Pragmatics Incorporated has been awarded a task order to provide support services for up to 37,000 desktops for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Information Resources Management and its domestic customer bureaus. The task order could be worth $99 million if all options are exercised. It was awarded under the Hybrid Information Technology Services for State contract.
Navistar International Corporation's Navistar Defense LLC has received a U.S. Marine Corps contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller and more mobile version of its International MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. The MaxxPro Dash maintains the survivability system used on all MaxxPro MRAP variants while allowing for greater mobility in smaller, lightweight vehicles ideal for Afghanistan operations.
BAE Systems has received an order from the U.S. Marine Corps for 1,320 headborne energy analysis and diagnostic systems (HEADS), a sensor system placed inside helmets that will help scientists analyze and understand the forces that Marines sustain during impact and blast events that could lead to brain injury.
General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded contracts worth $47 million by Force Protection Incorporated to provide supplies and support for the U.S. Marine Corps' mine resistant ambush protected vehicle program.
In this month's Incoming column, Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) poses questions about the nature of CIO positions-their lack of a typical specific qualification list or consistent job description, the trend in CIOs working on management degrees, their lack of strategic decision-making authority.
General Dynamics Information Technology has received a $32 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Afghanistan Engineer District (AED) to provide information technology management services in Afghanistan to support USACE-AED reconstruction and infrastructure development programs. The contract has a potential value of $32 million over five years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will manage an in-country network and will provide critical communications between USACE-AED operations and the continental U.S. The satellite and network communications infrastructure will provide enhanced video, voice and data communications for USACE-AED operations throughout Afghanistan.
CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a five-year, $150 million task order by the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command to modernize maintenance applications used at shipyards and maintenance centers through information technology upgrades and software development. The work awarded through the task order will consolidate approximately 15 maintenance contracts for information technology activities at various naval facilities, which will provide the Navy with a single source for modernizing ship maintenance applications, developing new maintenance technologies and rolling applications out to new locations. This work will make the entire maintenance process more efficient and economical.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an additional $7 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for 43 wireless point-to-point link (WPPL) systems for deployed troops overseas. The TCS WPPL systems provide deployed Marines with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint secure transmission of voice, video and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links. WPPL allows end users flexibility when determining the scope of local area network (LAN) communications.
Booz Allen Hamilton has received a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $9.5 million from the U.S. Air Force. The contract will provide joint functional component command for space J2 survivability and vulnerability analysis. Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.