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SAIC's GPS Contract Extended

March 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,989,452 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract that will extend the Global Positioning System (GPS) systems engineering and international contract by 60 days. Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center is the contracting activity.

United Launch Services Receives $1.5 Billion Contract

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

United Launch Services L.L.C., Littleton, Colorado, is being awarded a $1.516 billion firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service in support of a Defense Meteorological Satellites Program 19; a Mobile User Objective System-3; three National Reconnaissance Office missions; and Delta IV EELV launch service in support of U.S. Air Force Space Command-4, two Global Positioning Systems, and Defense Meteorological Satellites Program-20 missions. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Develop Penetrating Weapon System Technology

January 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded an $11 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for robust navigation technology supporting anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) development for the High Velocity Penetrating Weapon Program. The objective of this program is to study, investigate, simulate, develop, design, build, and demonstrate technologies capable of operating in a GPS degraded environment. This effort shall provide enough design flexibility to allow for integration with other advanced technologies to help maintain position, navigation, and timing when GPS is denied. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Add Element to GPS Next Generation Control Center

December 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $29,999,998 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Launch and Checkout System. This is an additional element added to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System. The Launch and Checkout System is necessary to support the launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle I, which includes support exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit and checkout. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

BAE Awarded Trinity Program Contract for Navigation Warfare Sensor

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $47 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Boeing GPS Sustainment Contract Modified

June 17, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded an approximate $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This contract action will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include sustainment, contractor software maintenance, sustainment engineering, and technical management agency support; and two space vehicle contract line item numbers to include launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. This will also provide funding for continued GPS operational control segment work. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity

Covia Labs to Research Homeland Security Communications

June 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Covia Labs Incorporated, Mountain View, California, recently announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's Small Business Innovation Research program to research and develop public safety mobile broadband applications for mission critical voice communications. Under the contract, Covia will develop a plan and deliver software technology that leverages long-term evolution (LTE), existing communications systems, and Covia Labs' Connector interoperability platform to address these requirements. In future phases, this software can be used to build a working system that will operate over LTE on selected commercially available off-the-shelf, third-party communications equipment and land mobile radio systems to allow the seamless integration of mobile voice with text, photos, video messaging, Global Positioning System, maps and sensors across a wide range of devices.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Global Positioning System Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation. Boeing will provide personnel and infrastructure, including supplies and services, to specifically perform software maintenance, hardware maintenance, sustainment engineering support and proposal preparation. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Wi-Fi Finder

February 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free travel app for iPhone lets you locate Wi-Fi in more than 465,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide.

GPS for Denied Environments on the Horizon

September 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Dr. Werner Dahm, chief scientist, U.S. Air Force, recently discussed the findings of the Air Force Technology Horizons effort. The four-volume document compiled and released this year focuses on Air Force science and technology efforts in the coming decade and beyond.

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