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DARPA Awards Mobile Edge Networking to SAIC

January 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,949,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will provide a flexible smartphone mobile ad-hoc network, associated development, and test framework to ensure successful integration and validation of content-based mobile edge networking technology developer solutions. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

CERT Training Manual Formatted for the Blind, Screen Readers

January 20, 2012

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Participant Manual now is available in Braille and PDF screen reader versions. They contain the same nine units of the course and 13 hazard annexes as the other versions. The screen-reader format can be accessed online. Local CERT program coordinators and managers can request copies of the Braille version by calling the FEMA Distribution Center at (800) 480-2520 or by emailing FEMA-Publications-Warehouse@dhs.gov. Use Publication Number P-856 and Catalog Number 11189-2 to order the Participant Manual.  

National Security on a Boot-String Budget

January 20, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

An old adage says that the only constant is change-and for national security, acquisition must stay in step even while constant budget woes threaten to short-change U.S. security measures.

Lockheed Awarded $94 Million Nuclear Weapons Center Contract

January 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $94 million cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to acquire services for building and maintaining network infrastructure, developing and maintaining software and hardware solutions, and conducting distributed mission operations engineering activities for the Distributed Mission Operations Center. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

TCOM to Provide Aerostats

January 19, 2012
By George Seffers

TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,204,993 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of three 28M aerostat systems and three site spares in support of Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems for the Army. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

All Native Receives Network Enterprise Center Contract

January 19, 2012
By George Seffers

All Native Incorporated, Winnebago, Nebraska, was awarded a $17,875,492 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the information technology support services for the Fort Belvoir Network Enterprise Center. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics Supports Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft

January 19, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $30,342,272 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification in support of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system quick reaction capability. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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