The overwhelming feeling among small business owners and industry overall is that winning a contract with one of the three-lettered agencies is not worth the effort. But IC insiders say the opportunities are out there, and companies should be taking advantage of them.
Deployed forces can increase their knowledge of the language and culture in Iraq and Afghanistan with the click of a button, according to Vcom3D, the developer of the iPhone app Vcommunicator Mobile Language & Culture.
Philadelphia Gear Corporation has been awarded an $80 million firm-fixed-price contract for main reduction gears for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. This contract, let by the Naval Sea Systems Command, includes options which, if exercised, would bring the contract's full value to $425 million. Work will be performed in nine separate locations and is expected to be completed by July 2013.
General Dynamics C4 Systems has won a seven-year contract from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project. Under the terms of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, the company will modernize the ground system and network for NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite constellation. The contract has a total potential value of approximately $642.2 million with options over the period of performance from June 2010 through June 2017.
The Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Maryland, has awarded a $4.4 million contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for development, integration, verification, and validation of verification of simulator capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The work for this not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, with completion planned for October 2014.
Wyle Laboratories has received a $2.5 million contract modification from Offutt Air Force Base for reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability best practices. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will execute various programs for electrical systems on and off aircraft for the commander, Naval Air Forces, Naval Air Systems Command and Joint Services Wiring Action Group.
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has chosen Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc., and its partners as one of nine indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts covering software, networks, information, and modeling and simulation. Under the terms of the contract, which has a maximum value of $2 billion over the next five years, ARA will help consolidate customer-funded efforts of three Defense Department information analysis centers, which are under DTIC direction.
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, New York, has named Patricia McMahon sector vice president and general manager, aerospace systems battle management and engagement systems division. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, has elected Thomas E. Vice corporate vice president and president of its technical services sector.
Brig. Gen. Douglas P. Anson, USAR, has received assignment as deputy director of operations, J-3, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.