Col. Christopher S. Ballard, USA, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy chief of staff, intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Col. Brian M. Killough, USAF, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as director, warfighter systems integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration; commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; commander, U.S. Marine Forces Strategic Command; commanding general, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command; commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces National Capital Region; and commander, U.S. Marine Forces Cyber Command.
The U.S. Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz., for 10 vehicle-mounted Tactical Ground Station Lot D systems with an option for 11 additional systems. The TGS system is part of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, the Army’s primary deployed system for posting, processing and distributing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information in real time to intelligence analysts and commanders. The order is valued at $31.5 million with all options exercised. The first of the new TGS systems is scheduled for delivery during the third quarter of 2013.
Metron Inc., Reston, Va.,is being awarded a $7,287,619 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of a large displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV) to include in-lab integration and testing of autonomy and mission planning software with bench test hardware selected for deployment on the LDUUV. This one-year contract includes two, one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential, cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $18,317,018. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Victor, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,093,065 firm-fixed-price General Services Administration delivery order to acquire Hawkeye III Lite tri-band antennas and Hawkeye diplexer kits for the Deployable Joint Command and Control Rapid Response kits and Sensitive Compartmented Information kits for the expeditionary command and control suite. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $10,530,855. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.