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Geospatial Agency Seeks Small Business Innovation

September 1, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking toward small business to provide vital technologies as the agency confronts budget constraints. Enticement efforts include targeted outreach, reshaped acquisition patterns and improved networking among potential contractors.

Physical Optics Corps to Deliver Aircraft Ground Encryption Devices

August 5, 2014

Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, California, is being awarded $10,449,470 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0006 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N68335-12-G-0045) for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort for the design, testing and delivery of data transfer units and ground encryption devices in support of the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G. This effort includes 14 non flight-worthy (NFW) data transfer units, seven flight-worthy (FW) DTUs, 21 mission NFW removable memory devices, 25 NFW maintenance RMDs, 17 FW mission RMDs, 15 FW maintenance RMDs, nine ground encryption devices and the required cabling and software. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Army Modifies Training Model Support Contract

August 4, 2014

Technical and Project Engineering, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $12,084,389 modification (P00002 ) to contract W91CRB-13-C-0036 for professional software development and support, testing, training, and software and database maintenance services to support Army training models. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Broadband Discovery to Provide Explosive Detection System

August 4, 2014

Broadband Discovery Systems, Scotts Valley, California, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build, test and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device detection systems with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2019. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0025).

U.S. Army Procures Intelligent Unmanned Tasking System

August 4, 2014

Kutta Technologies Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming Mission Tasking System. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia is the contracting activity (W911W6-14-D-0001).

MicroPact to Provide Justice Information System

August 4, 2014

MicroPact Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,989,520 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Naval Justice Information System (NJIS). The NJIS will provide enterprise support for the United States Navy and Marine Corps criminal justice community's case management and reporting requirements. The NJIS program will enable end-to-end case management and incident reporting capabilities for the law enforcement, investigations, command actions, corrections and judicial actions communities, with implementation and configuration of the program in a two-phase approach. This program includes the replacement and retirement of the Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center, Corrections Management Information and Case Management systems, as well as the migration of all legacy data from those systems into the NJIS database. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (N00039-14-D-0004).

Big Data and Cybersecurity Key Players in Dynamic M&A Market

July 31, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A whirlwind of big companies buying smaller, high-quality companies is setting up 2014 as a huge year for mergers and acquisitions.

K2 to Provide Railgun Energy Source

July 30, 2014

K2 Energy Solutions Incorporated, Henderson, Nevada, is being awarded a ceiling-priced $81,400,000 firm-fixed price/cost-plus fixed-fee, basic ordering agreement for the fully self-contained battery intermediate energy store system required to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. Work will be performed in Henderson, Nevada, and is expected to be completed by December 2016. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The contract was sole sourced in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5. This SBIR Phase III is for work that derives from, extends, or logically concludes effort(s) performed under prior SBIR funding agreements and is authorized under 15 U.S.C. § 638(r). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-G-4207).

Benchmark Contracting to Build UAV Physical Protection System

July 28, 2014

Benchmark Contracting Incorporated (dba Cobblestone Construction), Las Vegas, was awarded a $10,643,419 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a remote piloted aircraft mission complex physical protection system, Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada. The Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, is the contracting activity (W912PL-14-C-0012).

Small Businesses Added to $7 Billion Solar Contract

July 28, 2014

Bay Electric Co. Incorporated, Newport News, Virginia (W912DY-14-D-0035); BITHENERGY Incorporated, Baltimore (W912DY-14-D-0064); Bright Light Federal LLC, Littleton, Colorado (W912DY-14-D-0065); Ecoplexus, San Francisco (W912DY-14-D-0066); Essex Construction LLC, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0067); Indian Energy LLC, Newport Beach, California (W912DY-14-D-0068); Infinity Development Partners LLC, New Braunfels, Texas (W912DY-14-D-0069); Legatus6 LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0070); Scatec Solar North America Incorporated, Sausalito, California (W912DY-14-D-0072); SunLight General Capital LLC, New York (W912DY-14-D-0073); and Third Sun Solar LLC, Athens, Ohio (W912DY-14-D-0074), are being added as awardees for the solar technology category of power awards under solicitation W912DY-11-R-0036. These companies, as well as those previously announced, will share a maximum $7 billion firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for use in competing and awarding power purchase agreements for solar technology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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