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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.

Raytheon Researches Insider Threat

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Oakley Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $7,932,976 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development services in support of the detection of insider threats by identifying behaviors. The Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, N.C., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Awards Multiple C4 Support Contracts

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc., Annapolis, Md.; By Light Professional IT Services Inc., Arlington, Va.; Cytech Communications LLC, Nokesville, Va.; iGov Technologies Inc., Reston, Va; Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev.; and D & S Consultants Inc., Eatontown, N.J.; were awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, multiple-award contract with a maximum value of $48 million for various command, control, communications and computer support services for users located at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Detrick, Md., is the contracting activity.

Leonie Industries to Provide Information Operations Support in Afghanistan

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Leonie Industries LLC, Pacific Palisades, Calif., was awarded a $48,852,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year contract for media and marketing services in support of the Information Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $173,541,529. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 5, 2014. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Supports U.S. Air Force Central Command

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Md., was awarded a $138,476,929 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for communications technical support services (CTSS) II for the U.S. Air Force Central Command. The total cumulative face value is $138,476,929. Work will be performed at various locations across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity. 

Sotera to Support Electronic Warfare

July 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

Sotera Defense Systems, Herndon, Va., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $97,850,000 for design, build, integration testing and delivery services in support of the electronic warfare planning and management tool. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

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