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The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) has awarded Canon USA a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract under the consolidated schedule. The new contract provides the U.S. government with substantially discounted prices for information technology and other equipment as well as maintenance. The contract has an estimated value of $110 million over five years.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Defense Department to provide technical services in support of the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) Composite Health Care System (CHCS)/Cache 2 (TC2).
L-3 Communications' Montreal-based MAPPS division has been awarded a $61 million contract to supply its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) upgrade for the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax Class frigates. The IPMS will modernize the frigate's ship control system and improve the operational effectiveness of the vessels.
Northrop Grumman to Equip Directional Infrared Countermeasures System Onboard Marine Corps Helicopters
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received separate contracts, which have a combined value of approximately $13.3 million, to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with the company's battle-proven Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the chief research center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Its home page highlights ongoing projects across a range of disciplines. Visitors can access information about programs in areas such as expeditionary maneuver warfare; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); ocean battlespace sensing; sea warfare and weapons; and naval air warfare and weapons. Each of these sections drills down into areas highlighting specific research programs focusing on autonomous systems and sensor fusion.
The home page also features a step-by-step guide for businesses interested in working with the ONR. Researchers and students can find program managers or search for study and internship programs.
Ideal Innovations Incorporated (I-3) has been awarded the Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract by the U.S. Department of the Army's Biometrics Task Force (BTF) to provide professional, scientific and technical biometric support services. The maximum ceiling value of the contract is $497 million.
The Boeing Company has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Defense Department for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and small diameter bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract, worth $106.9 million, includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract, worth $110.2 million, includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force.