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Honeywell to Provide Cyber Readiness Services

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md., is being awarded a not to exceed $14,240,320 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price provisions for continuation of technical and analytical support services for the Office of Compliance and Assessment. Services shall include conducting command cyber readiness inspections, cybersecurity inspections and command assessment and training in support of Fleet Cyber Command’s Cyber Security Inspection Certification Program and verification, validation, and reporting effort foroversight of Navy Marine Corps Intranet/Next Generation Enterprise Network. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $25,896,361. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed Martin to Provide Undersea Warfare System to Japan

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $111,512,730 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price contract for the development, integration and production of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a Surface Ship Undersea Warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. The contract is for development, integration and production of future Advanced Capability Build and Technical Insertion baselines of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 USW Systems. This contract is for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Lockheed to Provide Phased Array Sensor Systems

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $8,168,508 for the procurement of affordable phased array sensor systems for air and ground based systems across multiple frequencies. Performance location and type of appropriation will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

BAE Awarded Common Data Link Contract

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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BAE Systems, Electronic Systems Division, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded a $7,383,414 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the acquisition of hardware, software, performance enhancements and maintenance of BAE Software Compliant Architecture Common Data Link family of products. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Integration Technologies to Provide Desktops, Notebooks and Tablets

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Integration Technologies Group Inc., Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $20,279,774 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded contract to provide ONE-NET PC refresh hardware to various locations outside the continental U.S. locations. The government will receive the first order for desktops, notebooks or tablets for testing, inspection and approval. On government acceptance of the first unit, the contractor will deliver additional units ordered to locations specified. This two-year delivery order includes one, two-year option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative, not-to-exceed value of this delivery order to an estimated $40,559,548. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Three Firms Awarded Force Protection Contract

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Alutiiq Pacific LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Securityhunter Inc., Baltimore, Md.; and Split Pine Technologies LLC, Tallahassee, Fla., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for physical security access control at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy. The maximum dollar value including the base period and two option years for all three contracts combined is $99 million. The work to be performed provides for the design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and initial training for anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) hardware and software at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy.  Securityhunter Inc., is being awarded task order (#0001) at $2,698,396 for the design, procurement installation, integration, testing and initial training for ATFP hardware and software of the General Enclave and Automated Vehicle Gate Low Volume Reeves Gate at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Lemoore, Calif. All work on this contract will be performed at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Coast Guard Rides Waves of Joint Information Environment

May 22, 2013
By Max Cacas

Within the next eight months, the U.S. Coast Guard is expected to move to the Defense Department’s enterprise email system, according to Rear Adm. Robert Day Jr., USCG, assistant commandant for command, control, communications, computers and information technology, and director, Coast Guard Cyber Command. The admiral gave the keynote address during the second day of the AFCEA SOLUTIONS Series – George Mason University Symposium, “Critical Issues in C4I.” Adm. Day related that even though moving to the Defense Department's enterprise email service may cost more initially in some cases, the long-term benefits to the service will mitigate and justify some of those costs.

In a similar vein, Adm. Day said he sees the Joint Information Environment (JIE) as an opportunity to resolve some of the most pressing information technology problems he faces in a future with more challenges and fewer resources. He said that the JIE will establish “enterprise-wide mandates that programs cannot ignore.”

Adm. Day said he believes the JIE will allow for more efficient system configurations and consolidation of the Coast Guard’s information technology work force. As the director of the Coast Guard Cyber Command, the admiral also is mindful that the JIE will improve his ability to control what devices are attached to the network, giving him the opportunity, for example, to stop an unauthorized USB thumb drive from being attached to a secure network computer, compromising operational security.

“Borrowing” a page from the U.S. Air Force, Adm. Day also noted that the Coast Guard is moving to the electronic flight bag, which provides the ability to put charts and other documents needed for aircraft in an Apple iPad tablet. He says doing so will save the costs of putting 300 pounds of paper in the air.

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