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DHS Undersecretary for Management Outlines Priorities

February 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Elaine Duke, undersecretary for management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), opened AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC, with both encouragement and advice for the commercial sector. The department is looking forward to partnering with industry; however, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, companies can expect more government oversight during acquisitions.

Alion Awarded $3.3 Million Task Order for Engineering Analysis Work to Enhance Weapons Systems Development

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $3.3 million task order to analyze technical data and emerging technologies for the Joint and Special Operations Program at Navy Crane in Crane, Indiana.

Northrop Grumman Receives Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Contract Award for Third Year of Low Rate Initial Production

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) program has received a U.S. Navy modification award to a previous firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three VTUAV systems. This award, for an amount not to exceed $40 million, is the last of three planned low-rate initial production (LRIP) buys.

SAIC Awarded $115 Million Subcontract to Support Tactical Biometrics Systems

February 25, 2009
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a subcontract by Sensor Technologies Incorporated to support the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command by providing operations and user maintenance support to Tactical Biometrics Systems. SAIC's subcontract has a total contract value of more than $115 million if all options are exercised.

DRC Awarded STOC II Training and Simulation Contract From the Army

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a prime contract under the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Omnibus Contract, known as STOC II. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will develop and support simulation and training systems to train U.S. soldiers with critical warfighting skills.

Raytheon Nets $173 Million Army Award for Infrared Technology Kits

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company $173 million to provide second-generation infrared kits for a variety of combat systems. The firm-fixed-price award modifies an existing contract and provides an additional 6,153 Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared Block 1 A/B-Kits.

BAE Systems Awarded Navy Contract for Technical, Engineering and Management Support Services

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P. is being awarded a $22.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee Navy contract for technical, engineering and management support services in support of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle family of vehicles. This contract contains options that if exercised will bring the contract value to $41.6 million.

CSC Awarded Subcontract to Support Environmental Protection Agency

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

CSC has received a subcontract from Vision Technologies Incorporated to provide information technology infrastructure services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. CSC estimates the value of its subcontract to be $44 million.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Army Biometric Intelligence Resource Contract

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $36.9 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities of the Biometric Intelligence Resource system, which uses biometric data such as fingerprints, facial recognition or iris scans to identify and track individuals of interest in the Global War on Terrorism.

Praxis Receives Navy Contract

February 23, 2009
By Katie Packard

Praxis Incorporated is being awarded a $5.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for satellite communication, comprehensive maritime awareness research and development, and associated services. This contract contains options that if exercised could bring the value of the contract to $31 million.

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