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Alion Wins Two U.S. Air Force Contracts

September 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Alion Science and Technology Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, is being awarded two contracts. The first is a $28,028,060 cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery, requirements contract to develop, implement, improve and execute new and existing methods and practices in systems architecting, systems engineering methodologies and tools, systems integration. Alion will also develop research expertise in systems engineering and architecting, and provide engineering research, testing, development, information analysis and expertise in all aspects of program coordination and guidance process for Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center directorates. The second is a $24,196,434 cost plus, fixed fee, indefinite delivery, requirements contract to collect, integrate, test, field and sustain promising communication technologies and capabilities that support SSC Pacific United States Marine Corp's command control communication on-the-move for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected combat vehicles and other joint service systems such as Command and Control Personal Computing, Command Post of the Future, and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems. The contracting activity for both is ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Rockwell to Provide Cryptographic Units

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,530,874 cost-plus-award-fee, time-and-material, and firm-fixed-price contract modification to exercise the KG-3X production options for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The KG-3X modernization program provides replacement and cryptographic units used with the Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network and fixed Submarine Broadcast System Network. CPSD/HNCK, Lackland Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

Georgia Tech to Research and Develop Sensor Technologies

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $49,853,499 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to identify emerging sensor capabilities, and assess new or innovative sensor concepts that could be utilized to satisfy emerging or existing requirements; utilize analyses, trade studies, and simulations to determine the best potential sensor solutions to satisfy particular operational requirements, and provide that information to acquisition decision makers; design, develop, and prototype new sensor concepts in order to evaluate their effectiveness and determine suitability for transition to fielded systems; provide technology assessments that quantify the readiness of particular sensor technologies for use by Army forces; perform testing and user evaluations in order to determine the performance of various sensor systems, often against vendor performance claims, and develop recommendations regarding initial or continued use; utilize subject matter expertise to provide technical guidance, assistance, and evaluations relative to specific sensor technology areas; disseminate information regarding sensor technology from other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD sources, and conduct training for rapid equipping force and other government personnel regarding employment of those sensor technologies; and analyze existing and developing threat capabilities to determine future sensor requirements, and provide recommendations on how to address those threats. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Support U.S. Air Force Intelligence Mission Needs

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,863,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver the Stakeholder Analysis and Strategic Communication Plan, Capabilities Based Assessment Report, and the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Report to form a baseline for Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and surveillance analytic mission needs organized by key operational mission. The training-mission requirements assessment shall identify training gaps, as well as provide a strategic flight plan to improve intelligence analysis training to meet current and emergent training requirements to improve aircrew and ground forces survivability through improved analytical products. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Deliver Survivability and Vulnerability Reports

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,784,337 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver survivability and vulnerability reports including Weapons Materials Research Directorate Technology Information Report, Systems Integration Analysis and Scientific and Technology Roadmap for Warfighter Enterprise, and Experimental Tests and Test Planning and Reports. These deliverables provide assessments of emerging technology needed to defeat specific threats such as improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Missile Defense

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. Electronic Security Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Receives Sand Dragon Contract

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $26 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Sand Dragon B. This effort is to develop and deploy an innovative airborne counter-IED capability unmanned aerial system. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Supply Deployable Instrument Landing System

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Network Communications Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a nearly $9 million fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement contract to develop a deployable instrument landing system that can provide precision guidance to aviation assets in multiple geographically-separated and environmentally-diverse regions. Headquarters Electronic Systems Center, Directorate of Contracting, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics to Provide Predator Spares

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-1 spares and retrofit kits. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Panasonic Computers Prove Tough Enough for U.S. Air Force

August 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Panasonic Solutions Company, Secaucus, New Jersey, recently announced that the U.S. Air Force has selected Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers for its rugged mobile computing requirements, including flightline, maintenance, mission, and support activities. The Toughbook 31 rugged notebook and Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet can be purchased as part of the USAF Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program and will be delivered by Intelligent Decisions. Both mobile computers will be included in the QEB program effective immediately and ending Dec. 31, 2011.

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