July 30, 2015

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia (N00039-15-D-0036); Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N00039-15-D-0037); Envistacom LLC, Atlanta (N00039-15-D-0038); Forward Slope Inc., San Diego (N00039-15-D-0039); and SOLUTE Consulting, San Diego (N00039-15-D-0040) are being awarded a $232,068,059 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cos

November 1, 2014
By George I. Seffers
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific personnel and sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit ONE retrieve an unmanned underwater vehicle deployed to detect mines and improvised explosives in shallow water environments.

As the U.S. Navy modernizes information systems across the fleet, one organization is responsible for researching, developing and fielding the full range of technologies in the Asia-Pacific region, providing complete life cycle development and support for systems, from concept to fielded capability.

July 11, 2014

Spry Methods Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4158); Gateway Ventures Incorporated, Norfolk, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4159); Gemini Industries Incorporated, Burlington, Massachusetts (N65236-14-D-4160); and MH Harbor LLC, North Charleston, South Carolina (N65236-14-D-4161), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders, performance-based multiple award contract for t

February 12, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The realm of cyberspace, created by the United States, could be the undoing of its next major military operation unless the country regains control of its own creation. The virtual realm was let loose on the world where it was embraced by all manner of users, and some of them are counting on their expertise in it to overcome the overwhelming power of the U.S. military.

April 1, 2013
By Lt. Ben Kohlmann, USN

As conflicts become more complex and uncertain in the 21st century, quick pivots to new technologies will become increasingly important. The starting point for this rapid fielding must begin with more frequent, and more relational, lower level warfighter-technologist interaction.

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, on behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office, has awarded a $34 million dollar firm fixed price contract to ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., for the design, development, and production of a cryptographic module for the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Block Upgrade 2. The contract encompasses the development, prototype delivery, testing, and integration of a cryptographic module that is designed for integration into a variety of MIDS-LVT hardware variants.

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers


November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Altron Inc., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; American Electronics Inc., California, Md.; Command Decisions Systems and Solutions, Stafford, Va.; Centuria Corp., Reston, Va.; Del Rey Systems and Technology Inc., San Diego, Calif.; ISHPI Information Technologies Inc., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; K3 Enterprises Inc., Fayetteville, N.C.; MANDEX Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Sentek Global, San Diego, Calif.; SPARC LLC., Charleston, S.C.; The Cameron Bell Corp., doing business as Gov.

George I. Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a $34 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Cryptographic Module development and production. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms and other foreign users worldwide.

July 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Globecomm Systems Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York; DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia; and L- 3/3Di Technologies Limited Liability Corporation, Hanover, Maryland, are each being awarded an indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, multiple award contract, with a cumulative value of $17,001,463 to provide commercial-off-the-shelf satellite network and communications equipment and other services. Each contractor will be awarded $8,333 at the time of award.

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, RF Communications Division, Rochester, New York, is being awarded a $25,829,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) soldier radio waveform software in-service support for the network enterprise domain under the Joint Program Executive Office, JTRS. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

April 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Rear Adm. Sandy L. Daniels, USN, has been assigned commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Space Field Activity, Washington, D.C.

March 23, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Marines' Network On The Move system aims to make C2 systems transferable from vehicle to vehicle with no modifications needed. It's proved successful thus far, but what are the drawbacks, if any? And is it interoperable with other military branches?

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, has selected Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation to develop and produce the Navy's next-generation tactical afloat network, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). Northrop Grumman was issued a $36,646,047 delivery order February 1 for the procurement of the CANES network infrastructure to include guided missile destroyer (DDG) variant first article; DDG variant production unit; and multipurpose amphibious assault ship (LHD) variant first article.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Despite looming budget cuts, the ability to provide information to the individuals conducting operations is a priority for the PEOC4I, said a program representative at the SPAWAR theatre during West 2012.

June 13, 2011
By Max Cacas

"Get it done quickly" is the mantra of Chris Miller, Executive Director of the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Center, Atlantic (SPAWAR), which is also referred to as the Navy's Information Dominance Systems Command. While SPAWAR's Pacific office handles research and development, Miller's group, based in Charleston, N.C. is responsible for acquisitions and getting technology on board ships and into the hands of warfighters.

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia, and STG Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded performance-based contracts potentially valued at nearly $100 million to provide on-site system support services for the Navy command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems located at worldwide shore and ship operational commands, centers and facilities. These two contractors may compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. Space and Naval Warfare Systems C

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Comma

March 11, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. Charles A. Rainey, USN, has been assigned vice commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat Inc., has been awarded a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center contract potentially valued at $29.9 million for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of the Republic of Turkey  under the Foreign Military Sales program.