Defense Operations

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
STG Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded a $16,600,208 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for information technology services and support. The cumulative total value of this contract is $32,980,349. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., has been awarded a $16 million modification that increases the current indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract ceiling to $40,900,000 for research and development under the Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Research program to continue crucial threat assessments, technology evaluations and threat/technology model developments that support critical warfighter needs. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $38,235,386 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for repair for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) sustainment and establishment of in-plant MIDS support capability for non-warranty hardware to provide intermediate, depot, and second level repair capability with the 402nd Maintenance Wing (MXW) at Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
InSap Services Inc., Marlton, N.J., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $7,358,188 for the procurement of information technology services in support of the Red River Army Depot Logistic Modernization Program. The Army Contracting Command, Texarkana, Texas, is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
HEW-Phelps, Austin, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $20,620,000 for the construction of an MQ-9 Maintenance Hangar on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, N.M., is the contracting activity. 

June 17, 2013
By George I. Seffers

NATO and eight coalition nations participating in the Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation and eXamination, eXercise (CWIX) are working to reduce the amount of time it takes to join coalition networks in the future. On average, it took a year or more for a nation to join the Afghan Mission Network, but officials hope to trim that down to a matter of weeks, says Lt. Col, Jenniffer Romero, USAF, the CWIX Future Mission Network focus area lead.

June 17, 2013

The initial steps have been taken to transition soldiers from Army Knowledge Online to next-generation enterprise services. Secretary of the Army John McHugh authorized the move, which will support enterprise systems for collaboration, content management and unified online capabilities. Army military retirees and family members will continue to have access to Defense Department online self-service sites such as Tricare and MyPay through DOD Self-Service Logon.

June 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $9,899,914 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Common Unique Planning Component software. Foreign Military Sales contract funds in the amount of $9,899,914 are being obligated at time of award for Finland and Australia. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., has been awarded a $10,892,553 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification for contractor logistic support, analysis, and Type III anomaly support for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for these services, which are provided under the basic contract. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center/Space Superiority Directorate, Los Angeles, Calif., is the contracting activity.

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Intific Inc., Peckville, Pa., has been awarded a $24,960,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Plan X intuitive interfaces (PXII) software/hardware. The objective of the PXII effort is to design the overall Plan X visualizations and user experience, including workflows, intuitive views, motion studies, and integrated visual applications. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity. 

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications MariPro Inc., Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $10,195,466 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise two options for design and installation services for an undersea warfare training range (USWTR) off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., training and support services following delivery of the USWTR, and spares. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla. is the contracting activity.  

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Intevac Photonics Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $27,035,593 for the procurement of electronic image intensifier ship sets and related services. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $30 million for the procurement of robotic systems and spare parts. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

June 13, 2013

Research at the Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, has revealed part of the mechanism by which particles of lithium ions move in and out of lithium iron phosphate (LFP). The findings could lead to improved performance in lithium ion batteries used in aircraft, electric vehicles and electronic equipment.

June 12, 2013
By Rita Boland

Cyberwarfare is a primary concern for the U.S. Marine Corps as it continues its rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. With the growing involvement of cyber in every operation along with specific concerns of virtual attacks from large nations in the region, emphasis on the new domain is becoming increasingly important.

June 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Electronic Business Segment, Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded a maximum $115 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide 16 AN/APG-68 (V)9 radar systems for the Royal Thai Air Force and 22 AN/APG-68 (V)9 radar systems for the Republic of Iraq for a total of 38 radar systems.

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