Defense Operations

June 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

June 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $7,562,531 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for the continued procurement and development of a Sea Sentry mast and sensor. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

June 21, 2013
By Max Cacas
The U.S. Army has a long history of using supercomputers to further research and development toward meeting warfighter needs. A historical display of past Army supercomputers was part of the dedication of the new Army Supercomputing center.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, has unveiled two new supercomputers that are among the fastest and most powerful devices of their kind. The devices are part of a recently opened supercomputing center that is the new locus of the service’s use of high-speed computing not only for basic scientific research and development, but also to solve basic warfighter needs using the latest available technologies.

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
DRS Tactical Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $455 million for the production of the Mounted Family of Computer Systems hardware for the Army Mounted Common Operating Environment. Performance location and type of appropriation will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Mission 1st Inc., Shrewsbury, N.J., was awarded a $12,350,815 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for services in support of the Theatre Signal Command. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $111,350,815. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
FLIR Systems Inc., Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a $42,657,995 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Hand Held Imager-Miniaturized Long Range systems and associated support. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Mass., was awarded a $10,393,270 modification, to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Radar Digital Processor Upgrade Kits for the PATRIOT missile system. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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.

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