Acquisition and Contracting

The Department of Homeland Security has endured growing pains as a result of its rapid creation, but it also can chalk up significant accomplishments.

Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, USA, has been assigned as chief, U.S. Military Training Mission Saudi Arabia, U.S. Central Command, Saudi Arabia.

Maj. Gen. John Uberti, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

Maj. Gen. William K. Fuller, USA, has been assigned as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.



The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate today announced the winners of S&T’s first innovation prize competition: The Vreeland Institute Inc., Copake, New York., and Certa Cito LLC, Rochester, New York.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, operations, Resolute Support mission, NATO and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Allen W. Batschelet, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.


Robin Rand, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  


Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, was awarded an $11,447,356 modification (P00030) to contract W9113M-13-C-0009 for surveillance system supply and support of the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment System. Work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $4,235,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

KOAM Engineering Services, San Diego, California, is being awarded a three-year $61,836,881 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical expertise to the Network Integration Engineering Facility, providing unique and reliable packaging, integration, environmental qualification design and testing, deployment, and life cycle support for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) electronic and computer systems used by the Department of Defense and other agencies.