AAI Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Contract Extension

June 28, 2017

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum $30,000,000 modification for a non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS 2.0-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This contract is being extended for a period of up to 12 months for a maximum not-to-exceed value of the contract to $105,000,000. The extension is required to mitigate a gap for critical services while transition to the MEUAS III contract is implemented. This award action includes both firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable line items. The redacted justification and approval will be posted to Federal Business Opportunities in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.305. This contract will be funded via delivery/task orders with operations and maintenance appropriations. The extension is valid for up to one year. This is not a multiyear contract. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance  funds in the amount of $3,833,022 are being obligated at time of award. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92222-16-D-0032).


SRI Awarded Biometrics Contract

June 28, 2017

SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has announced it has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) National Intelligence Directorate’s Odin Program to research and develop “dynamic biometrics” able to better detect attempts to evade or deceive biometric security systems, such as fingerprint, iris and face scanners. The ability to detect these so-called presentation attacks, which attempt to deceive security systems, addresses a critical weakness in current generation biometric security systems and can significantly expand biometric use cases. SRI International will deliver a prototype Multi-physiological Joint Optimization and Liveness Nuances for Identity Ratification system (MJÖLNIR) to defeat known and unknown presentation attacks. 


Strategic Mission Systems to Support E-4B National and Nuclear Communications

June 26, 2017

Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B fleet. Contractor will provide management, engineering services, field service representatives, mission support facilities operations and management, software engineering services and material support. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Richardson, Texas; and Midwest City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by June 24, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and one offer was received. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $4,699,995 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8106-17-D-0006).