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Raytheon to Provide Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

March 25, 2014

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $17,707,050 for modification 0044-01 to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for 19 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for U.S. Navy MH-60R/S helicopters. The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supports Missile Defense in Poland

March 25, 2014

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $45,057,874 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5115) for the production of one AN/SPY-1D(V) Transmitter Group and select Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment to support Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Poland. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AAI Provides Shadow Tactical Data Link Kits

March 25, 2014

AAI Corp. Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $38,523,230 modification (P00120) to contract W58RGZ-08-C-0023 to purchase five tactical common data link retrofit kits and mobile maintenance facility spares sets for the Shadow unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Marine Corps. Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity.

Multiple Companies Support PEO-EIS under $461 Million Contract

March 25, 2014

ASI Government Inc., Arlington, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0018); Engility Corporation, Alexandria, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0019); Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0020); Sysorex Government Services Inc., Herndon, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0032); Suntiva LLC, Falls Church, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0033); and Zantech IT Services Inc., Tysons Corner, Va., (W52P1J-14-D-0034) were awarded a maximum $461 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for program management support services for the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems headquarters, directorates, project/product offices and related organizations. The contract will provide for the full range of program management support in the functional areas of project/product management; business process reengineering; information systems security; contingency planning; and physical security. Each company will receive a minimum guarantee of $20,000 and compete for task orders under the IDIQ. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity.

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. 

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