The Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded Northrop Grumman a one-year $50 million contract extension to provide operation, maintenance and engineering support for the Combined Tactical Training Range (CTTR). The contract is valued at $217 million over five years. CTTR provides both live and virtual training environments for U.S. Navy's tactical aviation training.
Raytheon Company was awarded a NASA Goddard contract to maintain and manage large volumes of sensing data and imagery from space instruments. The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) evolution and development contract will give climate researchers access to data about the earth's atmospheres, oceans, lands and their interactions. The evolution and development program, an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost plus award fee contract, will have a $250 million ceiling for the five-year base period of performance and an initial value of $75 million.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with initial funding of $25.7 million, to support the U.S. Army's fielding of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system. The IDIQ contract consists of a four-year basic contract with five additional one-year options. The total maximum contract value is $435 million through 2019.
Serco Inc., has won an $84 million contract with the U.S. Navy's Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers to assist with the Consolidated Hazardous Material Reutilization and Inventory Management Program. The company will provide logistical support for procurement, management, issuance and disposal of HAZMAT products and chemicals for the Hazardous Material Control and Management Program.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Engineering Service Network Inc. (ESN) a SeaPort Task Order valued at $8.8 million to support integrated voice communications at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Virginia. Under the contract, the company will provide acquisition management and technical support for the Navy's Integrated Voice Communications System (IVCS) Program Office. The IVCS is a shipboard voice distribution system providing tactical communications throughout a variety of Navy ships.
The mostly static federal bureaucracy can use an entrepreneurial FCSA shot to the arm-but will this new acquisition process just add more layers of red tape to a system trying to streamline? Will it work smoothly, or does the FCSA have too many kinks? How about other potential methods? Please share your ideas.
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