Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded a $15,295,188 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a program to develop technologies to aid the analyst in geolocating images and videos in any outdoor terrestrial location in the world. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Atlantic Diving Supply Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia; CDW Government, LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Global Technology Resources Incorporated, Denver, Colorado; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; iGov Technologies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Mercom Incorporated, Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia; Scientific Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St. Louis, Missouri, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, multiple award supply contract for the procurement of commercial-off-the-shelf, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, information operations, and information awareness equipment and related incidental support services. Each contractor will be awarded $11,111 at the time of award. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative combined value of these contracts to an estimated $500 million. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Information Systems (NGIS), Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189 million Defense Information Systems Agency task for the Host Based Security System (HBSS) program. HBSS is a flexible, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based program that monitors, detects, and counters against known cyber-threats to the Defense Department enterprise in accordance with the Enterprise-wide Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense Solutions Steering Group. DISA serves as the lead organization providing Defense Department program oversight for defense for the HBSS solution. McAfee Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, is a subcontractor.
A new app from the U.S. Defense Department provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. The Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces is available for Android and iOS devices.
The British Royal Marines have ordered a second contingent of Navigators, the one-man navigation and sonar reconnaissance units manufactured by Shark Marine Technologies Incorporated. Navigator applications include explosive ordnance reconnaissance to confirm the seaway to the beach is clear of obstacles and mines as well as beach reconnaissance, to ensure the beach gradient is suitable for amphibious force landing craft and the approach is clear of obstacles such as sand bars. The British Royal Marine's Navigators have been configured for use by either swimmer or inflatable raiding craft, specifically for beach reconnaissance. Data is collected and processed real-time for immediate determination as to the suitability of the beach.
AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was awarded an $8,852,535 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to supply logistics services for the Small Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Goldbelt Hawk LLC, Newport News, Virginia, was awarded a $9,990,048 firm-fixed-price contract a maintenance hole distribution system, Internet protocol routers, and combined enterprise regional information exchange secret backbone fiber optic cables. Work will be performed in Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions L.L.C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $37,584,481 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to conduct the E-2C weapon system trainer and simulated maintenance trainer modifications for software modifications and trainer obsolescence upgrades. These trainer modifications will support the E-2C program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, is being awarded a $38,398,042 firm-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract to procure two modified Block 1 MQ-9 Aircraft and two aircraft containers. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
U.S. Marine Corps aviation technology goes one better than just pulling a "180" in the area of improvement-it goes straight for a 360-degree turnabout in operational readiness.