U.S. Marines are testing skill sets integrated with technology in an effort to succeed in a combined conventional warfare/cyber warfare setting, employing devices such as integrated head-mounted displays and sensors on the battlefield and avoiding information overload.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence outlines a threat to medical devices and launches a search for solutions.
Thales Raytheon Systems Company, Fullerton, California, was awarded a $19,943,236 modification (P00038) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W31P4Q-13-C-0091 for life cycle contractor support for Sentinel radars, including depot maintenance, contingency operations and scheduled and unscheduled overhauls. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $13,220,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is December 31, 2015. Work will be performed in Fullerton, California. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $24,345,692 modification (P00028) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W58RGZ-13-C-0010 for Hunter unmanned aircraft system contractor logistics support. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $10,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is December 17, 2015. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona (25 percent), and in Afghanistan (75 percent). The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,678,321 firm-fixed-price contract for the production, integration, test and delivery of the global broadcast service (GBS) below deck terminals. The GBS is a key component of the Joint Military Satellite Communications program, which provides high-speed information flow of high volume data to users both afloat, ashore and for Special Forces. The GBS provides the capability to receive, process and quickly disseminate live video and large files to support operating forces, training exercises, weapons targeting, intelligence and reconnaissance. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $42,572,992. Work will be performed in Sterling, Virginia (56 percent); Norfolk, Virginia, (26 percent); and Dulles, Virginia (18 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2015. If all options are exercised, work could continue until October 2019. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,678,321 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with one offer received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-C-0002).
Organizational Strategies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,531,203 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topic N98-057, entitled “Advanced Training Technology Delivery System.” Work will be performed in Jacksonville, North Carolina (92 percent), and Lexington Park, Maryland (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,463,715 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-C-0077).