The service is soliciting "innovative technical ideas" on research priorities and business tactics.
Attendees at CERTS explored research and development supporting the cyber training environment, as well as solutions.
X Technologies Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a competitive, hybrid firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for system engineering and technical support services necessary to strengthen the security postures and technical capability for the Department of Defense public key infrastructure (PKI) and common service provider. The core services will provide for the review of system engineering documentation and development of software to support PKI. The face value of the contract is $7,655,049 funded by fiscal year 2018 defense working capital funds, while the total value of the contract is $38,320,674. Performance will be at facilities in Maryland. Proposals were solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, and four proposals were received. The period of performance is January 22, 2018, through January 21, 2019, with four-one year option periods. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1028-18-C-0008).
The Navy awarded ManTech International Corporation a five-year $35.9 million single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to provide engineering and technical services for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems (CI&IDS) Division. Under the agreement, ManTech will provide services that support combat identification, non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR), air traffic control (ATC) equipment, systems and subsystems, and advanced technologies development for U.S. Navy vessels. “With this latest re-compete win, ManTech extends our support of U.S. Navy combat ID systems to the quarter century mark,” said Daniel Keefe, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Mission Solutions & Services Group. “We are proud to help ensure the success of their missions and the safety of American military lives with solutions that identify friendly versus enemy aircraft in live combat scenarios.” ManTech provides systems engineering, software development and Risk Management Framework/Cyber for Navy ATC and combat systems that identify both cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft.
Sotera Defense Solutions Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $10,271,933 modification (P00012) to contract W911NF-16-C-0005 for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research and development effort titled "Technology Demonstrations and Assessments Using a Data Science Approach to Situation Understanding for Counter Insurgency Operations (TDA for COIN)." Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of January 20, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,276,839 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded an $11,430,408 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-17-F2351) for the MQ-12 Block 5 kits, to include extended-range kits, beyond-line-of-sight kits and Barrett Asymmetrical Digital Datalink Computer routers. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal year 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $10,461,551 are being obligated at time of award. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York, has been awarded a $47,974,580 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for investigation of next-generation network operations and vulnerability assessment technology (INNOVATE). The objective of the INNOVATE effort is to provide new cyber assessment tools for high-priority, emerging or existing telecommunications technologies. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 10, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,000,876 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York is the contracting activity (FA8750-18-C-0037). *Small Business
RF Integration, Billerica, Massachusetts (HQ0727-18-D-SB01); Alpha Research & Technology, Desert Microelectronics Associates, and MicroNet Solutions Inc JV, El Dorado Hills, California (HQ0727-18-D-SB02); and Teledevices, Duluth, Georgia (HQ0727-18-D-SB03), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple award engineering services contract for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4) small business (SB). The ATSP4 SB program is designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware and software through development of advanced technology insertions and applications to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense for a quick reaction capability. The maximum dollar ceiling including the base period and four options for all eight contracts combined is $800,000,000. Work is expected to be performed at each of the contractors’ locations, but may vary and may be world-wide with a total of 10 years of potential ordering period. All work under the subsequent task orders will be completed within five years of the final date of the ordering period. The ATSP4 SB contracts are capable of supporting foreign military sales tasks. These awards have programmatic ceiling only, funding will be obligated for each task and no funds are obligated on the basic IDIQ contracts. The contracts were competitively procured via solicitation HQ0727-15-R-0002, resulting in 11 proposals. The Defense Microelectronics Activity, McClellan, California, is the contracting activity.
Leaders from all five branches of the armed forces shared their perspectives on cyber education and training at an AFCEA symposium.