ESN Aiding Naval Combat Systems

January 29, 2018

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), Woodbridge, Virginia, was awarded a $39.5 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California Division (NSWC PHD), of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). ESN, as the incumbent Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS) prime contractor, will support NAVSEA's Port Hueneme, San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA, locations in the development, modification, validation and delivery of CSOSS for all shipboard sensors, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and weapon systems. The five (5) year contract, which begins immediately, includes a base year plus four one-year options. Under the contract, ESN will provide analyses, technical and programmatic support, information coordination, product development, and maintenance of CSOSS for all Aegis and non-Aegis ship classes, U.S. Coast Guard WMSL and WPC cutters, and applicable shore facilities (AEGIS Ashore, USCG). The support includes Training Operational Sequencing System (TOSS) and Combat System Interface Diagram (CSID) development and integration, and may also include Crew Orientation training. “We’re honored to have been awarded this contract and to continue to work with the Naval Surface Warfare Center,” said ESN President and CEO Raymond Lopez. “We have been a steadfast partner with NSWC PHD Code A34, with a track record of implementing cost effective efficiencies through innovation and LEAN methodologies. Our team will continue to assist NSWC PHD providing quality products to our Warfighters.”


Northrop Grumman Engineering Army's Hunter UAS

January 29, 2018

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $12,500,000 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-14-D-0111 for engineering services to the Hunter unmanned aircraft systems. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 17, 2019. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Air Force Updating Distributed Common Ground Software

January 29, 2018

Connexta LLC, Phoenix, Arizona, has been awarded an $83,000,000 ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Integration Backbone Development 5th edition. The contract is for DIB software development, associated software, and DCGS/Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise community support. Work will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by January 23, 2023. The award was a competitive acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $33,324 are being obligated at the time of the award. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-18-D-0007).


Navy Adding Sonobuoy Capabilities

January 29, 2018

ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Indiana, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,661,244 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F6019 to a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0008) for the procurement of engineering support services, systems engineering, design and development efforts for Navy underwater active multiple ping sonobuoy qualification and testing, as well as the delivery of production representative sonobuoys. Work will be performed in DeLeon Springs, Florida (51.7 percent); and Columbia City, Indiana (48.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,766,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

AAI Helping Air Force With Unmanned Aircraft ISR

January 29, 2018

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $15,670,445 firm-fixed-price contract for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services, to include supporting force protection efforts and providing a non-developmental Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated UAS ISR solution to perform operational, engineering, and sustainment efforts. Work will be performed at Bagram and Kandahar Airfields, Afghanistan, and is expected to be complete by September 27, 2018. The award was a sole-source acquisition. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-18-C-0005).


General Atomics Developing Air Force MQ-9 Software

January 29, 2018

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $49,336,683 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (FA8620-18-F-2363) to previously awarded basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040. The contract provides for tasks necessary to develop, field, and sustain Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command MQ-9 software development. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2020. The award was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $9,864,489 are being obligated at the time of the award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Decisive Analytics Supporting Missile Defense Agency's Cybersecurity Compliance

January 29, 2018

Decisive Analytics Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $59,463,490 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for advisory and assistance services for cybersecurity compliance and risk management in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. The contract covers improved independent verification and validation analysis and reporting of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and Enterprise cybersecurity controls, and will expand information cybersecurity knowledge improving the system architecture, system life cycles, and authorization decisions for the Missile Defense Agency. The work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of April 2023. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website with five proposals received. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $833,600 are being obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-0012).

Enemies Work to Vault Threat Barriers

January 26, 2018
By Beverly Cooper

Pulling the right organizations and people together can provide a formidable buffer against growing technological threats.