The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have entered into a partnership to streamline acquisition of commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) services. Announced yesterday, the agreement will lead to a hybrid of GSA's multiple award schedules and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts. Officials of both organizations are lauding this collaborative effort as "historic" and agree that the Future Commercial SATCOM Access contract will be worth $5 billion over a 10-year period.
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Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a $19 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology (CEAT) systems supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Special Communications Requirements Division.
Wyle Laboratories has been awarded a $38,647,339 contract for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop and deliver concept recommendations, architecture analysis, ontological models reports, prototype development assessments, prototypes, security models and research discovery/recommendations for the Persistent Virtual Warfighting Environment Project.
ITT Corporation has been awarded $36 million against its existing contract to produce an additional 548 CREW 2.1 Vehicle Receiver Jammers, vehicle-mounted systems that prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Fidelity Technologies Corporation has entered into a two-phase contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces for a virtual simulator to train forward air controllers and forward observers. The contract has a potential value of $10.5 million.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army's Chief Information Officer/G-6 to provide technical and management support services. The contract is valued at more than $55 million if all options are exercised.
Christopher Dorobek discusses key leadership principles for the 21st century in this month's Incoming column. Among his assertions: People confuse leadership with management, and leaders must understand emerging principles of leadership. Moving past the obstacles and understanding these key principles requires a different kind of wisdom: that of today's leaders. Where have you seen good leadership recently?
As if the past eight years weren't enough, the U.S. Army is undergoing even greater changes as it retools to fight conventional and unconventional conflicts. Its Future Combat Systems program, which was to define the Army for the coming decades, is going back to the drawing board. The use of kinetic force is yielding some quarters to digital operations, and new specialties are changing the way soldiers prepare for new missions.