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Lockheed Martin to Support Cheyenne Mountain Operations

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $11,996,522 modification to a cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support critical mission operations for North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex/integrated tactical warning/attack assessment and Mobile Consolidated Command Center missions in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) mission systems (JMS) is the development effort Space and Missiles System Center is using to incrementally transition away from the legacy space situational awareness mission, and is intended to be the next step towards migration of the space surveillance catalog maintenance capability from the Space Defense Operations Center and CAVENet systems to a high-performance, sustainable, and network-centric computing platform by migrating the astrodynamics support workstation  and special perturbations tasker applications to JMS. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity.  
 

SRI to Develop Digital Video Library Prototype Systems

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been awarded a $230 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hardware, software, prototype systems, spiral software enhancements and installation training support for the Digital Video Laboratory III. The basic contract is a five-year contract. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Logos to Support Kestrel Surveillance in Afghanistan

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Logos Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $9,286,625 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 19 donut hole kits to support the U.S. Army persistent ground surveillance systems Kestrel systems deployed outside of the continental United States. This modification is in support of a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research Project under Topic 072-019 entitled “Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques.”  Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Fairfax, Va., and is expected to be completed in July 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Procures Additional Tiger Shark Unmanned Aerial Systems

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Navmar Applied Sciences, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $11,207,449 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for the procurement of hardware in support of the persistent surveillance unmanned aerial system (PSUAS) for the U.S. Army. This effort includes the procurement of 15 additional Tiger Shark PSUAS air vehicles and 15 i200 turrets, which will be integrated into the PSUAS. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va.; Afghanistan; and Raleigh, N.C., and is expected to be completed in January 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity. 

General Atomics Awarded MQ-9 Contract Modification

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $23,951,449 modification to a cost-plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract for additional 904.6 systems release tasks for the MQ-9 Hunter and Killer System Development and Demonstration (SDD) bridge effort. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,143,253. The modification includes additional capabilities added to the basic SDD bridge effort, one aircraft retrofit, and one Systems Integration Laboratory upgrade. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Siemens to Provide Digital Imaging Archive Systems

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Melvern, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $28,173,642 modification exercising the first option period on a two-year base contract with one two-year option and one one-year option for digital imaging network-picture archive communication systems. The contract is a firm-fixed-price contract. 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. 

DRS to Provide Information Systems in Afghanistan

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
DRS Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $25,511,888 modification to a previously awarded time-and-materials, option-filled contract for the development, deployment and maintenance of tactical and management information technology systems and products. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Spectrum Management System Deploying to Afghanistan

July 11, 2013
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army is currently delivering a new and improved Coalition Joint Spectrum Management and Planning Tool (CJSMPT) to divisions scheduled for deployment in Afghanistan. The software automates the spectrum management process, dramatically reducing the amount of time and paperwork associated with spectrum allocation and mission planning in a tactical environment.

For operational security reasons, Army officials cannot reveal exactly which divisions will be receiving the systems or when, but for the next few months, they will be working to get the system out to Afghanistan.

Warfighters are continually confronted with an increasingly crowded radio spectrum—too many devices transmitting on a limited range of frequencies and interfering with one another. Poor spectrum availability can have a devastating effect on operations, and spectrum management normally is a complex and time-consuming process involving frequency access requests that must be approved at multiple levels. “There’s a lot of paperwork associated with the spectrum management process. There are thousands of these [requests] that have to be prepared, submitted, received and reconciled down at the brigade level. Normally, this could take days or even weeks in preparation for a mission or deployment, and CJSMPT can do this in a matter of hours. It provides automation to the spectrum manager to reduce the complexity of his tasks,” says Bob Shields, chief of the Spectrum Analysis and Frequency Management Branch, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

EDO Supports Unmanned Maritime Systems

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
EDO Professional Services Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $22,120,993 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continued technical services in support of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) unmanned maritime systems performing fleet mine countermeasures and force protection. Services will include engineering, logistics, configuration management, research, depot maintenance, system administration and tactical and strategic management. Work will be performed in Manama, Bahrain and San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed by July 22, 2014. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

IBM to Research Abnormal Behavior Detection

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., was awarded a $7,788,423 modification to a previously awarded contract for the development of a scalable graph analytic and statistical learning methods to detect abnormal behavior from large, dynamic and heterogeneous media. The Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, N.C., is the contracting activity.

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