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U.S. Navy Modifies Submarine Acoustics Contract

December 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $124,531,317 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for the development and production of the acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion (A-RCI) and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI14) for the U.S. submarine fleet. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off-the-shelf based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Upgrade Aircraft for Multiple Nations

December 13, 2013

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated ceiling-price of $872,766,714 for system upgrades for F/A-18 A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Canada. This contract provides for deliverables and services based on system configuration set life cycle phases for the aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia and Canada. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0008).

Lockheed Martin Receives GPS Contract Modification

December 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp, Newton, Pa., has been awarded a $200,700,415 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00276) on an existing contract (FA8807-08-C-0010) for GPS III space vehicles 05 and 06. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Contracting Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

MCI to Support High Performance Computing Modernization

December 13, 2013

MCI Communications Services Inc., doing business as Verizon Business Services, Ashburn, Va., was awarded an $11,071,650 sole-source modification (P00066) to firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract DCA200-02-D-5003 for Defense Research and Engineering Network II telecommunication services in support of the High Performance Computing Modernization program office. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

EDO to Support B-1 Surveillance/Electronic Countermeasure Components

December 13, 2013

EDO Corp., Defense Systems Division, Amityville, N.Y., has been awarded an estimated $10,206,061 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract for depot level repair efforts of ALQ-161 radio frequency surveillance/electronic countermeasure (RFS/ECM) system components. Contractor will acquire depot level repair on a combination of line replaceable and shop replaceable units consisting of 235 national stock numbers in support of ALQ-161A RFS/ECM used on the B-1 aircraft. Air Force Sustainment Center/PZABB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8522-14-D-0002).  

Circle City to Install Fort Rucker IT Infrastructure

December 13, 2013

Circle City Telcom Inc., Ala., was awarded a $7,870,392 firm-fixed-price contract to complete the installation, and testing of upgrades to the information technology infrastructure at Fort Rucker, Ala. The work will complete the installation, and secure and test upgrades to Fort Rucker's installation information infrastructure. It will install the remaining outside plant core and fiber optic cable, inside plant fiber optic cable terminations, complete site preparation for two communication shelters, and core data node installations. It will also complete data network fielding at the remaining end-user locations, and the cutover and migration of data users to the new installation information infrastructure modernization network. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-C-0063).

Pakistan Orders QinitiQ Robots

December 13, 2013

QinetiQ North America  has announced that its TALON military robots will provide explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) mission support to Pakistan’s military forces. The latest $7.8 million order was facilitated by the U.S. Navy and follows previous orders from Pakistan for EOD robots. 

PacStar Awarded WIN-T Contract

December 13, 2013

PacStar has announced it has been awarded a three-year, $6.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T). The WIN-T contract significantly expands the use of PacStar’s IQ-Core Software by mobile network communications units across the U.S. Army. IQ-Core Software delivers communications management by replacing time-intensive, complex and error-prone manual set-up and management processes for battlefield tactical communications systems with configuration wizards that automate both complex and routine tasks. 

Cyber Grand Challenge Aims to Create Computing Revolution

December 11, 2013
By Henry S. Kenyon

New details are available on the Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest designed to push the boundaries of software development with the goal of creating programs that can analyze, diagnose and repair flaws they detect in computer networks.

Warriors 4 Wireless Pilot Program Expands to National Initiative

December 9, 2013

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently joined with a coalition of private-sector partners from the telecommunications industry to expand the Warriors 4 Wireless pilot program, a new nonprofit effort aimed at connecting veterans and returning service members to jobs in the rapidly growing wireless telecommunications industry.

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