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DISA Director Announces Reorganization Details

January 13, 2015

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is reorganizing to focus on five Cs: cyber, cloud, collaboration, and command and control, Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, DISA director, announced Monday at a luncheon event hosted by AFCEA's Washington, D.C. Chapter.

The Bottom Line: Time to Dust Off the Basics

January 13, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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While cybersecurity is getting big play in the news these days—as it well should—three topics require just as much attention but have not yet hit the big time. Acquisition, spectrum and interoperability may not have the headline-grabbing charm of the hack into the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter account, but they are issues that need the same serious attention.

U.S. Navy Adds Two CANES Contractors

January 12, 2015

CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia (N00039-15-D-0001), and DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N00039-15-D-0002), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production units. This contract has an eight-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. There are no options. The CGI Federal and DRS Laurel Technologies contracts are an addition to the five CANES production contracts awarded on August 20, 2014. The estimated cumulative value of the multiple award CANES contract is $2,529,500,000. CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks and providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain. CANES delivers its capabilities within a single complete system, establishing the necessary infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support and non-tactical or administrative users, applications and information technology platforms. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and Jonestown, Pennsylvania, as delivery orders determine. Work is expected to be completed by August 2022. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition bids via the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central and the Federal Business Opportunities websites, with seven offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Support ICBM Guidance Subsystem

January 12, 2015

The Boeing Company, Directed Energy & Strategic Systems Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $51,164,866 cost-plus-award-fee contract for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) guidance subsystem support. The contractor will provide sustaining engineering support and program management support services for the ICBM guidance subsystem. The primary focus will be to ensure any modifications or changes to the guidance system will maintain and/or improve system-level performance. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Heath, Ohio; and Huntington Beach, California, and is expected to be complete by February 1, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,223,503 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center, Hill Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA8214-15-C-0001).
 

Air Force Seeks Signals Intelligence Technologies

January 12, 2015

Innovative Signal Analysis, Richardson, Texas, has been awarded a $12,971,119 cost-plus-fixed fee completion contract for TACOMA software and hardware system. The contractor will develop and demonstrate enabling technologies and algorithms to improve upon a capability to automatically collect, process, characterize, identify and fingerprint priority signals of interest that may have advanced modulation and low-probability of intercept features. This effort will assist the Air Force in the enhancement of electronic intelligence collection and processing capabilities across multiple ISR sensing sources. System performance requirements in terms of detection and characterization of priority radar waveforms will be assessed. The resulting technology developed under this effort will enable the real-time detection, tracking and geo-location of emerging radar systems. Work will be performed in Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be complete by November 28, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal year 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-15-C-0012).

 

Navy Increases Submarine C5I Contract

January 12, 2015

URS Federal Services Incorporated, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $35,951,345 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with firm-fixed-price provisions, performance-based contract (N65236-12-D-4806) for a ceiling increase and period of performance extension to July 10, 2016, to provide submarine C5I and NC3 system engineering, technical, logistics and management support services including test and evaluation, certification, modernization, repair, refurbishment, overhaul and logistics support for all classes of submarines to include Virginia Class, Los Angeles Class, Seawolf Class, SSBN Class, SSGN Class and Ohio Class Replacement program. This contract included one option, which as a result of this modification, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of this contract to $104,782,645. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia (57 percent), Groton, Connecticut (36 percent), and Honolulu, Hawaii, (7 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2016. No funds will be obligated at the time of the award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was previously competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with only one offer received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity

U.S. Army Procures Intelligence Support Services in Afghanistan

January 12, 2015

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,783,597 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for intelligence support services in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of July 9, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $9,587,697 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-15-C-0004).

SAIC to Provide Computer Resources Support to 11 Countries

January 12, 2015

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $7,179,527 modification (003748) to multi-year foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support. Fiscal 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, operations and maintenance (Army), and other procurement funds in the amount of $7,179,527 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is February 20, 2017. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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