Defense Operations

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

BAE Systems, Electronic Systems Division, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded a $7,383,414 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the acquisition of hardware, software, performance enhancements and maintenance of BAE Software Compliant Architecture Common Data Link family of products. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting a

May 22, 2013
By Max Cacas

Within the next eight months, the U.S. Coast Guard is expected to move to the Defense Department’s enterprise email system, according to Rear Adm. Robert Day Jr., USCG, assistant commandant for command, control, communications, computers and information technology, and director, Coast Guard Cyber Command. The admiral gave the keynote address during the second day of the AFCEA SOLUTIONS Series – George Mason University Symposium, “Critical Issues in C4I.” Adm. Day related that even though moving to the Defense Department's enterprise email service may cost more initially in some cases, the long-term benefits to the service will mitigate and justify some of those costs.

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

Alutiiq Pacific LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Securityhunter Inc., Baltimore, Md.; and Split Pine Technologies LLC, Tallahassee, Fla., are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for physical security access control at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy. The maximum dollar value including the base period and two option years for all three contracts combined is $99 million. The work to be performed provides for the design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and initial training for anti-terro

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corp., Palm Beach, Fla., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $52,947,551 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to perform maintenance, testing and integration of the Remote Minehunting System with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission modules and LCS seaframe programs. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

May 21, 2013
By Max Cacas

Effectively dealing with data sets measured in terabytes and petabytes sometimes takes an ecosystem. And at times, that ecosystem is dependent on metadata, a sub-dataset that describes the dataset so that it can be analyzed quickly.

That’s according to Todd Myers, a big data specialist with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), who spoke at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS Series - George Mason University Symposium, "Critical Issues in C4I," on Tuesday.

May 22, 2013
By Max Cacas

The term “big data” means different things to different people. To a bank, big data represents the ability to gain business intelligence from financial transactions. To the United States intelligence community, big data’s challenge comes in trying to sift through information from multiple environments in support of the warfighter.

May 21, 2013
By Max Cacas

When it comes to the U.S. Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE), it's best to toss out old thinking about information technology programs.

“The JIE is not a program,” David DeVries, deputy chief information officer for information enterprise, Defense Department, stressed. DeVries oversees the effort to tie together the vast information technology resources of the military, providing crucial information to warfighters “at the point where they need it.”

DeVries delivered the opening keynote address at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS Series-George Mason University Symposium, “Critical Issues in C4I.”

May 17, 2013

Defense Department personnel are encouraged to update their information for the new DOD Enterprise White Pages, which provides browser-based access to DOD enterprise identity and contact information maintained by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Person Data Repository.

The tool, which can be accessed by users with a valid Common Access Card or External Certification Authority certificate via the Internet or the Unclassified-But-Sensitive Internet Protocol Router Network, is part of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Identity and Access Management collection of solutions.

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Total Quality Systems, Roy, Utah, has been awarded a $7,055,753 firm-fixed-price contract for Small Business Innovative Research Phase III Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System, which will provide services in support of the development and delivery of an 8448-channel intermittent fault detection and isolation system and an F-16 AN/APG-68 radar system programmable signal processor test program set, including the required interface test adapter. The contracting activity is Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill AFB, Utah.  

May 20, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $24,071,521 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for Aegis Combat System engineering agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. 

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 16, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

Robert O. Work, former undersecretary of the Navy, and current chief executive officer, Center for a New American Security, spoke frankly about the state of the military’s financial circumstances and shared his opinion about the next steps. The final keynote speaker at East: Joint Warfighting 2013 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia, pointed out that this is not the first time the U.S. military has felt a budget crunch and the time for sounding the alarm has not yet arrived. Explaining that fiscal year 2013 is only the third year of a drawdown in funding, Work stated that the cuts have not yet bottomed out.

May 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $27,500,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for additional integrated logistics services in support of the low-rate initial production of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.   

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., is being awarded a potential estimated $79,344,625 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract to support shore networks with sustainment services for the Base Level Information Infrastructure to include project management; engineering, technical and integrated logistics support; configuration management; certification and accreditation and enterprise applications. Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential estimated $73,228,573, and Engility Corp., Mt.

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $9,175,668 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 40 C-12561A/ARC control radio sets; 80 MT-6567/ARC mounting bases; 40 MT-7006 ARC amplifier mounts; 40 AM-7526/ARC high power amplifiers; 40 MX-11745/ARC low noise amplifier (LNA) diplexers with high power radio frequency switches; 4 C-12561A reprogramming kits with universal serial bus (USB) port connectors; and 80 RT-1990(C)/ARC receiver-transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum ceiling $555,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk modernization. The tasks on each delivery or task order will fall into, but are not limited to, the following categories:  management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability& maintainability, and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc.; studies and analyses; design, development, integration, test and evaluation; retrofit requ

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

FLIR Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $82,434,800 for the procurement of the Talon Forward Looking Infrared System. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

May 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity. 

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