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General Atomics Awarded MQ-9 Technology Insertion Contract

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $39,455,726 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the MQ-9 Technology Insertion Technical Solution. This contract action will modify MQ-9 Block 5, Ground Control Station (GCS) Block 30 and GCS Block 50 as required to enable integration and testing of the tech insertion capability. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0041) 

U.S. Air Force Awards $960 Million NETCENTS-2 Contract

July 31, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, Owego, N.Y., (FA8732-13-D-0001); TYBRIN Corp., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., (FA8732-13-D-0002); Harris IT Services Corp., Dulles, Va., (FA8732-13-D-0005); SRA International, Fairfax, Va., (FA8732-13-D-0003); Raytheon, Garland, Texas, (FA8732-13-D-0006); and L-3 National Security Solutions, Reston, Va., (FA8732-13-D-0004) have been awarded a $960 million multiple-award, indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services. This contract vehicle will provide services such as sustainment, migration, integration, training, help desk support, testing and operational support. Other services include, but are not limited to, exposing data from authoritative data sources to support web-services or service oriented architecture constructs in Air Force enterprise environments. This contract vehicle is the mandatory source for all Air Force units purchasing services that fall under the scope of the contract. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Air Force Modifies NORAD Support Contract

July 31, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $20,794,692 modification (P00288) to contract (F19628-00-C-0019) to support critical mission operations for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC/ITW/AA) in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority.  The total cumulative face value of the contract (including this modification) is $1,800,000,000. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Martin to Support Cheyenne Mountain Operations

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $11,996,522 modification to a cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support critical mission operations for North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex/integrated tactical warning/attack assessment and Mobile Consolidated Command Center missions in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) mission systems (JMS) is the development effort Space and Missiles System Center is using to incrementally transition away from the legacy space situational awareness mission, and is intended to be the next step towards migration of the space surveillance catalog maintenance capability from the Space Defense Operations Center and CAVENet systems to a high-performance, sustainable, and network-centric computing platform by migrating the astrodynamics support workstation  and special perturbations tasker applications to JMS. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity.  
 

SRI to Develop Digital Video Library Prototype Systems

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been awarded a $230 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hardware, software, prototype systems, spiral software enhancements and installation training support for the Digital Video Laboratory III. The basic contract is a five-year contract. Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

General Atomics Awarded MQ-9 Contract Modification

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $23,951,449 modification to a cost-plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract for additional 904.6 systems release tasks for the MQ-9 Hunter and Killer System Development and Demonstration (SDD) bridge effort. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,143,253. The modification includes additional capabilities added to the basic SDD bridge effort, one aircraft retrofit, and one Systems Integration Laboratory upgrade. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Supports Space Based Infrared System

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded a $75,230,383 modification to the existing fiscal 2013-2016 Contractor Logistics Support, Legacy Sustainment, and Combined Task Force Support contract for the Space Based Infrared System Survivable Endurable Evolution (S2E2), Increment 1. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $181,098,565. This contract modification is for permanent sustainment modifications to the current Mobile Ground System (MGS) to enable processing of Defense Support Program and SBIRS geosynchronous orbit satellites mission data and to perform limited contingency SBIRS GEO satellite commanding. This project also replaces the existing Intermediate Maintenance Facility with the Maintenance and Operations Support Suite used for pre-deployment preparation on the S2E2 MGS Force Packages, and to provide maintainer and limited operator training. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Infrared Space Systems Directorate Contracting Division is the contracting activity.  

LinQuest to Provide System Engineering and Integration Support

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
LinQuest Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded a $121,182,989 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for System Engineering and Integration Support Services (SE&I). The contractor will provide and maintain enterprise SE&I services for the current MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, execute and evolve standardized enterprise processes, control and manage the technical baseline and interface(s), perform system integration across the enterprise and within identified programs, develop and implement key systems engineering processes, developing tools and techniques to predict issues and enable timely action, and develop and maintain performance metrics. The Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Endsley Appointed Air Force Chief Scientist

Dr. Mica Endsley has been appointed as chief scientist for the Air Force.

Lockheed Martin Announces $320 Million Contract

June 24, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin will continue to provide enhanced communications reliability, survivability, information capabilities, and user support within the National Capital Region on behalf of the Air Force District of Washington under a new, approximately $320 million contract, the company has announced. Under the one-year base, nine-options award, Lockheed Martin will run the Network Command Center, supporting the Air Force’s National Capital Region IT communications network used by all Air Force personnel in the Washington, DC region—including the Pentagon, Joint Base Andrews, and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Services will include desktop support, enterprise applications, plans, projects and engineering services, and National Military Command Center support. In addition to the site consolidations, Lockheed Martin also created the Shared Computing Environment, a migration of enterprise platforms across a unified infrastructure of storage, computers, networks, and virtualization environment, establishing a virtual computing space.  

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