Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Lt. Gen. Ostrowski Looks to Army Modernization

July 19, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
At a recent Association of the United States Army event, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, USA, outlines how the Army’s new Futures Command will work with the service’s acquisition community. Photo credit: Anna Neubauer

Acquisition leader considers contracting, modernization and the outlook for the Futures Command.

The Army is Building a Virtual Warfare Center

July 17, 2018

Korte Construction Co., doing business as The Korte Co., Saint Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $28,985,169 firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of a virtual warfare center operations facility. Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. Work will be performed in Las Vegas, Nevada, with an estimated completion date of July 15, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 military construction funds in the amount of $28,985,169 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, California, is the contracting activity (W912PL-18-C-0026).


CACI Providing Satellite and Network Support Services to SOCOM

July 17, 2018

CACI National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $27,503,082 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee performance based contract (N65236-16-D-8011) for Special Operations Communications Systems Satellite Communications and Network Support Services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command and other joint warfighting commands. This modification increases the cumulative estimated value of the contract to $104,541,625.

Navy Continues to Advance the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Air System

July 17, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $41,229,512 for a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). The modification increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance on the delivery order to provide test, maintenance and logistics support services to sustain MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system (UAS) air vehicles, mission control and operator training systems. In addition, the delivery order provides for technical support from field service representatives to ensure that the MQ-4C UAS aircraft a

Air Force Selects Competitors to be CBRN Laboratories

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (FA8075-19-D-0016); MRIGlobal, Kansas City, Missouri (FA8075-19-D-0017); and Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio Texas (FA8075-19-D-0018), have each been awarded a maximum $28,000,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award research and development contract for the competed Pool 3 unrestricted full and open chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) labs for Defense Technical Information Center. The location of performance is not known at this time and will be cited on individual delivery orders.

Orbit Communication Systems to Work on Air Force KC-135 Interphone System

July 16, 2018

Orbit Communication Systems Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida has been awarded a $29,822,602 requirements contract for systems sustainment. This contract provides repair for the Airborne Digital Interphone System and redesign of the Interphone Audio Control Panel in overall support on the KC-135. Work will be performed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Army Selects Companies to Compete for Waveform Development Ecosystem

July 16, 2018

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland; Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, California; Harris Corp., Rochester, New York; and General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona will compete for each order of the $249,600,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and firm-fixed-fee) contract to support the Waveform Development Environment Ecosystem, multiple waveforms and network services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received.

ManTech Secures $959 Million Defense IT Contract

July 12, 2018

Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech International Corp. was awarded a managed services contract to provide worldwide enterprise information technology (IT) solutions for an unidentified Department of Defense agency. The $959 million single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a 10-year period of performance, according to the company. "This important win reflects intensive effort by ManTech in crafting a strategic approach that will deliver top quality Enterprise IT with speed, flexibility and efficiency,” said Kevin M. Phillips, ManTech president and CEO.

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Assessing Offensive Capabilities for the Military

July 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,718,944 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contract is to provide assessments and alternatives of offensive capabilities within the domains of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace, missions and warfare areas that asymmetrically mitigate threat effectiveness, impose cost, and/or create ambiguity in adversary decision-making. Work performance will take place in the national capital region, including Arlington, Virginia, and Alexandria, Virginia. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test, and evalua

Lockheed Martin Updating B-2 Defense Management System for the Air Force

July 12, 2018

Lockheed Martin, Owego, New York, has been awarded a $28,602,041, firm-fixed price delivery order against basic contract FA8119-13-D-0001 for the B-2 defense management system overhaul. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by July 9, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 working capital funds in the amount of $28,602,041 are being obligated at the time of award. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.


Daylight Defense Procuring Infrared Countermeasures for the Navy

July 12, 2018

Daylight Defense LLC, San Diego, California, is awarded $16,427,380 for modification (P00010) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0036) to procure 30 Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and 28 fiber optic cable assemblies in support of the Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems program office. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

ARCTEC Continues to Maintain Remote Radar Sites in Alaska

July 12, 2018

ARCTEC Alaska JV, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $37,928,691 modification (P00022) to contract FA5215-14-C-7007 for operations and maintenance of Alaska remote radar sites.

GDIT Continues to Support Army Mission Command Network Operations In Seoul

July 12, 2018

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $14,303,431 modification to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for combined mission command network operations and maintenance information technology services. Work will be performed in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $14,303,431 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army 411th Combat Support Battalion is the contracting activity.

CGI Sustaining Software Systems for the Army

July 11, 2018

CGI Federal Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $10,559,277 modification (P00030) to contract W52P1J-15-C-0068 for maintenance and sustainment of software systems. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia; Rock Island, Illinois; Charleston, West Virginia; Livorno, Italy; Grafenwoehr, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Camp Arifjan and Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait; Sagami, Okinawa and Yokohama, Japan; Bagram and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Camp Carroll and Pusan, Republic of Korea; Eygelshoven, Netherlands; and Zutendaal, Belgium, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019.

Vencore Services Helping to Advance Nuclear Detonation Detection Technologies for the Air Force

July 11, 2018

Vencore Services and Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia; and Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a $49,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee with firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for expert scientific and analytics support.

AT&T Assisting the Marine Corps with IT Service Managament

July 11, 2018

AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Vienna, Virginia, is awarded $9,281,843 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to provide operations and sustainment support to Marine Corps Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) and assist the government in expanding and sustaining Marine Corps ITSM capabilities across the enterprise. The scope of this contract includes planning, system enhancement, documentation, configuration, systems engineering, operational support, integration, installation, certification and accreditation, training, maintenance, and tes

Physical Optics Providing JARVIS Prototype Support

July 11, 2018

Physical Optics Corp.,* Torrance, California, is awarded $32,844,760 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement in support of the Navy and the Air Force. This order provides for non-recurring effort to mature the Joint Avionics Reconfigurable Visual Information System (JARVIS) Small Business Innovation Research Phase II prototype through Engineering Manufacturing and Development to Technical Readiness Level 8. JARVIS is a mission processing system that will operate in conformance with the Future Airborne Computing Environment standard, incorp

Missile Defense Agency to Improve the Ballistic Missile Defense System

July 11, 2018

The U.S. military awarded contracts to Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts (HQ0147-18-D-0008); Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey (HQ0147-18-D-0011); and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. acting through the Missile Defense and Protective Systems Division, Huntsville, Alabama (HQ0147-18-D-0010). The companies will provide autonomous acquisition and persistent precision tracking and discrimination to optimize the defensive capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense system and counter evolving threats.

DISA Selects Enterprise LLC Team to Develop NBIS Prototype

July 9, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a $49 million other transaction agreement (OTA) to Enterprise, LLC of Herndon, Virginia and several subcontractors, to develop a prototype for the government's National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) Investigation Management (IM) Shared Service. DISA announced on July 9 that it had made the June 22 award to the Enterprise team, which includes Pegasystems, Inc.