementation plans that will guide Sandia’s staff as it deploys the new IT model. The task order has a potential value of $1.3 million over three years. The work for the contract will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California.

System High Supports DARPA Security and Intelligence Directorate

March 20, 2015

System High Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a ceiling $19,490,440 modification (P00029) exercising the third option period on a previously awarded contract (HR0011-12-C-0024) for contractor support services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Security and Intelligence Directorate. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $76,475,347 from $56,984,908. Work will be performed at DARPA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2016. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,113,736, and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,816,557, are being obligated at time of award. DARPA is the contracting activity.

Physical Optics to Provide T-45C Digital Data Kits

March 20, 2015

Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, California, is being awarded a $7,117,251 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 116 digital data set kits for use on existing T-45 aircraft. This contract also provides for the production and delivery of 240 mission data transfer units in support of the T-45C aircraft. Work will be performed in Torrance (77.5 percent), and San José, California (22.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2017. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,117,251 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-C-0039).

Improved Security Slipping Through the Video Vortex

March 18, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Nearly all participants in a survey about video surveillance technology agreed that with the quantity of video data exploding, the potential for enhanced situational awareness and better intelligence is massive, but only if it is analyzed.

Northrop Grumman Receives Advanced Hawkeye Funds

March 17, 2015

A contract modification has been awarded for nonrecurring engineering, product support, engineering investigations, and software sustainment in support of the full rate production Lot 3 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program.

General Atomics Awarded Gray Eagle Contract Modification

March 17, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $132,660,931 modification (P00022) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0109 to acquire 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 SATCOM Air Data Terminals, one lot of initial spares, and one lot of ground support equipment. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $132,660,931 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 31, 2017. Work will be performed in Poway, California. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.


Raytheon to Support Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

March 17, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $8,449,632 for cost-plus-fixed-fee job order 0052 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of depot support for the Multi-spectral Targeting Systems (MTS) and data for the Department of Defense. The MTS system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infrared, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range finding, and laser designation for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by March 2018. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funding in the amount of $1,686,467 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.


Harris Supports Satellite Control Network

March 17, 2015

Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,281,361 modification (P00152) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. Contractor will provide three months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network antenna sites worldwide, as well as various communications, operations, software and related support services.

Work will be performed at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Diego Garcia; Andersen AFB, Guam; Oahu, Hawaii; New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire; Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida; and Thule Air Base, Greenland. Work is expected to be complete by June 30, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,146,998 are being obligated at the time of award. The 50th Contracting Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.