AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was recently awarded a more than $7 million contract for two months of Raven operator training and six months of Raven contractor logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie, Texas, was recently awarded an $18 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 software modernization development for the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
This month, Capt. Joseph A. Grace Jr., USN (Ret.) likens the state of government technology to that of an 8-track tape player--"now DIACAP-certified, ruggedized, encrypted and able to be thrown out of the car window at 60 miles per hour unharmed"--in an iPod world, thanks to a bloated procurement process.
A U.S. soldier used his own savings to develop an iPhone app that can help troops track the Taliban.
Pragmatics recently announced the award by the U.S. Army of a task order potentially valued at approximately $100 million. The award was made under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contract for technology insertion in the Training and Doctrine Command Enterprise Classroom Program. Pragmatics will provide modernized instructional technology to support digital training in Army proponent classrooms for warfighters and Defense Department civilians. The Pragmatics team will survey, engineer, design, integrate systems, procure, stage, install, and test technology at classroom sites on Army installations across the country.
Integral Systems Incorporated, Colorado Spings, Colorado, was recently awarded by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center a more than $13 million contract modification to its Command and Control System-Consolidated contract. Under the terms of the contract modification, Integral Systems will continue to provide its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite to simplify operations by consolidating satellite ground systems. The contract, first awarded in early 2002, enables a unified command and control capability for the 50th Space Wing's complete family of military communications satellite programs.