Maj. Gen. William C. Hix, USA, has been assigned as director, strategy, plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess Jr., USA, has been assigned as deputy director and chief of staff, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
A group of 144 universities warned Congress that pending legislation to address patent litigation abuses is so broadly drawn that it would weaken the nation’s patent system and hinder the flow of groundbreaking advances from universities to the private sector.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification for the continued engineering, development, test, integration, fielding and on-site operations and sustainment support for the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system located worldwide for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $49,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the provision of scientific, engineering and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation and maintenance of synthetic signature generation-based systems utilizing the All World Environment Simulation. This effort will provide for technical support to aid in product development of tactical synthetic signature generation and signatures tactical training systems.
The contractor shall provide upgrades, systems and maintenance in support of SSG-based tactical stimulations, trainers, analysis and development/production software testing systems. Work will be conducted in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to complete in February 2019. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $4,279,859 will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $234,831 and fiscal 2013 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $318,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1 because there is only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00167-15-D-0003).
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Tactical Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, is being awarded a $22,954,037 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of Navy-owned phased array antenna hardware developed under the High Throughput Networking Infrastructure (HTNI) and the Affordable Common Radar Architecture (ACRA) projects. The scope will encompass procuring spares of existing hardware, performing redesign activities associated with modifications to existing hardware, performing repairs of existing hardware and performing integration of new or existing hardware into a prototype system.
Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren is the custodian of the current prototype antenna hardware developed under the HTNI and the ACRA projects and has been tasked with leading the research, development, test, and evaluation effort associated with these projects. Work will be performed in Westminster, Colorado, and is expected to complete in February 2020. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $58,424 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1(a) (2)(i)(A) and DFARS 206.302-1. The references provided an exception that full and open competition need not be provided for when the source has demonstrated a unique and innovative concept. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-15-D-3003).
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, is being awarded a $25,848,612 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of MQ-8 operational, vendor, maintenance-related and laboratory support software. Services to be provided include analysis of engineering change proposals, development of plans of action and milestones, laboratory facility studies and analysis, software technology insertion, configuration management and quality assurance, development, review and update of specifications and technical documentation. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Fiscal 2013 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) and research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $25,848,612 are being obligated at time of award, $18,996,518 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR.6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-C-0034).
Rear Adm. Daniel B. Hendrickson will be assigned as assistant to the vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Washington, D.C.