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ITT Supports Aerial Drug Surveillance Mission in Caribbean

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $20 million firm fixed price with cost reimbursable line items contract modification to provide various program management operations and maintenance, and mission support services to the Air Force Forward operating location in support of the U. S. Southern Command aerial counter drug surveillance mission at HATO International Airport Curacao, Netherland Antilles and Reina Beatrix International Airport, Aruba. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Battlespace Flight Services Awarded $104 Million Predator Support Contract

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC of Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $104,179,468 firm fixed price/cost plus award fee contract modification to fund extension of contract for organizational maintenance support for the predator MQ-1 aircraft and related systems at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and deployed sites worldwide. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Telcordia Awarded Resilient Cloud Computing Contract

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated of Piscataway, New Jersey, is being awarded a $7,111,956 cost plus fixed fee contract to research, develop, test, and deploy the Autonomous Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense system. The focus will be on the development of a clean slate approach to engineer cloud computing infrastructure that designs out known vulnerabilities and provides the ability to contain previously unknown attacks to recover with immunity. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

SRI Awarded CRASH Cloud Computing Contract

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International of Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,491,195 cost plus fixed fee contract to be a companion program to the existing Clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts (CRASH) effort. CRASH takes a clean-slate approach to limiting the vulnerabilities within each host. Modular research-based composably trustworthy mission-oriented resilient clouds is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and a source of resiliency. Deliverable items include prototype software, hardware and reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada to Develop Distributed Common Ground Station Backbone

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, of Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $10 million cost plus fixed fee contract develop a next-generation Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) integration backbone capability that can migrate to the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise. This will be accomplished through investigation, development, testing, and evaluation of an enterprise architecture capable of joint, federal, and coalition interoperability in support of diverse mission and contingency operations. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

BAE Awarded Trinity Program Contract for Navigation Warfare Sensor

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $47 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Orion Air to Provide BACN Aircraft

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Orion Air Group, LLC of Newport News, Virginia is being awarded a $50 million firm fixed price contract for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10 Serial Number 9355 and 9358 and the aircraft engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease for operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations under contract FA8726-09-C-0010. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft. BACN provides an airborne communications gateway to expand connectivity between various air and ground communications systems and provides translation across various communications domains. Air Force Materiel Command, Electronic Systems Center, Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts is the contracting activity.

FLIR to Provide Special Forces Night Vision Technology

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh Incorporated, Freeport, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. In addition, FLIR Boston Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a similar $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity for both awards.

GD Wins Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Contract

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Incorporated, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded a potential $86,719,986 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV system will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine case burial. The SMCM UUV will also gather environmental data to provide intelligence support for other mine warfare systems. SMCM UUV system will be a part of the Littoral Combat Ship MCM mission package. This contract will also contain an option for the production of up to five low rate initial production systems. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Threat Reduction Agency Awards Contract to Polytechnic Institute

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $39 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. This effort will explore, develop, and incorporate methods to combine simulation-generated expectations with evidence from individual noisy and sparse sensor or surveillance information sources, increasing the classification sensitivity of a sensor/surveillance suite; and take complex system state estimates as inputs and support human mediated and/or automatic context-based system-management decision making. This effort will also use high-performance computing and modeling technologies to represent large-scale socio-technological systems; adapt newly emerging technologies and investigate new methods, when necessary, to achieve the desired level of analytical capability; and support reachback, combatant commands, local, state, and first responders. This was a sole-source procurement. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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