Systems Engineering Associates Corp., Middletown, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $19,778,516 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services for the continued development of the Extensible Markup Language Test Data Analysis Tool (XTDAS) on all Navy submarines currently deployed. The XTDAS tool provides a portable, adaptable and cost effective means for collecting, analyzing, verifying and validating the required combat system data.
Rapidly evolving commercial solutions are having a large effect on how the intelligence community collects, processes and analyzes data to gain improved strategic agility. Enhanced reactive and predictive awareness will allow the United States to engage with global partners successfully while out-maneuvering adversaries at home and abroad. But for this to work, the U.S. government must challenge the status quo, stop accepting incremental change and push a cultural shift in policy.
Robert D. Niehaus Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price requirements-type contract in the total estimated amount of $9,446,077 for the Defense Travel Management Office's (DTMO) requirement of data collection and analysis support services. The Defense Human Resources Activity Procurement Support Office, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.