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Senate Defense Bill Calls for Better Incentives For Cyber Warriors

May 28, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Cyber warfare garnered attention and funding earmarks in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2015 Defense Department spending bill as lawmakers want to see federal civilian jobs pay more competitive salaries to keep up with the industry work force.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Cyber Range Contract

May 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $14,220,326 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to operate and sustain the National Cyber Range capability which is designed to allow potentially virulent code to be introduced and studied on the range without compromising the range itself. U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-14-C-0020).

Lockheed Martin Receives Submarine Warfare Contract

May 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a $23,649,192 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6272) for systems engineering and integration in support of Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems. These services include requirements synthesis, technical performance parameter derivation, test and validation, and configuration management and control of the submarine fleet electronic interface database. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

ThalesRaytheon to Provide Air Defense Radar to Kazakhstan

May 27, 2014

ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply 20 Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh air force. The agreement provides for the development of GM400 radars for the Kazakh air force by Granit Thales Electronics, a joint venture formed by Thales and SKTB Granit in 2012 under a defense-industry partnership. This radar is designed for both fixed-site operation under a radome and for operations in the field, where it can be deployed in under two hours. The GM400s will boost Kazakhstan’s air defense capabilities, giving the Kazakh Air Force the ability to detect a broad array of threats from low to high altitude, assuring extended air surveillance over its territory.

Guest Blog: Making A Strategic Investment In Network on the Road to Innovation

May 27, 2014
By Anthony Robbins

Ongoing budget cuts place the Defense Department in a challenging situation, tasked with continually supporting warfighters on an increasingly tight budget. The most direct route for the department to accomplish mission goals and support warfighters is through information technology innovation.

DARPA Unveils Hack-Proof Drone, Bomb Bot

May 23, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has unveiled a drone and a mini bomb-detecting bot that operate on secure software that officials say make them hack-proof.

ESN to Support Integrated Voice Networks Branch

May 23, 2014

Engineering Services Network Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, (ESN) recently announced it was awarded a contract worth up to $24.5 million from the U.S. Navy to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Integrated Voice Networks Branch and provide telephony network support. The award is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. If exercised, option periods would bring the potential ceiling value to an estimated $41.2 million. ESN will provide technical support for the Integrated Voice Networks Branch (Code 41330) and the Integrated Voice Communications System Life Cycle Support Facility in performance of the in-service engineering authority duties, and other voice communications duties and assignments.  

BAE Supports Common Missile Warning System

May 23, 2014

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $7,145,241 modification (P00015) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0049) for logistics in support of the Common Missile Warning System. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Small Business to Support Airborne Threat Simulation

May 23, 2014

United States Technologies Incorporated, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is being awarded a $19,122,236 ceiling-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of hardware and modification services for the development, integration and operational support of countermeasure and emitter threat simulator systems for the Airborne Threat Simulation Organization. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0020).

Multiple Firms to Provide Multimodal Biometrics

May 23, 2014

American Systems Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4986); Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4987); Honeywell Technology Solutions Incoorporated, Columbia, Maryland (N65236-14-D-4988); Ideal Innovations Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4989); Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4990); and Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta (N65236-14-D-4991) are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract. The contracts are for the procurement of biometric support services in the areas of research and development, investigation, analysis, test and evaluation procurement and reporting for counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and force protection technology needs, intelligence gathering technology, identity exploitation, and the overall development of multi-modal biometric technologies. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $33,133,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $99,400,000. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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