Army

July 31, 2015

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,208,718 modification (F405549) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for command, control, communications and computer information operations and maintenance. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17 million were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan, Korea APO AP, is the contracting authority.

 

July 31, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $50,941,902 fixed-price-incentive contract for a modernized laser range finder designator (M-LRFD) Lot 4 production contract, inclusive of M-LRFD kits and spares, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,778,761 were obligated at the time of the award.

July 30, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Army has announced the procurement of Motorola’s WAVE technology to enhance radio interoperability.

The U.S. Army is procuring Motorola’s WAVE software technology to fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smartphones, telephones and personal computers together for seamless communications. The $14.1 million contract provides the Army with unlimited access to the capability. WAVE will act as the glue to patch together devices normally incapable of communicating with one another.

July 29, 2015

NCI Inc., Reston, Va., recently announced it was awarded two task orders aggregating $6 million under the Total Engineering and Information Systems (TEIS) III contract for information technology (IT) services in support of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachuca Engineering Directorate and Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate. These task orders represent both new and follow-on work for NCI. The Fort Huachuca task order spans a base period of 13.5 months. The Fort Detrick task order consists of a 12-month base period.

July 29, 2015

New Mexico State University was awarded a $75 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost contract to support the Information Operations Vulnerability/Survivability Assessment program, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2020. One offer was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0022)

July 29, 2015

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, has been awarded a maximum $7,212,498 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for signal data processors. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification Federal Acquisition Regulation part 6.302-1, 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1). This is a five-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Arizona, with a July 28, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army.

July 27, 2015

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $45,210,663 modification (003803) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support for the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of February 20, 2017.

July 27, 2015

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $85,300,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, and cost-no fee (to be negotiated at the task order level) contract for the AN/AAS-53 Common Sensor Payload System, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2025. One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-15-D-0005).
 

July 24, 2015

Intelligent Decisions Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, was awarded a $6,848,385 modification (P00005) to contract W912CL-14-C-0018 for information technology operations and maintenance for U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay Cuba with an estimated completion date of July 22, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,848,385 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting authority.

July 24, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $15 million modification (P00023) to contract W9113M-12-C-0055 for block 2 pre-planned product improvements of the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) system. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,300,000 were obligated at the time of the award.

August 1, 2015
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

The U.S. Army has seized on the concept of complexity in warfighting as it faces a multitude of potential threats. Gone are the days when enemies were defined by clear lines, both substantively and operationally.

August 1, 2015
By Lt. Col. Leonard Newman, USA
Several technologies are enhancing U.S. Army satellite connectivity. For small team-size elements, the Global Rapid Response Information Package (GRRIP) is deployed in a single transit case the size of a carry-on bag and can be set up in minutes. GRRIPs provide secure, unclassified communications to forces operating in austere and demanding environments.

The U.S. Army is evolving and positioning its fleet of ground satellite communications terminals to ensure that units can successfully respond to multiple military or humanitarian contingencies anywhere in the world.

August 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Digital sensors in the U.S. Army’s new night vision goggles let warfighters view images on helmet displays and fuse digital images with symbols.

U.S. soldiers might not have super-X-ray and heat vision to see across the full electromagnetic spectrum—yet—but recent technological strides are enhancing sight on the battlefield by leaps and bounds.

August 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache fires point detonation rounds during a training exercise in South Korea. The Army intends to equip its helicopter fleet with the Small Airborne Networking Radio.

The U.S. Army’s tactical radio programs will meet a series of major milestones in the coming months, moving systems toward deployment into the hands of warfighters. Once fielded, the systems and their associated software will extend transmission range, provide on-demand satellite communications at the lowest levels and allow an alternative when satellite signals are degraded or denied.

August 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
Soldiers at the U.S. Army Cyber Operation Center at Fort Gordon monitor networks for possible attacks by adversaries. The Army is striving to bring signal, cyber and military intelligence together in a partnership to meet challenges in the changing information environment.

The U.S. Army is working to team with industry and the other services to update its information technologies amid a greater emphasis on cyber. A multiyear plan establishing short- and long-term goals serves as the campaign map, but obstacles remain if the Army is to achieve its aims.

July 15, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $99 million firm-fixed-price contract for automated installation entry hardware and software for approximately 35 military installations to provide timely; effective and efficient threat detection necessary for installation commanders to assess and react in all threat environments; and to automate access control processes for authorized and registered personnel entering an installation. Funding and performance locations will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 13, 2019.

July 1, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a $7,705,643 modification (P00003) to contract W52P1J-15-C-0002 for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Work will be performed in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of January 9, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,705,643 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

July 1, 2015

Mission Essential Personnel, New Albany, Ohio, was awarded a $9,672,838 modification (P00005) to contract W560MY-15-C-0003 for intelligence support and ISR within Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of January 9, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,672,838 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

July 1, 2015
Saudi Arabia is procuring modernized target acquisition designation sights and pilot night vision systems for the AH-64E helicopter.

Contract awarded to procure modernized target acquisition designation sights and post production support of the pilot night vision sensor for AH-64E helicopters.

July 1, 2015

Twisted Pair Solutions Inc., Seattle, was awarded a $13,750,000 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-14-C-0025 for voice interoperable software and maintenance and associated licenses. Work will be performed in Seattle, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2016. Fiscal 2014/2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,750,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
 

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