Software Company to Provide Virtual Training Program to the Army

August 29

The Army has awarded a five-year contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to deliver licenses and support of Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3), a comprehensive desktop training package based on commercial video game technology, for the Army's Games for Training program. The software provides a virtual learning environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications. The system includes a content library, scenario development tools and after action review capability. In addition to delivering the software licenses, BISim will provide support and upgraded versions of VBS3, make enhancements to the existing software capabilities, provide online training course support and develop additional capabilities as requested by the Army.

"VBS3 supports a virtual training environment that is flexible, supports repetition, and is available at the point of need," said Brian Domian, Assistant Product Manager, Games for Training, U.S. Army. “The Army has been creative at adapting VBS3 for many varied training requirements and exploiting the development capabilities of VBS3 to create custom training solutions. This contract establishes a direct relationship with BISim that will enable continued collaboration over the next five years."

Forcepoint Hires Solms and Fosters

August 29, 2017

Forcepoint, Austin, Texas, hired Tim Solms as senior vice president and general manager for Forcepoint’s Global Government business and Sean D. Fosters as chief revenue officer.

Lockheed to Provide Continued Support to Missile Defense Agency

August 28

LLockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary and Mission Systems Division in Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,451,695 modification (P00040) to previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract HQ0147-16-C-0011. The modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $681,880,588 from $672,428,893. The modification provides for development efforts associated with quantifying discrimination performance and evolving threats. Work will be performed at Moorestown, New Jersey, with an expected completion date of February 2019. Missile Defense Agency fiscal year 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,269,400 will be obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-16-C-0011).



Lockheed to Provide Repair of Systems on the E2-D Aircraft

August 28

Lockheed Martin Corporation in Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $7,030,168 undefinitized contract action for delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-BR01) for the repair of 45 items used on the E2-D aircraft, known as the Advanced Hawkeye. Work will be performed in Liverpool and will be completed by February 2019. Fiscal year 2017 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $3,444,782 will be obligated at the time of award. The funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was a sole-source award, with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.


SRC to Provide R&D for Naval Robotic Swarm Sensors

August 28

SRC Incorporated in North Syracuse, New York, is being awarded a $7,957,573 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for multi-intelligence swarm sensing research and development. Work will be performed in North Syracuse and is expected to be completed by August 27, 2022. Fiscal year 2017 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $20,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement N00173-17-R-BA01, Topic 56-17-01 Optical Sciences Research and Development, for which numerous offers were received. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00173-17-C-6017).

General Dynamics to Provide Abrams Tank System Enhancement

August 28

General Dynamics Land Systems Incorporated, Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been awarded a $310,582,092 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development and integration of multiple engineering changes into the Abrams Tank M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights; Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Tallahassee, Florida, with an estimated completion date of February 28, 2024. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,500,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-17-C-0188).