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Woolpert to Develop Camera Co-Collection System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $9,485,996 for the development of a camera co-collection system. Fiscal 2012 research, development, testing and engineering funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-C-0010).

Rockwell Collins to Provide Advanced GPS Receiver to Saudi Arabia

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $29,601,551 for the testing and delivery of the Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D018).

U.S. Army Modifies Counter-IED Contract

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $59,300,000 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W15P7T-09-D-M615) for the procurement of spare parts for the Duke System that counters radio control improvised explosive devices. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $788,903,561. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

Carter Calls for Cuts

August 6, 2013

 

At the direction of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense, has ordered a 20 percent reduction in headquarters management spending throughout the U.S. Defense Department. The cuts apply to all higher headquarters staff, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistants (PSAs) and their defense agency staffs, the Joint Staff, and Service Secretary and Service Chief staffs.

The 20 percent decrease applies to civilian personnel working at headquarters and associated costs, including contract services, facilities and information technology. While military personnel are not part of headquarters budgets, organizations have been directed to strive for a goal of 20 percent decrease in military personnel billets on headquarters staffs. Carter encouraged senior managers to ensure that cuts are made “aggressively and as soon as possible” to eliminate uncertainty for employees and contractors. When possible, some reductions should be made in fiscal year 2014; however, the guideline is to make them proportionately beginning with a fifth of the cut occurring in fiscal year 2015.

Carter has asked that departments submit their reduction plans with their Program Objective Memorandum, which are due on September 23, 2013.

 

JIE Reaches Initial Operational Capability

August 6, 2013

 

The U.S. Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE) achieved initial operational capability (IOC) on July 31. The JIE is the largest restructuring of information technology management in the military’s history. At the end of the project, personnel will have access to a secure joint environment made up of a shared information technology infrastructure, a single security architecture and enterprise services.

The environment is now available across U.S. European and Africa commands and is managed by the first Enterprise Operations Center, Stuttgart, Germany. The IOC is a validation of the processes and relationships the department will use to support center operations as the environment matures.

 

Boeing Awarded $2 Billion for P-8A Poseidon Low-rate Production

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $2,042,060,385 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for the procurement of 13 P-8A multi-mission maritime low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot IV aircraft and 13 ancillary mission equipment kits in support of the LRIP Lot IV aircraft. In addition this modification includes procurement for one lot of diminishing manufacturing sources and long-lead parts associated with the manufacture of 16 P-8A full-rate production Lot I aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Wins $223 Million Korea Night Vision Contract

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin–Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $223,310,000 for the procurement of Modernized-Target Acquisition Designations Sight pilot night vision sensors and related services in support of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-13-C-0104). 

SAIC to continues Angel Fire and Blue Devil Support in Afghanistan

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $30 million modification (P00038) to an undefinitized contractual action (FA8650-10-C-1887) for operations and maintenance (O&M) of Angel Fire Spiral 2+ Blue Devil Block I. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $243,484,412. The contract modification is for the Blue Devil Block 1 outside the continental United States O&M program, which will provide operational mission support of deployed warfighters with an advanced multi-intelligence, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensor system. This additional work reflects the extension of the program up to six months. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.  

Advanced Technology to Provide Radio Systems to Lebanon

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Advanced Technology Systems Co., McLean, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales (FMS) contract with a maximum value of $26,666,806 for the procurement of tetra trunked radio communication systems for the Lebanese Armed Forces. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D082). 

Raytheon Awarded Nearly $403 Million Missile Defense Contract Modification

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass., is being awarded a contract modification (P00010) under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract HQ0147-12-D-0005. The value of this contract modification is $402,880,000, increasing the total ceiling value from $307,580,000 to $710,460,000. Under this modification, the contractor will continue software maintenance, models and simulations, engineering support and Ballistic Missile Defense System test planning, execution and analysis for X-Band radars. This modification will also include software development. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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