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ViaSat to Provide Information Distribution System to Three Countries

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded a $12,770,380 firm-fixed-price delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S., the government of Oman, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, and the Government of Germany, under the MIDS Program Memorandum of Understanding. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Alliant to Upgrade Microprocessor Boards

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC., Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $6,506,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the upgrades of 40 microprocessor hardware boards in support of Navy, Air Force, and other U.S. services, military helicopters, rotorcraft, and low/slow fixed wing aircraft. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Carestream Health Receives Imaging System Funds

December 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, N.Y., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year modification, a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment contract with a maximum $62,360,703 for imaging systems, subsystems, and components. Using military services are the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Marine Corps Assigns Paxton As Assistant Commandant

Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assigned assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.

Firms to Provide Common Hardware Under $775 Million Contract

May 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Blue Tech, San Diego, California; CDWG, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Countertrade, Arvada, Colorado; Dell, Round Rock, Texas; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Intelligent Decisions, Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies, Chantilly, Virginia; ITG/EPLUS, Falls Church, Virginia; NCS Technologies Incorporated, Gainesville, Virginia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St. Louis, Missouri, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer systems, including ruggedized and non-ruggedized desktops and laptops, as well as servers and other associated computer equipment and accessories. This equipment, collectively referred to as Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite computing equipment, will provide standardized computing equipment and worldwide integrated logistics support for the Marine Corps operating forces and to the Department of Navy, while achieving the lowest cost of ownership through centralized procurement of high quality, COTS hardware. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $775 million and represents a three-year base period with a two-year option, and the companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual delivery order.  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marines Recruit Ocean Systems for Satellite Communications

April 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a $12 million task order for engineering and scientific support for networking and satellite communications. The scope of this statement of work is to provide engineering and technical support, on-going acquisition support, financial support, logistics support, website development and management, manpower, personnel, and training analysis report development and assessment, manpower, personnel, and training plan, development and support, administrative support and managerial support. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Communications, Intelligence and Networking Systems (CINS) Product Groups mission is to act as the central agent for the research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of communications, intelligence, surveillance, and networking systems throughout the Marine Corps. The product group's assigned mission includes the responsibility of CINS for the operating forces and the supporting establishment. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Provide Networks to U.S. Marines

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Needham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9 million task order MU30 under the U.S. Air Force network-centric solutions contract for dense wave division multiplexing transport networks. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Camp Pendleton, California, is the contracting activity.

Insitu Receives $43 Million Unmanned Aircraft System Contract

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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