Michael Powers has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller.
Joseph L’Etoile has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the senior advisor to the assistant secretary of defense for Readiness.
Raymond Horoho has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Kathryn L. Wheelbarger has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
UltiSat, Incorporated of Gaithersburg, Maryland was awarded a 5-year master services agreement (MSA) to provide satellite communications products and services for a global humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) with operations in the Middle East. Under this MSA, UltiSat will provide very small aperture terminal (VSAT) equipment, training and managed network services to the organization’s field offices across the Middle East. “UltiSat is pleased to support the missions of this global NGO with important operations in the Middle East,” said Brum Cerzosimo, UltiSat’s Senior Director of Global Accounts. “UltiSat brings years of experience and expertise working in this region in support of humanitarian missions. We look forward to assisting this prominent organization’s mission and adding value with our solutions.”
DCS Corporation subsidiary Infoscitex Corporation was awarded a three-year research contract with the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) to support the Army's Synergistic Unmanned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) evaluations program. The SUMIT program will evaluate the impact of new and recent autonomy, decision aiding, and human-machine interface technologies in Army Aviation missions under AMRDEC's Aviation Development Directorate. The overall program goal is to inform the acquisition and user communities of emerging capabilities that can meet the demands of the Army's next generation Future Vertical Lift program.
Under the SUMIT contract, Infoscitex systems engineers and simulation developers will integrate innovative and advanced Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) enabling technologies onto AMRDEC's Future Open Rotorcraft Cockpit Environment simulator. Leveraging the Fusion Advanced Human-Machine Interface framework and the Unmanned Air/Ground/Surface Autonomy Services automated route planning tool, the company will provide its specialized software suite Tasking and Execution of Collaborative Unmanned and Manned Systems with Autonomy (TECUMSA) for use in the SUMIT evaluations. The company will be assisted by aviation subject matter experts from Nobletech, Inc. and researchers from the University of Dayton Research Institute. "We look forward to leveraging Infoscitex's deep autonomy and human systems expertise to assist the Army in improving its synchronization of manned-unmanned aircraft systems operating in a tactical environment," said Jim Benbow, CEO of DCS. "We are also excited for the opportunity to be a part of the ever growing technology sector in Huntsville and to bring expanded DCS/IST capability to our DoD customers on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and across the Army as part the Force Modernization effort."
Artel LLC of Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an $18,917,600 firm-fixed-price contract for one pre-launch 108MHz transponder. Work will be performed at a location to be determined, with an expected completion date of December 31, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8808-18-C-0003).
SiCore Technologies Incorporated, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $47,900,000 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8650-16-D-1712) for research and development, to provide the investigation and development of methodologies, tools, techniques, and innovative solutions to identify susceptibilities and mitigate vulnerabilities in Air Force weapon systems, and protect those systems against cyber-attack. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an expected completion date of March 29, 2023. This contract was a competitive acquisition and 23 offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.