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DIA Taps John Hopkins to Develop Specialized Sensor Systems

December 6, 2017

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a cost-plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (HMM402-18-D-0002) to engineer, integrate, and test specialized sensor systems for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The contract has a ceiling of $125,000,000. The university will provide essential engineering, research and development capabilities in support of multiple divisions of DIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology Office of Advanced Technologies. Work will be performed in the national capital region; and throughout the U.S., with an expected completion date of November 30, 2022. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,250,000 are being obligated for the first task order at time of award. The contract was awarded on a sole-source basis. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Mariners Needed for Navigation Study

December 6, 2017



The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. 

Navy Boosting its C4I Capabilities

November 17, 2017

The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547. The four awards are indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract for technical and engineering support to include technology insertion, software/hardware and systems engineering, modeling and simulation, installation and testing, and integrated logistics in support of the Navy's C4I efforts. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. The two-year contract includes one, three-year option. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and work is expected to be completed November 15, 2019.  If options are exercised, work will continue through November 2022. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued using research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); operations and maintenance (Navy); and other procurement (Navy) funds. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website. Four offers were received and four were selected for award. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-18-F-0173).

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