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General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Interior Department Information Management Contract

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract to provide information management support services to the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Minerals Management Service (MMS). The task order is valued at $10.5 million over five years if all options are exercised. Under the task order, General Dynamics will support MMS' Office of Information Management Services (OIMS) and regional program offices by coordinating and planning of the Gulf of Mexico Region's information management activities. The company will provide data collection, analysis, imaging and data retrieval/delivery services, as well as Geological Interpretive Tools (GIT) support and seismic data archiving. Additionally, the company will establish and administer quality assurance standards and policies, perform comparative analysis on oil and gas data, maintain records and assist in editing and publication support. The work will be performed in New Orleans, La.

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Navy Combined Tactical Training Range Extension

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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 Awarded NASA Goddard Earth Observing System Engineering Contract

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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 Wins THAAD Field Support Contract

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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 Wins Navy Hazardous Material Program Logistics Support Contract

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

ESN Wins Navy Contract to Support Integrated Voice Communications System

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

SATCOM Acquisition Moves Outside the Box

April 23, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

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.

InternetWorks: Getting Out and About

April 22, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Winter's over and it's time to travel. Whether the mood is right for a late spring break or early summer planning, the Web is full of sites that help users find and book the perfect vacation. From the United States to Europe and beyond, the only limit to researching locations and packages is how long Web surfers can stare at their computer screens.

Telos Promotes Pisani, Wood

April 22, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Telos Corporation, Ashburn, Virginia, has promoted Rinaldi Pisani to vice president of information assurance and Emmett Wood to vice president of marketing.

SGIS Appoints Garris to Director

April 22, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Ricky Garris has been appointed senior director, technical solutions, for SGIS, Washington, D.C.

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