Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a follow-on contract from the consolidated city of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, for information technology services that will offer improvements in customer service, technology efficiencies, risk avoidance and cost effectiveness. The four-year contract extension is valued at $33.9 million.
Argon ST Incorporated is being awarded a $50 million contract for research, development and analysis to produce a command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system architecture in support of electro-optical, radio frequency, acoustic sensors and special sensor systems for U.S. Navy aircraft and unmanned air vehicles.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract and initial delivery order by the U.S. Marine Corps to be the program support integrator for the Marine Corps Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) program.
CACI International has been awarded a prime contract with a ceiling value of $47 million if all options are exercised to support the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (COE-DMHA). For this contract, CACI will support the COE-DMHA in a wide array of efforts, including research and concept development; education projects; training; international disaster preparedness, mitigation, management and response; humanitarian assistance; and management of the consequences of terrorism.
Raytheon Company has received a $19.3 million U.S. Navy contract to provide MK54 lightweight torpedo hardware. With this award, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is under contract to deliver 241 MK54 kits, of which 100 kits will be delivered to the Turkish Navy via a Foreign Military Sales agreement.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a $50 million prime contract to support the infrared focal plane array technology branch of the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). With this contract, CACI will help advance NVESD's infrared focal plane technology to enhance warfighter target acquisition and identification capabilities.
Whether it's needs versus wants, open conversations versus regulations to protect intellectual property or oversight versus open development, agencies and the commercial sector must find the happy medium for acquisition processes to be truly reformed.