ChemImage Bio Threat LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,079,258 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to supply early user test systems to be used in the detection of homemade explosives. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Space System Company, Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $67,961,418 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide on-orbit operations engineering support research and development of GPS III space vehicles One and Two. Space and Missile Center Global Positioning System, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.
Better networks mean more opportunities for cyber marauders--and greater difficulty for network defense experts, noted Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle, USMC, the deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. He cited knowledge about network health, adversary space and "the gray area in between" as the criteria for successful cyber situational awareness, but he also warned of personnel structure shortcomings.
The U.S. Navy will be using unmanned vehicles both in the air and underwater to a greater extent. These vehicles will provide valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data and perform dangerous tasks such as mine clearance.
Lockheed Martin has announced that the company has been selected to deliver a full range of technical, functional, and managerial support to the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) to help thwart cyber criminals. DC3 assists in the investigation of criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters, as well as cyber security support to Defense Industrial Base partners. The work will be conducted through a task order awarded by the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center under the General Services Administration Alliant Contract. The task order has a ceiling value of $454 million if all options are exercised. Lockheed Martin's scope of work will include digital and multimedia forensics examination, analysis, research, development, test and evaluation, information technology and cyber analytical services.
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Lab, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is being awarded a $17,784,829 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Option One is being exercised to continue research under the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare Program to develop the capability to counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. Wireless communication threats include an adversary's use of wireless radios and networks for command, control and communication, as well as for other malicious uses, such as radio control improvised explosive devices. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
AO Sense Incorporated, Sunnyville, California, is being awarded an $11,968,047 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Precision Inertial Navigation Systems (PINS) effort of the High Dynamic Range Atom Sensors (HiDRA) Program. This action exercises the option for phase two. The HiDRA Program builds on the PINS II results, extending sensor operation to demanding real-world platforms. HiDRA culminates in laboratory, ground and flight testing of high dynamic range atom optics inertial measurement units. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $9,387,393 for firm-fixed-price delivery order under for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS LVT) for Foreign Military Sales requirements. MIDS LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and Foreign Military Sales platforms. This delivery order is for the government of Taiwan. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
M.C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia; L-3 Services Incorporated, Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Chantilly, Virginia; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Virginia; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Incorporated Rockville, Maryland; and Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated Columbia, Maryland, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee with firm-fixed price provisions, performance-based multiple award contracts to provide infrastructure protection solutions, to include engineering and life-cycle support for five program areas: electronic security systems; public safety to include emergency management and law enforcement technology support; enterprise systems engineering; information assurance; and engineering network system. M.C. Dean is being awarded $41,313,451; L-3 Services, $38,980,304; SAIC, $39,800,740; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, $40,963,239; and Honeywell Technology Solutions, $43,192,864. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contracts to an estimated $228,700,000. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.