Raytheon Receives F/A-18 Advanced Targeting Contract

July 15, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $11,000,076 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0067 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) to incorporate the electro-optical daylight operations improvement engineering change proposal into the F/A-18 advanced targeting forward looking infrared, electro-optical sensor unit weapons replaceable assembly. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,000,076 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


Leidos Awarded Threat Detection Contract

July 15, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $99 million firm-fixed-price contract for automated installation entry hardware and software for approximately 35 military installations to provide timely; effective and efficient threat detection necessary for installation commanders to assess and react in all threat environments; and to automate access control processes for authorized and registered personnel entering an installation. Funding and performance locations will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 13, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-15-D-0047).


Lockheed to Provide F-35 Helmet Mounted Display Systems

July 15, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $101,304,341 modification to the previously awarded Lot IX F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter advance acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0002) for the procurement of helmet mounted display systems (HMDS) (383) for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy; international partners; and the governments of Japan and Israel under the Foreign Military Sales program. The HMDS is a bi-ocular helmet display system that provides the pilot with aircraft/mission data on the visor display. Data consists of flight, navigation, and weapons symbology and video from onboard sensors.

Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (65 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2018. Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement (Air Force); 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy, Marine Corps); and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force); international partner, and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $101,304,341 are being obligated on this award, $23,397,200 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchase for the Air Force ($47,086,535; 46.5 percent); Marine Corps ($22,726,422; 22.4 percent); Navy ($15,088,165; 14.9 percent); international partners ($12,166,674; 12 percent); and the governments of Japan ($437,030; 0.45 percent) and Israel ($3,799,515; 3.75 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.


Government Seeks Advanced Broadband Research Partners

July 14, 2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test bed used to evaluate advanced broadband equipment and software for emergency first responders.

The Bottom Line: We Saw Them Coming

July 14, 2015
Maryann Lawlor
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The "Great Technical Glitch of July 8" shut down institutions that represent the economy (NYSE), transportation (United Airlines) and communications or freedom of speech (The Wall Street Journal). Not to go all X Files on you, but...

Good Grief: Isn't Anyone Responsible Here?

July 13, 2015
By Dr. Wesley Kaplow

The recent failures of government information technology security point out the need for a new cyber service model, which features accountability and liability for the provider.