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Matrix Research to Develop Low Observable Technologies

April 1, 2014

Matrix Research Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $45,085,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for development and demonstration of supportable and manufacturable low observable (LO) technologies. This program will develop, demonstrate, and transition supportable and manufacturable technologies that will reduce the production and life cycle sustainment burden of LO treatments, materials, repairs, and processes. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-5400).

Insitu Supports RQ-21A Overseas Contingency Operations

April 1, 2014

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded $8,355,422 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0025 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0008) for the hardware and services required to operate, maintain, and support previously procured RQ-21A EOC unmanned aircraft systems in support of overseas contingency operations. Hardware and services to be provided include spare and consumable parts and in-theatre field service representatives to supplement Marine Corps operators and maintainers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Three Firms Awarded Force Protection Contracts

April 1, 2014

SERCO, Reston, Va., is being awarded a potential $46,041,918 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide life cycle sustainment, integration, acquisition and technical support for anti-terrorism/force protection Naval Electronic Surveillance Systems to Department of Defense agencies and other government activities as required. This is one of three contracts awarded: each awardee (CACI, N66001-14-D-0052, $42,382,869; Honeywell, N66001-14-D-0053, $43,196,813) will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes two, one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the potential ceiling value of this award to an estimated $77,641,933. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-13-D-0054).

NetCentrics Supports Pentagon Offices

April 1, 2014

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $33,042,835 modification to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-D-0002) for information technology operations front office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS-supported organizations, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, the Defense Legal Services Agency and the Central Adjudication facility, and the Office of Military Commissions. WHS, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Supports Combat Theater Signal Brigade

April 1, 2014

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a $12,414,345 modification (P00010) to exercise option year two on cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W91RUS-12-C-0011 to provide the 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units staff support in the areas of administrative support, operations support and logistics support within the Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Qatar with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2015. Army Contracting Command–Netcom Branch, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Modification for Two GPS Space Vehicles

April 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Newton, Pa., has been awarded a $245,778,905 modification (P00286) to cost-plus-incentive-fee contract FA8807-08-C-0010 to exercise the option for additional Global Positioning System III Space Vehicles 07 and 08. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Defense Secretary Hagel Launches High-Level Review of Military Medals Process

March 31, 2014
Sandra Jontz

The practice of awarding bronze stars to mid-level officers who never set foot outside the wire might see a demise similar to that of the controversial Distinguished Warfare Medal of a year ago, if a new department directive bears fruit. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week directed each of the service leaders and combatant commanders to conduct a high-level, comprehensive review of military decorations and the awards program.

Veterans Unemployment Rate Dropped in 2013

March 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The unemployment rate for veterans of recent conflicts—that is, those who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts—dropped a bit last year, according to Labor Department statistics.

U.S. Air Force Awards Potential $5.7 Billion under NETCENTS-2 Contract

March 28, 2014

The Centech Group Inc., Falls Church, Va.,( FA8732-14-D-0010); Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego, Calif., (FA8732-14-D-0011); Smartronix Inc., Hollywood, Md., (FA8732-14-D-0012); SMS Data Products Group Inc., McLean, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0013); Indus Corp., Vienna, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0014); Technica Corp., Sterling, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0015); Telos Corp., Ashburn, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0016); Sumaria Systems Inc., Danvers, Mass., (FA8732-14-D-0017); BTAS Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio, (FA8732-14-D-0018); American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0019); STG, Inc., Reston, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0020) and MicroTechnologies LLC, Vienna, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0021) have been awarded a maximum $5,790,000,000 multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) network operations and infrastructure solutions. This contract vehicle will provide solutions to support network operations, core enterprise services and infrastructure development and operations, includes network management/defense, services oriented architecture infrastructure, enterprise level security/management and implementation/operations, telephony infrastructure and services. This contract vehicle is the mandatory source for all Air Force units purchasing services that fall under the scope of the contract, and it is available for use by Army, Navy, other department of defense and federal agencies. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala.

Exelis Provides Counter-IED Systems in Afghanistan

March 28, 2014

Exelis Inc., Information Systems Division, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $17,789,717 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0002) for the continued procurement of post-production maintenance support of Navy crew fixed site systems and procurement and support of the transmitting set, counter measure AN/PLT-4 systems. This action fills a requirement for equipment, maintenance and support for the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JSEOD CREW) program and for continued maintenance and support, including original equipment manufacturer field service representatives, for Legacy Navy CREW systems. The JSEOD CREW program provides all military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) services with a new electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices. JSEOD protects EOD forces of all services, including those currently located in Operating Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

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