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Lockheed Martin Supports Critical NORAD Operations

December 30, 2013

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $47,347,121 modification (P00302) exercising an option to an existing 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 in support of air, missile and space defense for the national command authority. This sustainment effort encompasses operations, maintenance and support to maintain mission integrity for the target system architecture systems at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo., the Alternate Mission Command Center, and forward user and sensor sites, as well as maintenance of legacy systems at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Test Development Facility, Space Training System and Joint Space Operations at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and the ISC2 Test and Integration Lab in Colorado Springs, Colo. Also included are the 721 CS, the Cheyenne Mountain Communications Squadron support. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson AFB, Colo., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Space Vehicle Launch Funds

December 30, 2013

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded an $116,069,077 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P00548) on contract (F04701-02-C-0002) for Space Vehicle (SV) 4 launch operations and support to integrate the space vehicle into the launch vehicle. The contractor will perform pre-launch planning and preparation activities for the launch and early orbit operations rehearsal campaign. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Aerospace Corp. Supports National Security Space Community

December 27, 2013

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $24 million modification (P00006) on an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee, five-year contract (FA8802-14-C-0001) for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. Contractor will provide planning, systems definition, and technical specification support, analyze user needs, design and design alternative, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control, and assist with test and evaluation, launch support, flight tests, orbital operations and integration of space systems into effective systems of systems. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Support Air and Space Intelligence Center

December 20, 2013

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., NGIS, Herndon, Va., has been awarded an $8,424,108 modification (P00012) for an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8750-13-C-0120) for software enhancement, testing, integration and maintenance. The contract modification is to provide a full spectrum of technical support to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to maintain, enhance and operate the current infrastructure and applications and incorporate new capabilities required to meet future mission requirements. This is accomplished by performing operations and maintenance, and intelligence production support to operate, maintain, modernize, extend the capabilities of, and utilize NASIC's current functional capabilities to include the Automated Virtual Information Production Support System. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity.
 
 

Exelis Receives Research and Development Contract Modification

December 20, 2013

Exelis Inc., Herndon, Va., has been awarded a $10 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00011) for a ceiling increase to an existing contract (FA8750-09-D-0002). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $59,900,000. The contract modification is to maintain support and prevent loss of support for the 120 operationally deployed systems and continue basic development to address operational gaps. The principle purpose is for the research and development, integration, testing, deployment, enhancement, and maintenance of Information Support Server Environment Cross-Domain Sharing capabilities throughout the Air Force, the Defense Department Intelligence Information Systems community. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKE, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity

Boeing Receives Space Based Surveillance Contract Modification

December 20, 2013

The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., has been awarded a $12,322,017 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00063) on an existing contract (FA8819-08-C-0006) for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. The contract modification is for uninterrupted satellite operations, maintenance, and anomaly resolution of the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Low-Frequency Receiver

December 20, 2013

Rockwell Collins Inc., Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $46,654,122 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for B-2 Common Very Low Frequency Receiver Increment 1 engineering manufacturing development (EMD) effort. The EMD phase includes the modification, qualification, and testing of the system which consists primarily of an existing terminal/receiver design, an antenna, a Human Machine Interface display, power supply, and other ancillary equipment to enable receipt and display of emergency action messages, including a mission planning ground station. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8616-14-C-6061).

Lockheed to Provide Sniper Pods to Saudi Arabia

December 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded an $8,808,979 (not-to-exceed) firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) on an existing contract (FA8540-12-C-0012) for sniper advanced targeting pods (ATP) for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The contractor will provide compact multiband data link software and firmware configuration support on the RSAF's F-15SA aircraft and provide resources required for the management, fabrication, repair, support, testing and shipping of its non-developmental item sniper ATP system. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Deliver Friend or Foe Interrogator to Saudi Arabia

December 20, 2013

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has been awarded a $12,878,000, firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-C-0002) for identification friend or foe (IFF) AN/APX-114 Interrogators. The contractor will provide 94 IFFs for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The company also was awarded an $11,662,862 firm-fixed-price contract (FA8540-14-003) for identification friend or foe AN/APX-119 transponders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.  

Air Force Pushes for More IT Modernization

December 19, 2013
By Henry S. Kenyon

The U.S. Air Force is moving aggressively to modernize its information technology capabilities to ease its move to the Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE). The JIE will enable a shared information technology architecture, services and infrastructure across the entire military. But to reach its goals, the service will need to close excess data centers and improve its security policies.

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