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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. 

Rockwell Collins to Provide Portable Black Hawk Simulator to Saudi Arabia

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $22,240,000 for the procurement of transportable Black Hawk operations simulator devices in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

CENTECH Operates Hanscom Air Force Base Network

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

CENTECH Group, Falls Church, Va., has been awarded a $14,015,472 modification to a contract for operation and maintenance of the base network. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $27,236,061. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity. 

NGEN Protest Halts Contract Work

July 16, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

Implementation of the U.S. Navy’s $3.5 billion Next-Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) will have to wait until a protest by two of the companies that did not receive the contract is upheld or rejected. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has until October 23 to rule on the challenge.

Trace Systems Provides IT Support Services in Afghanistan

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Trace Systems, McLean, Va., was awarded a $6,953,728 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, option-filled contract to procure information technology support services in Afghanistan. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $21,225,120. The U.S. Central Command, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Bagram, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity. 

Raytheon to Repair Multi-Spectral Targeting System

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,618,024 for delivery order #7024 under a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the repair of the H-60 multi-spectral targeting system forward looking infrared turrets. Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Command, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

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