Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded an $85,549,227 fixed-price incentive-fee contract for a full range of classified and unclassified information technology services in the National Capital Region (NCR). The effort provides services to approximately 18,000 users in the NCR and within a 300-mile radius of the Pentagon. Users include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Military Command Center, Headquarters Air Force, and other government agencies who interface with the Department of Defense.
Netcentrics Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,976,129 firm-fixed-price contract to obtain information technology operations back office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Washington Headquarters Service (WHS); WHS supported organizations; and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Washington Headquarters Service is the contracting activity.
Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, USMC, has been appointed senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Army saw the need for more ISR support in Afghanistan, asked for it and got it-from the defense secretary-in the form of the Afghan Mission Network. The services now can increase their battlefield SA capabilities, but some may question whether the turnaround time was too fast for the network to be fully effective. Has it proved its mettle, or will time tell? Share your thoughts.
David M. Wennergren has been assigned as assistant deputy chief management officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.