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U.S. Forces Not Ready for Future War

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Designing the military to win the current war may leave it ill-prepared for the next one, especially with the upcoming budget crunch. Leaders need to re-think what they want in a force.

Cool App-titude: Positive Activity Jackpot

May 15, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new Android app provides enjoyable activity suggestions to help service members returning from combat deployments improve their moods and overcome depression.

Five Firms to Compete for C4I Funds

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

Accenture Federal Services LLC, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $43, 390,845 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems engineering support to include command and intelligence systems analysis, concept definition, interface requirements, and system development and design for implementation, integration, interoperability, documentation, upgrades, and training. This is one of five multiple award contracts: all awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. Other awardees and potential amounts include: Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, $40,189,743; Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego, California, $35,596,517; FGM Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, $28,049,298; and Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, $25,473,634. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded Risk Reduction Funds for Poseidon Aircraft

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $13,174,063 modification to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for risk reduction activities associated with the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Increment II. This effort includes acoustic processor technology refresh work, multi-static active coherent Phase I capability, Automatic Identification System prototype development and high-altitude, anti-submarine warfare sensor capability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Enterprise Ventures to Support Airborne Mine Countermeasures

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

Enterprise Ventures Corporation, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a potential $31,969,022 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of 12 carriage, stream, tow, and recovery system kits in support of the Naval Air Systems Command, MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures Program. The overall objectives of the program are to design, fabricate, test, and integrate a system for the carriage, stream, tow and recovery of all five airborne mine countermeasures sensors to support the organic mission of the MH-60S helicopter. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Support Marine Tactical Warfare Simulation

May 14, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,633,769 firm-fixed-price contract to provide software analysis, design, development, testing, integration, verification, documentation, and support for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) system. Post Deployment Software Support  (PDSS) shall include the software analysis, design, development, testing, integration, verification, documentation, and support for the yearly maintenance and release of the MTWS system, to include the Model Application Network (MAN), Model System Control (MSC), Model Display Station (MDS), Combat Analysis and Review Toolkit (CART), CART client, Apex, Model High-Level Architecture Bridge (MHB), and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)components. The yearly maintenance will also include the configuration management, system administration, information assurance, system architecture, and program management to support any releases of an MTWS system. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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