Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Mass. is being awarded a sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to HQ0147-12-C-0005 under a foreign military sales (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide software updates, contractor logistic support, radar repair and return and technical services on the AN/TPY-2 radars being delivered as part of a whole FMS case as an element of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The value of this effort is $83,785,417. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (HQ0147).
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $9,552,979 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide security hardware, associated software, equipment installation, system test, accreditation, certification and delivery of nuclear weapon security system equipment at U.S. Navy Installations. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $10,917,152. The Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-13-C-0043).
Rite Solutions Inc., Pawcatuck, Conn., is being awarded a $14,589,640 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00024-10-C-6258) for engineering services to apply unique human systems integration processes leading to command decision modules and supporting infrastructures, command and control center configurations, and other technical support work associated with Navy submarines, surface and air platforms. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovative Research Topic N05-149 - Combat Systems of the Future. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems LLC, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $14,623,204 for delivery order #0003 to previously awarded firm- fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-5504) for field service representatives (FSRs) in support of the vehicle optic surveillance system program, program manager, Marine Air Ground Task Force command, control and communications. Work includes FSRs to provide parts, stock support, maintenance and training support for legacy systems. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Utah State University Research Foundation, North Logan, Utah, was awarded a contract with a maximum value of $12 million for research and development services in support of the Precision Lightweight Weapon and Sensor Mount program. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W911W6-13-D-0005).
SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum value of $221,800,000 for the procurement of lightweight counter mortar radars and related parts and services. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C702).
GPS Source Inc., Pueblo West, Colo., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $16,613,430 for the procurement of defense advanced global positioning system receiver distributed devices. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C116).
Bosh Global Services, Newport News, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $60 million for small unmanned aircraft systems training, logistics support and technical management services. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-13-D-0097).
Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC, Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $83,500,000 for spare parts, components and repairs for various radar systems. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-D-C104).
In the coming months, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is expected to issue its multiaward contract for cloud computing services.
Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer with the Department of the Navy, believes that the contract will make his life simpler. “Much as we have done with our software enterprise licencing program, where we have bundled up the requirements, and we can go to the marketplace, DISA will be able to bundle the requirements, and we’ll be able to go in, and we will represent a much bigger share of the market, more money on the table, and that will get us much more competitive pricing,” he says in a recent episode of the new AFCEA Answers radio program.
In addition, the military services will have even more options for using cloud computing to perform their missions, according to Henry Fleischman, chief technologist, Federal Cloud Solutions, Hewlett-Packard in Washington.
“It will provide a mechanism to consume cloud services that are certified for government use [and] safe for the end users at different agencies to consume, and I think it will open up an ecosystem of cloud service providers that agencies can have a direct relationship with,” he explains.
Another outcome, says Fleischman, is that it will, “drive a level of standardization in the cloud offerings for government, in that, by being a certified DISA cloud provider, it will allow agencies to be more direct about what we want today.”
He also believes that in the long-run, a successful multi-award contract for cloud computing services will also offer his service more competitive pricing, and at the same time make the contract more valuable to cloud service providers chosen to offer commercial cloud services to the military.