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U.S. Army Issues First NIE 14.1 Request for Proposal for Vehicle Tactical Router

December 27, 2012
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The U.S. Army recently announced that it is seeking mature solutions supporting the Vehicle Tactical Router gap to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October - November 2013 at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. This marks the first request for proposal (RFP) to support the NIE events. The Army will use the RFP method to seek capability for targeted capability gaps, while also relying on Sources Sought notifications to target vendor solutions for broad capability gaps. The RFP will result in an NIE support contract award.

Niehaus Wins Data Collection and Analysis Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Robert D. Niehaus Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price requirements-type contract in the total estimated amount of $9,446,077 for the Defense Travel Management Office's (DTMO) requirement of data collection and analysis support services. The Defense Human Resources Activity Procurement Support Office, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded Space Based Surveillance Systems Contract Modification

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers
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The Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $12,487,949 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification for maintenance and operations services for the development and delivery of the logistics infrastructure for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

General Atomics Awarded Predator/Reaper Logistics Services Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $337,143,633 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and material contract to procure logistics services for the MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle program. The contracting activity is the Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Northrop Awarded Cost Overrun Funds for G/ATOR

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded an $8,605,843 contract modification to increase the estimated cost ceiling for the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) engineering and manufacturing development to reflect the anticipated cost overrun. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va. is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Autonomous Aerial Refueling Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,736,031 contract modification for autonomous aerial refueling demonstration activities in support of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program. Services to be provided include completion of Delta Critical Design Review (DCDR), surrogate testing, preparation for the X-47B demonstration, travel, and support technical data for the AAR demonstration activities. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

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