Acquisition and Contracting

Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Strong legal issues must be addressed before companies take cyber active defense into their own hands.

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $8,131,791 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0006 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0021) for engineering integration efforts on the Digital Red Switch System (DRSS) in support of one E-6B Mercury aircraft. This DRSS modification will provide enhanced distribution of audio from mission radios and includes efforts in the systems integration lab.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded $13,194,385 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for enterprise management and technical support services to the Navy Information Dominance Force’s Shore Modernization and Integration Directorate in the areas of: enterprise architecture and operational transition planning; shore network and communications modernization; information technology service management process standardization; cybersecurity; and information technology portfolio management support.

Intelligent Decisions Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, was awarded a $6,848,385 modification (P00005) to contract W912CL-14-C-0018 for information technology operations and maintenance for U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay Cuba with an estimated completion date of July 22, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,848,385 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting authority.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $15 million modification (P00023) to contract W9113M-12-C-0055 for block 2 pre-planned product improvements of the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) system. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,300,000 were obligated at the time of the award.

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $20,753,021 modification (P00329) to previously awarded F19628-00-C-0019 contract. Contractor will provide critical mission operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment office in support of air, missile and space defense for the National Command Authority.

General Dynamics received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) technology insertion and advanced processing build software for U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles.

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced a $2.9 million cybersecurity mobile app security research and development award that will help identify mobile app vulnerabilities. The Northern Virginia-based small business, Kryptowire, was awarded a 30-month contract through the S&T’s Long Range Broad Agency Announcement.

Acquisition reform remains a long-sought goal of defense procurement experts, but their efforts have a greater urgency as the existing system threatens the very existence of the defense industrial base.