Leaders from all five branches of the armed forces shared their perspectives on cyber education and training at an AFCEA symposium.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee line items with a stated maximum value of $641,758,000. Under this contract, the contractor will perform Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test related activities for multiple radar platforms that includes planning, executing, and analyzing sensor performance in BMDS flight tests and ground tests for each test event defined in the BMDS integrated master test plan. The effort also includes sensors modeling and simulation activities to include Open Systems Architecture Sensor Model (OSM) and Open Systems Architecture Signal Injector (OSI) development and maintenance, integration of OSI with hardware-in-the-loop radar representation, integration of OSI and OSM with the simulation framework, verification and validation support, and stakeholder/event support. The award is the result of a competitively awarded acquisition in which two offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,451,000 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ordering period is from January 12, 2018, through January 11, 2023, with a one year option period provided in the contract. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-D-0003).
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a university affiliated research center in Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded a $933,798,332 non-competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under this contract, the contractor will provide systems engineering and technical support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). MDA's mission is to develop and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. To meet the mission, MDA requires research, engineering, science and technology, analysis, test and fundamental technology research for state-of-the-art systems, operations, hardware and software, and associated technology creation and transition efforts. The work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland; and Huntsville, Alabama, with a period of performance from January 12, 2018, to January 11, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $25,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-D-0004).
Systems & Technology Research LLC,* Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $10,569,653 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project for undersea sensing systems. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $3,216,772 are being obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (45 percent); Arlington, Virginia (36 percent); North Falmouth, Massachusetts (10 percent); Reston, Virginia (5 percent); McLeansville, North Carolina (3 percent); and Columbia, Maryland (1 percent). The contract has an estimated completion date of August 2019. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001118C0004). *Small Business
According to a recent report by Proofpoint, civilian federal agencies are slow to implement email security measures.
Daniel P. Walsh has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the director of the White House Military Office.