The U.S. Defense Department is resuming the military spouse career advancement accounts program (MyCAA) after a comprehensive review and restructuring. The benefits will be available for spouses of service members in ranks E1 to E5, W1 to W2 and O1 to O2 beginning on October 25.
NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has awarded a $98 million contract to ITT Corporation of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) in 2014. JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System. This includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.
Globecomm Systems Incorporated, Hauppage, New York, recently announced that the U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Life Cycle Management Command has exercised a $4 million contract option for the continued production of the Joint Internet Protocol Modem for use on military and commercial satellites to provide demand-based satellite communication transport services to the warfighter. The task order brings the base contract value to nearly $23 million. It has a total potential value of $87 million.
Afga Healthcare, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and Fuji Medical Systems, Stamford, Connecticut are being awarded contracts for Digital Imaging Network-Picture Archiving and Communications Systems, sub-systems and components to be provided to all U.S. military services. Afga's contract is valued at a potential $45 million, Fuji's at $9 million. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Autometric Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems Division, Springfield, Virginia, was recently awarded an $8 million contract for data production of high-resolution terrain elevation for bare earth and reflective surfaces. National Geospatial & Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, Missouri, is the contracting activity.
McLane Advanced Technologies, Temple, Texas, was recently awarded a $52 million time-and-materials contract for post deployment software support for the Standard Army Maintenance System. National Capitol Region Contracting Center, Alexandria, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, has been awarded a nearly $9 million contract to provide the U.S. Army research and development on identifying and securing access to radio frequencies, spectrum supportability and efficiency risk assessment, electromagnetic analysis, and equipment spectrum certifications. The U.S. Air Force 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
Telecommunications Support Services Incorporated, Melbourne, Florida, was awarded a $9 million contract modification to provide program management, technical support, logistics support, measurement, analysis and improvement, in support of the mobile air surveillance system operations and maintenance responsibilities of the Colombian Air Force, and the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force - South Mission. U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications TCS Incorporated, Warner Robins, Georgia, was awarded a $61 million contract to install eight precision strike packages on MC-130W aircraft. Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.