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NASA Extends Mission Operations Support Contract

April 26, 2013
George I. Seffers
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NASA has exercised a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide continued mission control systems services, development, maintenance and operations support as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract. The extension has a total estimated value of $166.8 million and extends the period of performance through Sept. 30, 2014. The total contract value has been increased to $1 billion. Lockheed Martin will provide support for the hardware, software, data and displays systems used to train for and execute all human spaceflight missions supported by the Mission Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The contract provides systems services support within the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility at Johnson, and at various backup control centers.

GXM Receives DARPA Transformative Apps Contract

April 26, 2013
George I. Seffers
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GXM Consulting LLC, Ashburn, Va., is being awarded a $29,216,585 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This award supports the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Transformative Apps program. DARPA, Arlington, Va., is the contracting agency.

Carestream Digital Imaging Contract Modified

April 26, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Carestream Health Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $45 million modification exercising the first option year of a two year base contract with one two-year option and one one-year option for digital imaging network-picture archive communications system. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Provide Deployable Air Traffic Control System

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Mass., was awarded a $50,640,962 fixed-price-incentive, firm fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract for 19 D-RAPCON systems. The D-RAPCON system is a deployable air traffic control surveillance system that provides a supportable, adaptable, persistent, expeditionary terminal approach and enroute surveillance and control capability for use by joint, coalition and civil aircraft worldwide. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBAK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Receives Hawkeye Software Sustainment Funds

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $23,000,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement for Full Rate Production Lot 1 software sustainment support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This delivery order provides all aspects of software management support, including the update and maintenance through the life cycle support and to all the software elements of the weapon system, subsystem and support element levels of the aircraft software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Insitu Supports ScanEagle in Afghanistan

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,826,247 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infra red imagery in support of land based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and other overseas contingency operations to provide real-time imagery and data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

ImSAR to Research Ultra-Small Aperture Radar

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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ImSAR LLC, Springville, Utah, was awarded an $8,760,829 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, for research services in support of the ultra-small aperture radar. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $32,760,829. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop Supports Dismounted Exploitation Radars

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Md., was awarded a $19,500,000 modification, to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, to provide services in support of the vehicle and dismount exploitation radars. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $177,447,882. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Northrop to Provide Anti-Ship Missile System Enhancement Kits

April 25, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace, Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $13,461,795 modification to existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to add three additional years to the contract and to add two contract line items to procure (V)4 Electronic Surveillance Enhancement (ESE) kits and technically refreshed ESEs used in the AN/SLQ-32 anti-ship missile system. The maximum estimated contract ceiling will be increased to $43,030,444 and will have an ordering period of three years after award of the modification of the contract. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. 

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