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Raytheon to Reduce GPS Control Station Crew Size

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colo., is being awarded a $26,300,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee modification contract for GPS operator control station minimized crew manning to reduce crew size from eight to four personnel. The contracting activity is Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

Navmar to Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $31,284,013 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for continued sustainment and establishment of Copperhead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle detachments. This includes the procurement of the 42 TigerShark Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Block III platforms, and up to four ground control stations and associated spares as well as continental United States and outside the continental United States personnel support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., 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.

Sandia Awards Information Technology Contracts to Three Firms

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., has issued three information technology contracts totaling $353 million over a potential term of seven years. The awards streamline IT contracting at the labs, replace expiring contracts and integrate multiple service contracts to create efficiencies and long-term cost savings. Award A, an estimated $44.4 million contract for telecommunications, went to Mutual Telecom Services, Needham, Mass. Award B was a small business set-aside for enterprise computing and corporate desktop support that was awarded to The Kemtah Group, Albuquerque, for an estimated $81 million. And Award C for mission computing services, encompassing a variety of other IT services and estimated at $227.5 million, went to Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.

AMSEC Wins U.S. Navy IT Contract

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

AMSEC LLC, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a potential $19,638,474 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for information management technology support services, which will provide system maintenance, submarine maintenance engineering, planning and procurement (SUBMEPP) activity enterprise business process information systems that support Department of the Navy initiatives supporting Navy Marine Corps Intranet/functional area managers, and onsite operational support for SUBMEPP information technology systems. In addition, the contractor shall provide additional resources to support SUBMEPP's applications, interfaces with the Navy's Enterprise Resource Planning , web initiatives, desktop publishing and content management systems product development, and development of new information technology solutions to support Navy improved business processes and efficiencies. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Sonosite Receives Radiology System Funding

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

SonoSite Inc., Bothell, Wash., was issued a contract modification exercising a fourth option year. The modification is a fixed price with economic-price-adjustment contract with a maximum $46,228,189 for radiology systems, subsystems and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

U.S. Navy Modifies Sensors Research and Development Contract

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Cortana Corp., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $7,818,326 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to exercise an option for the research and development of sensors and systems in support of the Advanced Sensor Application Program and the Remote Environmental Sensor Program. Sensors and systems support a variety of naval aviation missions, including air-under-sea warfare, defense suppression, electronic attack, naval warfare and amphibious, strike and anti-surface warfare. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Special Forces Command Awards Potential $190 Million Unmanned Aircraft System Contract

February 7, 2013
George I. Seffers

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., has been awarded a $1,000,000 minimum - $190,000,000 maximum, twenty-five month, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support to U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract is for the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (MEUAS) ISR service using contractor-owned and contractor-operated equipment. The work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and overseas. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.

The Now and Next of NIE

February 6, 2013
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army is finalizing its official report on the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 even as it prepares for the next iteration of the event and Capability Set 14. Soldiers are tweaking processes to make the exercises more valuable while working closer with industry to speed fielding as much as possible under tight acquisition regulations.

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