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U.S. Navy Awards Billions of Dollars for C4ISR

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Navy awarded several billion dollars in contracts to four companies, including Serco Incorporated, Reston, Virginia; VT Milcom, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Lockheed Martin Services Incorporated, Gaithersburg, Maryland; and AMSEC Limited Liability Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contracts are for the installation and operational certification of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centers for Program Executive Office (C4I & Space), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. Government and Foreign Military Sales customers. The C4ISR systems are produced under various production contracts-separate from these four contracts-and are delivered as government-furnished equipment to this contract for installation onboard surface ships, submarines, and shore stations located worldwide. The potential contract values are: Serco, $1.4 billion; VT Milcom, $1.38 million; Lockheed Martin, $1.37 billion; and Amsec, $1.31 billion. These four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded $1.5 Billion Maritime Aircraft Modification

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $1.5 billion modification to definitize the  previously awarded advance acquisition P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) low-rate initial production I contract to a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract. This modification provides for the procurement of six P-8A MMA and associated spares, support equipment and tools, logistics support, trainers and courseware. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ACT-Corp Receives $250 Million Electronic Security Systems Contract

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Atlantic CommTech Corporation (ACT-Corp), Norfolk, Virginia, recently received a $250 million contract award for the Electronic Security Systems Small Business Set Aside program by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract requires technical support, procurement, installation, monitoring, maintenance and service of electronic security systems, utility monitoring and control systems, heating ventilating and air conditioning, supervisory control and data acquisition systems and fire alarm systems worldwide for Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and non-defense agencies supported by the Corps of Engineers.

ACI to Support Hawaii Army National Guard with Virtual Trainers

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

ACI, Orlando, Florida, recently announced the award of a $2 million contract for the acquisition of 10 TrainAsYouFight simulation systems by the Hawaii Army National Guard. ACI's pilot installation of the Immersive Group Simulation system in 2008 marked the first time a state National Guard unit employed dismounted infantry simulation powered by gaming technology as an integrated feature of the training curriculum. ACI's TrainAsYouFight technology includes weapon instrumentation, wireless helmet-mounted displays, portable optical tracking technology, 60 gigahertz wireless high-definition video technology and 128-bit encryption.

Claughton Selected for Leadership Position at NASA Dryden

January 24, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

William R. Claughton has been selected director of education for the Office of Education at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

Wiercinski Assigned CG of U.S. Army Pacific

January 21, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Hertling Assigned CG, U.S. Army Europe

January 21, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Lawrence Promoted, Named Army CIO

January 21, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as chief information officer/G-6, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

Goodrich to Support Pakistani F-16 Datalink, Potential Fusion Center

January 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Goodrich Corporation, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was awarded a nearly $72 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide five dual band-110 Pod, two datalink upgrades to existing pods, two fixed ground stations, one mobile ground station, four ground station datalink receiver kits, initial spares, technical manuals, minimal initial engineering support for final in-country installation, integration, testing and a study for a potential fusion center. This supports a Foreign Military Sale program and Pakistani F-16 aircraft.

NG Taps Williams for Defense Technologies Division

January 20, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has named Karen Williams vice president and general manager of the Defense Technologies Division within its Information Systems sector.

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