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URS Federal to Support Submarine Technologies

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $14 million contract to provide professional support services in support of submarine towed array systems, associated component systems and hull sensor systems. This contract will include services in the areas of program analysis, development, control and monitoring, administration, communication, human resources, business, finance, cost estimating, technical and engineering support, information technology and lifecycle support. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support AN/APG-79 Radar System

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a nearly $17 million ceiling priced order under a previously awarded contract for repair of the AN/APG-79 radar in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies LPD 17 Contracts for Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Incorporated, Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, have been awarded contract modifications valued at more than $43 million for Northrop Grumman and nearly $38 million for Lockheed Martin. The two companies will provide lifecycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. The following services will be provided:  post-delivery planning, logistics and engineering, homeport technical support, integrated product data environment, data maintenance, equipment management, systems integration and design engineering, software support, research engineering, obsolescence management-both technical and logistics, material readiness support, emergent repair planning, training and logistics support; planning yard support of integrated electronic systems, including fleet modernization program planning, ship alteration development and installation, material management, configuration data management, research engineering, logistics documentation, and other logistics and executing activity coordination, and management; performance-based logistics support, including providing sustaining engineering and obsolescence management support for unique LPD 17-class integrated shipboard electronic systems. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Atomics Supports Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded an $18 million contract modification to provide contractor logistics support for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper program, including all logistics necessary to support the Italian Air Force main operating base and possibly a forward operating base.  Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Extends Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Contract

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Systems, San Diego, California, was awarded a $34 million contract modification, which will provide for an extension on the maintenance and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload in support of overseas contingency operations. Electronic Systems Command/Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Multiple Vendors Support U.S. Air Force Engineering Integration

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; CACI Enterprise Solutions Incorporated, Chantilly; Virginia, Deloitte Consulting, Alexandria, Virginia; Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; and Tech Team Government Solution Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, were awarded a U.S. Air Force contract worth $460 million. This contract will provide for enterprise-level engineering integration and service management support worldwide for Air Force customers. At this time, $15,000 has been obligated to each company.

Bromberg Promoted, Assigned New FORSCOM Billet

December 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.

Harencak To Command AFMC Nuclear Weapons Center

December 1, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Integral Systems to Modernize Military Test Range Multiplexers

November 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Integral Systems Incorporated recently announced that Avtec Systems, which now operates as part of Integral's Satellite Communications Solutions Divisions, has been awarded a $5 million contract to replace Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) multiplexers that are no longer sustainable at the U.S. military's largest test ranges. The contract was awarded as part of the Air Force Flight Test Center Range Data Acquisition Transport System program. Additional contract phases will replace ATM multiplexers at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Point Mugu Air Station and China Lake Naval Weapons Testing Center. During the contract's first phase, Integral Systems will install approximately 100 high-performance ioPLEX Access Gateways to the 412th Test Wing.

Telos Receives Defense Message System Support Contract

November 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Telos Corporation has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency to provide Defense Message System (DMS) support at the Pentagon Telecommunications Center (PTC). The one-year contract includes one option year and is worth more than $32 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract awarded from the Network Centric Solutions contract vehicle, Telos will assist the PTC with integrating, operating and maintaining a single, integrated DMS at three security levels. The PTC is the Army's nerve center in the Pentagon for operating and managing the critical information technology infrastructure related to secure, organizational messaging.

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