Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $37,060,527 contract modification for Systems Engineering and Sustainment Integration (SENSOR) Sustainment. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Newton, Pa., is being awarded a $68,856,746 fixed-price, incentive-firm contract for Global Positioning Systems On-Orbit support. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
The U.S. Navy now plans to award the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract(s) for transport and enterprise services in May rather than on February 12, as originally planned, service officials announced The delay is due to the complexities of the NGEN requirements and the need to complete a thorough review of the bids, Navy officials say.
Lockheed Martin Services Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $49,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment and maintenance of the Global Strike and Product Support suite of software applications within the Mission Planning and Analysis System framework. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $58,408,979 contract modification for the Space Based Infrared Systems Follow-on Production Program. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., Tustin, Calif., was issued a contract modification exercising the fourth option year. The modification is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract with a maximum $214,041,309 for radiology systems, subsystems and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
West 2013 Online Show Daily, Day 1
Quote of the Day:“’Flat’ is the new ‘up’ in this defense budget environment.”— Robert O. Work, undersecretary of the Navy
The military services are facing potentially crippling constraints if sequestration takes place in March. Defense officials foresee the likelihood of draconian budget cuts being imposed that will cripple the force just as it is being counted on to assume new strategic missions. In most cases, the services will have to choose to sacrifice some capabilities so that others will remain part of the force. In worse-case scenarios, the U.S. military may be unable to meet its obligations when a crisis emerges.
These and other points were hammered home by speakers and panels on the first day of West 2013, the annual conference and exposition hosted by AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute in San Diego. While the event has the theme of “Pivot to the Pacific: What Are the Global Implications,” the first day’s discussions largely focused on the dire consequences of the fiscal cliff as well as potential solutions to avoid completely gutting the military force. Audiences generally were aware of the looming budget crisis, but many were surprised by the bluntness of the assessments offered by high-ranking Defense Department civilian and military leaders.
The latest version of the Apache Block III attack helicopter, the AH-64E, was approved for full rate production in October 2012. Improvements to the aircraft include an Improved Drive System, increased engine capabilities, technologically advanced composite main rotor blades and sensor enhancements. For more information—and some pretty cool video of the AH-64E in action—see the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command YouTube Channel video.
Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $9,108,235 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, requirements contract for the purchase of part kits for Avionics System Upgrade (ASU) for the T-44 aircraft. This contract contains two option years, which if exercised, would bring the contract value to $18,275,151. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be provided under individual delivery order.
Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., was awarded a $1.5 million contract by the Spectrum Policy and Programs office, within the Defense Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, to study the impact of potentially reallocating or sharing the radio frequency bands between the military and commercial sector. Alion will assist in developing a long-term spectrum strategy that will anticipate, guide and respond to changes in technology, policy and regulation and ensure spectrum access for all current and future military systems.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $43,867,055 modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract for the production of fiscal 2013 Multi-Mission Signal Processor equipment, Ballistic Missile Defense equipment and associated spares and engineering services for USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51); USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS Milius (DDG 69). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.
SIX3 Advanced Systems Inc., Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $7,035,000 contract modification for establishment of program requirements and milestones for Cyber Fast Track Commercial Agreements. The location of the performance is Dulles, Va. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 18, 2014. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
Argon ST Inc., Smithfield, Pa., is being awarded an $8,563,195 firm-fixed-price delivery order modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of eight AN/SLQ-25A/C systems and spares. The AN/SLQ-25A/C is a countermeasure decoy system that provides improved naval defense for current threat torpedoes in support of undersea defensive warfare programs. This contract modification includes purchases for the U.S.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reissued contract HM0176-11-C-0002, for administrative reasons, and exercised option year 2011 simultaneously under reissued contract HM0176-13-C-N002 to NJVC LLC, Chantilly, Va. The Information Technology/Information Services (IT/IS) contract provides the NGA IT Enterprise Operations and Sustainment (O&S) support to NGA IT systems at approximately 170 sites (90 manned/80 unmanned) around the world. The award consists of cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) and firm-fixed-price (FFP) support.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Ariz., was awarded a $37,275,169 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification of an existing contract to supply logistics and engineering support for the Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 14, 2014. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
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.