W.M. Robots Limited Liability Corporation, Colmar, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $11,479,743 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Vallon mine detectors and consumable spares. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, was awarded an $85,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure radios. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $298,934,381 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification in support of the Global Combat Support System, Army. The contracting authority is the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois.
BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $306,171,558 firm-fixed-price contract modification to convert Operation Desert Storm (ODS) vehicles into the ODS situational awareness configuration. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, is being awarded a $9,153,873 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price cost contract for Space Test and Training Range Space Range Operations Center systems updates and improvements. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
SCD Information Technology Limited Liability Corporation, Columbia, Maryland, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-price contract for on-site preventative, predictive, and remedial hardware maintenance and internal hardware operating system's software, engineering changes, and other related hardware maintenance services. The specification covers hardware internal operating system software and software technical support when they are offered as an integral and essential part of providing hardware maintenance. The total contract ceiling is $40 million. Performance will be at the Defense Information Systems Agency Computing Services Directorate processing centers, or its successor, as well as satellite installations/information processing centers, at various locations. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
What concerns Gen. Keith Alexander, USA, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and speaking today at TechNet Land Forces East in Baltimore, is that the people under his command are "not trained to a standard needed to protect our systems."
When it comes to cybersecurity, how do you distinguish the routers, switches and other equipment that make up the "network of networks" from kitten videos, blogs and company websites that make up the content found on the Internet? The answer to that question, as difficult as it might be to answer in a straightforward way, was the subject of the first panel discussion at the TechNet Land Forces East conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Maryland is home to key cybersecurity agencies, such as the United States Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, and the Baltimore Convention Center provides a fitting venue for the nearly 4,000 attendees of the TechNet Land Forces East conference, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said prior to the event's opening luncheon.
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