Acquisition and Contracting

A group of 144 universities warned Congress that pending legislation to address patent litigation abuses is so broadly drawn that it would weaken the nation’s patent system and hinder the flow of groundbreaking advances from universities to the private sector.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification for the continued engineering, development, test, integration, fielding and on-site operations and sustainment support for the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system located worldwide for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $49,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the provision of scientific, engineering and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation and maintenance of synthetic signature generation-based systems utilizing the All World Environment Simulation. This effort will provide for technical support to aid in product development of tactical synthetic signature generation and signatures tactical training systems.

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Tactical Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, is being awarded a $22,954,037 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of Navy-owned phased array antenna hardware developed under the High Throughput Networking Infrastructure (HTNI) and the Affordable Common Radar Architecture (ACRA) projects.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, is being awarded a $25,848,612 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of MQ-8 operational, vendor, maintenance-related and laboratory support software.

S. Daniel Johnson has been appointed executive vice president, information systems and technology, General Dynamics, Falls Church, Virginia.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.

Rear Adm. Daniel B. Hendrickson will be assigned as assistant to the vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Washington, D.C.

Diego G. Rodriguez has been named assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office, New York City.

The National Security Agency’s third annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper competition is now open. Deadline for submissions is March 31.