SIGNALScape

Back to the Drawing Board or Back to the Future?

September 9, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

According to the author of this year's second-to-last installment on cloud computing, it would behoove the U.S. Defense Department to take a pass on its past approach to enterprise architecture, and instead focus on PaaS-platform-as-a-service-cloud computing.

Five Firms Receive Information Assurance Funds

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia; Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; and Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, are each being awarded a potential $210,568,360 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract to provide tactical and strategic and operations support services with the emphasis being on information assurance. These contracts will support the U.S. Navy and other Defense Department and federal agencies. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives Nearly $167 Million P-8A Aircraft Contract

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $166,808,999 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract for long lead materials in support of the low rate initial production, Lot 3, of 11 P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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.

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