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CACI Supports Defense Department Comptroller IT

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers
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CACI Inc. - Federal, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $10,557,263 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for on-site operational support to the mission systems of the office of the undersecretary of defense (comptroller) in the areas relating to system maintenance, system conversion and migration, report generation and documentation, training and guidance on the comptroller mission systems as well as service desk and network operations. This contract supports the department's IT consolidation efficiency initiative. This is the third option of a five-year contract period. Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate is the contracting activity.

Navmar to Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $31,284,013 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for continued sustainment and establishment of Copperhead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle detachments. This includes the procurement of the 42 TigerShark Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Block III platforms, and up to four ground control stations and associated spares as well as continental United States and outside the continental United States personnel support. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Johns Hopkins Laboratory Awarded Research and Development Contract

February 19, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a five-year, sole source, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Defense Department. The maximum ceiling amount is $2,296,583,964 for up to 11,964,743 staff hours of research and development in the core competency areas approved for JHU/APL by the department, which include: strategic systems test and evaluation; submarine security and survivability; space science and engineering; combat systems and guided missiles; theater air defense and power projection; and information technology; simulation, modeling, and operations analysis. This contract includes an option for an additional five years, which requires separate review and approval by assistant secretary of the Navy (research development and acquisition) and assistant secretary of defense (research and evaluation), which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative maximum ceiling value of the contract to $4,904,853,263 for up to 23,929,486 staff hours. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity on behalf of the Defense Department.

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February 19, 2013
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Sandia Awards Information Technology Contracts to Three Firms

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., has issued three information technology contracts totaling $353 million over a potential term of seven years. The awards streamline IT contracting at the labs, replace expiring contracts and integrate multiple service contracts to create efficiencies and long-term cost savings. Award A, an estimated $44.4 million contract for telecommunications, went to Mutual Telecom Services, Needham, Mass. Award B was a small business set-aside for enterprise computing and corporate desktop support that was awarded to The Kemtah Group, Albuquerque, for an estimated $81 million. And Award C for mission computing services, encompassing a variety of other IT services and estimated at $227.5 million, went to Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.

AMSEC Wins U.S. Navy IT Contract

February 14, 2013
George I. Seffers
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AMSEC LLC, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a potential $19,638,474 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for information management technology support services, which will provide system maintenance, submarine maintenance engineering, planning and procurement (SUBMEPP) activity enterprise business process information systems that support Department of the Navy initiatives supporting Navy Marine Corps Intranet/functional area managers, and onsite operational support for SUBMEPP information technology systems. In addition, the contractor shall provide additional resources to support SUBMEPP's applications, interfaces with the Navy's Enterprise Resource Planning , web initiatives, desktop publishing and content management systems product development, and development of new information technology solutions to support Navy improved business processes and efficiencies. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

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