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Raytheon to Provide Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Radar System

December 22, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $25,405,003 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of PMA-290 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) AN/APS-148 SeaVue radar system components. The MPRA is the primary maritime surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy. Functions and duties include anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare; command, control, communications, computer and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance; search and rescue; drug interdiction; and exclusive economic zone protection. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by May 2016. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $25,405,003 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured, in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 USC 2304(c) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1; only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-10-G-WT78).
 

Multiple Firms Awarded Decision Nearly $99 Million C4ISR Contract

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
BOSH Global Services, Newport News, Va. (N65236-13-D-5840); Imagine One StraCon Venture LLC, Fort Worth, Texas (N65236-13-D-5841); ISHPI Information Technologies Inc., Mount Pleasant, S.C. (N65236-13-D-5842); Sentek Global, San Diego, Calif. (N65236-13-D-5843); Skylla Engineering Ltd., Humble, Texas (N65236-13-D-5844); and Chugach Federal Solution Inc., Anchorage, Alaska (N65236-13-D-5858) are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based multiple award contract. The contracts are for the procurement of decision superiority services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these multiple award contracts to an estimated $98,764,531. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

Argon to Support Joint Protection System Research

April 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Argon ST Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $9,632,695 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide services in support of the Joint Unified Multi-Capable Protection System research and development program. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Johns Hopkins Laboratory Awarded Research and Development Contract

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a five-year, sole source, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Defense Department. The maximum ceiling amount is $2,296,583,964 for up to 11,964,743 staff hours of research and development in the core competency areas approved for JHU/APL by the department, which include: strategic systems test and evaluation; submarine security and survivability; space science and engineering; combat systems and guided missiles; theater air defense and power projection; and information technology; simulation, modeling, and operations analysis. This contract includes an option for an additional five years, which requires separate review and approval by assistant secretary of the Navy (research development and acquisition) and assistant secretary of defense (research and evaluation), which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative maximum ceiling value of the contract to $4,904,853,263 for up to 23,929,486 staff hours. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity on behalf of the Defense Department.

Multiple Firms to Support Cyber Intelligence and Information Operations

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Anchored Systems JV, Washington, D.C.; Ausgar Technologies, San Diego, Calif.; Burke Consortium Inc., Alexandria, Va.; The Cybrix Group, Tampa, Fla.; Flatter and Associate Inc., Stafford, Va.; GRSI, Frederick, Md.; ISHPI Information Technologies Inc., Mt Pleasant, S.C.; Mandex Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Mystikal Solutions LLC, San Antonio, Texas; Senta, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; SPARC LLC, Charleston, S.C.; Stargates Inc. Arlington, Va.; Strohmier Consulting LLC, Ashburn, Va.; and Technical and Project Engineering (TAPE), Kingstowne, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based, multiple award contract, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price orders, to provide command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) electronics and communications services and solutions in support of mission capabilities within cyber intelligence and information operations mission areas. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these multiple-award contracts to an estimated $98,764,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

General Dynamics to Support U.S. Marine Corps C4ISR

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a 42-month, $94.4 million task order to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Total Integrated Ground Equipment Readiness Contractor Logistics Support (TIGER CLS) contract. General Dynamics will deliver cost-effective, innovative technology, logistics and program management support for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These systems provide Marine Corps intelligence units with critical information and communications links to numerous stakeholders worldwide. Work will be performed in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Okinawa, Japan; Dam Neck, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Stafford, Va.; and Bahrain.

SAIC to Support Network Integration Engineering Facility

August 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,389,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical expertise to the Network Integration Engineering Facility providing packaging, integration, environmental qualification design and testing, deployment, and life cycle support for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, electronic, and/or computer systems used by the Department of Defense and other agencies. The contract also provides for form-fit-function engineering, design and packaging of commercial-off-the-shelf and government-off-the-shelf products for military applications.  This one-year contract includes two, one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $61,999,236. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Support C4ISR Training for Saudi Arabia

August 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $23,181,469 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services in the areas of training and education; engineering; program and financial management; plans and programs; communications, command, control, computers and intelligence and electronic warfare; naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support; logistic and supply; English-language training; special studies and management support services for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces associated with Saudi Naval Support Program requirements in the United States and Saudi Arabia. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Kingdom of Jordan Purchases Harris Radios

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida, has received a $30 million order to provide the Kingdom of Jordan with tactical radios that will provide advanced communication capabilities in the next phase of the deployment of a modernized command, control, communications, surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for its military. The Harris Falcon III and Falcon II radio family will deliver the voice and data communications core for the country's new command and control system.

Air Force Seeks Sharpest Needles in Data Haystack

June 26, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Air Force is polishing its magnifying glass to find usable information in amongst overwhelming stacks of data.

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