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Contract Awards

TCOM Limited Awarded Aerostat Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

TCOM Limited Partnership, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $15 million contract for the procurement of hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Army. Hardware to be procured includes 22M+ aerostat systems, tether-up spares kits, and line replaceable units/site spares. Quantity is for a total of five aerostat systems; five tether-up kits; and various spares, including five tether up spares. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Harris Corporation to Supply Rugged Encryption Devices

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.

Air Force Awards Three Communications Contracts

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Three companies--KNWEBS Incorporated, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Array Information Technology Incorporated, Greenbelt, Maryland; and Solutions Through Innovative Technologies Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma-are being awarded more than $43 million each for all personnel, supervision, and services necessary for information technology functions considered to be outside the definition of routine help desk support for Aeronautical Systems Center directorates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

University of Texas Awarded Technology Research Contract

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, was recently awarded more than $6 million to provide for the execution of a long-term research effort in pulsed power, electrodynamics and hypervelocity physics to overcome technical barriers, and exploit technical breakthroughs. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi Contracting Division, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SIGA Technologies Awarded Potential $2.8 Billion for Smallpox Treatment

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

SIGA Technologies Incorporated, New York, New York, has signed a contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deliver two million courses of its smallpox antiviral, ST-246(R), to the strategic national stockpile. The contract award is worth $433 million and includes options that would raise the contract's total value to approximately $2.8 billion, if exercised. ST-246(R) is an oral therapeutic agent active against orthopoxviruses, including smallpox. While no longer present naturally in the environment, smallpox is considered a bioterrorism threat, and there is currently no FDA-approved treatment for symptomatic individuals. ST-246(R) works by blocking the ability of the virus to spread to other cells, preventing it from causing disease. The FDA has designated ST-246(R) for "fast-track" status, creating a path for expedited FDA review and eventual regulatory approval.

Northrop to Convert Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $42 million contract modification to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Modifies Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Contract

May 18, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a greater than $9 million contract modification to extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP post-initial operational test and evaluation flight testing on the Global Hawk platform. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Information Technology Initiatives to Support Fuel Efficiency

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, recently announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Fuel Efficiency Office (FEO) Technical and Developmental Program Support Contract valued at nearly $4 million. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will provide technical and developmental program services supporting information technology initiatives to enhance the fuel efficiency of AMC operations and related mission decisions. DRC will work to automate manpower intensive processes, convert mission information into useable and relevant information and support changes in information technology functional requirements.

U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Modifies CACI Contract

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Systems Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $7 million contract modification to exercise an option for services in support of the development, integration, test and evaluation, installation, fielding, certification, maintenance, life cycle and logistics support of command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) electronic systems. This modification provides approximately 88,312 man-hours of support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's Special Communications Requirements (SCR) Division. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Provide Camera Turrets for Persistent Ground Surveillance

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Incorporated, Santa Rosa, California, is being awarded a nearly $9 million contract for the procurement of MX-15HDi camera turrets hardware in support of Phase III of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the U. S. Army.  Hardware to be procured includes 11 camera turrets and 15 custom cable kits. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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