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Rite Solutions to Research Future Submarine Combat Systems

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Rite Solutions Inc., Pawcatuck, Conn., is being awarded a $14,589,640 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00024-10-C-6258) for engineering services to apply unique human systems integration processes leading to command decision modules and supporting infrastructures, command and control center configurations, and other technical support work associated with Navy submarines, surface and air platforms. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovative Research Topic N05-149 - Combat Systems of the Future. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Support Vehicle Surveillance System in Afghanistan

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems LLC, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $14,623,204 for delivery order #0003 to previously awarded firm- fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-5504) for field service representatives (FSRs) in support of the vehicle optic surveillance system program, program manager, Marine Air Ground Task Force command, control and communications. Work includes FSRs to provide parts, stock support, maintenance and training support for legacy systems. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Utah State Awarded Research and Development Contract

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Utah State University Research Foundation, North Logan, Utah, was awarded a contract with a maximum value of $12 million for research and development services in support of the Precision Lightweight Weapon and Sensor Mount program. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W911W6-13-D-0005). 

SRCTec to Provide Counter Mortar Radars

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum value of $221,800,000 for the procurement of lightweight counter mortar radars and related parts and services. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C702). 

GPS Source to Provide Receiver Devices

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
GPS Source Inc., Pueblo West, Colo., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $16,613,430 for the procurement of defense advanced global positioning system receiver distributed devices. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C116). 

Bosh Global to Support Small Unmanned Aircraft

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Bosh Global Services, Newport News, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $60 million for small unmanned aircraft systems training, logistics support and technical management services. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-13-D-0097). 

Thales-Raytheon Wins $83 Million Radar Support Contract

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC, Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $83,500,000 for spare parts, components and repairs for various radar systems. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C104). 

Halvorsen: DISA Cloud Contract Will Simplify Things

July 18, 2013
By Max Cacas

In the coming months, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is expected to issue its multiaward contract for cloud computing services.

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer with the Department of the Navy, believes that the contract will make his life simpler.  “Much as we have done with our software enterprise licencing program, where we have bundled up the requirements, and we can go to the marketplace, DISA will be able to bundle the requirements, and we’ll be able to go in, and we will represent a much bigger share of the market, more money on the table, and that will get us much more competitive pricing,” he says in a recent episode of the new AFCEA Answers radio program.

In addition, the military services will have even more options for using cloud computing to perform their missions, according to Henry Fleischman, chief technologist, Federal Cloud Solutions, Hewlett-Packard in Washington.
“It will provide a mechanism to consume cloud services that are certified for government use [and] safe for the end users at different agencies to consume, and I think it will open up an ecosystem of cloud service providers that agencies can have a direct relationship with,” he explains.

Another outcome, says Fleischman, is that it will, “drive a level of standardization in the cloud offerings for government, in that, by being a certified DISA cloud provider, it will allow agencies to be more direct about what we want today.”

He also believes that in the long-run, a successful multi-award contract for cloud computing services will also offer his service more competitive pricing, and at the same time make the contract more valuable to cloud service providers chosen to offer commercial cloud services to the military. 

U.S. Navy Awards Nearly $900 Million in Cyber Operations Contracts

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va.; CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; General Dynamics One Source LLC, Fairfax, Va.; Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md.; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J.; Lockheed Martin Services Inc., Gaithersburg, Md.; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga.; Secure Mission Solutions, Fairfax, Va.; STG Inc., Reston, Va.; Systems Research and Applications Corp., Fairfax, Va.; and URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Md., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract. The contracts are for the procurement of integrated cyber operations services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support, including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C5ISR), information operations, enterprise information services (EIS) and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $179,908,600. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $899,543,400. Work will be performed worldwide as the task orders are issued. Work is expected to be completed by July 2014. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

SAIC Supports Ashore Operations in U.S., Japan and Italy

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $10,196,609 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for services supporting Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) information technology (IT) ashore operations. These services assist MSC’s command, control communications and computer systems in merging the physical, financial, contractual, and performance attributes of its IT investments to enable cost-efficient, timely business decisions.  Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola, Fla.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Yokohama, Japan; and Naples, Italy, and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Military Sealift Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

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