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Northrop Grumman Awarded Command and Control Processor Contract

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $95 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P) Technology Refresh and Link 22 development. The contract addresses obsolescence issues in the current NGC2P system and supports system capability enhancements and new capability insertion, such as Link 22. The contract is acquiring software and hardware system development, engineering services and technology refresh field change kits. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, Calif., was the contracting activity on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence. 

Special Operations Local Area Network Contract Increased to $566 Million

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530 million to $566 million for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN). The contracting office is USSOCOM MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

CENTECH to Provide Base Telecommunications Services

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
CENTECH Group, Falls Church, Va., is being awarded an $11,274,760 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for operation and maintenance services of base telecommunications systems. The 99th Contracting Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Receives Space Based Infrared System Contract Modification

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $12,972,373 contract modification for Space Based Infrared System high component. The Air Force Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

En Pointe to Provide Software Licenses to Special Operations Command

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Micrometer Materials Form 3-D Military Tools

January 9, 2013
By Rita Boland

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University have discovered methods to control folding pathways and enable sequential folding on a millimeter scale using a low-intensity laser beam. Lasers at a low intensity worked as a trigger for tagging applications. Developers are fabricating sheets of millimeter-size structures that serve as battery-free wireless actuators that fold when exposed to a laser operating at eye-safe infrared wavelengths. The metallic structures may respond even to high-powered LED lighting. At the millimeter scale, the structures could attach, jump, apply friction and perform as mechanical switches serving a number of defense functions such as the remote initiation of energetic materials, micro thrusters for robotics and the attachment of transponder tags to fabric surfaces. They also could possibly integrate with logic/memory circuits, sensors, transponder tags and optical modules such as light emitting diodes.


Boeing Subsidiary Provides Ship Situational Awareness

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Boeing will continue helping improve situational awareness for U.S. Navy surface combat ships under a $46 million exercised option of its Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment F contract. The funding, to Boeing subsidiary Argon ST, covers seven systems over 18 months, representing the third lot of full-rate production units. Argon has delivered a combined total of more than 80 SSEE systems since 2000. Increment F improves on the E’s antennas, signal acquisition, and direction finding, facilitating increased data collection and better identification of potential threats.

Argon ST Continues Providing Torpedo Defense System

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Under a newly exercised option for the AN/SLQ- 25C system contract, Boeing subsidiary Argon ST, Fairfax, Va., will continue to supply U.S. Navy surface ships with countermeasures that lure torpedoes away by mimicking a vessel’s propulsion system. The $8 million option covers production and delivery of eight new AN/SLQ-25C systems—commonly called Nixie—under the Navy’s Surface Ship Torpedo Defense program. An electro-acoustic towed decoy system, Nixie can communicate with its host ship’s network for a fully integrated defense capability.

Small Firms to Compete for $1.42 Billion in DISN Funds

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Global Information Grid Services Management - Engineering, Transition and Implementation; Digital Management Inc., Bethesda, Md.; Onyx-Technica Joint Venture, Columbia, Md.; NES Associates LLC, Alexandria, Va.; Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Va.; TurningPoint-EMW Joint Venture LLC, Rockville, Md.; By Light Professional IT Services Inc. Arlington, Va.; and IPKeys Technologies LLC, Stafford, Va., were recently awarded, a multiple indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for worldwide support necessary to carry out required engineering, transition, implementation, integration; connection approval and IT service management activities, in support of existing and future Defense Information System Network (DISN) networking capabilities. Performance will predominantly be within the continental United States; however, support services are also required at multiple overseas locations. The period of performance includes a base period of two years, one two-year option period and one one-year option period for a total period of five years. The estimated contract ceiling value for the two-year base period of this action is $568 million. Furthermore, $1.42 billion is the sum total ceiling value for all seven GSM-ETI contracts, which cannot be exceeded over the life of the potential five years. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Thales to Provide Sentinel Radar for Foreign Sales

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Thales Raytheon Systems Co., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded an $18,549,840 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Sentinel radars and spares in support of Foreign Military Sales. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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