Defense Operations

September 30, 2014

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.

September 30, 2014

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.

September 30, 2014

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).

September 30, 2014

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).

September 30, 2014

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.

September 30, 2014

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.

September 30, 2014

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).

September 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

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.

September 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond gives joint terminal attack controllers better situational awareness when calling for close air support. It was among 400 exhibits at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exhibition.

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.

September 23, 2014

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.

September 23, 2014

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.

September 23, 2014

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,155,487 modification (F40540), exercising option year three, to firm-fixed-price contract (W91QUZ-06-D-0012) for all necessary personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items, and non-personal services necessary, for command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity.

September 23, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,403,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. Contractor will conduct research and development and perform testing for integrated threat warning and countermeasure response, including missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication. In addition, contractor will develop techniques for detection of missile, laser and hostile fire threats, and develop and validate countermeasures for these threats. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1752).

September 23, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $24,896,089 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0088) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003 for research, development, engineering, technical evaluation and information analysis and dissemination for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Contractor will leverage its research, development, test and evaluation experience in the processing and fabrication methods associated with the design, research and development, production and repair of metals, composites, ceramics, electronic materials and energetic materials to produce, test and validate prototypes for delivery to the Army.

September 23, 2014

L-3 Communications Corporation, Salt Lake City, has been awarded a $23,115,046 basic ordering agreement order (0005) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051. Contractor will provide satellite communications terminals, Predator modem assembly, remote split operations racks, 70 MHz-to-fiber optic converters, and test and monitor subsystems. The company also has been awarded a $20,306,274 basic ordering agreement order (0002) to previously awarded contract FA8620-13-G-4051 for Air Combat Command force structure satellite communications terminals. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

September 23, 2014

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, was awarded an $11,982,586 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for university-affiliated research center follow up for radar-related research and development. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-D-0015).

September 23, 2014

CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,807,114 hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task order (N00039-14-F-0029) against an existing GSA Alliant contract (GS00Q09BGD0022) for engineering services in support of the modernization, virtualization and migration of systems and applications from legacy data centers to authorized Department of Defense and Navy enterprise data centers, as well as commercial hosting facilities. This task order includes a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the estimated cumulative value of the task order to $50,381,982.

September 23, 2014

Sotera Defense Solutions, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $24,728,542 cost-plus fixed-fee contract, with options, for research and development on large data frameworks. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-C-0017).

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Air Force intelligence architecture is a global network that ties together all of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), according to a high-ranking Air Force official. With the coming introduction of the F-35, it will be adding even more sensor data to the network as the aircraft serves as an ISR node.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Marine Corps is leveraging its expertise in tactical intelligence to interoperate with the other services in generating an overall intelligence picture. New Marine forces and platforms will be contributing to this new joint product.

“The Marine Corps is very much a joint player in the intelligence arena—we have to be,” declared Brig. Gen. Michael Groen, USMC, director of intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps. Speaking at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014, held September 18-19 in Washington, D.C., Gen. Groen explained that the Corps always has had a focus on tactical collectors, and it is brining that to the battlespace.

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