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DARPA Selects Two More Companies for Research into Malicious Cyber Identification

April 11, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Systems Technology & Research, Woburn, Massachusetts, for a research project under the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary 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. The company will provide its efforts under a $8,701,466 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and the work will be performed in Woburn; Portland, Oregon; and Columbus, Ohio, with an expected completion date of April 2022. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funding in the amount of $125,000; and FY 2018 RDT&E funding in the amount of $500,000, are being obligated at time of award.

DARPA also awarded a $7,474,245 cost-reimbursement type contract to Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, for the HACCS program. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona; Santa Barbara, California; Melbourne, Florida; and Scottsdale, Arizona, with an expected completion date of April 2022. Fiscal year 2017 RDT&E funding in the amount of $93,000; and fiscal year 2018 RDT&E funding in the amount of $400,000 are being obligated at the time of award. ​ On April 10, the agency also selected Kudu Dynamics, Chantilly, Virginia, to support the HACCS program, with a $7,913,091 contract award.

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Northrop Grumman Supporting LAIRCM Equipment for the Air Force

April 11, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a $209,703,172 modification (P00417) to previously awarded contract FA8625-12-C-6598 for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) equipment and support. This modification provides for LAIRCM equipment and support in the calendar year 2018 base hardware buy, and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,575,087,096. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales LAIRCM acquisitions to South Korea (3 percent). Fiscal year 2016, 2017, and 2018 aircraft procurement; National Guard; Navy; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $209,703,172 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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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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