U.S. Defense Department officials are turning to science and engineering to reduce drastically the time it takes to develop military platforms—from ships to aircraft and ground vehicles.
The AFCEA Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium held August 5-6 in Washington, D.C., covers "Better Buying Power: Do We Have It Right?"
Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded an $18,207,740 job order, which is a combination of cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price to previously awarded contract N00164-12-G-JQ66 for Common Sensor Payload (CSP) AN/AAS-53 repairs and sustainment support. CSP AN/AAS-53 repairs and sustainment support, which includes depot repair, spare analysis, program management, configuration management, software maintenance, field support repair, field support engineering support in the continental United States, engineering support, reliability and logistical support, and software support.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,944,817 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for fiscal 2014 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (ARCI) Systems Production. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 through Technology Insertion 14 for the U.S. submarine fleet.
Broadband Discovery Systems, Scotts Valley, California, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build, test and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device detection systems with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2019. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0025).
Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $31 million modification (P00108) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 to add fiscal 2014 funding for continued research and development of the integrated air and missile defense hardware and software systems. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Technical and Project Engineering, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $12,084,389 modification (P00002 ) to contract W91CRB-13-C-0036 for professional software development and support, testing, training, and software and database maintenance services to support Army training models. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N00039-10-D-0031) and ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California (N00039-10-D-0032), are being awarded a combined $116,750,000 modification to a previously awarded multiple award contract to exercise options for systems engineering and integration for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminal (LVT) and the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminal. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms.
MicroPact Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,989,520 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Naval Justice Information System (NJIS). The NJIS will provide enterprise support for the United States Navy and Marine Corps criminal justice community's case management and reporting requirements. The NJIS program will enable end-to-end case management and incident reporting capabilities for the law enforcement, investigations, command actions, corrections and judicial actions communities, with implementation and configuration of the program in a two-phase approach.
Kutta Technologies Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming Mission Tasking System. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia is the contracting activity (W911W6-14-D-0001).
Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,027,721 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0067) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for nanotechnology development and technology transfer. AMMTIAC will provide technical, engineering, and expertise in nanotechnology applications in materials, manufacturing and testing of interest to the military. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.
SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,593,120 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Department of Navy, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, for highly specialized, comprehensive, analytical training and technical services in direct support of their Fleet Deployment Training Program. Under this effort, the contractor will provide live, virtual and constructive training program support; fleet training academics and instruction support; and training exercise and event support. This contract contains a seven-month base period and one two-month option period, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $27,752,969.
K2 Energy Solutions Incorporated, Henderson, Nevada, is being awarded a ceiling-priced $81,400,000 firm-fixed price/cost-plus fixed-fee, basic ordering agreement for the fully self-contained battery intermediate energy store system required to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. Work will be performed in Henderson, Nevada, and is expected to be completed by December 2016. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The contract was sole sourced in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5.
SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $89,526,485 cost-plus-incentive fee, incrementally funded contract with options, for management and technical support for high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Kihei, Hawaii; Lorton, Virginia; and McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 28, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-14-F-0103).
L-3 Communications, San Carlos, California, has been awarded a $6,816,326 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery contract for the remanufacture of F-16 Traveling Wave Tubes. Work will be performed at San Carlos, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 29, 2016. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8251-14-D-0007).
Remotec, Clinton, Tennessee, is being awarded an $8,801,324 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for depot level repairs to the MK3 Series Remote Ordnance Neutralization Systems (RONS), and the upgrade and repair of the MK3 Mod 0 to the MK3 Mod 1 System. The MK3 Mod 1 upgrade will improve the serviceability of the robots, increase the availability of the spare parts and increase the capabilities of the robots. In situations where it is economically infeasible to upgrade or repair the MK3 Mod 0 system, the option to purchase a new RONS MK3 Mod 1 for replacement will be available under a new contract.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded a $7,171,955 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Austria) contract for seven Star Safire 380-High Definition Thermal Imaging Systems, with accessories, training and extended warranty. Work will be performed in Wilsonville, Oregon, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,151,174 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-14-C-D058).
Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $11,410,533 modification (P00022) to contract W91WAW-12-C-0047 for the oversight of all information technology requirements for developing, administering, maintaining and enhancing automated data and information systems. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $11,410,328 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is July 28, 2015. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,437,025 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-10-D-6506) with firm-fixed-price and/or firm, fixed-price, level-of-effort task orders for information technology ashore operations support services in support of the Military Sealift Command's Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems directorate. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.
Benchmark Contracting Incorporated (dba Cobblestone Construction), Las Vegas, was awarded a $10,643,419 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a remote piloted aircraft mission complex physical protection system, Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada. The Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, is the contracting activity (W912PL-14-C-0012).