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Lockheed Wins ISC2 Sustainment Contract

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Air Defense, Missile Warning, and Space Defense systems that support the missions of North American Aerospace Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Strategic Command will continue to be sustained by Lockheed Martin, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center selected Lockheed Martin to provide operations, maintenance, and sustainment of these missions under the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) contract. The contract consists of three one- year options, with a total potential value of $250 million. ISC2 provides geographically disparate commanders the ability to monitor and assess multi-mission threats concurrently. Under the sustainment contract, Lockheed Martin will support the space, air defense and missile warning missions, ensuring that information and data is seamlessly shared between those and other C2 systems. 

U.S. Navy Procures General Dynamics Radios

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Navy has ordered an additional 53 General Dynamics-built AN/USC-61(C) four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) for use aboard new Navy ships, submarines and inshore sites. In addition to the new radios, existing DMR hardware will be modified to accommodate networking waveforms owned by the government. This order exercises an option on a contract awarded to General Dynamics in 2010. The option has a total potential value of $35 million. The radio is capable of simultaneous, secure short-range and global communications on any of its four channels. It also is interoperable with a wide variety of legacy military radios and was the first software defined radio certified by the National Security Agency to protect information classified at the top secret level and below. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the contracting authority.

Northrop Grumman Receives Two Global Hawk Contracts

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $22,917,927 cost plus incentive fee contract for the software maintenance and flight test portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) Block Load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allow the contractor to participate in planning, provisioning, conducting, analyzing and documenting an integrated Global Hawk combined developmental and operational flight test program. The company also has been awarded a $14,757,964.50 firm fixed price contract for the infrastructure portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) Block Load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allows the contractor to manage the day-to-day EMD contract operations for the Global Hawk Weapon System including Air Vehicle, Ground Segment and Support Segment. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Harris to Upgrade Counter Communication Systems

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Harris Corp. Government Communications Systems, Palm Bay, Fla., is being awarded a $36,329,490.00 cost plus award fee, cost plus fixed fee and firm fixed price contract to provide upgrades for the five Counter Communication Systems (CCS) Block 10 systems to the CCS B10.1 baseline and critical and depot system spares to meet operational reliability requirements. The location of the performance is Palm Bay, Fla. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. 

General Atomics to Research Predator Software Update Management

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $7,034,404.00 cost-plus-fixed fee, research and development contract for the continuous look/attack management for the Predator software updates. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

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. 

Pacific Defense Receives Situational Awareness Contract

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Pacific Defense Solutions LLC, Kihei, Hawaii is being awarded a $9,724,737 cost plus fixed fee contract for space situational awareness research and development. The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. 

Raytheon Awarded Text Filtering and Exploration Contract

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $16,487,403 cost plus fixed fee contract for alert dissemination and event profiles from text as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text Program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. 

Multiple Firms to Provide Battlespace Awareness Contracts

November 5, 2012
George I. Seffers

Management Services Group Inc. dba Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Va.; Sentek Consulting Inc. dba Sentek Global, San Diego; Skylla Engineering Ltd., Humble, Texas; and UEC Electronics, Hanahan, S.C., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based, multiple award contracts, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price orders, to provide battle space awareness services including the integration and test of systems of systems focused on the delivery of battlespace awareness, and intelligence capabilities and systems as well as the integrated employment of information operations (IO) capabilities, and also the development, integration, and test of intelligence, battlespace awareness, and information operations applications and dedicated hardware. The cumulative, estimated value of the base year is $19,750,000. Contract funds in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated on this award. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these multiple award contracts to an estimated $98,760,000. These four contractors may compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Grumman to Provide Data Link Equipment

November 5, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Information Systems, Network Communication Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $20,578,917 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for ancillary equipment, hardware, and software changes to integrate the Multi-Role Tactical Common Data Link (MR-TCDL) into the E6-B aircraft. The MR-TCDL includes two Ku line-of-sight channels and one Ka satellite communications channel. Ancillary equipment includes power conditioning, cooling, electrical and network distribution, and any other integration hardware required to interface Block II B kits into the existing E6-B architecture. Ancillary software changes are those changes to existing software necessary to accommodate the new data flows and data interfaces. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

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