U.S. Joint Forces Command, slated for final disestablishment this August, has been the closing shop heard 'round the world. Jointness among forces has been achieved, according to decision makers, so "mission accomplished." Next up: Deciding the way forward built upon JFCOM's legacy.
Contrack International Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $34 million contract for the design and construction of an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance complex in Shindand, Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, Winchester, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Alatec Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded a roughly $13 million contract to provide personnel expertise, analysis skills, studies, modeling, simulation and information technology services for White Sands Missile Range. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a more than $16 million contract for vehicle intercom communication, vehicle testing, ten percent spares, and a contractor-provided field service representative for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Integrated Systems, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently awarded a $49 million contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Maj. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, United Nations Command Korea; deputy commander, U.S. Forces Korea; commander, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command; and commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Korea.
Robert K. Ackerman and Beverly Cooper will be co-blogging the AFCEA/USNI Joint Warfighting Conference from Virginia Beach next week. Go directly to the coverage at www.afcea.org/signal/signalscape/index.php/subject/joint-warfighting. Follow coverage on Twitter by using the hash tag #jwc11, or visit this link to see the Twitter stream in action.