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.
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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.
TYBRIN Corporation and the U.S. Air Force are exercising an option for $52.8 million. The Air Force is exercising option year six for software engineering support of guided weapons systems evaluations, simulations and other services supporting research and development for the principals and customers of the Air Armament Center. Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Air Force is exercising an option with Computer Sciences Raytheon for $78.1 million. The Eastern Range Technical Services will provide operations, maintenance and sustainment of critical range and launch processing systems that support the launch processing mission of the 45th Space Wing and its launch customers at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $41 million contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps System Command for the production of nine capability set II combat operations centers and 18 common modules. Each operations center comprises a network of workstations and servers supporting standard tactical data systems and other mission-critical software, voice, data and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) communications.
Kalman and Company to Provide Analytical Support to Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Systems
Kalman & Company Incorporated is receiving $14.1 million for a task order to provide business and analytical support to the Joint Program Executive Office for chemical and biological defense systems. Objectives include risk analyses supporting enterprise-wide efforts and current programs of record, leading to concise business case analyses that identify cost and performance projections, schedule impacts and sustainment/life cycle considerations. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Direct Hit Quotes for September:
"The whole point of being joint is joining things that are different, not similar." - Maj. Gen. David A. Fastabend, USA, director of strategy, plans and policy, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, in Leaders Call for Balance in the Force.
"Cyberdefense works best and most efficiently if it is centralized, multinational and multi-organizational." - Lt. Gen. Ulrich Wolf, GA, director, NATO Communications and Information Systems Services Agency in Unified Services Strengthen Network Service, Defense
Aerial transporters Staff Sgt. Chris Droegemueller (r-l) and Staff Sgt. Jason Tripler assist C-17 loadmasters Staff Sgt. Kevin Alexander and Staff Sgt. Donald Jones in delivering the second wave of humanitarian aid to the Republic of Georgia last month. The delivery was a joint-service effort between U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Air Forces Europe and the Air Mobility Command. The airmen are assigned to the 86th Contingency Response Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and the 6th Air Lift Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey.
Southwest Research Institute Receives Naval Contract for Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Programs
The Southwest Research Institute has received a $25.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide specialized technical and engineering support services for the U.S. Navy's identity management development and operations capability and other anti-terrorism/force protection programs. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
iRobot Corporation has been awarded a $200 million ceiling-priced, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation on behalf of the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office in Warren, Michigan. iRobot will provide military robots, spare parts, training and repair services.