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Abacus Technology to Support Saudi Arabia Air Force

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Abacus Technology Corporation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, is being awarded a more than $8 million firm-fixed-price contract for contractor engineering and technical support services for the Royal Saudi Air Force command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence system sites and air bases. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

SOCOM Network Needs

August 24, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command shares background about his organization, how they use communications and why, and what the command needs now.

CACI-WGI to Support Counter-IED Operations in Iraq

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI-WGI Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a nearly, $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's Operations and Training Division. Work will be performed in Iraq, and Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Awards Support Contract for Vehicle Inspection Systems in Afghanistan

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

American Science and Engineering Incorporated, Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract valued at about $32 million. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide on-site maintenance and sustainment on Non-Intrusive Vehicle Inspection Systems Z backscatter vans. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Billerica, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Support Data Link, Communications and Cryptographic Systems

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS ICAS L.L.C., Horsham, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a potential $44 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for equipment, engineering and technical support services in support of the data link systems, communication systems, and cryptographic systems. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Energetics to Support Blast Weapon Technology Demonstrations

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Energetics Technology Center Incorporated, Waldorf, Maryland, is being awarded an approximate $23 million firm-fixed-price research and development for work in support of energetics concepts development for enhanced blast weapon technology demonstrations sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Defense Threat Reduction Agency. This requirement is for advanced research in the following specific research areas of analysis and technical investigation projects for traumatic brain injury, energetic informatics, energetic systems engineering, autonomous systems, and energetic materials. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Support Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration

August 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a more than $35 million contract modification for operations and maintenance services in support of U.S. Navy Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Industry Perspectives on Army Needs

August 23, 2011
By Rita Boland
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Members of today's industry panel at LandWarNet discussed many of the issues that have long been a source of consternation to military contractors including the need for a level playing field and better, more agile acquisition policies especially for information technology. However, one person added a slight twist to the discussion by stating that not only do many in government not understand the acquisition process and its difficulties, but industry does not do a good job educating them.

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