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Sonatech to Provide Sonar Transducer for United States and Japan

December 8, 2014

Sonatech Inc., doing business as Channel Technologies Group, Santa Barbara, California, is being awarded a $34,384,013 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets. The TR-343 transducer is part of the AN/SQS-53 hull-mounted sonar array assembly, which is a component of the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system. The AN/SQQ-89(V) is a fully integrated surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capability to search, detect, classify, localize and attack submarine targets. The contract will provide fabrication, assembly, inspection, test and delivery of TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets. The contract will support the new construction of DDG Arleigh Burke-class Navy destroyer ships. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (85 percent) and the government of Japan (15 percent). Work will be performed in Santa Barbara, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2019. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,122,489 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-15-D-GP71).

 

Electronic Environments Corporation Announces 3 Appointments

December 2, 2014

Electronic Environments Corporation, Marlborough, Massachusetts, announced three appointments: Mike Walsh, technical services manager; Robert Hoffman, project executive; and Scott Willard, Northeast Region senior project manager/construction manager.

Slater Hired as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Policy for the Internet Association

December 2, 2014

The Internet Association, Washington, D.C., has added Abigail Slater as vice president of legal and regulatory policy.

Fuerst Appointed President of Oceus Networks

December 2, 2014

Oceus Networks Inc., Reston, Virginia, has promoted Randy Fuerst to president and CEO.

U.S. Commerce Department Releases Web Tool to Foster Export Law Compliance

November 20, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., today announced the consolidated screening list (CSL), a streamlined collection of nine different screening lists from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions or other restrictions.

Disposable Cyber Systems to Stay Ahead of Adversaries

November 19, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman officials say they are developing a new kind of cyber system—a disposable system tailored for a single mission. The concept, they say, will make it more difficult for adversaries to penetrate or maneuver inside user networks.

Rockwell to Provide KC-10 Communication Kits

November 19, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $15,687,657 firm-fixed-price modification (P00033) to previously awarded contract FA8106-11-C-0006 for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management kits. Contractor will provide funding for 12 kits and 15 installations. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Oklahoma City; and Atlanta, and it is expected to be complete by Dec. 22, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $15,687,657 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

Rockwell to Support Special Operations Aircraft Software

November 19, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $72,500,000, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide post-deployment software support IV for the common architecture avionics system, cockpit management system and avionics management system for the Technology Applications Program Office to support the Army Special Operations aircraft fleet. The majority of the work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The last ordering period will end on November 30, 2019. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $80,997 are being obligated at time of award on task order 0001. This contract was a noncompetitive award in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92241-15-D-0001).

 

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Aegis Computers

November 19, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $15,577,396 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5103) to incrementally fund the Aegis Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) activities and Aegis Modernization Advanced Capability Build (ACB) engineering. The Aegis PSEA manages the in-service combat systems configurations as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability into the CG-47 class of ships and the DDG-51 class of ships. Aegis Modernization will provide upgrades to Aegis cruisers and Aegis destroyers and will be applicable to all Aegis ships with a computer program that is backfit compatible to Baseline 2 cruisers. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $15,577,396 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

Government Agencies Move to Secure Data on Non-Government Systems

November 18, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published for public review draft recommendations to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive federal information residing on the computers of contractors and other nonfederal organizations working for the government.

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