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Air Force Procures Extrusion Prevention System

August 15, 2014

Ace Technology Partners LLC, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has been awarded a $7,047,715 firm-fixed-price contract for Fidelis eXtrusion Prevention System (XPS) standard maintenance and software. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8732-13-D-0014 RV01).

Quanterion Solutions to Support Threat Reduction Agency

August 15, 2014

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, Utica, New York, is being awarded a $25,370,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide services for the operations of the Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center (DTRIAC), located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and the support office at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Services include conducting analytical activities, preserving and expanding the knowledge base, providing research related to DTRA mission areas, conducting outreach to the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive community on combating weapons of mass destruction topics and maintaining the information technology readiness and innovation potential to further advance information sharing. The DTRIAC manages a vast collection of unclassified and classified knowledge bases. The DTRIAC acquires digests, analyzes, evaluates, synthesizes stores, publishes and disseminates scientific and technical information related to all DTRA mission areas. The contracting activity is the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (HDTRA1-14-D-0009).

Small Business Supports Airborne Threat Simulation

August 15, 2014

U.S. Technologies Incorporated, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is being awarded a $13,825,350 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 5,270 of the various types of AN/ULQ-21technique control modulator circuit card assemblies in support of the Airborne Threat Simulation Organization (ATSO). ATSO develops, integrates, and operationally supports countermeasures and emitter threat simulation systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0023).

Japan Procures Undersea Warfare System

August 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $59,728,305 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) for the Navy's fiscal 2014 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) System and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a USW combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. The contract is for development and production of the Technical Insertion 14 baseline of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 USW systems. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Japan (25.4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports ICBM Software

August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $12,597,184 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P04014) to F42610-98-C-0001 for the ICBM Operational Software Sustainment Program (IOSSP). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $9,892,257,714. The contract modification provides for the exercise of option CLIN 7885 for the sustainment of the IOSSP of the ICBM weapon system under the ICBM partial bridge contract. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Some Cyber Attackers Lie Low

August 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin officials report that some attackers against their networks have disappeared—for now.

Iraq, Russia, Defense Hot Topics for U.S., Australia Dialogue

August 14, 2014
By Rita Boland

Foreign fighters, general Middle East unrest and how to handle the unfolding events in Ukraine led interests during the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation 2014 discussion.

Welcome to Drone-o-Rama

September 1, 2014
By Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA (Ret.)

It really is the perfect weapon for a country of couch potatoes. Grab the remote, point, click and “boom,” there goes some hapless al-Qaida bigwig, blown to smithereens in living color. It is like playing “Call of Duty,” but with real ammo.

Keeping the Soldier in PEO Soldier

September 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

Awareness on the battlefield coupled with lighter loads for increased warfighter mobility are key enablers of the future fight. Brig. Gen. (P) Paul A. Ostrowski, USA, the program executive officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, is focusing his organization on addressing those needs.

Making Mobility a Battlefield Reality

September 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The widespread use of mobile devices on the battlefield, which may have seemed an improbability just a few years ago, may become an actuality within the next few. A recently released strategy document supports that pending reality, which is expected to increase situational awareness, improve operational effectiveness and enhance the operational advantage for U.S. forces.

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