Over the past month, the U.S. Army has consolidated two directorates in an effort to continue improving agile acquisition. Combining the offices is designed to allow more efficient and effective cooperation, enhance long-term planning capabilities and boost the service’s ability to acquire an overall system of systems.
American Science and Engineering Inc., Billerica, Mass., recently announced the receipt of orders for five of the company’s top-selling Z Backscatter Vans (ZBV) for Middle East and African government agencies. The ZBV cargo and vehicle screening systems will be used for counterterrorism missions.
AECOM Technical Services Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., is being awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for plans, studies, project planning documents, geo-spatial information and services, Global Positioning System services and other services at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest area of responsibility. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $13,740,356 contract modification for MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance services. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Innovation Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, Va., is being awarded a $19,167,769 contract modification for legacy information technology services for Reliability Maintainability Information Systems Sustainment Services. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Savantage Financial Services Inc., Rockville, Md., was awarded a $9,500,000 time-and-material contract modification to extend support services to Program Manager for Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program for an additional six months. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Network Communication Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $14,098,840 modification to exercise an option under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for all material and services to support system development and demonstration phase through preliminary design review for the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 System of Systems. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $13,278,778 modification to existing cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for fiscal 2012 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) TI-12 system upgrades. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI-12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI-14) for the U.S. submarine fleet. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $19,189,504 contract modification to exercise an option for 76 forward fit Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530 million to $566 million for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN). The contracting office is USSOCOM MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
CENTECH Group, Falls Church, Va., is being awarded an $11,274,760 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for operation and maintenance services of base telecommunications systems. The 99th Contracting Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $12,972,373 contract modification for Space Based Infrared System high component. The Air Force Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.
En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University have discovered methods to control folding pathways and enable sequential folding on a millimeter scale using a low-intensity laser beam. Lasers at a low intensity worked as a trigger for tagging applications. Developers are fabricating sheets of millimeter-size structures that serve as battery-free wireless actuators that fold when exposed to a laser operating at eye-safe infrared wavelengths.