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Five Firms to Research and Develop ISR Technologies

February 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $89,447,206 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract to provide research, development, test, and evaluation of emerging surveillance technologies, sensors and systems with potential for applicability in the areas of air, ground, and shipboard intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and information operations systems. Stanley Associates Incorporated, Fairfax, Virgina, is being awarded a a potential $77,775,689. General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, could receive as much as $76,559,590. Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, will receive a potential $72,642,658, and L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, could receive $62,640,527. Awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. Each contract includes one two-year option. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Defense Intelligence Aims for Savings Via Reforms

December 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The defense intelligence community is considering an unlikely pairing of architecture approaches to enable necessary budget cuts without savaging performance. This hybrid method would team convergence and federation to allow all the disparate members of the community to strengthen their interoperability while maintaining a degree of autonomy necessary for their unique mission requirements.

Honing Defense Intelligence

October 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is broadening its customer base as well as its capabilities in a new strategy aimed at all levels of potential users. This represents a change in both the nature of defense intelligence and the innovations looming in collection, analysis and dissemination.


October 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

IN 2016, finding critical battlefield data provided by another nation’s unmanned aircraft or other systems may be as easy as locating information now on the World Wide Web.

Brainwaves Boost Intelligence

October 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

Researchers working for the U.S. Defense Department are nearing completion of a six-year project designed to harness brainwaves for imagery analysis, significantly improving the speed and accuracy of identifying critical information. The program brings operational neurotechnology into the realm of imagery analysis via advances in signal processing, human-computer interfaces and groundbreaking neuroscience, with the goal of providing new tools to warfighters.

BAH to Support U.S. Air Force Intelligence Mission Needs

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,863,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver the Stakeholder Analysis and Strategic Communication Plan, Capabilities Based Assessment Report, and the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Report to form a baseline for Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and surveillance analytic mission needs organized by key operational mission. The training-mission requirements assessment shall identify training gaps, as well as provide a strategic flight plan to improve intelligence analysis training to meet current and emergent training requirements to improve aircrew and ground forces survivability through improved analytical products. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Jorge Scientific to Demonstrate Explosive Detection Technologies for Afghanistan

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded about $8 million for the research, development, and demonstration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, munitions detection, and counter-improvised explosive device technological solutions to address deficiencies. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. There were 999 bids solicited, with 999 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Contrack to Build ISR Complex in Afghanistan

May 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Contrack International Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $34 million contract for the design and construction of an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance complex in Shindand, Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, Winchester, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Jorge Scientific to Operate Constant Hawk in Iraq

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Jorge Scientific Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $55 million contract for the operation and maintenance of Constant Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of August 31. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting authority.

Rockwell Collins Supports Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Network

April 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $13 million contract to provide for the logistic and fielding support for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Network. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity.


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