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Compass Systems to Support Intelligence Gathering

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Compass Systems Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,978,215 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of an airborne system in support of the Electro-Optical (EO) and Special Mission Sensors Division of the Avionics Department. This contract includes research of emerging technologies, including radar, EO, fusion engines, automatic target recognition and other related intelligence gathering sensors, related to the targeting of enemy positions for improved weapons delivery. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-13-C-0367).

SSB to Support Command and Control Applications

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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SSB Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $8,192,670 for technical support services in the areas of database and web development and maintenance for command and control applications. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-13-D-0014).

Ultra Electronics to Support Communications Interception in Afghanistan

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Ultra Electronics—Special Operations Technology Inc., Annapolis Junction, Md., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $22,790,011 for the installation, maintenance and operation services in support of communications intercept systems in Afghanistan. The Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9113M-13-C-0039).

Sonalysts to Provide GPS Training System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Sonalysts, Waterford, Conn., has been being awarded a $17,149,698 modification (P00038) on a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8806-08-C-0001) for Standard Space Trainer (SST) Global Positioning System Next Generation Operation Control System Mission Specific Vendor Plug-In. The contract modification is for development of a training system to operate within the SST training environment. Space and Missile Systems Center Range and Network Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.        

Progeny to Provide Combat Control System to Australia

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $7,050,538 cost-plus-fixed fee contract with firm-fixed-price line items for continued support of the multi-tube weapon simulator (MTWS) and common weapon launcher (CWL) products and services.This procurement will provide the necessary technical services and associated products to support technology improvements and enhanced capabilities for in-service CWL and MTWS systems in support of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system.This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $19,165,448.This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program.The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-13-C-6259).

Incentivizing Companies to Manage Cyber Risks Better

August 9, 2013

 

The White House is developing a core of practices to develop capabilities to manage cybersecurity risk. This Cybersecurity Framework will be available in draft form in October and finalized in February 2014. At that time, officials will create the Voluntary Program to encourage critical infrastructure companies to adopt the framework. Until then, the government is looking at ways to incentivize companies to participate. Some recommended incentives can be adopted quickly while others will require legislative action and additional work. The White House is collaborating with appropriate agencies now to move forward and to prioritize incentive areas including cybersecurity insurance, grants, process preference, liability limitation, streamlined regulations, public recognition, rate recovery for price regulated industry and cybersecurity research. For more detailed information, visit the White House Blog

 

 

Woolpert to Develop Camera Co-Collection System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $9,485,996 for the development of a camera co-collection system. Fiscal 2012 research, development, testing and engineering funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-C-0010).

Rockwell Collins to Provide Advanced GPS Receiver to Saudi Arabia

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $29,601,551 for the testing and delivery of the Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D018).

U.S. Army Modifies Counter-IED Contract

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $59,300,000 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W15P7T-09-D-M615) for the procurement of spare parts for the Duke System that counters radio control improvised explosive devices. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $788,903,561. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

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