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Northrop Grumman Awarded Firescout Funds

April 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $43,781,216 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0059) for the production and delivery of five MQ-8 Firescout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and one ground control station in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

BAE to Provide Joint Strike Fighter Transmitter Countermeasures

April 4, 2014

BAE Systems Electronic Solutions, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $47,352,248 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order contract for the manufacture of the transmitter countermeasures T-1687A/ALE-70 (V) in support of the Joint Strike Fighter program. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-14-D-K054).

Northrop Grumman to Provide Collaborative Information Environment Software

April 4, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Va., has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the sustainment/maintenance of the Global Adaptive Planning Collaborative Information Environment (GAP CIE) software system. The contract will provide software deliveries for sustainment, enhancement and modification to fielded GAP CIE capabilities, and continue to incorporate tools to support the production of assigned campaign/contingency plans and orders, Unified Command Plan taskings and Guidance for the Employment of the Force-assigned tasks. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (FA8730-14-D-0011).

NetCentrics Contract Modification Supports Pentagon Offices

April 4, 2014

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Va., is being awarded an $11,486,816 modification (P00011) to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-D-0002) to obtain information technology operations back office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS-supported organizations and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. WHS, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Radar Contract Modification

April 4, 2014

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $29,521,981 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5115) to exercise options for the production of the AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System (MFCS) MK 99 and site support. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Defense Department IT Professionals Rank Internal Cybersecurity Threats as Top Hazard

April 2, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A cybersecurity survey of federal information technology (IT) professionals revealed that 53 percent of the U.S. Defense Department IT professionals polled tagged careless and untrained insiders as their top cybersecurity threat source, a hazard that topped threats from foreign governments—with 48 percent of the vote—and terrorists—31 percent.

Childs Serving as President and CEO of iCLEAR

Col. Robert D. Childs, USAF (Ret.), now serves as president and CEO of iCLEAR, International Cyber Leadership Education and Resources, Washington, D.C.

Crutchfield Assigned to U.S. Pacific Command

Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Ailes Assigned to SPAWAR

Capt. John W. Ailes, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as chief engineer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

Magsamen Appointed to Policy Post at Pentagon

Kelly E. Magsamen has been appointed as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy (Asian and Pacific security affairs), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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