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SAIC Supports High-Performance Computing

July 30, 2014

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $89,526,485 cost-plus-incentive fee, incrementally funded contract with options, for management and technical support for high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Kihei, Hawaii; Lorton, Virginia; and McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 28, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-14-F-0103).

Army Modifies Automated Data Contract

July 30, 2014

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $11,410,533 modification (P00022) to contract W91WAW-12-C-0047 for the oversight of all information technology requirements for developing, administering, maintaining and enhancing automated data and information systems. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $11,410,328 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is July 28, 2015. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Austria Procures Thermal Imaging Systems

July 30, 2014

FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded a $7,171,955 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Austria) contract for seven Star Safire 380-High Definition Thermal Imaging Systems, with accessories, training and extended warranty. Work will be performed in Wilsonville, Oregon, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,151,174 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-14-C-D058).

U.S. Navy Modifies Information Technology Ashore Contract

July 30, 2014

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,437,025 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-10-D-6506) with firm-fixed-price and/or firm, fixed-price, level-of-effort task orders for information technology ashore operations support services in support of the Military Sealift Command's Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems directorate. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (74.7 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (16.9 percent); San Diego (5.9 percent); Pensacola, Florida (2.4 percent); Scott Air Force Base, Illinois (less than 1 percent); Yokohama, Japan (less than 1 percent); and Naples, Italy (less than 1 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2015. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-10-D-6506).

Lockheed Martin to Produce Signal Processor Technology

July 28, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $40,662,000 not-to-exceed contract for the production of one multi-mission signal processor equipment set, ballistic missile defense 4.0.2 equipment and Aegis Weapon System upgraded equipment to support fielding Aegis modernization capabilities to the fleet. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-5106).

Benchmark Contracting to Build UAV Physical Protection System

July 28, 2014

Benchmark Contracting Incorporated (dba Cobblestone Construction), Las Vegas, was awarded a $10,643,419 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a remote piloted aircraft mission complex physical protection system, Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada. The Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, is the contracting activity (W912PL-14-C-0012).

Archer to Construct UAV Launch and Recovery Facility

July 28, 2014

Archer Western Federal JV, Chicago, was awarded a $30,197,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of an unmanned aerial vehicle launch and recovery complex within restricted airspace. Work will be performed at Ft. Bliss, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2015. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-14-C-0039).

Small Businesses Added to $7 Billion Solar Contract

July 28, 2014

Bay Electric Co. Incorporated, Newport News, Virginia (W912DY-14-D-0035); BITHENERGY Incorporated, Baltimore (W912DY-14-D-0064); Bright Light Federal LLC, Littleton, Colorado (W912DY-14-D-0065); Ecoplexus, San Francisco (W912DY-14-D-0066); Essex Construction LLC, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0067); Indian Energy LLC, Newport Beach, California (W912DY-14-D-0068); Infinity Development Partners LLC, New Braunfels, Texas (W912DY-14-D-0069); Legatus6 LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0070); Scatec Solar North America Incorporated, Sausalito, California (W912DY-14-D-0072); SunLight General Capital LLC, New York (W912DY-14-D-0073); and Third Sun Solar LLC, Athens, Ohio (W912DY-14-D-0074), are being added as awardees for the solar technology category of power awards under solicitation W912DY-11-R-0036. These companies, as well as those previously announced, will share a maximum $7 billion firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for use in competing and awarding power purchase agreements for solar technology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Persistent Systems Awarded Army Contract

July 28, 2014

Persistent Systems LLC, New York, was awarded a $49 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, incrementally funded contract for the Program Manager for Special Programs office for analysis and support, research and development, procurement and production, sustainment and training. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0016).

Technology Cost and Complexity Killing U.S.

July 23, 2014
By George I. Seffers

DARPA director describes a global shift in the technology environment that poses a national threat.

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