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DARPA Awards Data Privacy Contract

August 19, 2015

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded an $8,520,257 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide research and development services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Support includes innovative research proposals in the areas of data privacy and privacy science to provide tools to capture, test and evaluate technologies. Work will be performed in Menlo Park, California, and is expected to be completed Feb. 16, 2020. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $959,000 will be obligated at the time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 89 proposals received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-15-C-4071).

 

Inmarsat to Launch Third Global Xpress Satellite Aug. 28

August 17, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Inmarsat Incorporated plans to launch the anticipated third satellite of its Global Xpress network August 28 from Kazakhstan, a re-do launch after a previous attempt this summer was delayed. The third satellite is needed for complete coverage of the international company’s program to heighten global communication capabilities on land, at sea and in the air.

Air Force Research Lab Awards Cognitive ISR Systems Contract

August 17, 2015

Wright State Applied Research Corp., Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $42,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for human-machine teaming for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) analysis. Contractor will provide research in three areas: (1) ISR knowledge elicitation; (2) ISR concept design and development; and (3) ISR performance assessment. These advancements will further enable research encompassing the science and technology development, experimentation and demonstration in the area of improving intelligence operators’ perception, understanding and analysis through the application of a cognitive systems engineering design cycle that ensures technology solutions accommodate work. Work will be performed at Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 7, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with three offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation in the amount of $1,180,828 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-15-D-6583).

 

CSC Receives Counter-WMD Contract

August 17, 2015

Computer Sciences Corp., Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded an $10,258,894 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical expertise, policy knowledge, operational proficiency, a collective training capability, deployed assistance teams, and advocacy for process creation or improvement for countering weapons of mass destruction, addressing challenges from conventional proliferation threats, and enhancing national preparedness to manage the consequences of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) events. Work will be performed in Virginia with an estimated completion date of August 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,157,000 and fiscal 2015 cooperative threat reduction funds in the amount of $1,500,000 are being obligated at award. The contracting activity is Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia (HDTRA1-15-C-0061).

Two Firms Awarded C4ISR Contracts

August 17, 2015

M.C. Dean Inc., Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded an $853,777,308 costs-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0035). Task orders under this multiple award contract will achieve the successful installation and operational certification of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by the program executive office for C4I, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. government and foreign military sales customers. The C4ISR systems are produced under various production contracts (separate from this contract) and are delivered as government furnished equipment to this contract for installation onboard surface ships, submarines and shore stations located worldwide. Work will be performed aboard Navy platforms on the East and West Coasts, as well as locations worldwide, and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded an $805,170,296 costs-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0034).

Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of the minimum guarantee, which is $5,000, will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. The contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with full and open competition via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
 

Rockwell Collins Awarded Night Vision Cueing and Display Contract

August 17, 2015

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,864,770 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) systems in support of the Aircrew Systems program. This contract provides procurement for non-recurring engineering, testing, technical data, support and production of 120 NVCD systems and modified support equipment, 30 helmet mounted display test sets, and 120 interim spares. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire (79 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (15 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (4 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2019. No funding will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-D-0024).

 

Advanced IT Concepts to Support Combat Training Centers

August 17, 2015

Advanced IT Concepts Inc., Winter Springs, Florida, was awarded a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract for procurement, delivery, installation, and testing of hardware to promote total life cycle support at the combat training centers and Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 13, 2021. Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-D-0006).

 

BAE to Provide Fire Support Sensor Systems

August 17, 2015

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $8,666,962 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 49 Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) mod kits and five authorized stockage list spares. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 14, 2016. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,666,962 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0117).

 

Boeing Awarded Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Contract

August 17, 2015

The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $9,800,000, competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle. Under this new contract, the contractor will define a concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. The contractor will define a proof-of-concept prototype plan and demonstrate risk mitigation steps and critical functional aspects of the concept (Concept Definition, CLIN 0001). The contractor will assess the technical maturity of their concept, prioritize and nominate risk reduction tasks for all critical components and describe how the tasks will reduce risk (Risk Reduction, CLIN 0003). The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Huntington Beach, California; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of May 2016. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website through an Advanced Technology Innovation broad agency announcement with three proposals received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,076,521 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-15-C-0014).

 

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