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Lockheed Martin to Support Vehicle Surveillance System in Afghanistan

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems LLC, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $14,623,204 for delivery order #0003 to previously awarded firm- fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-5504) for field service representatives (FSRs) in support of the vehicle optic surveillance system program, program manager, Marine Air Ground Task Force command, control and communications. Work includes FSRs to provide parts, stock support, maintenance and training support for legacy systems. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

SAIC Supports Ashore Operations in U.S., Japan and Italy

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $10,196,609 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for services supporting Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) information technology (IT) ashore operations. These services assist MSC’s command, control communications and computer systems in merging the physical, financial, contractual, and performance attributes of its IT investments to enable cost-efficient, timely business decisions.  Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola, Fla.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Yokohama, Japan; and Naples, Italy, and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Military Sealift Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Rockwell Collins to Provide Portable Black Hawk Simulator to Saudi Arabia

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $22,240,000 for the procurement of transportable Black Hawk operations simulator devices in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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. 

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 to Support United Arab Emirates Enhanced Launcher

July 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $37,375,568 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales contract for services in support of the enhanced launcher electronic station cost reduction initiatives. This Foreign Military Sales contract is in support of United Arab Emirates. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

DRS to Provide Border Surveillance System to Egypt

July 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

DRS Radar Systems, Horsham, Pa., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $8,105,505 for the procurement of a border surveillance system.  This Foreign Military Sales contract is in support of Egypt. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Joint Information Environment Serves Five Eye Nations

June 26, 2013
By George I. Seffers

Cyber Symposium 2013 Online Show Daily, Day 2

The Joint Information Environment (JIE) took center stage during the second day of the AFCEA International Cyber Symposium in Baltimore. The conference devoted one full panel to the joint environment, but presenters throughout the day stressed the JIE’s importance to the future of the U.S. military and coalition partners, discussed some of the challenges to achieving the vision and vowed that the department will make it happen despite any remaining obstacles.

The JIE is not a program and does not have a budget, some presenters pointed out. It is, instead, a construct what will eventually consolidate all of the Defense Department’s networks into one single, global network, improving interoperability, increasing operational efficiency, enhancing situational awareness and ultimately saving costs.

The United States has been working with the so-called “five eye” nations—which also include Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom—to implement a Joint Information Environment capability, Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, U.S. Army director for command, control, communications and computers for the joint staff, told the audience. The five countries have agreed to share intelligence.

Gen. Bowman described the tactical end of JIE as the Mission Partner Environment. The Mission Partner Environment is essentially the same thing as the Afghan Future Network, which is the preferred terminology within NATO. “We’ve been working this hardest with the five eyes, and we have come up with a system that we’re using today so that we can exchange email and files from our national secret network to their national secret networks,” Gen. Bowman reported. “We just started that this past year. It’s a resounding success, it continues to grow, and we’re putting the rigor into it. That’s the way we need to run forward. We can’t be designing a new network.”

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