Acquisition and Contracting

Salient CRGT, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $35,990,769 hybrid (firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-reimbursement-incentive) contract for the Global Command Terrestrial Communications program. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17,528,200 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Co., Herndon, Virginia, a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a ceiling not to exceed $277,093,609 for processor capacity services for the Itanium chipset.

"The main thing we’re trying to do in the Air Force is create that culture where we’re looking to small businesses first to maximize opportunities."—Valerie Muck, director, small business programs, U.S. Air Force

Canada is betting that beams of quantum entangled photons could serve as advanced radar in the electronically noisy Arctic region.

Brig. Gen. David R. Iverson, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

Col. Matthew W. Davidson, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as vice commander, 14th Air Force (Air Force Strategic), Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Brig. Gen. Chad P. Franks, vice commander, USAF, has been assigned as deputy commander, operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command, and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

Rear Adm. John B. Skillman, USN, will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion, USN, will be assigned as director, Manpower Account Transition Office, Washington, D.C.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Systems Technology & Research, Woburn, Massachusetts, for a research project under the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS) program.