SIGNALScape

The President's Next Cellphone

April 21, 2015
By Justin Marston

Guest blogger Justin Marston tackles the reality that is the current state of classified mobility across the U.S. government—voice and basic email. It’s not what senior leaders want, he writes. They want apps, just like everyone else, but their (justified) level of paranoia has neutered most mobile devices.

PE Systems Awarded C4ISR Funds

April 20, 2015

P E Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $8,500,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0029 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations. The contract provides support for development, acquisition, integrations, test, and deployment and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) enterprise systems in support of research, development and production activities. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Washington, District of Columbia; and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 17, 2015. This contract involves foreign military sales. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation, other procurement, and operations and maintenance and aircraft maintenance funds in the amount of $3,502,500 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

Quantech Receives C4ISR Funds

April 20, 2015

Quantech Services Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $11,700,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0016 for advisory and assistance Services (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support to Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations. The contract provides support for development, acquisition, integrations, test, and deployment and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) enterprise systems in support of research, development and production activities. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 17, 2015. This contract involves foreign military sales. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, other procurement, and aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $4,891,320 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

Oasis Receives Two C4ISR Contract Modifications

April 20, 2015

Oasis Systems LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $12,000,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0026 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations. The contract provides support for development, acquisition, integrations, test, and deployment and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) enterprise systems in support of research, development and production activities. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Topeka, Kansas; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 17, 2016.

The company also was awarded an $8,900,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0025 with work to be performed at Hanscom and Langley. These contracts involve foreign military sales. Fiscal 2013 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, other procurement, and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,377,900 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

Odyssey Awarded Two C4ISR Contract Modifications

April 20, 2015

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,400,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0022 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations. The contract provides support for development, acquisition, integrations, test, and deployment and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) enterprise systems in support of research, development and production activities. Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; and Dahlgren, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 17, 2015.

The company also was awarded an $8,800,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0020 with work to be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base. These contracts involve foreign military sales. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, operations and maintenance and other procurement funds in the amount of $4,190,397 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
 

 

Compass Wins OSSCAR Award for ISR

April 20, 2015

Compass Systems Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded a $13,954,688 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, development, and delivery one Optical Sensor System Cargo Aircraft Roll-on/Roll-Off (OSSCAR) system developed for the C-130 A-J Aircraft for the Navy and other Defense Department services and agencies. This contract provides for technical and scientific research, development, integration, analysis, assessment, and test and evaluation of OSSCAR’s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting systems. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in April 2018. Fiscal 2013 other procurement (Army), fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Defense Wide) and fiscal 2015 research and development (Defense Wide) funds in the amount of $106,589 are being obligated at time of award, $81,600 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($8,372,813; 60 percent); Army and other Defense Department services and agencies ($3,488,672; 25 percent); and the Air Force ($2,093,203; 15 percent). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-15-C-0043).

 

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