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DARPA Modifies Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node Contract

September 23, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $19,267,875 modification (P00002) adding Phase II base period within the general scope of the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0096) for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program. The addition of the TERN Phase II program brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $22,124,645 from $2,856,770. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

McCrone Associates to Support Atomic Energy Detection System

September 23, 2014

McCrone Associates Incorporated, Westmont, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,135,521 modification (P00023) to previously awarded contract FA7022-12-0006. Schafer Corporation, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,999,214 modification (P00032) to previously awarded contract FA7022-11 -C-0009 for particle analysis services. Contractors will provide non-personal services to process and analyze particle samples for the purpose of nuclear test ban treaty verification for the Air Force Technical Applications Center nuclear directorate. The contract will support the U. S. Atomic Energy Detection System. The acquisition will provide technical expertise in particle analysis and operational analytical techniques. The Air Force ISR Agency, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Satellite Communications Terminals

September 23, 2014

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, has been awarded a $23,115,046 basic ordering agreement order (0005) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051. Contractor will provide satellite communications terminals, Predator modem assembly, remote split operations racks, 70 MHz-to-fiber optic converters, and test and monitor subsystems. The company also has been awarded a $20,306,274 basic ordering agreement order (0002) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051 for Air Combat Command force structure satellite communications terminals. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Alion to Support Rapid Equipping Force

September 23, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $24,896,089 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0088) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003 for research, development, engineering, technical evaluation and information analysis and dissemination for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Contractor will leverage its research, development, test and evaluation experience in the processing and fabrication methods associated with the design, research and development, production and repair of metals, composites, ceramics, electronic materials and energetic materials to produce, test and validate prototypes for delivery to the Army. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Leidos Awarded Missile Threat Warning Contract

September 23, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,403,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will conduct research and development and perform testing for integrated threat warning and countermeasure response, including missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication. In addition, contractor will develop techniques for detection of missile, laser and hostile fire threats, and develop and validate countermeasures for these threats. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1752).

CGI Federal to Support Data Center Migration

September 23, 2014

CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,807,114 hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task order (N00039-14-F-0029) against an existing GSA Alliant contract (GS00Q09BGD0022) for engineering services in support of the modernization, virtualization and migration of systems and applications from legacy data centers to authorized Department of Defense and Navy enterprise data centers, as well as commercial hosting facilities. This task order includes a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the estimated cumulative value of the task order to $50,381,982. The work on this task order will be performed at various locations including the contractor's facility in Fairfax, Virginia and at Navy-mandated hosting facilities, including Navy Enterprise Data Centers, Defense Information Systems Agency, Navy Marine Corps Intranet/Next Generation Enterprise Network, and commercial hosting facilities. Work is expected to be completed in September 2015. If all options are exercised, work could continue through September 2019. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, is the contracting activity

Georgia Tech Awarded Radar Development Contract

September 23, 2014

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, was awarded an $11,982,586 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for university-affiliated research center follow up for radar-related research and development. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-D-0015).

Sotera to Develop Large Data Frameworks

September 23, 2014

Sotera Defense Solutions, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $24,728,542 cost-plus fixed-fee contract, with options, for research and development on large data frameworks. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-C-0017).

Government, Industry Conduct Vital Intelligence Research

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Rather than devote valuable resources pursuing every possible technology solution, the intelligence community complements similar efforts in the commercial sector.

Congressman: NOAA Should Rely on Commercial Data for Weather Forecasts

September 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

If a key weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration goes down before its replacement launches, the agency needs to mitigate the forecasted gap in data collection by relying on commercial weather data, a U.S. congressman says.


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