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Alliant to Provide Missile Warning Technologies

February 20, 2015

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Clearwater, Florida, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $30,656,796 ceiling priced contract for the manufacture, upgrade, repair and test assemblies of the AN/AAR-47 (V) Missile Warning Set comprised of electro-optic countermeasure sensors, countermeasure signal processors and countermeasure signal simulators for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Governments of India, Norway, Spain and Australia. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Florida (45 percent); Austin, Texas (20 percent); Quebec, Canada (16 percent); and other various locations within the United States (19 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2017. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force), National Guard Reserve, foreign military sales and working capital (Defense) funds in the amount of $29,587,778 will be obligated at time of award, $9,398,286 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This award combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($10,474,978; 35 percent), U.S. Air Force ($ 10,432,828; 35 percent), Defense Working Capital funds ($3,318,600; 11 percent), National Guard Reserve ($2,644,580; 10 percent) and the governments of India ($1,080,884; 3.5 percent), Norway ($985,070; 3.2 percent), Spain ($610,068; 2 percent) and Australia ($40,770; .3 percent). 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-0030).

 

Northrop Awarded Cybersecurity Contract Modification

February 20, 2015

Northrop Grumman Space Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $6,926,501 modification (P00094) to previously awarded contract FA8726-09-C-0010 for risk management framework. Contractor will meet cybersecurity requirements using the new Risk Management Framework. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 22, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2015-operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,926,501 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

VSolvit Receives Enterprise IT Award

February 20, 2015

VSolvit LLC, Ventura, California, is being awarded a $10,624,059 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N39430-13-D-1231) to exercise option period two for information technology enterprise business systems support at Naval Facilities Information Technology Center, Naval Base Ventura County. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $31,726,530. Work will be performed primarily in Port Hueneme, California, and is expected to be completed February 2016. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. No task orders are being issued at this time. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Nexagen Wins Information Assurance Contract

February 20, 2015

Nexagen Networks Inc., Marlboro, New Jersey, is being awarded a $15,915,782 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering support services for information assurance and security engineering-related services to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $27,305,949. Work will be performed at the government facilities in Philadelphia (75 percent) and the contractor's facilities in Marlboro, New Jersey (25 percent); work is expected to be completed February 17, 2018. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funding will be obligated via task orders as they are issued using operations and maintenance (Navy) funds; operations and maintenance (Army) funds; other procurement (Navy) funds; research and development (Air Force) funds; research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds and Coast Guard multi-year appropriation acquisition, contracts and improvements funds. This contract was competitively procured via 100 percent Small Business Set-Aside solicitation via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website; two proposals were received and one was selected for award. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N66001-15-D-0083).

Solving the Wireless Crowding Conundrum

February 19, 2015



Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are developing measurement tools for new mobile communications channels that could offer more than 1,000 times the bandwidth of today’s cellphone systems.

Cyber Challenges Sea Services

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The three sea services are facing different challenges with cyber operations, but they are adopting some similar solutions as they wrestle with the newest warfighting domain.

Budget Cuts Threaten U.S. Navy Shipbuilding

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The Navy’s mission set is likely to continue to grow over the foreseeable future, but the same cannot be said of the fleet. Both surface ships and submarines will need to be replaced or complemented, but budget restrictions severely hinder the Navy’s ability to meet those goals.

Marines Need to Add Ships, Lose Weight, Exploit Data

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Marine Corps needs more amphibious ships as it returns to its roots amid tight budgets. The Corps also needs to lighten the load its warfighters bear, and it wants to be able to access advanced intelligence data from its most sophisticated platform.

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