International

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.

September 1, 2014

Cassidian SAS, Elancourt, France, has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Eagle Vision Data Acquisition Segment (DAS). The sustainment effort includes systems support, telephone support, software/hardware maintenance, onsite/emergency support, security accreditation, configuration management, sustaining engineering, spare management, sustainment training and overall program management.

September 1, 2014

Airtec Inc., California, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,780,768 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Army's Southern Command. The contractor will provide ISR services utilizing two contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircraft. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in May 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0032).

September 1, 2014

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Strategic Command announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Airborne Early Warning & Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $47,596,436 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0055 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering and development of five French E-2C compatible AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures units for the government of France under the Foreign Military Sales program.

August 21, 2014

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $16,286,671 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of 60 Lot 38 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the E/A-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (48) and the government of Australia (12). This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,772,003; 60 percent), and government of Australia ($6,514,668; 40 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

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