Acquisition and Contracting

Congress and the federal government have heard the clamor of small-business owners and want to ease the cumbersome federal-contracting process and level the playing field between small and large companies competing for government-contracting dollars, experts said during an AFCEA International program.

NASA has selected Eugene L. Tu as director of the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

Maj. Gen. Dr. Ansgar Rieks, GEAF, has been named director of the German Military Aviation Authority in Cologne, Germany.

Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Naval Submarine Forces; commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; and commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Capt. Danelle M. Barrett, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Adm. John Richardson, USN, has been assigned as chief of naval operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  

The U.S. Army is procuring Motorola’s WAVE software technology to fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smartphones, telephones and personal computers together for seamless communications. The $14.1 million contract provides the Army with unlimited access to the capability. WAVE will act as the glue to patch together devices normally incapable of communicating with one another.

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $4,336,822,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, and fixed-price incentive pricing arrangements, for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization program. As a service provider integrator, the contractor will provide an electronic health record off-the-shelf solution, integration activities and deployment across the Military Health System.

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia (N00039-15-D-0036); Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N00039-15-D-0037); Envistacom LLC, Atlanta (N00039-15-D-0038); Forward Slope Inc., San Diego (N00039-15-D-0039); and SOLUTE Consulting, San Diego (N00039-15-D-0040) are being awarded a $232,068,059 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cos

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia is being awarded a $32,721,919 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6250) for AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will complete AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control Systems (TCS) Technology Insertion (TI-14) Advanced Processing Build (APB-15) software for delivery to multiple submarine platforms.

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