AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,893,014 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the purchase of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The UISS is one of the systems that will allow the Littoral Combat Ship to perform its mine warfare sweep mission. It will target acoustic, magnetic and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types only. The UISS program will satisfy the U.S. Navy's need for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability, required to neutralize magnetic/acoustic influence mines. The UISS seeks to provide a high area coverage rate in a small, lightweight package with minimal impact on the host platform.
Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded an $18,970,332 delivery order under a previously awarded contract (N61331-10-D-0009) for the procurement of field upgradeable kits and fleet support for conversion of the AN/AQS-24A systems to the AN/AQS-24B configuration in support of the Airborne Mine Countermeasure Systems Program. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $18,970,332 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $53,595,257 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and test of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification provides for efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability. This contract supports foreign military sales to Japan (100 percent).
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, has been awarded a $16,988,225 delivery order (0275) to previously awarded contract HC1047-05-D-4000 for advanced automated tactical communications aircraft and electronic warfare system engineering and testing. Contractor will provide identification, generation, evaluation, testing and documentation of modernization solutions to address modernization requirements for aircraft, sensors and support systems. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
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).
SeKON Enterprises Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $12,433,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with options, to provide engineering, cybersecurity and configuration management support services to the program executive officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems. The total potential contract value, including the one-year base period and four one-year option periods, is $75,603,463.
LongView International, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $8,291,746 modification (P0006) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (HT0011-13-F-0039) with three one-year options for software design, development and testing to support emerging requirements in the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS), DMLSS Customer Assistance Module and Joint Medical Asset Repository applications to meet information assurance and the establishment of new data exchanges/services. Location of performance is at the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland, with a Sept. 29, 2017, completion date.
University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $42,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for advanced behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials program. Contractor will meet specific research objectives, advancing state-of-the-art materials performance assessment and prediction capability by developing more efficient and comprehensive methods across modeling, simulation and experimental domains through primarily on-site research efforts. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-5205).
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $12,296,784 for delivery order 0015 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topics N92-170: Laser Radar Laser Detection and Ranging Identification Demonstration; N94-178: Air-Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe; and AF083-006: Low Cost Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
DRS Intelligence, Communication & Avionic Solutions LLC, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $12,005,974 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture of joint tactical terminal–receivers (JTT-R), JTT-R production engineering test set racks; fixtures and tooling. The JTT-R is an ultra-high frequency receiver that provides near real-time over the horizon threat data for situational awareness and assessment, threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning and communications. This procurement combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (91 percent), and the government of Australia (9 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $10,976,866 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0007 against a previously issued basic rrdering agreement (N68335-11-G-0009) for the procurement of one ScanEagle System that consists of nine ScanEagle Electro-Optics and three ScanEagle Infra-red Unmanned Air Vehicles for the government of Yemen under the Foreign Military Sales program. This order also provides for one 12-month/3,600 flight-hour sustainment package with acceptance testing, spares, technical manuals, and training; a site activation team; field service representative; and force protection.
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $44,037,055 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for Next Generation Technical Services III. This includes the management and technical support to advance high performance computing services. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center Mississippi; Vicksburg Mississippi; Lorton, Virginia; and Bethesda, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 19, 2015. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Support Center Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-14-F-0423).
Alakai Defense Systems Incorporated, Largo, Florida, was awarded a $8,734,134 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with options, for Check Point Explosives Detection Systems-2 (CPEDS-2) upgrades for detecting bulk home-made explosives and precursors in the field. The Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park Division, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-14-C-0156).
DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171,065,633 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, integration and production of technology insertion hardware (TIH). TIH is the latest generation of display, processor, and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems for U.S. Navy submarines. Equipment will provide modernization and upgrade of systems currently installed on SSN 688i, SSBN, SSGN, Seawolf, Virginia class, and Ohio Replacement submarines, as well as installation of initial systems for new construction Virginia class submarines.
The Boeing Company, Seattle, is being awarded a $43,283,263 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for integrated logistics and contractor services in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. The company also has been awarded an $11,757,200 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for training specific data storage architecture updates and upgrades in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft, to include hardware, software, and integration. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.
Airtec Incorporated, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,485,799 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide operations, maintenance and developmental test and evaluation services on a contractor-owned/contractor-operated Bombardier DHC-8/200 multi-sensor aircraft in support of the U.S. Army Southern Command's flight missions. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in June 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0030).
The Defense Department is planning a pilot study to determine the feasibility of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program within the department, says Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer.
“I think what we might be able to do is offer some set of services, probably email, maybe some file share, on a select number of commercial devices” for Defense Department military, civilian and contractors, and the department then could offer support services.
The impediment to enacting a department-wide approach has been policy issues, not a lack of technology.
Whether calling for close air support from an armed A-10, an unmanned aerial vehicle or a Howitzer artillery piece miles away, U.S. joint terminal attack controllers now are field testing a ruggedized, chest-mounted computer that provides optimal situational awareness.
The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond was among the latest in military technology, particularly for expeditionary forces, showcased by the roughly 400 exhibiting companies at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exposition held at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
McCrone Associates Incorporated, Westmont, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,135,521 modification (P00023) to previously awarded contract FA7022-12-0006. Schafer Corporation, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,999,214 modification (P00032) to previously awarded contract FA7022-11 -C-0009 for particle analysis services. Contractors will provide non-personal services to process and analyze particle samples for the purpose of nuclear test ban treaty verification for the Air Force Technical Applications Center nuclear directorate. The contract will support the U. S. Atomic Energy Detection System.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $19,267,875 modification (P00002) adding Phase II base period within the general scope of the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0096) for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program. The addition of the TERN Phase II program brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $22,124,645 from $2,856,770. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.