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General Atomics to Provide Computer System Support at Tinker AFB

August 23, 2017

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated of Poway, California, has been awarded an $18,772,521 sole-source contract to fabricate, deliver and/or provide hardware, software, and documentation to activate the organic depot maintenance capability for software management system computer software configuration item. Work will be performed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed by September 4, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-17-F-2357).

Northrop Grumman to Provide Total System Replacement of Minuteman III Missiles

August 23, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $328,584,830 contract for Ground-based Strategic Deterrent. The contract is to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction to deliver a low technical risk, affordable total system replacement of Minuteman III to meet intercontinental ballistic missiles operational requirements. Work will be performed in Redondo Beach and other various locations as needed and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2020. This award is the result of competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA819-17-C-0002).

Boeing to Provide Total System Replacement of Minuteman III Missiles

August 23, 2017

The Boeing Company in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $349,159,962 contract for Ground-based Strategic Deterrent. The contract is to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction to deliver a low technical risk, affordable total system replacement of Minuteman III to meet intercontinental ballistic missiles operational requirements. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and other various locations as needed and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2020. The award is the result of competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA819-17-C-0001).

Lockheed to Provide Trident II Deployed System Support

August 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, California is being awarded $8,770,696 for cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification P00015 to fund previously exercised options under a previously awarded and announced contract (N00030-16-C-0100) for Trident II (D5) missile deployed system support.

The work will be performed in Cape Canaveral, Florida (55.88 percent); Sunnyvale (22.75 percent); Silverdale, Washington (11.67 percent); Merritt Island, Florida (3.54 percent); Oakridge, Tennessee (2.11 percent); Franklin, Pennsylvania (1.94 percent); Tullahoma, Tennessee (0.59 percent); North Hollywood, California (0.38 percent); and other various locations (less than 0.10 percent each, 1.14 percent total), with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal year 2017 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,770,696 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Strategic Systems Programs in Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

Trimble to Provide Tech Gear to the Marines

August 23, 2017

Trimble Incorporated in Dayton, Ohio is being awarded $9,860,584 for firm-fixed-price delivery order M67854-17-F-5037 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-13-D-5023) for 95 Laser Leveling systems, 95 Global Positioning Satellite systems, four Army 120M road grader kits, installation kits, and associated transportation and installation, to sustain operational readiness of the systems. Work will be performed in Dayton, and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2018. Fiscal year 2017 (Army) procurement funds in the amount of $9,860,584 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the procuring contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Firepower Enhancement Program

August 23, 2017

Raytheon Company of McKinney Texas, is being awarded a maximum ceiling $33,100,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Firepower Enhancement Program (FEP), System Technical Support. The FEP was developed in order to implement a second generation forward looking infrared that met detection and identification ranges under different battlefield conditions as well as a far target location capability.

The sole source contract contains one five-year ordering period from August 21, 2017 through August 20, 2022, and one option consisting of a five-year ordering period from August 21, 2022 through August 20, 2027.  Work will be performed in McKinney, with an expected completion date of August 20, 2027.  Fiscal year (FY) 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $485,500 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire and the end of the current fiscal year. FY 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $335,000 will also be obligated at the time of award, for a total obligation of $820,500. Subsequent funding will be applied to future delivery orders. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is managing the contract activity (M67854-17-D-1249).

Hawaiian Firm to Build Communications and Other Marine Corps Facilities

August 23, 2017

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Incorporated in Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $60,648,252 firm-fixed-price contract for new construction (design-bid-build) of a two story of a regimental consolidated communications/electronics facility and a six story multi-level concrete framed parking facility at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $63,358,424. Work will be performed in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by March 2020. Fiscal year 2017 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $60,648,252 are obligated on the award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is managing the contract (N62742-17-C-1307).

Lockheed to Outfit F-35s with Flight Equipment

August 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded (not-to-exceed) $427,088,637 for undefinitized order N0001917F0027 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). The procurement is for ancillary military equipment and pilot flight equipment for the low rate initial production Lot 11 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

Under the contract, work will be performed in Inglewood, California (60 percent); White Plains, New York (25 percent); St. Petersburg, Florida (5 percent); Orlando, Florida (5 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (5 percent). The work is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal year (FY) 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy); FY 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); FY 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); non-DoD participants; and FMS funds in the amount of $212,097,843 are being obligated on this award, $13,234,516 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The order combines purchases for Air Force ($152,080,223; 36 percent); Marine Corps ($84,392,523; 20 percent); Navy ($53,091,592; 12 percent); non-DoD participants ($81,671,979; 19 percent); and FMS customers ($55,852,320; 13 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Government Embracing New Era Technologies

The Cyber Edge
August 23, 2017
By Wes Caldwell



The evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure makes it easier and more cost effective for providers to leverage and deploy applications and solutions.

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