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Navy Exercises Option for DRS Laurel Consoles, Displays and Peripheral Technology Insertion on Future Surface Ships

July 27, 2021

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $28,896,216 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N0002420C5605 to exercise options for Consoles, Displays, and Peripherals Technical Insertion 16 hardware, to support the Navy’s future surface ship combat systems. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to complete July 2022.

Telos Will Assess SCI and ISR Networks and Weapons Platforms

July 27, 2021

Telos Corp., Ashburn, Virginia, has been awarded a $19,397,304 task order for XACTA Information Assurance Manager (XIAM) support services. This contract will deliver assessment and authorization of sensitive compartmented information (SCI); and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) networks and weapons platforms for authorization decision by the authorizing official for Air Force SCI and ISR Mission Systems. The majority of work will be based out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed March 20, 2026.

Spiral Solutions is Supporting Strategic Command's J-7 Exercises, Training and Assessments

July 27, 2021

Spiral Solutions and Technologies Inc., Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $47,004,603 firm-fixed-price-level of effort contract for joint exercises, training, assessment (J7) and related support. This contract provides for advisory and assistance services in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s J-7 planning, development, execution, and analysis of the command-wide joint training, education, professional development, and organizational development programs. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed August 19, 2026.

NGA Targets More Mature Prototypes

July 27, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Moonshot Labs facility is a key component in growing greater cooperation between the private sector and government, and leveraging the competitive advantages that combination will bring, according to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines, who was on-hand for the facility’s July 23 opening.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Moonshot Labs is designed to bring in emerging technologies and software advancements.

Deloitte is Working on the Navy's NEST Payment System

July 26, 2021

Deloitte Consulting, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $27,160,067 modification to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract issued by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California. This modification is to complete engineering changes to the order to payment system (OTPS), also known as NEST.

Navy Selects Small Businesses to Develop Prototype Components for Special Operations Vehicles

July 26, 2021

Cintel Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (N0016421DJW54); Cornerstone Research Group Inc.,* Miamisburg, Ohio (N0016421DJW55); Globe Tech LLC,* Plymouth, Michigan (N0016421DJW56); GS Engineering,* Houghton, Tennessee (N0016421DJW57); Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group LLC,* Charlotte, North Carolina (N0016421DJW58); Integrity Defense Services Inc.,* Springville, Indiana (N0016421DJW59); Loc Performance Products Inc.,* Plymouth, Michigan (N0016421DJW67); Mainstream Engineering Corp.,* Rockledge, Florida (N0016421DJW60); Military Systems Group Inc.,* Nashville, Tennessee (N0016421DJW61); MSI Defe

Braxton Continues with Satellite Operations, Protyping and Integration of Hardware for SMC

July 26, 2021

Braxton Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $139,448,344 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00036) to contract FA8806-19-C-0003 for satellite operations, prototyping, and integration for support and delivery, network, infrastructure, hardware, and architecture solutions. This modification provides cross-domain solutions, design, integration, and rapid delivery team services. Work will be located at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be completed May 16, 2024.

Boeing is Providing Engineering Support for Weapon System Installation on the Hornet and Growler

July 26, 2021

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded an $11,995,313 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0550) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006). This order provides production engineering support in support of the integration and installation of weapon systems on the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (82%); and St. Louis, Missouri (18%), and is expected to be completed in July 2022.

Balancing Agile Processes on the Contractor Side

July 21, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
In developing the active electronically scanned array AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) software for the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 Viper fighter aircraft, Northrop Grumman had to balance a new way of interacting with and delivering to its customer. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman probes new processes for updates to the F-16 radar system.

Pelatron is Providing SIPR- and NIPR-Related Information Technology to Hill AFB

July 20, 2021

Pelatron Technologies LLC, Lindon, Utah, has been awarded a maximum estimated $38,000,000 singe-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology consolidated services. This requirement is to provide both unclassified (NIPR) and secret (SIPR) services, including the following: support work for the service desk, system administration, information assurance and protection, client services, asset management, networking, messaging and directory services and server support.

Boeing is Upgrading Poseidon P-8A Maintenance Training Device Suite

July 20, 2021

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $24,999,480 firm-fixed-price order (N6134021F0119) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N6134019G0002). This order provides for the upgrade of the P-8A Poseidon maintenance training device suite, to include virtual maintenance trainers and related courseware and hardware in support of the P-8A aircraft platform to ensure the fleet receives training in current aircraft production baseline capabilities that align with real-life flight scenarios for the Navy and the government of Australia.

Naval Selects Companies for Surface Ship Information Technology

July 20, 2021

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N64498-21-D-0007); CACI International Inc., Norfolk, Virginia (N64498-21-D-0008); Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, D.C.

Oready is Assisting with DOD Baseline Certifications Maintenance

July 20, 2021

Oready LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada,* was awarded a $7,798,815 firm-fixed-price contract for personnel for training and maintaining Department of Defense baseline certifications. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 1, 2025. U.S. Army Field Directorate Office, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W91QF4-21-D-0005). *Small Business

Ideal Innovation to Support the Defense Forensics Science Center

July 20, 2021

Ideal Innovations Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $9,528,289 modification (P00009) to contract W15QKN-18-F-0090 to provide continued information technology support services to the Defense Forensics Science Center. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, West Virginia, with an estimated completion date of August 14, 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $9,528,289 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

Firms to Assist Army Futures and Concepts Center in $240 Million Effort

July 20, 2021

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911S0-21-D-0004); CAE USA Mission Solutions Inc., Tampa, Florida (W911S0-21-D-0005); JANUS Research Group LLC, Evans, Georgia (W911S0-21-D-0006); and Valiant Global Defense Services Inc., San Diego, California (W911S0-21-D-0007), will compete for each order of the $240,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for mission support services for the Futures and Concepts Center. Bids were solicited via the internet with 15 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 18, 2026. U.S.

ViaSat is Supporting the Navy's MIDS Satellite Terminals

July 19, 2021

Viasat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is awarded a $19,494,000 modification under a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0043) for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT) to procure secure data units (SDUs) that support MIDS-LVT terminals and Link-16 capabilities. This modification will increase the current contract value from $674,093,506 by $19,494,000 to $693,961,006.

Small Businesses are Developing Digital Signal Processing Capabilities for AFRL

July 19, 2021

Black River Systems Inc.,* Utica, New York (FA8750-21-D-1001), North Point Defense Inc.,* Rome, New York (FA8750-21-D-1002); and Geon Technologies LLC,* Columbia, Maryland (FA8750-21-D-1003), have been awarded a $49,900,000 maximum ordering amount, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee or firm-fixed-price orders for technical documentation, technical reports, software, and hardware.

Honeywell is Performing Flight Analysis in Support of Radar Altimeter Modifications

July 16, 2021

Honeywell International Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $9,017,494 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides non-recurring engineering support, to include laboratory and flight data analysis, anomaly resolution, deficiency correction, flight test equipment development and integration, software modification and sustainment, qualification test support, training and technical support, and integration in support of APN-194A radar altimeter modification efforts for the Navy. Work will be performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is expected to be completed in June 2023.

Raytheon is Integrating Naval Air and Missile Defense Radar

July 16, 2021

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Marlborough, Massachusetts, was awarded a $67,723,503 cost-plus fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-19-C-5501 for AN/SPY-6(V) integration and production support efforts. This modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this modification to $781,000,000.

Japan Is Added into F-35 Joint Strike Program

July 13, 2021
The Defense Department issues $23.1 Million Foreign Military Sales contract with Lockheed Martin and the government of Japan, bringing Japan, an important U.S. ally, into the F-35 program. Credit: Shutterstock/ Savvapanf Photo

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $23,018,589 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides for the integration of Japan as a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) country into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and provides country-specific program support for F-35 aircraft production, modifications, logistics, and sustainment efforts. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (58%); Nagoya, Japan (26%); Orlando, Florida (11%); Redondo Beach, California (3%); and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (2%), and is expected to be completed in March 2025.