You can't consider the future of computing and the Internet without looking at what software giant Microsoft and Internet heavyweight Google are up to. Rita Boland continues her Semaphore Series on the topic by tapping the expertise of Lewis Shepherd from Microsoft and Vint Cerf from Google.
General Dynamics C4 Systems Incorporated was awarded a $3.7 billion firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Command Hardware Systems-4. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, is being awarded a $25,506,679 firm-fixed-price contract for 34 Star SAFIRE 380 high-definition systems to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing Persistent Ground Surveillance System that are currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Wilsonville, Oregon; and is expected to be completed in August 2012. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey is the contracting activity.
The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is announcing the award of an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama under contract HQ0147-11-D-0015. The maximum ceiling value of this action is $595 million in research, development, test and evaluation funds. Teledyne Brown Engineering Incorporated will develop a single objective simulation framework system with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composable architecture to replace the existing digital simulation architecture and hardware-in-the-loop single stimulation framework systems.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $135.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Impact Resources Technologies, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $47, 232,710 fixed-price contract for Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) logistic support system comprised of Common Logistics Command and Control System Support Services and Transportation Capacity Planning Tool that are tactical Web-enabled logistics information management systems to provide the MAGTF commander with "planning, executing, and tasking" capabilities, and tactical logistics situational awareness of the battlefield. Battle Command Sustainment Support System is a workstation which the Marine Corps utilizes for in-transit visibility. Work will be performed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Dumfries, Virginia; Afghanistan; Okinawa, Japan; and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded an $8,559,840 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure 1,440 joint chemical agent detectors and 1,400 communication adapter kits. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a nearly $50 million firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 18 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) that will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. This integration is part of the USMC H-1 upgrade program to remanufacture legacy aircraft with state of the art designs incorporated into the existing fleet of AH-1Ws, converting them to AH-1Zs. The TSS provides target identification and tracking, passive targeting for integrated weapons, including Hellfire missiles, and a laser designation capability supporting friendly laser-guided weapons. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
Unified Business Technologies, Troy, Michigan, was awarded a $42 million firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract for information technology services for the Corporate Information Office/G-6. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Quantum Dynamics Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $10 million firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the information technology services to the U.S. National Guard nationwide. The National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Michigan, is the contracting activity.