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Raytheon Awarded First Responder Contract for LA County

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Los Angeles, California, has been chosen by Los Angeles County to replace legacy emergency dispatch consoles with new ones that can easily be expanded for emerging public safety technologies such as Long Term Evolution, a high-speed, wireless broadband data network. Under a $12.5 million contract, Raytheon will replace all public safety communications consoles for the sheriff and fire departments. When the twin-screen consoles are in place, public safety dispatchers can see which units are available and have the shortest response time in handling both routine and emergency incidents. The changes will also provide increased interoperability between jurisdictions.

Thales Awarded Tactical Radio Contract

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has recently notified Thales of the award of the development contract for the CONTACT program. This program is designed to equip the majority of the French forces' platforms with next-generation tactical radios incorporating innovative software-defined radio technology. Six European nations-Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden-launched the ESSOR project (European Secure Software defined Radio) in 2009. ESSOR aims to establish a baseline standard for development and production of military software-defined radios in Europe. An ESSOR reference architecture has been defined and shared between the European partners, compatible with the United States standard, and a coalition high-data-rate (HDR) waveform has been developed to provide the basis for a new standard.

NASA Awards Potential $177 Million IT Support Contract

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

NASA has selected Digital Management Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland, to support its Headquarters Operations, Information Technology and Communications Division, Washington, DC, under the Headquarters Information Technology Support Services (HITSS) contract. This is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, with the ability to issue indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders on a cost-plus-incentive fee or cost-plus-fixed fee basis. The maximum total value of the contract, including options, is approximately $177 million. Under this contract, Digital Management will provide information technology support services to NASA Headquarters. Additional services include planning and management of information systems; life-cycle support for applications and information systems; operation of the NASA Headquarters Data Center; systems engineering and integration services; information technology security; technology innovation and infusion and customer support.

NASA Extends Integrated Mission Operations Contract

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance, Houston, Texas, to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training, and real-time mission execution. There is a $17.8 million option to extend the contract for another year. The total potential value of the cost-plus-award-fee contract would be $35 million, if the option is exercised. This contract extends the original contract, which was in effect from November 2008 through September 2012.

DRC Awarded First Task Order Under NETCENTS 2

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Dynamics Research Corporation recently announced it has been awarded a new $6.1 million contract to support the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS). The contract was awarded through the Network Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS 2) Enterprise Integration and Service Management (EISM) vehicle. It has a period of performance of four years. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will enhance and manage AFMS's enterprise architecture capabilities as well as integrate, centralize and streamline existing enterprise architecture tools, frameworks, models and artifacts.

Raytheon to Upgrade Radars for Australian Fighter Jets

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded Multi-Spectral Targeting Contract

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $22,026,612 firm-fixed-price contract to standup organic depot capability for test and repair of the AN/AAS-44 Multi-spectral Targeting System-A/B at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Jacksonville, Florida. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity.

Motorola to Support Radio Infrastructure for Capitol Police

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Motorola Solutions Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $16,495,982 firm-fixed-price contract for commercially available infrastructure components, voice logging recorders, dispatch console systems, and subscriber units in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Patuxent River, St. Inigoes, Maryland, Special Communications Requirements Division. This equipment will be used to support the integration of a Project 25 public safety radio infrastructure for the United States Capitol Police areas of responsibility within the National Capital Region. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Dual Band Radar Funds

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $38.6 million not-to-exceed modification to previously awarded contract for non-recurring engineering, detail design, software development, and production planning efforts required to ensure dual band radar is compatible with CVN 78-class power system interface. This contract modification dual band radar is compatible with the emergency diesel generator, the main turbine generator, and the electrical distribution system specifications of CVN 78-class power system interface. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Defense Meteorological Satellite Contract Modified

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $16 million cost-plus-award-fee contract to modify the spacecraft integration and test contract for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. Defense Weather Systems Directorate, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

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