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Real-Time Emergency Alerts--In Really Real Time

February 24, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. federal agencies conducting the 2011 test of the Emergency Alert System saw results and failures, and are working to coordinate improved social media connection and involvement.

U.S. Navy to Begin Construction of Oceanographic Research Vessel

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

The Navy has awarded $70 million to Dakota Creek Industries Incorporated, Anacortes, Washington, to begin building the second of two modern oceanographic research vessels for the office of Naval Research. The company will begin detail design and construction on the Ocean-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel 28. Naval Sea Systems Command previously awarded a contract for AGOR 27, the first of the two new research ships. The recent award brings the Navy's combined shipbuilding investments in the program to $145 million.

BIT Systems Wins DARPA Cyber Award

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

BIT Systems Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,015,000 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract for professional engineering services (system design, engineering, and integration services) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Fast Track Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

 

BACN Contract Extended

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $34,226,968 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) contract for a four-month extension for the continued operations support and maintenance of two BACN BD-700/E-11A platforms, and operational support and maintenance of the BACN payloads. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Captures Cyber Defense Contract

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,607,556 task order under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise option year one for Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP). The Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center (MCNOSC) is an operational and staff organization supporting the global Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) command and control capabilities for Fleet Marine Forces and garrison forces stationed around the world. The MCNOSC executes full spectrum network defense on the global MCEN to include protection, detection, response, and sustainment functions in alignment with the CNDSP program's governing directives. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Low-band Transmitter Contract

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Sensor and Antenna Systems Incorporated, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $38,956,741 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 48 low band transmitters; 13 vertical polarized antennas; and 28 horizontal polarized antennas associated with the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded $106 Million Aegis Radar Modification

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $106,454,603 contract modification for the production of two AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter groups and one missile fire control system MK 99 Mod 14 in support of DDG 116 and a AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter group for Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Host Nation 1. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Receives Technical and Engineering Support Option

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,536,470 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for technical and engineering support for the Naval Air Systems Command Structures Division (AIR 4.3), to include data analysis, information systems, and software functions of the Structural Appraisal of Fatigue Effects Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Equip Marine Corps with Radios

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity base year contract plus four options years with a possible maximum value of $49 million for the procurement of Marine Corps enterprise land mobile radio, multi-band radio subscriber units consisting of portable, mobile, and base station radios with various accessories. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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