International

October 2, 2014
By George I. Seffers
NATO deploys unmanned systems to gather data in support of counter-mine operations.

Multiple autonomous underwater vehicles equipped with modern sensors relevant to NATO minehunting missions are being employed at sea during the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14), held September 22 to October 13, 2014, along the Italian coast, between Framura and Bonassola, in the Ligurian Sea.

October 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,595,257 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and test of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification provides for efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability.

September 30, 2014

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $10,976,866 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0007 against a previously issued basic rrdering agreement (N68335-11-G-0009) for the procurement of one ScanEagle System that consists of nine ScanEagle Electro-Optics and three ScanEagle Infra-red Unmanned Air Vehicles for the government of Yemen under the Foreign Military Sales program.

September 30, 2014

DRS Intelligence, Communication & Avionic Solutions LLC, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $12,005,974 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture of joint tactical terminal–receivers (JTT-R), JTT-R production engineering test set racks; fixtures and tooling. The JTT-R is an ultra-high frequency receiver that provides near real-time over the horizon threat data for situational awareness and assessment, threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning and communications.

September 30, 2014

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $12,296,784 for delivery order 0015 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topics N92-170: Laser Radar Laser Detection and Ranging Identification Demonstration; N94-178: Air-Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe; and AF083-006: Low Cost Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

September 30, 2014

Airtec Incorporated, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,485,799 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide operations, maintenance and developmental test and evaluation services on a contractor-owned/contractor-operated Bombardier DHC-8/200 multi-sensor aircraft in support of the U.S. Army Southern Command's flight missions. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in June 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0030).

September 30, 2014

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171,065,633 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, integration and production of technology insertion hardware (TIH). TIH is the latest generation of display, processor, and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems for U.S. Navy submarines.

September 23, 2014

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,155,487 modification (F40540), exercising option year three, to firm-fixed-price contract (W91QUZ-06-D-0012) for all necessary personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items, and non-personal services necessary, for command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Republic of Korea.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (l), and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), ranking member of the committee, discuss intelligence oversight issues at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014.

The U.S. intelligence community must innovate and expand its capabilities menu just as critics are calling for greater oversight on its operations.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Other threats to the United States may make daily headlines, but space and cyberspace are below the public radar while at the top of many lists of concerns.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Defeating ISIL will require ground forces from Arab countries. The United States must step up and commit to supporting them if they are to prevail.

September 17, 2014

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded a $24,741,566 modification (P00009) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0135 for support of the Desert Owl program and to provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 16, 2015.

September 17, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, was awarded an $150,097,661 modification (P00014) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0134 to support the Saturn Arch effort and provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Arlington, and McLean, Virginia; Beavercreek, Ohio; California, Maryland; Hanahan, South Carolina; Afghanistan; and Djibouti, Africa.

September 17, 2014

Advanced Reconnaissance Corporation, Fishkill, New York (W911QX-14-D-0007); Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0008); A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0009); CyPhy Works Incorporated, Danvers, Massachusetts (W911QX-14-D-0010); EFW Incorporated, Ft.

September 15, 2014

Honeywell International Incorporated, Aerospace Defense & Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded a $15,711,691 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0048) for the procurement of 197 advanced multi-purpose displays for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This modification includes 80 5x5 FWD displays, 75 5x5 AFT displays and 8x10 displays, 52 FWD 5x5 displays, 48 5x5 AFT displays and 24 8x10 displays for the U.S.

September 15, 2014

MAS Zengrange Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand, is being awarded a $9,678,000 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-12-D-0009) to exercise option year two for additional transmitters, receivers and expendable XrX receivers for the mini-demolition remote firing device. Work will be performed in Wellington, New Zealand, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The anniversary of 9/11 serves as a reminder of the importance of planning the national security future. In the years since, the country strengthened relationships among departments and agencies, as well as with coalition partners and allies. It also has implemented tactics, techniques, procedures and technologies for sharing information across government and with international partners.

September 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,879,035 for delivery order 4001 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for software modifications required for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS II) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast enhancements, including integration of the TAWS II software into the 2018 product line. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark.

September 3, 2014

A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,016,253 modification (P00005) to contract W911QX-12-C-0174 for freedom of maneuver for the Afghan national security forces programs. These programs will develop and assess a spiral development and prototyping approach to expedite integration of technical and operational information. These programs will also integrate tactical training and technologies for host nation forces that support counter-improvised explosive devices operations in Afghanistan.

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