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Raytheon to Study Cobra Judy Radar Replacement Architecture

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $9,817,530 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded letter contract for an alternative architecture study in support of the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) program. The CJR program designs, develops, and acquires a functional replacement ship and mission equipment suite for the current Cobra Judy and USNS Observation Island. The CJR mission is the same as that of the system it replaces—long-dwell foreign ballistic missile data collection in support of international treaty verification. The mission systems onboard the replacement ship includes high-power, instrumentation-class S-band and X-band radar phased arrays and the necessary ancillary equipment to support the mission. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

Design Knowledge to Develop 4-D Common Operational Picture

February 6, 2013
George I. Seffers
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The Design Knowledge Co., Fairborn, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,899,999 Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for research and development of the 4-D Common Operational Picture for Mission Assurance. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  

Federal IT Job Shadow Program Underway

February 5, 2013

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council has launched the 2013 Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day program. For more than a decade, the program has enabled high school students from all across the country to shadow federal IT professionals in their communities for a day. Job shadow events will take place between now and May 1. Federal employees who would like to volunteer can register on the Office of Personnel Management’s MAX.gov website. School faculty and administrators who would like their schools and students to participate can sign up on the IT Job Shadow Day page on the CIO.gov website.

 

 

Cool App-titude: AFCEA Source Book

February 5, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

AFCEA members and SIGNAL subscribers now can access the Source Book on the go. The app provides mobile access to the directory, which includes names, locations, contact information and descriptions for more than 2,000 AFCEA corporate members.

Search capabilities and linked email and Web addresses enable users to tap into their association resources quickly right from smartphones and tablets. The app also includes descriptions and contact information about the worldwide AFCEA chapter system.

The app is free; however, you need a current AFCEA membership or SIGNAL subscriber account number and password to access the issue. To join AFCEA, visit http://www.afcea.org/membership.

For more information, visit SIGNAL’s Source Book app information page.

Follow these links to download the app: iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android.

When visiting new websites, please use proper Internet security procedures.

U.S. Navy Awards Aegis Threat Analysis Contract

February 4, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Systems Engineering Group Inc., Columbia, Md. is being awarded a potential $35,530,805 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD) threat engineering services. This procurement is for integrated system and threat engineering support to the ABMD. This system and threat engineering support provides for integrated weapon systems and missile development, test, and evaluation as it relates to system and threat engineering analytical tools, computer models, hardware enhancements and data generation. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity. 

Multiple Firms Awarded C5ISR Contracts

February 1, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Ace Info Solutions Inc., Reston, Va.; aVenture Technologies LLC, Vienna, Va.; Barling Bay LLC, North Charleston, S.C.; Centuria Corp., Reston, Va.; DKW Communications Inc., Washington. D.C.; Dynamic Network Enterprises, Stafford, Va.; ECSI International Inc., Clifton, N.J.; Imagine One StraCon Venture LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; Integrated Technology Solutions Group Joint Venture, Fairfax, Va.; Mandex Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Product Data Integration Technologies Inc., North Charleston, S.C.; Network Security Systems Plus Inc., Falls Church, Va.; and Sysorex Government Services Inc. Herndon, Va., are each being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract for the procurement of business and force support services including the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions (equipment and services) associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C5ISR), Information Operations, Enterprise Information Services and Space capabilities. The cumulative, estimated value of the base year is $49,918,000. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of these contracts to an estimated $249,590,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity. 

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