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Contract Awards

Northrop Grumman to Supply Messaging Systems to Multiple Customers

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $50 million contract to provide fully functional messaging systems to the operational messaging community, including Air Force Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, Department of Defense, intelligence community members, federal government departments/agencies and our coalition partners for messaging and data handling systems. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Provides Helmet Mounted Cueing System

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $59 million contract to provide for joint helmet mounted cueing system full rate production seven for the Air Force and foreign military sales. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

NASA Awards $251 Million Information Technology and Multimedia Contract

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA selected DB Consulting Group Incorporated, Silver Spring, Maryland, to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The new Information Technology and Multimedia Services contract has a maximum value of $251 million. The company will provide services operation and maintenance of primary information technology services; graphics; library management; imagery acquisition, processing and cataloguing; television systems support for human spaceflight missions; public affairs services including creative content for NASA Television, live mission television, multimedia and the public Internet; and education program support.

Progeny Systems to Provide Prototype Portal Products and Processes

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a contract modification of more than $10 million for Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research topic, "Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction." The concept is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements.This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to submarines, surface ships, surveillance and air platforms. Progeny will also design, prototype and demonstrate a common technical architecture for a non-tactical data processing subsystem information automation and reduced manning system or engineering development models as needed. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Alenia to Provide Tactical Transport Aircraft Training to Afghanistan Air Force

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Alenia North America has been awarded an approximately $4 million contract by the United States Air Force to provide training of pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel on the C-27/G.222 tactical transport aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force. This is a follow-on contract to a previous contract with the U.S. Air Force, which had three training classes on the C-27/G.222. This new contract will consist of four training classes over the next year. In 2008, the company received a contract to supply 18 refurbished C-27/G.222 aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force. The C-27/G.222 serves as the backbone of the Afghanistan Air Force and has significantly expanded the Afghanistan military's ability to provide humanitarian aid and security to the Afghan population.

Multiple Firms to Support U.S. Navy Prototype Weapons Division

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recently awarded contract modifications to multiple companies, including: Valley Tech Systems, Incorporated, Folsom, California; Advanced Integrated Systems, Santa Barbara, California; LC Engineers Incorporated, Rahway, New Jersey; and New Directions Technologies Incorporated, Ridgecrest, California. The companies are each being awarded price modifications to exercise options for advanced technology products in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Weapons Prototype Division. Products and support to be provided include electronic components and systems, mechanical components and systems, energetic materials and systems, chemical materials and components, fabrication, assembly, plating/painting/finish, and packing and shipping. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is a little more than $8 million, and the companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

AMPEX and Calculex to Provide Airborne Data Recorders

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

AMPEX Data Corporation, Redwood City, California, and Calculex Incorporated, Las Cruces, New Mexico, were awarded a $15 million contract to provide airborne data recorders. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is the contracting authority.

Diligent Receives Information Assurance Contract

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Diligent Consulting Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $24 million contract to provide for Air Education and Training Command Department of Defense information assurance certification and accreditation process support services. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Provide First Responder Radios to Vermont

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation recently received a $14 million contract from the State of Vermont to deploy a statewide radio system for public safety first responders and state agencies. The system meets Vermont's specific requirements for regional and cross-border communications - connecting local, state and federal agencies within the state, and providing interoperability with agencies in neighboring states and Canada. The Project 25 standards-based system will be built on Harris Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access network technology, an Internet Protocol-based interoperable radio communications technology that fully complies with emerging standards.

Lattice Incorporated to Provide Prototype Device for Detecting Large Cash Amounts

November 10, 2010
By George Seffers

Lattice Incorporated recently announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a demonstrable prototype device able to search for and identify bulk quantities of currency. The company has teamed with the University of Washington to research, design and develop a special-purpose concealed sensor platform specifically targeted to identifying large quantities of U.S. and Canadian concealed currency as well as Euros. In 2001, Congress criminalized the act of smuggling large amounts of cash as part of the U.S. Patriot Act.

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