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Information Innovators to Support Defense Networks

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Information Innovators Inc., Springfield, Va., has been awarded a $13,781,568 firm-fixed-price, incrementally-funded contract modificatio to contract for non-personal services to provide support of the virtual Enterprise IT Service Desk supporting NIPRnet and SIPRnet with several locations. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $82,779,491. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency/A7K is the contracting activity. 

3e Technologies to Develop Infrastructure Monitoring System

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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3e Technologies International Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $9,861,065 modification to previously awarded contract to design, develop, implement, test, deliver and install a functional and efficient facilities critical infrastructure control and monitoring system to increase infrastructure readiness and optimize critical systems, including energy and other systems. This SBIR Phase III extension effort is to integrate the technologies and concepts established under previous Phase I, II and III tasks with new and more advanced technologies and concepts. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity. 

EFW to Provide Helmet Display Systems

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,837,950 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Helmet Display Tracker Systems (HDTS) in support of the AH-1W helicopters. This contract includes the manufacture and delivery of 11 P-kits, 65 A-kits, 11 installations, and non-recurring engineering and program support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Contracts

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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BAE Systems, Rockville, Md.; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va.; CACI Inc., Federal, Chantilly, Va.; CGI Federal, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Deloitte Consulting LLP, Alexandria, Va.; General Dynamics One Source, Fairfax, Va.; HP Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Va.; Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J.; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Herndon, Va.; MC Dean Inc., Dulles, Va.; SAIC Inc., McLean, Va.; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga.; Secure Mission Solutions LLC, Washington D.C.; and URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Md., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract. The contracts are for the procurement of business and force support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, enterprise information services and space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $179,908,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $899,543,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Brings Home More BACN Funding

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded an $89,425,943 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification that extends the operation and logistics support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads. The contractor shall provide all labor, resources, equipment other direct costs, and travel of contractor personnel for deployment support and operation of the fielded BACN equipped systems. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity. 
 

General Atomics Continues Gray Eagle Support in Afghanistan

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $110,261,703 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems product support and fleet sustainment operations. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $354,683,431. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

Two Firms to Support Emerging Navigation Technologies

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $30,864,036 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract for support of emerging navigation technologies for air and shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance system applications. Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $29,057,148 contract. These contracts include project management, systems engineering, integration, requirements analysis, basic research, development, testing, and life-cycle sustainment of both software and hardware related to emerging and existing technologies. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Cool App-titude: WhatsApp Messenger

May 7, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Ranked by Apple this month as one of the top-selling paid iPhone apps of all time, WhatsApp Messenger lets users instantly send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes and videos at no cost without using SMS. In addition to the iPhone, the app is available for Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones.

The cross-platform messaging app uses your phone's Internet data plan to help you stay in touch with friends. Create groups and start conversations with all your contacts. Planning a vacation? There is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally as long as your contacts download WhatsApp Messenger as well.

Visit the WhatsApp website for links to download the app for your mobile phone.

 

 

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