"This is war, and we're up against the largest standing army there ever has been." That was the definition of the cyberthreat today, according to Rear Adm. Gib Godwin, USN (Ret.), vice president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
The U.S. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) has awarded XIO Strategies Inc. part of a five-year, $15 million contract that will be shared with several other firms. Under the contract, the company will support the DESC by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of managing the supply of bulk petroleum in both wartime and peacetime.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded Raytheon Company a $6.9 million phase-two contract to develop a new class of nano-composite optical materials. The award is a continuation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Nanocomposite Optical Ceramics project, which seeks to enhance missile capabilities through improved seeker performance.
General Dynamics has been awarded a $110.3 million contract by the U.S. Army Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to modernize classroom training technology. Under the agreement, the company will provide surveying, engineering, design, systems integration, procurement, staging, installation, testing, training, sustainment and technical assistance support to TRADOC and its classroom sites across the country as part of the Technology Classroom Modernization Program.
Raytheon Company has received an $81.1 million U.S. Navy contract for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), the primary undersea warfare sensor for the Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. Under the contract, the company will manufacture, integrate, test and deliver 23 new ALFS systems and provide miscellaneous weapons replaceable assemblies for systems under test and helicopter maintenance trainer assets.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Boeing Company an $84 million follow-on contract for additional upgrades to the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software. The contract continues a software sustainment program that has continuously improved the aircraft's operational capabilities since it entered service in 1989.
The U.S. State Department has awarded Harris Corporation a five-year contract valued at $196.5 million to provide information technology (IT) support to the department's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Under the contract, the company will support the State Department's IT systems by providing installation, training, help-desk and IT services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations.
The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $6.2 million contract to move the Army's Hunter UAS training and test facilities from Cochise College Flight Line in Douglas, Arizona, to the new Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $9.6 million modification to an existing contract to serve as the platform systems engineering agent for the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the company will integrate complex warfighting improvements with SSDS for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.