The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Raytheon Company a phase three contract to continue development of a Stand-Off Radiation Detection System. Phase three is an 8-month contract for $2.3 million managed by DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office; it includes the construction of a prototype.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a $3.7 million task order under its General Services Administration Logistics Worldwide contract. This effort, awarded through the Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, provides continued program management and logistics support activities in support of the management, analysis and evaluation of performance metrics, parts availability data, production status, and funds and forecast information for the 417th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Utah.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Basic Purchase Agreement with a ceiling value of $400 million by the General Services Administration to provide software and systems support to the Federal Acquisition Service. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will perform task orders consisting of mission critical applications, contract transition activities and program management.
The Fisher House Foundation, in concert with Newman's Own and the Military Times Media Group, is sponsoring the 2009 Newman's Own Awards. The program awards grants to organizations with ideas to improve the quality of life for military and veterans' families. A total of $75,000 is available. The top prize is $15,000, with the other $60,000 being distributed at the judges' discretion. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2009, and winners will be announced in September 2009. Application guidelines and more information are available online. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.
The U.S. Air Force is awarding a cost-plus-award fee contract to Tybrin Corporation for $17 million. This action will provide nonpersonal advisory and assistance services to fully support the Aerospace Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Advisory and Assistance Services program, which primarily focuses on robust systems engineering and technical assistance services.
Oceaneering International Incorporated is being awarded a $30 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the design, manufacture, testing and delivery of Transfer Under Pressure Capability hardware items for the Submarine Rescue, Diving and Recompression System, including program management and integrated logistics support.
By enrolling in My Soldier, participants adopt deployed service members provided by the program and agree to send them periodic upbeat letters or e-mail messages. Care packages also can be sent but are not required. After enrolling, participants can download a My Soldier Starter Kit that contains instructions on how to begin the process as well as letter-writing guidelines.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $48 million contract for initial fielding and continued development of the Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN). JWARN will provide the military services near real-time analysis and response capability to minimize the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The system will enable commanders to understand the tactical and strategic implications of a CBRN attack or hazard and provide information and communications to minimize the contamination threat.