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U.S. Navy Awards Ship Self Defense System Funds

March 30, 2015

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $16,091,864 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5128) to exercise an option for continuing platform systems engineering agent support of the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) MK 2 development for aircraft carrier/amphibious Modernization Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12/Technical Insertion 12 (ACB12/TI12). Work to be performed includes the achievement of key milestones for non-recurring platform systems engineering to further mature the ACB 12, a tactical product. ACB 12 is slated for deployment, initially on CVN 78, CVN 72, and LHD 2, then to be extended to CVN 73 and other SSDS MK 2 enabled platforms.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent); Tewksbury, Massachusetts (2.5 percent); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (2.5 percent); St. Petersburg, Florida (2.5 percent); and Tucson, Arizona (2.5 percent); and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Fiscal 2011 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $1,187,942 will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $977,942 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
 

 

Raytheon to Support Aegis Modernization

March 30, 2015

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $16,663,927 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-14-G-5105) for fiscal 2015 Aegis modernization production requirements. This delivery order covers the production of Multi-Mission Signal Processor Ordnance Alteration (ORDALT) kits, kill assessment system ORDALT kits and spares, radio frequency coherent combiner kits, high voltage power supply sidewall capacitors, traveling waves tube monitoring circuits, and stabilized master oscillator ORDALT kits, as well as test and installation efforts, in support of the Aegis Modernization (AMOD) program. The AMOD program fields combat system upgrades that will enhance the anti-air warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities of Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

This delivery order includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $24,821,438. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia (42 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (38 percent); Burlington, Massachusetts (12 percent); and Sudbury, Massachusetts (8 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2017. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2015 Defense-wide procurement and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $16,663,927 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
 

 

Exelis Receives Counter-IED Contract Modification

March 30, 2015

Exelis Inc., Information Systems Division, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded an $18,240,767 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0002) to exercise option four for the continued procurement of post-production maintenance support of Navy crew fixed site systems. This action is to fulfill a requirement for equipment, maintenance and support for the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JSEOD CREW) program. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal services with a new electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices.

Work will be performed in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by March 2016. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. No contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
 

 

Lockheed Awarded Aegis Contract Modification

March 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $51,642,334 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5106) for fiscal 2015 Aegis Modernization (AMOD) production requirements. This contract modification is for the production of Multi-Mission Signal Processor equipment sets; Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0.2 equipment; Aegis Weapon System AMOD Upgrade equipment; and associated spares, special tooling, and test equipment, to support the fielding of AMOD capabilities to the fleet. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (54 percent); Clearwater, Florida (45 percent); and Owego, New York (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2017. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2015 Defense-wide procurement funding in the amount of $51,642,334 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

Newbegin to Operate Internet-based Parts Store

March 30, 2015

Newbegin Enterprises Inc., Johnson City, Tennessee, has been awarded a $15,000,000 modification (P00007) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA4803-11-D-0001 for Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) Internet-based contractor operated parts store. Contractor will provide automotive and related vehicle parts, automotive chemicals, corrosion control materials, upholstery material, and accessories for AFCENT vehicles and equipment located in the AFCENT area of responsibility. Work will be performed at Johnson City, Tennessee, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2016. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders. The 20th Contracting Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
 

 

Boeing to Provide QF-16 Target Drones

March 30, 2015

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $28,460,408 modification (P00078) to exercise the option on contract FA8678-10-C-0100 for purchase of QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Lot 3. This option is for the purchase of 25 QF-16 FSATs and 25 four-year warranties of the QF-16 drone-peculiar equipment. Work will be performed at Cecil Field, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $28,460,408 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

 

Software Engineering Institute Contract Increased

March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh has been awarded a $70,086,525 modification (P00139) to previously awarded contract FA8721-05-C-0003 for a ceiling increase and period of performance extension. The ceiling increase is required due to an increase in research and development requirements for non-Department of Defense work, work in support of classified and unclassified missions, and work on software programs. The period of performance extension is required to allow services to be continued or to be completed without a break in service. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2016. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
 

 

Embracing Data Center Consolidation with Holistic, Integrated Monitoring

March 27, 2015
By Chris LaPoint

Just when you thought consolidation was a good thing. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint addresses the issue caused by consolidation of federal data centers and the added workload for administrators of the remaining centers who must manage the growing infrastructure—and all of the problems that brings—while still meeting service levels required by end users. 

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