Air Force

March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh has been awarded a $70,086,525 modification (P00139) to previously awarded contract FA8721-05-C-0003 for a ceiling increase and period of performance extension. The ceiling increase is required due to an increase in research and development requirements for non-Department of Defense work, work in support of classified and unclassified missions, and work on software programs.

March 25, 2015

Beechcraft Defense Co., Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded a $27,048,576 firm-fixed-price contract for purchase of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability; one Scorpion ground station; and one complete spare Scorpion ground station. Work will be performed at Wichita, Kansas, and San Diego, and is expected to be complete by March 23, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Iraq.

March 20, 2015

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $1,734,516,083 modification (P00538) for the operation of the Lincoln Laboratory. This modification prevents a break in service for all research and development projects under the subject contract. Work will be performed at Lexington, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2018. This contract is incrementally funded; additional funds are not being obligated at time of award.

March 17, 2015

Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,281,361 modification (P00152) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. Contractor will provide three months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network antenna sites worldwide, as well as various communications, operations, software and related support services.

March 17, 2015

Exelis Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $21,958,021 modification (P00583) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for Ground-based Electro-optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) Phase II. Contractor will provide system service and upgrade for the GEODSS weapons systems. Work will be performed at Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia; and Maui, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 13, 2018.

March 9, 2015

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,550,719 modification (P00066) to previously awarded contract FA4890-10-C-0007 to exercise an option. The contractor will provided unmanned aircraft system operations center support that includes the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2016.

March 5, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $25,341,311 modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8807-14-C-0005 for up to 6-months extension for systems engineering and integration. Contractor will provide systems engineering and integration support for the Global Positioning Systems program. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 2, 2015.

March 5, 2015

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $52,805,008 modification (P00228) to previously awarded contract FA8106-07-C-0001. Contractor will provide Avionics Modernization Program Phase II effort for the VC-25A aircraft to include Federal Aviation Administration approved avionics modification engineering services to manufacture or procure, install, and test one prototype. Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by May 30, 2018.

March 2, 2015

Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, has been awarded a $41,849,660 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Digital Integration for Combat Engagement Program. The contractor will provide commercial services for 25th Air Force 24/7 global situational awareness, which is connected to every combatant commander capable of moving near real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to warfighters. Location of performance will be determined on individual task orders and are expected to be complete by February 29, 2020.

March 2, 2015

Intelligent Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $14,690,185 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Space Operations Center Mission Systems Increment 2. Contractor will provide infrastructure development and integration/engineering support of JSpOC Mission System Increment 2. Work will be performed at are Colorado Springs, Colorado; El Segundo, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and San Diego, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.

February 23, 2015
A Boeing E-4B, an airborne command post, flies over the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F-18s during an air show. The E-4B serves as the National Airborne Operations Center for the president and secretary of defense. In case of national emergency or destruction of ground command control centers, the E-4B provides a survivable, command, control and communications center to direct U.S. forces, execute emergency war orders and coordinate actions by civil authorities.

Boeing Aerospace Operations has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for design and development of an E-4B low-frequency transmit system.

February 20, 2015

Northrop Grumman Space Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $6,926,501 modification (P00094) to previously awarded contract FA8726-09-C-0010 for risk management framework. Contractor will meet cybersecurity requirements using the new Risk Management Framework. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 22, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

February 9, 2015

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $279,144,933 fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038.

February 9, 2015

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $36,819,781 modification (P00082) to previously awarded contract FA8810-08-C-0002 for Space Based Infra-Red Systems (SBIRS) follow-on production. The contract is being modified to change the initial launch capability dates for SBIRS Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 3-4 space vehicles in order to support new launch manifest dates and also procure storage for the GEO-3 space vehicle.

January 30, 2015

United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado has been awarded a $382,926,946 firm-fixed-price modification (P00061) to FA8811-13-C-0003 to order launch vehicle production services (LVPS) under the requirements contract terms of the basic contract. This modification executes a requirement for fiscal 2015 LVPS in support of the launch vehicle configuration of one Air Force Delta IV (5,4), one Navy Atlas V 551, and one National Reconnaissance Office Atlas V 401. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $4,077,326,882.

January 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $21,744,444 modification (P00019) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0013) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.

January 23, 2015

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $22,908,256 modification (P00022) to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract (FA8807-12-C-0012) to accelerate the MGUE program through the addition of pre-prototype receiver card deliveries and test support activities to enable faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2016.

January 21, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price $50,304,260 modification (P00024) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract (FA8726-13-C-0001) for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A platform. The contractor will provide comprehensive tasks and provide personnel, facilities, aircraft subsystems and support equipment.

January 21, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $6,606,907 modification (13) exercising an option to previously awarded task order (FA8723-13-D-0001 0002) for mission continuity for Mobile Consolidated Command Center. The contractor will provide operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for a survivable and endurable command and control of U.S. strategic, space and selected non-strategic forces, to include homeland security when directed.

February 1, 2015
By Capt. Robert M. Lee, USAF

The U.S. Air Force cyber community is failing, but not all is lost. While some aspects are in dire need of repair or replacement, effective solutions potentially are within reach—if leadership is up to the task.

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