The SIGNAL Blog
Intelligence officials call for foreign data collection reauthorization.
Federal government officials cannot share information on Russian hacking because state officials lack the requisite clearances.
While space has always been an important domain for military intelligence, the intelligence community is renewing its emphasis on the stars.
UltiSat Incorporated of Gaithersburg, Maryland announced that it has been awarded a NATO Framework Agreement, under which the company will provide consulting services in support of NATO's technical support program. The services include subject matter expert staffing in support of NATO missions. “UltiSat is honored to have been selected as a partner for this important project,” said M.G. Abutaleb, CEO of UltiSat. “We bring relevant past performance in the provision of high-touch professional services to mission-critical programs such as required under this Framework Agreement, including significant in-theater operations support. Our team looks forward to supporting NATO’s mission on this program and to future opportunities where our expertise can add value.”
Syracuse Research Corporation of North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $10,073,000 undefinitized contract action for Counter-Unmanned Aerial System supplies. Work will be performed at Syracuse and is expected to be complete by August 29, 2018. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,935,770 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity. (FA8730-17-C-0047).
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $36,913,696 noncompetitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under the contract, Draper will provide technical and analytical support for Missile Defense Agency related to evaluation, maturation, integration, test and demonstration of leading edge Guidance, Navigation and Control technologies. The effort also includes research analysis on sensors, modeling and simulation, radiation hardening and survivability and precision targeting as well as weapons development. The work will be performed in Cambridge and Huntsville, Alabama with an expected completion date of July 31, 2022. The period of performance is from August 2017 to July 2022. One offer was solicited and one offer was received. Fiscal year 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $240,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-17-C-0046).
Catapult Health Technology Group, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,111,130 modification (P00015) to contract W911QX-15-F-0014 for information technology services and support for the Army Research Laboratory, the Adelphi Laboratory Center and Network Enterprise Center. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Maryland; White Sands, New Mexico; Aberdeen Maryland; and Durham, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2018. Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation; and operations maintenance (Army) funds in the combined amount of $3,372,608 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Army is awarding Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Herndon, Virginia a $116,916,350 cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and fixed-price-incentive contract for logistics support services for government-owned fixed wing fleet performing special electronic mission aircraft missions. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. Work will be performed in Herndon with an estimated completion date of February 28, 2027. Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $30,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-17-C-0014).
The Navy is awarding Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems of Manassas, Virginia a not-to-exceed $71,457,135 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action (UCA) modification to previously awarded contract N00024-09-C-6247 for electronic warfare equipment in support of Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York (49 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (40 percent); Germantown, Maryland (5 percent); Van Nuys, California (3 percent) and Buffalo, New York (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2020. The UCA is expected to be definitized by February 2018. Fiscal year 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) $15,243,418; FY 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) $14,550,536; fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) $4,157,296; and FY 2016 other procurement (Navy) $692,883 in the amount of $34,644,133 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.