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Lockheed Martin Awarded C4I Delivery Order

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2), Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $9,040,687 not to exceed delivery order #1082 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the repair of parts for the NA/UYQ-70 advanced display and processor systems for tactical and command, control, communication, computers intelligence (C4I) applications for target acquisition and tracking, weapons control, theater air defense, anti-submarine warfare, battle group communication and airborne surveillance and control. U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command  Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Awards Anti-Submarine Surveillance Contract

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a potential $21,213,511 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV Contract

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $71,623,427 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the modification and delivery of six vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and seven ground control stations in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Lawrence Maps Modernization Path to the Expeditionary Army

March 13, 2013
By Max Cacas

On the road to the future “expeditionary Army of 2020,” Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, USA, chief information officer/G-6, says the path through a changed environment will include buying only what is needed to deal with network and information technology refresh programs in the short term. In discussing how the Army will spend its money in the year to come, Gen. Lawrence said that her staff has done the basic engineering work and initial purchasing decisions for the network modernization of 10 installations. She discussed the topic during the keynote address at the 2013 Army IT Day, sponsored by AFCEA NOVA. The general says that those projects will be based on a model envisioning how Fort Hood will look and operate under a new infrastructure, with updated security and state-of-the art enterprise services (“The Army Maneuvers Back to the United States,” SIGNAL Magazine, July 2012).

Gen. Lawrence said the Army has realized that with constrained budgets and the rapid progress in the development of new technology, it is pointless to engage in the large scale acquisitions of the past only to see the cost of that technology drop as it is adopted or, worse, becomes obsolete by the time it is deployed. She says that reviews on the effectiveness of new technology will take place more rapidly and give Army leadership more reliable information on what to base future modernization projects.

Gen. Lawrence also reported that as of last night, the Army-led effort to migrate the military services to enterprise email topped the 1 million user mark. She briefly discussed the effort to develop a Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard, designed to help create a “virtual dossier” on every soldier and provide the means to eliminate the stovepipes to information to help manage the lives of soldiers worldwide. The hope, she said, is to use the information to combat the suicide rate among members of the Army.

Insitu Supports ScanEagle in Afghanistan

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,826,247 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Boeing Awarded P-8A Contract Modification

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $12,354,787 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for services on three P-8A Training Systems to provide training for P-8A aircraft that operate with a Test Release 12 (TR-12) aircraft software version. In addition, this modification provides for analysis of Aircraft Program Revision Records that define changes to the aircraft between the previously delivered Block 9.2 configuration of training devices and the target TR-12 configuration shall be analyzed for applicability to the training system. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Martin Receives Pilot Night Vision Contract

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $6,575,554 firm-fixed-price contract for the services in support of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
 

General Atomics to Support Universal Ground Control System and Data Terminal

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded an $11,716,130 fixed-price-incentive contract modification to procure logistics support for the Universal Ground Control System and Universal Ground Data Terminal. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

L-3 to Provide Flight Trainers

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training, Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $32,399,999 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of operational flight trainers, spare parts and contractor logistic support. Work will be performed in Arlington and Taiwan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training & Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

Multiple Firms Awarded Millions in Cyber Contracts

March 8, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Barling Bay LLC, North Charleston, S.C.; CASE LLC, Alexandria, Va.; DKW Communication Inc., Washington. D.C.; Dynamic Network Enterprises Inc., Stafford, Va.; Grove Resource Solutions Inc., Frederick, Md.; Information Management Group Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Mandex Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Network Security Systems Plus Inc., Falls Church, Va.; Technical Software Services Inc., Pensacola, Fla.; and Vector Planning and Services Inc., San Diego, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract. The contracts are for the procurement of integrated cyber operations support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated ceiling value of the base year is $49,918,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of these contracts to an estimated $249,590,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

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