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Leidos to Prepare Synthetic Environment and Models for the Army

April 11, 2018

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $210,000,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for the procurement of contracted services that provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform synthetic environment terrain and model generation services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 10, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-D-0020).

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Small Businesses Competing for Long and Medium Range Unmanned Systems for the Army

April 11, 2018

Innovative Automation Technologies LLC,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0191); Aerovironment Inc.,* Monrovia, California (W911QY-18-D-0192); Altavian Inc.,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0193); GECO Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0194); Strata-G Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W911QY-18-D-0195); Blackbar Engineering LLC,* Tucson, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0196); and EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (W911QY-18-D-0197) will compete for each order of the $248,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for long range reconnaissance surveillance and medium range mobile unmanned aircraft systems; a tactical open government-owned architecture controller; and spare and repair parts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activities.

* Small Business

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Kudu Dynamics Researching Malicious Cyber Indentification Technologies for DARPA

April 11, 2018

Kudu Dynamics, Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a $7,913,091 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project on the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS) program. The HACCS program aims to develop technologies for accurately identifying malicious cyberadversary infiltrated networks, generating reliable software exploits for large numbers of known (n-day) vulnerabilities, and creating effective autonomous software agents that can be inserted in the compromised networks via the n-day exploits to safely and reliably neutralize cyberadversary software agents. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (85 percent); and Arlington, Virginia (15 percent), with an expected completion date of April 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funding in the amount of $106,000, and fiscal 2018 RDT&E funding in the amount of $400,000 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition under an open broad agency announcement and 30 offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001118C0062).

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AT2 Supporting Air Force O&M Including Threat Systems

April 11, 2018

AT2, LLC, Severn, Maryland, has been awarded an $8,609,909 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command primary training ranges operations and maintenance support (OM&S) services. This contract provides for OM&S of range threat, scoring, and feedback systems, as well as provides for target, road, grounds, and limited facility maintenance. Work will be performed at Dare County Range, North Carolina; Poinsett Range, South Carolina; Grand Bay Range, Georgia; Avon Park Range, Georgia; Snyder Range, Texas; Belle Fourche Range, South Dakota; Holloman Ranges, New Mexico; Mountain Home Ranges, Idaho; and Guam Range, Guam. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and six offers were received. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,923,747 are being obligated at the time of award. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-18-C-0008).

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Cyber Systems & Services Solutions to Provide Air Force Cyber Support

April 11, 2018

Cyber Systems & Services Solutions, Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $15,603,744 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cyber support services. This contract provides for a qualified team with expertise, theoretical and practical knowledge to support mission operations and mission support. Work will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 25, 2023. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and seven offers were received. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,929,723 are being obligated at the time of award. The 38th Contracting Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8773-18-D-8002).

 

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Leidos Conducting COSMO Research for the Air Force

April 11, 2018

Leidos Inc., S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,870,939 ceiling cost-reimbursement contract for compact semiconductor mid- and long-wave opto-electronics research (COSMO). This contract provides for the advance of semiconductor lasers suitable for current and future infrared countermeasure applications. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by April 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 8, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

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AT&T and Verizon Supporting DHS Emergency Communications

April 9, 2018

Both AT&T Corp., Columbia, Maryland, and Verizon Business Network Services Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, were awarded firm fixed price modifications to exercise option year four of previously awarded, sole-source contracts. Under the contract options, the companies will support the Priority Telecommunication Service (PTS) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC). The companies will aid the National Security/ Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) PTS via public switched networks. The program provides communications under all circumstances, including crisis or emergency, attack, recovery, and reconstitution, when network congestion or damage renders conventional communications ineffective, by utilizing the surviving assets of the public switched network to provide priorities and routing alternatives. 

For AT&T, the face value of the contract action is $11,678,027, funded by fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $79,875,418 with lifecycle amount of $309,800,000. Performance is throughout the continental U.S. For Verizon, the face value of this action is $7,153,036, funded by fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $83,057,583 with lifecycle amount of $291,500,000. The period of performance is April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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Sotera Conducting Cyber Research for DARPA

April 9, 2018

Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $7,284,383 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyber-adversary Systems (HACCS) program. The HACCS program aims to develop technologies for accurately identifying malicious cyber-adversary infiltrated networks, generating reliable software exploits for large numbers of known (n-day) vulnerabilities, and creating effective autonomous software agents that can be inserted in the compromised networks via the n-day exploits to safely and reliably neutralize cyber-adversary software agents. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an expected completion date of April 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funding in the amount of $117,000; and fiscal 2018 RDT&E funding in the amount of $135,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition under an open broad agency announcement and 30 offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001118C0058).

 

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DLA Buying Batteries from Tesla

April 9, 2018

Tesla Industries Inc, New Castle, Delaware, has been awarded a maximum $17,056,347 firm-fixed-price contract for battery power supplies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)(2). This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Delaware, with an April 4, 2021, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, (SPE7LX-18-D-0042).

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