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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.

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.

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.

HRL Labs to Develop Advanced Radio Technologies

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

HRL Laboratories L.L.C., Malibu, California, is being awarded a $10,618,875 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development to develop and demonstrate an energy-efficient, low-cost mixed-signal chip set for separating and analyzing mixtures of complex wideband radio frequency signals, and also to develop an integrated radio frequency front-end that will integrate with the chip set and demonstrate signal separation and classification with low power consumption. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

MacAulay Brown to Develop Electronic Warfare Technologies

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

MacAulay-Brown Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,891,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to design, develop, and test innovation involving apertures, receivers, exciters, signal processing, and algorithms for signal intelligence, threat warning, direction finding, information operations, electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection applications. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Research Lab Awards Contract to WV Technology Group

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

WV Technology Group Incorporated, Ellicott City, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum $24,900,900 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price orders to develop, enhance, test, and evaluate alpha and beta error detection isolation containment toolset technologies for the transition/transfer from the laboratory results to the warfighter environment. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

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