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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.

3 Phoenix Awarded Data Fusion Funds

September 17, 2014

3 Phoenix Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,997,455 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6264) for continuing engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware and software integration required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy open architecture and network centric operations and warfare systems in support of USS Virginia-class submarines and other submarine and surface ship systems. 3 Phoenix Incorporated shall continue to build upon the previous efforts made under the follow-on Phase III of Small Business Innovative Research, Topic number N04-138 Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data. These services will be rendered, as needed, to support the Navy's initiative to maintain the pace of performance improvement through judicious use of lower power electronics, advanced algorithm design, and innovative applications of open software and hardware. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SRI to Support Airborne Sensors in Afghanistan

September 17, 2014

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded a $24,741,566 modification (P00009) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0135 for support of the Desert Owl program and to provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 16, 2015. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Leidos Supports Airborne Sensors in Afghanistan and Africa

September 17, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, was awarded an $150,097,661 modification (P00014) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0134 to support the Saturn Arch effort and provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Arlington, and McLean, Virginia; Beavercreek, Ohio; California, Maryland; Hanahan, South Carolina; Afghanistan; and Djibouti, Africa. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Aircraft Mission Computers

September 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, New York, has been awarded a minimum $13,983,000 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft mission computers. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THB1).

Multiple Firms Awarded Counter-IED Contracts

September 17, 2014

Advanced Reconnaissance Corporation, Fishkill, New York (W911QX-14-D-0007); Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0008); A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0009); CyPhy Works Incorporated, Danvers, Massachusetts (W911QX-14-D-0010); EFW Incorporated, Ft. Worth, Texas (W911QX-14-D-0011); L-3 Communications Corporation, Camden, New Jersey (W911QX-14-D-0012); NIITEK Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0013); Primal Innovation LLC, Sanford, Florida (W911QX-14-D-0014); QinetiQ Incorporated, Centreville, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0015); Robo-Team NA Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0016); Advanced Technology Systems Company Incorporated (of Virginia), McLean, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0017); Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0018); iRobot Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts (W911QX-14-D-0019); K2 Solutions Incorporated, Southern Pines, North Carolina (W911QX-14-D-0020); Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies L.C., Orem, Utah (W911QX-14-D-0021); QinetiQ Incorporated, Centreville, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0023); Robo-Team NA Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0024); Stolar Research Corporation, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0026); Science and Engineering Services LLC, Columbia, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0025); and Pearson Engineering Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain (W911QX-14-D-0022), were collectively awarded a ceiling $49,497,158 indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, multi-year contract for the Army Research Lab/Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Culvert Denial Challenge program. The contract covers the initial task order challenge event through possible future testing, development and deployment. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DOD and VA Move Toward Joint Health Agency Monitoring System

September 15, 2014

ASM Research Incorporated, an Accenture Federal Services Company, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,723,444 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop and map Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System (JCCQAS). The contractor will develop a prototype to enable the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to uniformly manage credentialed healthcare providers using a single interagency system for the Defense Health Agency Defense Health Services Systems Clinical Support Division. The work to be performed includes preparing the environment for the JCCQAS application to support the JCCQAS prototype because the existing technical solution is not scalable and does not have the technical capacity to accommodate the large number of records associated with an interagency system. The Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HT0011-14-R-0032).

General Atomics Awarded Reaper Software Funds

September 15, 2014

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $40,906,190 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (0033) on contract FA8620-10-G-3038 for development of requirements description documents for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and the MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 UAS with the 904.6.0 system/software release. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Sept. 8, 2017. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $40,906,190 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Honeywell to Provide Aircraft Displays to Australia

September 15, 2014

Honeywell International Incorporated, Aerospace Defense & Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded a $15,711,691 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0048) for the procurement of 197 advanced multi-purpose displays for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This modification includes 80 5x5 FWD displays, 75 5x5 AFT displays and 8x10 displays, 52 FWD 5x5 displays, 48 5x5 AFT displays and 24 8x10 displays for the U.S. Navy, and 28 5x5 FWD displays, 27 5x5 AFT displays and 18 8x10 displays for the government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($9,747,064; 62 percent) and the government of Australia ($5,964,627; 38 percent) under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

New Zealand Firm Provides Mini Demolition Remote Firing Device

September 15, 2014

MAS Zengrange Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand, is being awarded a $9,678,000 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-12-D-0009) to exercise option year two for additional transmitters, receivers and expendable XrX receivers for the mini-demolition remote firing device. Work will be performed in Wellington, New Zealand, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


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