Training the CEMA Force

August 9, 2017
By George I. Seffers
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“They’re going to hit us and hit us and hit us, and the only way we’ll be able to survive and to operate through that is to start expanding the level of  training and the experience that we have operating with degraded systems or sometimes no systems at all.” —Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Staff

Kratos Awarded Contract to Help Saudi Arabia Reach Vision 2030 Goals

August 7, 2017

Kratos Technology and Training Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $46,217,067 firm-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for program planning, and technical and instructional services to support the government of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals. Work will be performed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (30 percent); Jubail, Saudi Arabia (30 percent); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (30 percent); Ras al Ghar, Saudi Arabia (5 percent); and Orlando, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2020. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $15,405,689 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 5.202(a)(3). The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (N61340-17-D-0007).

Six 3 to Provide Life-Cycle Support for Navy’s Red Falcon Systems

August 4, 2017

Six 3 Advanced Systems Inc., doing business as BIT Systems Inc., Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $29,848,193 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, performance based contract (N65236-17-D-8009) with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders. This contract is for life-cycle support for the Red Falcon systems installed on Navy ships and shore stations to include engineering, technical support services, software upgrades and maintenance, and depot level repair in support of Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F and Cryptologic Carry On Program. The work includes providing quick reaction responses to modifications and upgrades to enhance capabilities against agile and evolutionary threats, including engineering analysis and recommendations for technical refresh that will help the warfighter and the critical Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence sensors be active and ready for all Navy activities. The contract includes a single five-year ordering period. Funds in the amount of $1,130,400 will be placed on the first delivery order and obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Dulles, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by August 2022. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $1,130,400 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured because it is a sole source acquisition pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source (Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 6.302-1). Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.