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Insitu to Continue to Maintain ScanEagle System

August 22, 2017

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $16,880,154 for ceiling-priced modification P00027 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0016). Insitu will provide additional parts and supplies to maintain the ScanEagle unmanned aviation system in support of Navy Special Warfare fleet operations. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, and is expected to be completed in September 2018. Funding will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is managing the contract.

Marine Corps to Get Boost in C4 Systems

August 22, 2017

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia, is being awarded a $48,750,000 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for engineering support services for the Marine Corps. The services include technical expertise; assistance with installing fielded command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems; troubleshooting; issue resolution; tactical communications network analysis; diagnostics; maintenance; systems; engineering; technical support; configuration management; and over-the shoulder-training.

Work will be performed at all Marine Corps bases and installations in the United States and is expected to be completed by August 19, 2022. Fiscal-year 2017 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,699,431 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is managing the contract activity (M68909-17-D-7602).

Blacksky Awarded Contract for Geospatial Intelligence Demonstration Model

August 18, 2017

Blacksky Geospatial Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $16,430,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for software, technical reports and a demonstration model. This contract is to design, develop and evaluate a geospatial intelligence broker development platform feasibility demonstration model that contains components, modules or services of this model in a cloud environment. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by August 16, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-17-C-0128). 

MDA Gets Cybersecurity Boost

August 17, 2017

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $91,499,780 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (including options) for advisory and assistance services for Ballistic Missile Defense System cybersecurity management (CSM) and computer network defense in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract will ensure Missile Defense Agency (MDA) information technology services, management and resources are administered, acquired, managed and operated in compliance with the priorities set by the MDA director and the goals and directives of existing statutes and Department of Defense regulations. This procurement is managed by the MDA Consolidated Support Services Program office. The work locations include but are not limited to Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia; Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Expected completion date of August 2022. Fiscal year 2017 research development test & evaluation funds in the amount of $2,064,058 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitively awarded acquisition with two offers being received. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-17-C-0055).

AFRL Moves Forward on New Air Platforms

August 15, 2017

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia (FA8650-17-D-2715), and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California (FA8650-17-D-2719), have been awarded a $499,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity shared ceiling for six contracts for the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research program. These contracts provide research for affordable, revolutionary capabilities for the warfighter, including cost-effective, survivable air vehicle platforms for delivering weapons and cargo worldwide. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia; and Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by 2025. This award is the result of competitive acquisition and six offers were received. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $100,000 are being obligated to each company at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting office.

USC Researches Quantum Computing

August 15, 2017

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, has been awarded a $9,000,000 modification (P00001) to contract W911NF-17-C-0050 for basic research in quantum computing. Work will be performed in Los Angeles, California, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2019. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $8,777,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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