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Research Lab Awards Contract to WV Technology Group

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

WV Technology Group Incorporated, Ellicott City, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum $24,900,900 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price orders to develop, enhance, test, and evaluate alpha and beta error detection isolation containment toolset technologies for the transition/transfer from the laboratory results to the warfighter environment. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell to Provide Cryptographic Units

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,530,874 cost-plus-award-fee, time-and-material, and firm-fixed-price contract modification to exercise the KG-3X production options for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The KG-3X modernization program provides replacement and cryptographic units used with the Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network and fixed Submarine Broadcast System Network. CPSD/HNCK, Lackland Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Two Firms to Provide Distribution System Technology

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, and Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery orders for the development, qualification, and delivery of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System Block Cycle One cryptographic modernization update. ViaSat was awarded $14,127,671, and Data Link Solutions received $8,042,356. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Saudi Arabia Procures Apache Sensor Technologies

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $15,276,943 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot's night vision sensor visible near infrared sight for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

AeroVironment Suports Small Unmanned Aircraft

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was awarded a $15,909,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to provide logistical support for the small unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Camp Roberts to Get New Satellite Communications Center

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

WATTS/WEBCOR, J.V., Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $34,801,408 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a satellite communications operations center, an administration support center, and a repair and utilities building at Camp Roberts, California. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the contracting activity.

PAR Awarded Full-Motion Video Contract

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

PAR Government Systems Corporation, Rome, New York, was awarded a $42.5 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the full-motion video, geospatial information systems, and surveillance and reconnaissance services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Control Stations and Data Terminals

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $68,961,778 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for universal ground control stations and universal ground data terminals. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Updating Cyber Laws

September 8, 2011

Cybercrime legislation should be technology agnostic to ensure technological advances do not make the laws obsolete, says James A. Baker, deputy attorney general for the U.S. Justice Department. Baker testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a September 7 hearing on updating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to combat emerging cyberthreats.

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