A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2.7 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology intended to help address the challenges of big data—data sets that are both massive and complex. The contract is part of DARPA’s XDATA program, a four-year research effort to develop new computational techniques and open-source software tools for processing and analyzing data, motivated by defense needs. Georgia Tech has been selected by DARPA to perform research in the area of scalable analytics and data-processing technology. The Georgia Tech team will focus on producing novel machine-learning approaches capable of analyzing very large-scale data. In addition, team members will pursue development of distributed computing methods that can process data-analytics algorithms very rapidly by simultaneously utilizing a variety of systems, including supercomputers, parallel-processing environments and networked distributed computing systems.
L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $63,100,000 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for sustainment and modernization of the Mobile Consolidated Command Center. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $12,583,958 option exercise for the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft fiscal 2010/2011 retrofits. The location of the performance is Poway, Calif. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $148,313,460 contract for the Enhanced Polar System Control and planning segment, which will provide extremely high frequency protected satellite communications capability to forces operating in the North Polar Region. The location of the performance is Redondo Beach, Calif. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,442,121 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option in support of the Program Executive Office, unmanned aviation and strike weapons, Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Program Office. This effort procures HARM AGM-88B/C guidance sections for a quantity of: Navy (30), Air Force (85), Government of Germany (10), Government of Turkey (5), and Government of South Korea (2); HARM AGM-88B/C control sections for a quantity of Air Force (15), Government of Germany (2), and Government of Turkey (1); and support technical data for the HARM AGM-88B/C Guidance Sections and AGM-88B/C control sections for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Government of Germany, Government of Turkey, and the Government of South Korea under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in May 2014. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Adaptive Methods Inc., Centreville, Va., is being awarded a $7,477,445 cost-plus-fixed-fee Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract under topic N02-152, entitled “Environmental Mission Planner.” This effort shall upgrade the existing fleet product, FORCEnet ASPECT, from its current capabilities for the Improved Extended Echo Ranging System and the emerging Multistatic Active Coherent System. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $9,088,594 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement modification to a previously issued delivery order for additional airborne mine countermeasures test support and system development efforts in support of the MH-60S aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $9,746,234 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and engineering support services in the areas of requirement specification, design, implementation, test, management, and maintenance of laboratory/information system and project/program related software in support of the VH Executive Transportation Program, the MH-53 program, the VXX program, and Avionics System Integration. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Five firms have been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide program and configuration management, technical services, systems engineering, hardware and software development, material analysis, testing, repair, and installation services in support of projects for autonomous and non-autonomous systems, as well as, maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and information operations enabling technologies. All awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. Awardees and potential contract amounts are: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Md., $64,767,382; DRS Technical Services Inc., Herndon Va., $63,032,636; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., San Diego, Calif., Science Applications International Corp.,San Diego, $56,761,735; and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax Va., $48,420,344. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Sensor and Antenna Systems, Lansdale Inc., Lansdale, Pa., is being awarded a $31,738,199 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0047) to exercise an option to procure 22 low band transmitters (LBT), 16 vertically polarized (VPOL) antennas, and 21 high band horizontally polarized (HPOL) antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System for the U.S. Navy; and 11 LBTs, seven VPOL Antennas, six Band-2 B2AIA, and eight High Band HPOL antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 TJS for the Government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.