SIGNALScape

General Atomics to Provide Control Stations and Data Terminals

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $68,961,778 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for universal ground control stations and universal ground data terminals. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Updating Cyber Laws

September 8, 2011

Cybercrime legislation should be technology agnostic to ensure technological advances do not make the laws obsolete, says James A. Baker, deputy attorney general for the U.S. Justice Department. Baker testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a September 7 hearing on updating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to combat emerging cyberthreats.

Homefront Help: Elevate America Veterans

September 8, 2011
By Rita Boland
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An initiative of Microsoft, Elevate America Veterans helps former troops and their spouses acquire the skills and resources necessary for success in the workplace. The effort brings together public, private and nonprofit organizations interested in contributing their expertise, cash or other assets.

Georgia Tech to Research and Develop Sensor Technologies

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $49,853,499 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to identify emerging sensor capabilities, and assess new or innovative sensor concepts that could be utilized to satisfy emerging or existing requirements; utilize analyses, trade studies, and simulations to determine the best potential sensor solutions to satisfy particular operational requirements, and provide that information to acquisition decision makers; design, develop, and prototype new sensor concepts in order to evaluate their effectiveness and determine suitability for transition to fielded systems; provide technology assessments that quantify the readiness of particular sensor technologies for use by Army forces; perform testing and user evaluations in order to determine the performance of various sensor systems, often against vendor performance claims, and develop recommendations regarding initial or continued use; utilize subject matter expertise to provide technical guidance, assistance, and evaluations relative to specific sensor technology areas; disseminate information regarding sensor technology from other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD sources, and conduct training for rapid equipping force and other government personnel regarding employment of those sensor technologies; and analyze existing and developing threat capabilities to determine future sensor requirements, and provide recommendations on how to address those threats. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

MacAulay-Brown to Provide Information Technology and Intelligence Services

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

MacAulay-Brown Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $25,969,228 firm-fixed-price delivery order with estimated cost line items under General Services Administration multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity alliant government-wide acquisition contract for information technology and intelligence services. Specialized Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Support U.S. Air Force Intelligence Mission Needs

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,863,384 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver the Stakeholder Analysis and Strategic Communication Plan, Capabilities Based Assessment Report, and the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Report to form a baseline for Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and surveillance analytic mission needs organized by key operational mission. The training-mission requirements assessment shall identify training gaps, as well as provide a strategic flight plan to improve intelligence analysis training to meet current and emergent training requirements to improve aircrew and ground forces survivability through improved analytical products. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

Schafer Receives Particle Analysis Funds from ISR Agency

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Schafer Corporation, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,156,018 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for particle analysis services, non-personal services for the processing and analyzing of particle samples, for the purpose of nuclear test ban treaty verification for the Air Force Technical Applications Center in support of the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System. This action is the exercise of the first contract option period. U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

BAH to Deliver Survivability and Vulnerability Reports

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,784,337 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for research and development in order to complete and deliver survivability and vulnerability reports including Weapons Materials Research Directorate Technology Information Report, Systems Integration Analysis and Scientific and Technology Roadmap for Warfighter Enterprise, and Experimental Tests and Test Planning and Reports. These deliverables provide assessments of emerging technology needed to defeat specific threats such as improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

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