Acquisition and Contracting

January 30, 2015

Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded a $9,510,995 modification (P00048) to contract W911SR-07-C-0080 to exercise the option to purchase 1,687 M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors, six Platform Interface Kits and 116 Sieve Packs. Fiscal 2014/2015 other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $9,510,996 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Edgewood, Maryland.

January 30, 2015

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,645,000 modification (P00115) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 for continuing service and support under the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,645,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama.

January 29, 2015
By George I. Seffers
An EA-18G Growler (top) and EA-6B Prowler (bottom) fly together. The Navy is developing a next-generation jammer to be integrated onto the EA-18G, but Frank Kendall warns the United States is falling behind potential adversaries on electronic warfare systems.

The U.S. is falling behind potential adversaries, such as China and Russia, in key technological areas, warned Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee.

January 27, 2015

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0007), and Information Systems Laboratories Inc., San Diego (N68936-15-D-0008), are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contracts for the development and fielding of Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Systems prototypes related

January 27, 2015

General Atomics, San Diego, is being awarded a $36,468,962 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4222) for research and development activities associated with integrated power system power load modules to be used for electromagnetic railgun pulse power containers and for the fabricating and testing of prototypes. Work will be performed in Tupelo, Mississippi (70 percent), and San Diego (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2016.

January 27, 2015

Oracle America Inc., Redwood City, California, is being awarded a $19,050,000 ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, sole source award commercial contract (N65236-13-D-2157) to provide post deployment systems support for Increment 1 of Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps. This contract is currently in its first option period. If the second (final) option period is exercised, it would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $68,500,000.

January 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $21,744,444 modification (P00019) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0013) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.

January 27, 2015

Dynetics, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a ceiling $172,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five year ordering period. The contract provides scientific and technical support to the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an expected completion date of Jan. 25, 2020. The acquisition was solicited on the basis of full and open competition. Funding will be obligated on individual task orders.

January 27, 2015

PTC Inc., Needham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $7,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract for data environment/hosting and engineering services, in support of the Integrated Decision Environment Service Center (IDESC)/Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Integrated Decision Environment (ePLM IDE).

January 27, 2015

Avineon Inc., McLean, Va., a global provider of information technology, geospatial and engineering support services, announced it has been awarded an Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The contract, designed to obtain information technology support services, was awarded under the unrestricted track for functional category one service delivery.

January 27, 2015
Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems will provide software necessary to upgrade the current P-8A directional infrared countermeasures subsystem with infrared missile warning sensors.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems will provide software necessary to upgrade the current P-8A directional infrared countermeasures subsystem with infrared missile warning sensors.

January 23, 2015

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22,908,256 modification (P00022) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0012) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2016.

January 23, 2015

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $22,709,796 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of the Common Data Link Hawklink system in support of the MH-60R aircraft. This option includes 29 AN/ARQ-59 radio terminal sets (RTS), 11 retrofit AN/ARQ-59 RTS and 12 weapon replaceable assembly kits.

January 23, 2015

Goodrich Corp., Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) division, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $14,485,802 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for high-frequency array (HFA) windows for four classes of United States submarines (SSGN class; Seawolf class; USS Virginia class; and second flight USS Los Angeles class). The HFA is an acoustic "window" used in conjunction with the high frequency sail array.

January 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $37,556,621 modification (P00008) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423 to exercise the first option for the Next Generation Technical Services (NGTS) III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure and technologies.

January 23, 2015

Mutualink Inc., Wallingford, Conn., recently announced that its Tactical Collaboration Node solution was selected for inclusion in JerseyNet, New Jersey’s dedicated Band 14 LTE deployable public safety network.

January 21, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price $50,304,260 modification (P00024) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract (FA8726-13-C-0001) for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A platform. The contractor will provide comprehensive tasks and provide personnel, facilities, aircraft subsystems and support equipment.

January 21, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $6,606,907 modification (13) exercising an option to previously awarded task order (FA8723-13-D-0001 0002) for mission continuity for Mobile Consolidated Command Center. The contractor will provide operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for a survivable and endurable command and control of U.S. strategic, space and selected non-strategic forces, to include homeland security when directed.

January 21, 2015

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,193,364 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6296) for the procurement of engineering and technical support services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic No. N96-278 Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Systems.

January 13, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

While cybersecurity is getting big play in the news these days—as it well should—three topics require just as much attention but have not yet hit the big time. Acquisition, spectrum and interoperability may not have the headline-grabbing charm of the hack into the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter account, but they are issues that need the same serious attention.

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