Defense Operations

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was competitively awarded a task order by the General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center to be the single-service provider for consolidated information technology (IT) enterprise services and support for the National Defense University (NDU). The five-year contract has a potential value of $39.9 million, if all options are exercised.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

DRS C3 and Aviation, Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $8,222,300 firm-fixed-price contract for AN/SPS-67 (V)5 below-deck radar sets and an installation check-out kit for DDG 114, DDG 115 and DDG 116 . The radar set is a short range two dimensional, surface search/navigation radar system that provides highly accurate surface and limited low-flyer detection and tracking capabilities. The AN/SPS-67(V) provides C-Band radar navigation, station keeping/surface search functions, and a digital moving-target indicator.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

TT Government Solutions, Piscataway, N.J., was awarded a $7,048,800 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development of security technologies designed to provide the soldier with a secure mobile smart device for tactical use. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Crew Training International Inc., Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded a $26,629,629 fixed price with cost-reimbursable line items for the MQ-1/MQ-9 contract aircrew training and courseware development for personnel is support of unmanned aircraft systems operations. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Exelis Systems Corp., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $35,794,575 contract modification to provide air and surface surveillance capability in support of Department of Defense’s (DoD) Counterdrug Program and North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) air sovereignty mission. The location of the performance is Yuma, Ariz.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Deming, N.M.; Marfa, Texas; Eagle Pass, Texas; Rio Grande City, Texas; Cudjoe Key, Fla.; Lajas, Puerto Rico and Newport News, Va. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $20,334,000 not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price letter contract for Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) production during fiscal years 2012-2013. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Logos Technologies, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded $111.8 million by U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to develop an additional 22 Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to support U.S. forces in the field. The NAVAIR contract calls for the delivery of 20 Kestrel systems and spares, as well as two units for testing and upgrading. In addition, Logos Technologies will provide operational, logistical and analytical support on Kestrel through 2013.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $102,588,732 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the services in support of the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

October 1, 2012
by Kent R. Schneider

 

Since the U.S. General Services Administration scandal over a training conference in Las Vegas, reinforced by concerns regarding two expensive Department of Veterans Affairs conferences, fear has spread across government and industry that government-related conferences are now a thing of the past. This is just not the case—nor should it be.

October 1, 2012
By Capt. Charles A. Barton III, USAF

GPS vulnerabilities could be addressed with upgraded long-range navigation.

October 1, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The newly reconstituted Joint Staff office is not just picking up where the previous version left off.

October 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army’s system for enabling shared situational awareness to track friends or foes at the lowest tactical levels is undergoing multiple capabilities upgrades intended to increase the value of the technology. Advances include the ability to handle more data traffic, as well as better encryption, more timely reporting of position and improved navigation.

October 1, 2012
By George I. Seffers

Military radio experts reveal emerging trends in acquisition and technology.

October 1, 2012
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Air Force soon will begin installing a new system to aid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and tasking.

Possibly as early as this month, U.S. Air Force officials will begin installing a prototype system that supports the command and control of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. The system dramatically reduces manual labor and cuts the planning development process from hours to minutes, allowing warfighters to focus on the mission.

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $12,430,363 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the hardware required to modernize the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems and the systems ancillary equipment. This hardware includes replacement/upgraded air vehicles and components. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $15,004,104 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for additional system engineering and software maintenance for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Low Rate Initial Production Lots 1 and 2 aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $26,801,188.00 contract modification for operations and maintenance services to support the Predator medium altitude long endurance unmanned (MQ)-1 remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base. The contracting activity is AMIC/PKCA, Langley Air Force Base, Va. 

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Advanced Mission Systems Inc., Fort Mills, S.C., was awarded a $12,749,028 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and validation of a close target reconnaissance and physical surveillance methodology. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity. 

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