Acquisition and Contracting

February 27, 2015
Northrop Grumman is being awarded an advance acquisition contract to maintain the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System planned production schedule.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation is being awarded an advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead components, material, parts and associated efforts required to maintain the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System planned production schedule.

February 27, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,940,895 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N39430-13-C-1201) to exercise option period two for anti-terrorism/force protection global sustainment at Navy regions worldwide. The work to be performed provides for preventative and corrective maintenance, repair and replacement, service calls and systems/software upgrades for anti-terrorism/force protection ashore equipment. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $95,341,813. Work will be performed

February 27, 2015

Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded two task order modifications—$6,929,281 (004) and $6,768,859 (002) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA4890-13-D-0001. Contractor will provide aircraft maintenance management; aerospace ground equipment and ground support equipment maintenance; supply support; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and quality control and ancillary support programs.

February 27, 2015

CACI Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a modification (P00002) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HC1028-08-D-2016) to provide support for mission application development, hosting and maintenance, information technology portfolio management, design and installation, lifecycle maintenance for hardware, operating systems and application software. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia, with an expected completion date of Feb.

February 25, 2015
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) as apart of a joint ballistic missile defense exercise. The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $129 million contract modification for work on the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications system.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract modification for the continued engineering, development, test, integration, fielding and on-site operations and sustainment support for the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system located worldwide for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

February 25, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $49,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the provision of scientific, engineering and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation and maintenance of synthetic signature generation-based systems utilizing the All World Environment Simulation. This effort will provide for technical support to aid in product development of tactical synthetic signature generation and signatures tactical training systems.

February 25, 2015

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Tactical Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, is being awarded a $22,954,037 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of Navy-owned phased array antenna hardware developed under the High Throughput Networking Infrastructure (HTNI) and the Affordable Common Radar Architecture (ACRA) projects.

February 25, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, is being awarded a $25,848,612 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of MQ-8 operational, vendor, maintenance-related and laboratory support software.

February 23, 2015
A Boeing E-4B, an airborne command post, flies over the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F-18s during an air show. The E-4B serves as the National Airborne Operations Center for the president and secretary of defense. In case of national emergency or destruction of ground command control centers, the E-4B provides a survivable, command, control and communications center to direct U.S. forces, execute emergency war orders and coordinate actions by civil authorities.

Boeing Aerospace Operations has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for design and development of an E-4B low-frequency transmit system.

February 20, 2015

QinetiQ North America, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $7,074,242 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-13-D-0007) to exercise option year two for post-production support under the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK2 program. The MTRS MK2 provides the military explosive ordnance disposal technicians with a man-transportable capability to remotely perform reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by Febru

February 20, 2015

Agile Defense Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a competitive $26,191,017 cost-plus-award-fee task order (HR0011-15-F-0002) with options for unclassified information technology services and support for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Mission Services Office Information Technology Directorate. The services and support include office computing, networking, communications services, design and development and technical support services.

February 20, 2015

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Clearwater, Florida, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $30,656,796 ceiling priced contract for the manufacture, upgrade, repair and test assemblies of the AN/AAR-47 (V) Missile Warning Set comprised of electro-optic countermeasure sensors, countermeasure signal processors and countermeasure signal simulators for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Governments of India, Norway, Spain and Australia.

February 20, 2015

Northrop Grumman Space Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $6,926,501 modification (P00094) to previously awarded contract FA8726-09-C-0010 for risk management framework. Contractor will meet cybersecurity requirements using the new Risk Management Framework. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 22, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

February 20, 2015

VSolvit LLC, Ventura, California, is being awarded a $10,624,059 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N39430-13-D-1231) to exercise option period two for information technology enterprise business systems support at Naval Facilities Information Technology Center, Naval Base Ventura County. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $31,726,530. Work will be performed primarily in Port Hueneme, California, and is expected to be completed February 2016. No funds will

February 20, 2015

Nexagen Networks Inc., Marlboro, New Jersey, is being awarded a $15,915,782 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering support services for information assurance and security engineering-related services to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $27,305,949. Work will be performed at the government facilities in Philadelphia (75 percent) and the con

February 12, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Navy’s mission set is likely to continue to grow over the foreseeable future, but the same cannot be said of the fleet. Both surface ships and submarines will need to be replaced or complemented, but budget restrictions severely hinder the Navy’s ability to meet those goals.

February 11, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman

The sequestration bill that has been the bane of military procurement may be on its last legs, although its reach still has some distance to go. That is the prediction of a Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in defense procurement.

February 11, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adopting commercial practices in military acquisition would help both the Defense Department and the companies that serve it. Both entities have slipped into risk-averse behavior that benefits neither and hurts the warfighting customer, said industry and former government experts.

February 11, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman

Archaic acquisition regulations designed to reduce risk, teamed with commercial technology controls, are inhibiting efforts to procure information technology systems quickly and effectively, according to military and civilian experts.

February 9, 2015

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $279,144,933 fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038.

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