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Contract Awards

Polytechnic Institute to Provide High-Performance Computing Research

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,536,712 task order under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. The objective of this research and development effort is to provide high-performance computing methods for modeling very large socio-technical, biological, and information systems. These will be in the areas of surveillance and sensing integration; simulation-based course-of-action analysis and decision support; "simfrastructure" specialization and enhancement; infectious disease assessment capability enhancement; and large-scale network efforts. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

BAE Awarded Cloud Computing Contract

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies Incorporated, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,825,492 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for the Mission-Oriented Resilient Cloud (MRC) Program, which is intended to be a companion program to the existing clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts effort. The MRC effort is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and source of resiliency. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Develop Miscroscale Power Conversion Technology

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronics Systems Section, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,973,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for microscale power conversion. The objective of this program is to develop innovative radio frequency power amplifier designs that incorporate supply modulation and control enabled by novel power switch technology. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

IBM to Provide Cloud-Like Platform as a Service Environment

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Global Government Industry, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,171,809 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contract for Enterprise Information Services Production Environment, a cloud-like "platform as a service" information technology hosting environment used to host classified and unclassified Air Force data and software programs. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Research Lab Seeks to Replace Traditional GPS Receivers

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, San Diego, California; Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, are each 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.

NAL Research Selected for Friendly Forces Tracking Devices

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

NAL Research Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,859,352 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 7,815 friendly forces tracking devices in three technology levels (advanced, intermediate, and basic); ancillary support equipment; and 182 repairs of the devices in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Fires Division. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana,, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Purchases MH-60S Targeting System

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon System Company, McKinney, Texas, was recently awarded $9,840,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 multispectral targeting systems in support of Navy MH-60S helicopters. The multispectral targeting system provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Navmar to Develop Advanced Airborne ISR Sensors

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $10,304,848 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a phase three, Small Business Innovation Research Project under topics N92-170, "Lasar Radar (LADAR) Identification Demonstration," and N94-178, "Air-Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe." This order provides for developing, testing, and evaluating advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and systems that can be integrated into existing aircraft systems to perform detection and tracking in open ocean surveillance. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Produce Jet Distributed Targeting Systems

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $12,037,926 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the low-rate initial production of 26 Distributed Targeting Systems and supporting equipment/documentation for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Neany to Train Surveillance System Instructors and Operators

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,065,493 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for training of Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS) instructors and operators in support of PGSS Phase III B. This modification will also include logistic and deployment support and properly qualified and experienced PGSS operators at locations outside the United States. Work will be performed in various forward deployed operating bases located in Afghanistan (90 percent); Hollywood, Maryland (5 percent); and Yuma, Arizona (5 percent). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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