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Northrop to Research Atmospheric Effects on Radio Frequency Propagation

September 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $30 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the W/V-band Satellite Communications Experiment program. Contractor will conduct research to increase knowledge and understanding of atmospheric effects on radio frequency signal propagation. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-14-D-0255).

KEYW Corp. to Support Air Force Research Laboratory

September 15, 2014

KEYW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $38 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will assist the Layer Sensor Exploitation Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory in developing new command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems to exploit existing sensors of all kinds. Some examples of exploitation include target recognition, tracking, fusion, sensor management (autonomy) and registration. Exploitation research is shifting from permissive to contested environments. This shift drives a corresponding need in test strategies to match. Analysis, test and integration of sensor systems is focused on developing laboratory or relevant environments to achieve technology readiness level (TRL) 6, with the desire to achieve higher TRLs through demonstrations and system tests in environments as close to operational as is feasible, affordable and practical. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 12, 2021. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1742).

Technique Solutions Wins Cyber Network Defense Contract

September 15, 2014

Technique Solutions Inc., Stafford, Virginia, was awarded a $25 million indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the entire spectrum of equipment and services associated with the Cyber Network Defense mission and information assurance support. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with a completion date of Sept. 14, 2019. Army Contracting Command, Key West, Florida, is the contracting activity (W912PX-14-D-0002).

N3 Receives Network Administration Contract

September 15, 2014

N3 Government Solutions LLC, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was awarded a $25 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for support services and equipment. Work includes architectural design; design, development, integration and systems engineering; enterprise analysis and assessments; software, engineering, development and programming; and network administration. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with six received. Army Contracting Command, Key West, Florida, is the contracting activity (W912PX-14-D-0001).


Army Awards More Than $7 Billion in Intelligence and Information Operations Contracts

September 15, 2014

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W91W4-14-D-0001); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0002); CACI Technologies Inc., Manassas, Virginia (W911(W4-14-D-0003); DynCorp International LLC, McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0004); Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0005); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (W911W4-14-D-0006); ManTech Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Inc., Falls Church, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0007); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Cyber Solutions Division Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0008); Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0009); Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0010); and SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0011), were collectively awarded a ceiling $5,040,000,000 hybrid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for global intelligence support services acquisition.

DISA Seeks Small Businesses

September 15, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is seeking information from small businesses as potential sources to provide cyber-related support services; to conduct activities; and to create products to improve the U.S. Defense Department's cyber systems.

Cyber Success Requires Cooperation and Innovation

September 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

Mission success in the cyber arena, especially in a constrained budget environment, requires both cooperation and innovation, but military and industry officials speaking at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 say they are not yet seeing enough of either.

Painful Budgets Induce Innovation

September 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

Although the U.S. Defense Department and the military industry are feeling the effects of constrained budgets, they have not yet been forced to find truly innovative solutions, Mark Bigham, chief innovation officer for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services, told the AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 audience.

Military Industrial Midget

September 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower coined the phrase "military industrial complex" to describe the relationships between the military, Congress and industry. That complex no longer exists, according to Tom Davis, a former vice president for General Dynamics, speaking during an industry panel at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 conference.

DISA to Launch First Round of JRSS Network Upgrades

September 9, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Defense Department is primed to take a first step toward the realization of JIE as it gears up information migration to the joint regional security stacks, or JRSS, a key upgrade to streamline and secure network operations.


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