Acquisition and Contracting

L-3 National Security Solutions Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $6,606,907 modification (13) exercising an option to previously awarded task order (FA8723-13-D-0001 0002) for mission continuity for Mobile Consolidated Command Center. The contractor will provide operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for a survivable and endurable command and control of U.S. strategic, space and selected non-strategic forces, to include homeland security when directed.

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,193,364 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6296) for the procurement of engineering and technical support services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic No. N96-278 Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Systems.

Granite State Manufacturing, Manchester, New Hampshire, has hired Douglas Thomson as vice president.

Maj. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, USAF, has been assigned as director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, USN, has been appointed to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Naval Air Forces, and commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego. 

Moving to a cloud environment will save government agencies money, but those savings may not be great, especially in the short term. The cloud environment will, however, provide a range of valuable capabilities, according to three government chief technology officers.

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