As if cybersecurity of late has not been tough enough, the emergence of the ubiquitous network consisting of billions of Internet connections and smart gadgets presents an alarming security threat that has failed to draw a concerted effort by experts—both in the government and industry—to address the weaknesses and protect users, experts say.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification to previously awarded contract to upgrade three low rate initial production 1 remote multi-mission vehicles to a v6.0 configuration for inclusion in the Remote Minehunting System (RMS).
Isis Defense, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,034,317 firm-fixed-price, other transaction for prototypes agreement, for a research project entitled "Threat Intelligence Platform." This agreement provides for the development of a threat intelligence and cyber analytics platform that will merge existing Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency big data research with novel approaches to high-performance computing and data storage hardware. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $750,000 are being obligated at time of award. All work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 2016. This award was a competitive acquisition, and 42 proposals were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,550,719 modification (P00066) to previously awarded contract FA4890-10-C-0007 to exercise an option. The contractor will provided unmanned aircraft system operations center support that includes the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2016. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the fully funded amount of $7,550,719 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Combat Command, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded an $11,236,214 modification to definitize a previously awarded letter contract (M67854-14-C-2400) on March 4, 2015, for contractor engineering technical support for the Kuwait Low Altitude Surveillance System (KLASS), to perform operation and maintenance of the KLASS aerostat. Work will be performed in Kuwait City, Kuwait (90 percent); Elizabeth City, North Carolina (5 percent); and Columbia, Maryland (5 percent); and is expected to be completed in June 2016. This is a Foreign Military Sales contract which is 100 percent funded by the government of Kuwait. The funds do not expire. This contract was not competitively procured, due to sole-source direction by international agreement in accordance with FAR 6.302-4. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Terry Halvorsen assumed duties as the permanent chief information officer for the U.S. Defense Department, a role he served in as the acting for nearly a year.
Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, California, was awarded $13,577,198 to exercise a firm-fixed-price option under a previously awarded contract (M67854-12-C-4900) to provide operations and support for Marine Corps enterprise information technology (IT) services, including the processes and functions necessary to ensure successful management, oversight, operations and maintenance of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. Work will be performed at the Marine Corps Enterprise IT Center, Kansas City, Missouri (65 percent); Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia (25 percent); and Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (10 percent); and work is expected to be completed on March 27, 2017.
Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $13,577,198 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The original contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six offers received. Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $29,209,925 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for the development and production of the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI14) for the U.S. submarine fleet and for foreign military sales. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. This modification will purchase TI14 system upgrades for six ships including spares and pre-cable kits.
Work will be performed in Clearwater, Florida (30 percent), and Manassas, Virginia (70 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $29,209,925 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.