Defense Operations

April 1, 2014

Matrix Research Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $45,085,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for development and demonstration of supportable and manufacturable low observable (LO) technologies. This program will develop, demonstrate, and transition supportable and manufacturable technologies that will reduce the production and life cycle sustainment burden of LO treatments, materials, repairs, and processes. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-5400).

April 1, 2014

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a $12,414,345 modification (P00010) to exercise option year two on cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W91RUS-12-C-0011 to provide the 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units staff support in the areas of administrative support, operations support and logistics support within the Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Qatar with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2015. Army Contracting Command–Netcom Branch, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

April 1, 2014

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $33,042,835 modification to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-D-0002) for information technology operations front office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS-supported organizations, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, the Defense Legal Services Agency and the Central Adjudication facility, and the Office of Military Commissions. WHS, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

April 1, 2014

SERCO, Reston, Va., is being awarded a potential $46,041,918 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide life cycle sustainment, integration, acquisition and technical support for anti-terrorism/force protection Naval Electronic Surveillance Systems to Department of Defense agencies and other government activities as required. This is one of three contracts awarded: each awardee (CACI, N66001-14-D-0052, $42,382,869; Honeywell, N66001-14-D-0053, $43,196,813) will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.

April 1, 2014

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded $8,355,422 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0025 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0008) for the hardware and services required to operate, maintain, and support previously procured RQ-21A EOC unmanned aircraft systems in support of overseas contingency operations. Hardware and services to be provided include spare and consumable parts and in-theatre field service representatives to supplement Marine Corps operators and maintainers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

April 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Newton, Pa., has been awarded a $245,778,905 modification (P00286) to cost-plus-incentive-fee contract FA8807-08-C-0010 to exercise the option for additional Global Positioning System III Space Vehicles 07 and 08. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity.

March 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
Marines speak with a potential employer a Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Pacific Views South Mesa Club at Camp Pendleton, Calif. in September 2012.

The unemployment rate for veterans of recent conflicts—that is, those who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts—dropped a bit last year, according to Labor Department statistics.

In 2013, the unemployment rate fell to 9 percent from 9.9 percent for post-2001 veterans. The corresponding rate for all veterans fell to 6.6 percent from 7 percent in 2012, according to Labor secretary Thomas E. Perez.

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have focused their White House efforts on finding employment opportunities for veterans.

March 31, 2014
Sandra Jontz

The practice of awarding bronze stars to mid-level officers who never set foot outside the wire might see a demise similar to that of the controversial Distinguished Warfare Medal of a year ago, if a new department directive bears fruit. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week directed each of the service leaders and combatant commanders to conduct a high-level, comprehensive review of military decorations and the awards program.

March 28, 2014

The Centech Group Inc., Falls Church, Va.,( FA8732-14-D-0010); Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego, Calif., (FA8732-14-D-0011); Smartronix Inc., Hollywood, Md., (FA8732-14-D-0012); SMS Data Products Group Inc., McLean, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0013); Indus Corp., Vienna, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0014); Technica Corp., Sterling, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0015); Telos Corp., Ashburn, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0016); Sumaria Systems Inc., Danvers, Mass., (FA8732-14-D-0017); BTAS Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio, (FA8732-14-D-0018); American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0019); STG, Inc., Reston, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0020) and MicroTechnologies LLC, Vienna, Va., (FA8732-14-D-0021) have been awarded a maximum $5,790,000,0

March 28, 2014

Exelis Inc., Information Systems Division, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $17,789,717 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0002) for the continued procurement of post-production maintenance support of Navy crew fixed site systems and procurement and support of the transmitting set, counter measure AN/PLT-4 systems.

March 28, 2014

ICx Technologies Inc., doing business as Agentase Inc., Elkridge, Md., was awarded a $12,316,540 modification (P00090) to contract W911SR-08-C-0075 to procure 12 dismounted reconnaissance sets, kits and outfits army configuration systems. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 28, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Ariz., was awarded a $20,236,014 modification (P00020) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0010 for contractor logistic services for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

March 28, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, N.Y., was awarded a $145,921,161 modification (P00022) to contract W15P7T-12-C-C015 for an additional thirteen AN/TPQ-53 radar systems, along with 13 corresponding sets of on-board spares. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 28, 2014

Guam MACC Builders A Joint Venture, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $45,450,600 for firm-fixed-price task order 0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62742-10-D-1309) for the design and construction of a high bay maintenance hangar to support forward operations and maintenance functions for the unmanned aircraft system MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) platform at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The MQ-4C requires interior and enclosed maintenance space to accomplish scheduled inspections, airframe repairs, pre- and post-flight operations, as well as technical order compliance and aircraft modifications.

March 28, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $52,141,562 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-02-C-3002) to execute phase 3 of the Joint Strike Fighter Autonomics Logistics Information System (ALIS) Standard Operating Unit Version 2 (SOUv2) capability development effort. Phase 3 includes integration of the SOUv2 with the ALIS sustainment system and the F-35 air system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

March 27, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $17,683,352 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) low-rate initial production systems and provide engineering services and support. The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device. The system will be deployed from the MH-60 helicopter as part of the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission module. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

March 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded an $84,289,101 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the C-5 Core Mission Computer/Color Weather Radar Engineering, Manufacturing and Development Program. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-14-C-6596).

March 27, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Thales recently announced the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle-Aircraft (OPV-A), a high-performance intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance system. The OPV-A will be a hybrid between a conventional and unmanned aircraft capable of flying with or without a pilot on board. Unimpeded by a human’s physiological limitations, an OPV-A is able to operate under more adverse conditions and/or for greater endurance times. The airframe, to be selected by the Qatar Armed Forces, will be integrated with a mission systems capability to enable the optionally piloted capability.

March 28, 2014

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $37,443,252 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 1,372 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II WGU-59/B Guidance Section, the Navy shipping and storage container; and supporting programmatic documentation for the APKWS II WGU-59/B Guidance Sections. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0044).

March 27, 2014

Newbegin Enterprise Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has been awarded a $15 million modification (P00005) on indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract (FA4803-11-D-0001) to exercise option year three for U.S. Air Forces Central (USAFCENT) Internet-Based Contractor Operated Part Store. The contract modification provides for the contractor to provide automotive and related vehicle parts, automotive chemicals, corrosion control materials, upholstery material, and accessories for USAFCENT vehicles/equipment located in USAFCENT area of responsibility. 20th Contracting Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is the contracting activity.

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