The wars in Southwest Asia have demonstrated new ways of procuring and deploying state-of-the-art capabilities and systems, and some of these methods can be applied to acquisition reform. The breakneck speed of technological change has many agencies throughout the U.S. Defense Department seeking different procedures for procurement that would enable faster acquisition of vitally needed equipment.
Military experts and defense contractors are testing technologies to thwart the preponderance of roadside bombs that hamper U.S. military and coalition forces' combat and resupply missions. Participating defense contractors are competing for an existing $49.5 million contract.
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) has partnered with the U.S. Army Research Lab and the Maneuver Battle Lab to host at Fort Benning, Georgia, a 10-day “Culvert Denial Challenge” that ends October 10.
Lanmark Technologies Incorporated, Vienna, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,467,465 time-and-materials contract for J-9 Operations Research System Analysis (ORSA) support services. The J-9 ORSA will provide rapidly deployable ORSA expertise in all aspects of counter-improvised explosive device operations to support U.S. forces within and outside of the continental United States. Lanmark Technologies will perform support services at the primary location in Reston, Virginia, and overseas locations. The contracting activity is the Joint IED Defeat Organization Contract Operations, Arlington Virginia (HQ0682-14-C-0006).
CACI-Wexford Group International, of Vienna, Va., is being awarded a $17,918,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Expeditionary Team Counter-IED (C-IED) operational support services. The contract will provide rapidly deployable expertise in all aspects of C-IED operations to support U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The contracting activity is the Joint IED Defeat Organization Contract Operations, Arlington Va.
Next Tier Concepts Inc., Vienna, Va., is being awarded an $8,980,601 firm-fixed-price contract for enterprise portal technical and strategic support services. The contract will provide strategic and technical support to mature the JIEDDO knowledge management governance model and architect; and build, operate and maintain the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) enterprise portal. The contracting activity is the JIEDDO Contract Operations, Arlington Va.
AUSGAR Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $12,297,527 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide 33 field service representatives to support the Keyhole Sniper Optics and Route Clearance Optic Suite (RCOS/KH) Program. The RCOS/KH Program provides knowledge superiority to U.S. combat forces and is a critical component of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed in June 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., USA, has been assigned deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Virginia.
Integrated Systems, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently awarded a $49 million contract to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2013. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, USA, has been assigned as director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Virginia.