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A-T Solutions Supports Counter-IED Operations in Afghanistan

September 3, 2014

A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,016,253 modification (P00005) to contract W911QX-12-C-0174 for freedom of maneuver for the Afghan national security forces programs. These programs will develop and assess a spiral development and prototyping approach to expedite integration of technical and operational information. These programs will also integrate tactical training and technologies for host nation forces that support counter-improvised explosive devices operations in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan ($7,573,652; 84 percent) and Fredericksburg, Virginia ($1,442,600; 16 percent), with an estimated completion date of March 29, 2015. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Watts Constructors to Build Satellite Communications Terminal

September 03, 2014

Watts Constructors LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $38,914,500 firm-fixed-price contract for a satellite communications earth terminal station facility. Work will be performed in San Miguel, California, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the contracting activity (W9128-14-C-0040).

American Systems Appoints Smith President, CEO

September 4, 2014

American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Peter Smith as president and CEO.

Baird Assigned to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

September 4, 2014

Col. Mark A. Baird, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Multiple Firms Support Army Research Laboratory

September 3, 2014

Science Application International Corporation, McLean, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0001); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (W91CRB-11-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean,Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0003); Exelis Incorporated, Alexandria, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0004); Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0005); Wintec Arrowmaker Incorporated, Washington, Maryland (W91CRB-11-D-0006); and Technical and Project Engineering LLC, Alexandria, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0007), were awarded a $150,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to increase the contract ceiling for a previously awarded multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the Army Research Lab's increased mission requirements. This is the third award and raises the contract ceiling to $630,000,000. Work and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 6, 2015. The Army Contracting Command, Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Horlander Assigned to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army

September 4, 2014

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Horlander, USA, has been assigned as director for Army budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

Green Assigned to Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

September 4, 2014

Capt. Collin P. Green, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as executive officer to Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

McLaughlin Assigned to U.S. Cyber Command

September 4, 2014

Maj. Gen. James K. McLaughlin, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

SafeTrek App Alerts Police in Unsafe Situations

September 2, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Have you ever felt unsafe or just uneasy while walking in a certain area? The SafeTrek app, developed by students at the University of Missouri, uses a "safe button" to passively connect to police and automatically notify them if anything goes wrong.

French Firm Awarded Data Acquisition Segment Contract

September 1, 2014

Cassidian SAS, Elancourt, France, has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Eagle Vision Data Acquisition Segment (DAS). The sustainment effort includes systems support, telephone support, software/hardware maintenance, onsite/emergency support, security accreditation, configuration management, sustaining engineering, spare management, sustainment training and overall program management. The support effort includes sustaining engineering, technical refresh, and the procurement of additional DAS systems. Work will be performed at Elancourt, France, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 21, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-14-D-0022).

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