Defense Operations

October 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

People, not necessarily technology, come together in a plan to foster creativity in acquisition.

The head of technology information at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization has initiated a plan to improve how coalition members procure capabilities by focusing first on personnel, not technology. Through the new approach, government, industry and academia will re-frame conversations and have more meaningful dialogues, which should lead to deploying apt solutions more quickly.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $129,852,079 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the services in support of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Component Plug and Fight A-Kit Implementation. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a 42-month, $94.4 million task order to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Total Integrated Ground Equipment Readiness Contractor Logistics Support (TIGER CLS) contract. General Dynamics will deliver cost-effective, innovative technology, logistics and program management support for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $49 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/TSC-156 Phoenix Terminal support services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Apopka, Fla., was awarded a $9,245,586 firm-fixed-price contract for handheld precision targeting device systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $54,241,120.00 contract modification for sustainment support for the Space Based Infrared System. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Ridgefield Park, N.J., and Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., Ashburn, Va., have announced that the Samsung Series 7 Slate has been awarded the network slate tablet category contract under the U.S. Air Force Client Computing and Servers blanket purchase agreement. ID and Samsung will deliver the Samsung Series 7 Slate, the first device selected under the new network tablet category, available for deployment at U.S. Air Force bases worldwide.

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

Raytheon Co., Fort Wayne, Ind., was awarded a $305 million firm-fixed-price contract to procure multi-mode aviation radio system components and services. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity.

September 25, 2012
By George I. Seffers

 

The U.S. Army hopes to ditch its dependency on joint electronic warfare assets by fielding new systems, improving training and creating new career paths and functional areas.

 

September 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $1,904,545,643 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the procurement of 11 P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Low Rate Initial Production III aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. 

September 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Totowa, N.J., is being awarded a $9,757,853 contract modification for engineering services for the AN/ALR-56C system. The contracting activity is the Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

September 24, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
EDO Corporation, Amityville, N.Y., is being awarded a $9,445,643 cost plus fixed price, cost reimbursement no fee and firm-fixed-price contract to procure engineering support for AN/ALQ-161A preprocessor flight software 6.20 sustainment effort. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cyble Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $10,708,998 contract modification for Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar system development and demonstration schedule extension. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Company, Fullerton, Calif., is being awarded a $7,057,746 contract modification to update the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System to incorporate availability in Global Positioning System jamming environment into the Increment 1 design as identified by the threshold level system requirements document. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

September 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Incorporated, Van Nuys, Calif., is being awarded a potential $25 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of six radio frequency repeater systems for the government of Egypt’s SPS-48E land-based radar program and associated support for Egypt under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The requirement includes all associated support. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers

The Mission Installation Contracting Command, Mission Contracting Office—Fort Eustis has awarded CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Va., a $143 million contract to support the core functions of the operational environment for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2). The contract has a one-year base with two, one-year option periods.

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