While many conferences suffer from waning interest as panel session after panel session present valuable information over two days, this year's AFCEA Homeland Security conference proved to be quite the opposite. Discussions about upcoming contracting opportunities was at least part of the reason.
The ITT Corporation has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to provide flight cryocoolers for the sensor payloads of two international satellites. The geostationary satellites will provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and sever weather alerts. The cryocoolers are used to reduce thermal noise in space-based sensors.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Defense Department has selected an engineering and contracting team composed of the OAK Group, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, and Henderson, Inc., to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Faciltiy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded the Raytheon Company-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture a $176 million contract for more than 1,300 Javelin missile rounds and associated engineering support. The joint venture will begin delivering missiles to the U.K. in 2010 and continue through 2012.
SMS Data Products Group, Inc., (SMS) has been awarded a multi-million dollar information technology infrastructure contract by the U.S. Army. A subcontractor to Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), SMS will expand existing fiber optic and copper wire infrastructure an additional 80 miles to meet key warfighter safety and communication training requirements.
The U.S. Navy has awarded CSC a five-year contract with a potential value of $169 million to support the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Office. Under the contract, the company will provide program, business and financial management; systems and life-cycle engineering and support; and production planning for LCS seaframes and combat systems currently under construction by Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.
The U.S. Army has awarded L-3 Communications a $162.7 million contract to support the Army Central Command's Kuwait Observer-Controller Team program. Under the contract, the company will be a subcontractor to Raytheon to provide training for U.S. and coalition forces at the Udari Range in Kuwait.
General Dynamics has been awarded a $17 million contract to produce gun systems for the Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System by Raytheon Missile Systems. The gun systems will be produced at the General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products facility in Saco, Maine.
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract worth more than $100 million by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to design and develop the David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). DSWS will intercept short-range ballistic missiles, large caliber rockets and cruise missiles in their terminal flight phase.
The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) has awarded a Lockheed Martin team a $29 million contract for Valiant Angel, a new system that will apply highly advanced broadcasting technologies to help commanders collect, manage, process, exploit and disseminate full-motion video. The team includes Harris Corporation and NetApp.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), L-3 Services Incorporated and Northrop Grumman have been awarded a combined $495 million force protection security system contract to support any or all of 10 essential elements of integrated base defense that include deceive, deter, anticipate, deny, detect, delay assess, deploy, neutralize and mitigate at U.S.
The U.S. Army has selected the Raytheon Company-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture to provide life-cycle contract support for the Javelin anti-tank missile and command launch unit through a five-year $298.6 million contract.
Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms LLC, a company formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cobham, has been selected to provide the VIS-X Vehicular Intercommunication System Expanded for the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command. The contract has an anticipated not-to-exceed ceiling of $2.4 billion.
The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Philadelphia Office has awarded two contracts, both with multiple awards, to support U.S. Joint Forces Command's (USJFCOM) joint experimentation and concept development efforts.
AnviCom Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Command Information Incorporated, has been awarded a task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization to support the development of information assurance guidance for Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) across the U.S. Department of Defense enterprise. The task order has a potential life-cycle value of over $4.4 million.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force 350th Electronic Systems Group at Hanscom, Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the two-year contract, DRC will partner with prime contractor Vangent Incorporated to provide training and performance support to the Royal Saudi Air Force's School of Command, Control and Communications in Saudi Arabia.
AT&T Government Solutions Incorporated, CSC and Synectic Solutions Incorporated are being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple-award contract for the acquisition of integrated logistics support for the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center, located at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California.