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Rockwell Collins to Provide Aircraft Communications Equipment

March 25, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,292,793 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 57 control radio sets, 57 high power amplifiers, 57 low noise amplifier diplexers and 62 receiver transmitters. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

InDyne to Support Launch Facility C4

March 25, 2014

InDyne Inc., Reston, Va., has been awarded a $30,805,507 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00500) to contract (F04684-03-C-0050) to exercise option 12 for the operations and maintenance support services, training, command, control, communications, information and computer systems services, testing, modification and installation of communications, electronic, and security systems at launch facilities, launch control centers and test facilities for the 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Contracting Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Awarded Radar Data Processor Contract

March 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $8,053,848 firm-fixed-price contract for radar data processors. This is a sole-source acquisition. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THAG).

GE to Provide Digital Imaging Communication System

March 25, 2014

General Electric Co., Waukesha, Wis., has been awarded a maximum $72,955,840 modification (P00101) exercising the first option period on a two-year base contract (SPM2D1-12-D-8310) with one two-year option and one one-year option period for digital imaging network-picture archive communication system. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Cybersecurity Lies Take Longer than Cybersecurity Truth

March 24, 2013
By George I. Seffers

Attacks on a computer’s Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) do not receive a lot of attention, and protecting against them is often not a priority, but they are on the rise, say researchers at The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit research organization funded by the U.S. government. The MITRE team is developing tools to protect against BIOS attacks and is searching for organizations to help evaluate those tools.

Exide to Provide Batteries

March 20, 2014

Exide Technologies, Milton, Ga., a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, recently announced that the company has secured a new, 3-year supply contract for storage batteries with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio. Exide will supply the Exide Military 6TAGM battery to the DLA for use by the U.S. armed forces in their fleets of rolling stock vehicles. The 6TAGM battery joins the other 6T family of batteries for military applications that the Company provides to the DLA. 

Egypt Procures F-16 Electronic Countermeasure Technology

March 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $6,882,489 firm-fixed-price modification (P00026) to contract (FA8615-10-C-6051) to develop, deliver and install 20 advanced countermeasure electronics system-system integrity (ACES SI) retrofit kits, modify 24 radar warning receivers and procure three electronic warfare memory loader verifiers for F-16C/D (16 C's and 4 D's) Block 52 aircraft. This award is the result of a source-directed/sole-source acquisition and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Egypt. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

CSC Supports Global Decision Support System

March 20, 2014

Computer Science Corp., Falls Church, Va., has been awarded a $7,387,413 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order (RL01) to an existing contract (HC1028-08-D-1027) for Global Decision Support Systems (GDSS) application support services. Contracted support includes GDSS system releases in a non-service-interrupted process that addresses system sustainment, support to fielding and operational maintenance and administrative support to meet financial and programmatic reporting needs. 763 Specialized Contracting Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Small Businesses Awarded SATCOM Support Contracts

March 20, 2014

Indus Technology Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $21,797,616 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s (SSC Pacific) Radio Frequency and Network Systems Support Division to provide satellite communications, radio frequency and navigation systems support services. This is one of three contracts awarded: each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes two, one-year options, which if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $36,825,493. Client Solutions Architect, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is being awarded a potential $21,670,069 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with an estimated value of $36,555,425 if all options are exercised. SSC Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0034).

Alion to Provide Anti-Submarine Warfare Modeling and Simulation

March 20, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Ill., was awarded a $24,000,000 ceiling-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Live Virtual Constructive Modeling and Simulation (LVCMS) Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) Virtual At Sea Training (VAST). The LVCMS and ASW VAST family of training systems are networked, personal computer-based deployable trainers designed to support integrated and coordinated ASW tactical training, Anti-Access Area Denial and Cyber Warfare using Joint Semi Automated Forces Navy Training Baseline simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla. is the contracting activity (N61340-14-D-0002).

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