Acquisition and Contracting

WR Systems Ltd., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,429,742 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering and program support services for the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar system. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2018. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $500,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will expire by the end of the current fiscal year.

The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded a $12,878,533 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide design agent and technical engineering services in support of the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex Systems (GEDMS) program. GEDMS is a third-generation shipboard network used for DDG 51 class destroyers.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Virginia, is being awarded an $18,100,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-type contract for the production of the WSN-7 navigation system and spares and technical support in association with production. The AN/WSN-7(V) ring laser gyro navigator system is a self-contained inertial navigator designed for Navy surface ships. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $49,107,571 modification (P00002) to contract W15P7T-15-C-0002 to support software, logistics documentation and hardware for the manpack radio. Fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2015 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $23,006,909 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

QinetiQ North America, Waltham, Massachusetts, has appointed Jeff Yorsz as president.

Maj. Gen. James H. Dickinson, USA, has been assigned as deputy director for test, Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Rear Adm. Ron J. MacLaren, USN, will be assigned as director, Joint Reserve Forces, J-9, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 

Rear Adm. Alexander L. Krongard, USN, will be assigned as deputy director for Operations, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

The U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture have been named co-chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new federal government initiative aimed at increasing broadband investment and reducing barriers to broadband deployment and adoption. 

A team of students from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, will use this year's Undersea Defence Technology exhibition to present a revolutionary man-powered submarine. The group, known as WASUB, designed the craft to break the world speed record for a single-person propeller driven submarine.