Blacksky Geospatial Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $16,430,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for software, technical reports and a demonstration model. This contract is to design, develop and evaluate a geospatial intelligence broker development platform feasibility demonstration model that contains components, modules or services of this model in a cloud environment. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by August 16, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-17-C-0128).
Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $7,407,625 for firm-fixed-price order N00019F0235 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0001) for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services and data for the government of the Philippines. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,407,625 are being obligated at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $91,499,780 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for Ballistic Missile Defense System cybersecurity management (CSM) and computer network defense in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract will ensure Missile Defense Agency (MDA) information technology services, management and resources are administered, acquired, managed and operated in compliance with the priorities set by the MDA director and the goals and directives of existing statutes and Department of Defense regulations. This procurement is managed by the MDA Consolidated Support Services Program office. The work locations include but are not limited to Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia; Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Expected completion date of August 2022. Fiscal year 2017 research development test & evaluation funds in the amount of $2,064,058 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitively awarded acquisition with two offers being received. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-17-C-0055).
Col. Richard H. Boutwell, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, regional affairs, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Billy D. Thompson, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
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