General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $19,189,504 contract modification to exercise an option for 76 forward fit Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $95 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P) Technology Refresh and Link 22 development. The contract addresses obsolescence issues in the current NGC2P system and supports system capability enhancements and new capability insertion, such as Link 22. The contract is acquiring software and hardware system development, engineering services and technology refresh field change kits. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, Calif., was the contracting activity on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence.
iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530 million to $566 million for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN). The contracting office is USSOCOM MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
CENTECH Group, Falls Church, Va., is being awarded an $11,274,760 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for operation and maintenance services of base telecommunications systems. The 99th Contracting Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $12,972,373 contract modification for Space Based Infrared System high component. The Air Force Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.
En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army/chief of staff, Combined Forces Command, Korea.
For many wounded warfighters, leaving the hospital is only the first step on a long journey toward healing and a renewed sense of belonging in the world. Purple Heart Homes reaches out to such service-connected disabled veterans from any conflict and their caregivers through two specialized programs. Veterans Aging in Place helps older veterans who currently own a home, while the Veteran Home Ownership program aids disabled former troops with becoming homeowners. Assistance ranges from adapting homes to accommodate injuries, building a home from the ground up or modifying a foreclosed home, all with the purpose of assisting veterans reintegrate into their communities.
Purple Heart Homes partners with local contractors who can take ownership of the process and thereby work with existing supply networks. This process involves members of the community from the outset. In addition to looking for volunteers from the building trades to lend a hand, the organization seeks people who can help with registration, fundraising, publicity or feeding volunteers, and is happy to use the enthusiasm of any hard workers willing to help out. Anyone interested in participating can learn more on the volunteer page. Disabled veterans interested in taking advantage of the available resources can fill out an application online to participate in the programs.
Homefront Help also has a Facebook page where visitors can gather and share information. If you know of a program that is helping service personnel, veterans or their families please submit that information to Rita Boland, SIGNAL’s news editor.