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Smartronix to Support Cyber Operations in Four Countries

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Smartronix Inc., Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $17,009,473 firm-fixed-price contract with cost reimbursable, contract line items, for cyber operations support. This contract provides for program management, knowledge and information assurance management, network operations and maintenance, help desk and engineering support services at Quantico, Va., Camp Pendleton, Calif., and various Marine Corps detachments inside and outside the continental United States. This contract contains two option periods, which if exercised, would bring the maximum dollar value to $39,989,046.  Work will be performed primarily within Quantico, Va.; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Okinawa, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; New Orleans, La.; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Kansas City, Mo.; and Seoul, Korea, with an expected completion date of June 29, 2014. The Regional Contracting Office, National Capital Region, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

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. 

DRS to Support Internet Cafés for Deployed Troops

April 20, 2012
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $269 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for systems engineering, analysis, design development, acquisition, integration, installation, testing, maintenance, and integrated logistic support for satellite and communication systems to adequately support the requirements of the Department of Defense and other United States government sponsors for continued morale, welfare and recreation internet cafe support. Work will be performed in Iraq; Afghanistan; and Stuttgart, Germany. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

DRS Supports C2 Infrastructure in Afghanistan and Other Countries

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services, Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $6,300,000 time-and-materials contract modification for the engineering and installation support to command and control information technology infrastructure capabilities. Work will be performed in Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, Israel and various countries in South America, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

ITT Supports Satellite Communications in Four Countries

December 9, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $121,279,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the wideband satellite communications missions identified in the Operational Management System. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations; Landstuhl, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; and Canberra, Australia. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Military Base Communications in Five Countries

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) has awarded ITT Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFE Communication Support Contract. The total potential value of the contract is almost $18 million over the course of six years. ITT will provide program management, communications equipment maintenance, logistics support, computers and computer peripherals and cellular instrument support for base communications throughout Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey, as well as long-haul communications support across Europe.

German Government-Industry Relationship Sharply Defined

May 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

Germany is building public-private partnerships and is utilizing nongovernmental organizations to establish good working relationships between industry and the military. Direct links between uniformed forces and the commercial sector are sharply restricted by statute, but all parties are working within the law to improve the quality of services and technologies the military receives from industry.

Electronics Firms Adapt to New Business Environment

May 2009
By Henry S. Kenyon

Germany’s defense electronics industry is in a state of flux. Consolidation and internationalization have changed the way companies conduct business with national and foreign customers. Local firms must band together to work with and compete against large multinational consortia for government contracts. Within this shifting landscape, the industry is poised to take advantage of these changes by expanding into new domestic and overseas markets.

Battlefield Lessons Show Network-Centric Way for Germany

May 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

Germany’s operations in the coalition supporting Afghanistan are helping reshape a force transformation that is well on the way to bringing the NATO nation military fully into the network-centric world. The harsh and complex environment of the Southwest Asian battleground has re-emphasized some traditional approaches and illuminated others that will require changing the country’s military procurement.

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