Acquisition and Contracting

November 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $60,196,236 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5104) to exercise options for ship integration and test of the AEGIS weapon system (AWS) for AWS baselines through Advanced Capability Build 12. Work will be performed in Camden, New Jersey (35 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (19 percent); Pascagoula, Mississippi (12 percent); Moorestown, New Jersey (10 percent); San Diego, California (9 percent); Bath, Maine (8 percent); Deveselu, Romania (3 percent); and various places below one percent (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2018.

Novermber 14, 2017

The Air Force awarded Raytheon Company's Missile Systems Division in Tucson, Arizona, a $17,255,491 modification (P00009) to a previously awarded contract (FA8675-15-C-0004) for High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Targeting System (HTS) contractor logistics support (CLS) services. The contract modification provides for HTS pod CLS depot repairs and sustainment activities.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2018. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,825,015 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

November 14, 2017

North Star Scientific Corporation,* Kapolei, Hawaii, is being awarded a $14,015,755 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, engineering development, fabrication, and prototype testing of a replacement 1,000-watt Joint Tactical Information Distribution System high power amplifier in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Link-16 datalink and associated capabilities. These efforts are in support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topic N06-125, L-Band Sold State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms.

November 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded CSRA Incorporated a $158 million contract to digitize over 7 million health records of veterans. CSRA subsidiary, SRA International LLC, will perform the work at the VA’s Records Management Center in St. Louis under a 36-month period of performance. CSRA currently supports the digitization of veteran files through its Intake Conversion Mail Handling Services contract. By digitizing veterans’ files, CSRA is helping the VA transform from a paper-based process to an electronic claims system, saving physical space, money, and processing time, resulting in a more efficient way of processing veterans’ records, the company said.

November 14, 2017

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,713,423 firm-fixed-price contract for weather system follow-on microwave and will provide for system design and risk reduction of a low earth orbit satellite with a passive microwave imaging radiometer instrument and hosted government furnished energetic charged particles sensor.  Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, with an expected completion date of November 15, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $45,843,000 will be obligated at time of award.

November 14, 2017

Four LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (modification P00018 to W52P1J-15-D-0006); Immix Technology Incorporated, McLean, Virginia (modification P00017 to W52P1J-15-D-0007); and Carahsoft Technology Corporation, Reston, Virginia (modification P00017 to W52P1J-15-D-0008), will share in a $130,000,000 modification to provide commercially available-off-the-shelf software products and maintenance that have obtained a full Certificate of Networthiness through the Army's Network Command networthiness process in the following categories: IT Utility and Security; Modeling and Simulation; Multimedia and Design; and Program and Development. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of February 10, 2020.

November 14, 2017

SiCore Technologies Incorporated, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $47,900,000 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8650-16-D-1712) for research and development, to provide the investigation and development of methodologies, tools, techniques, and innovative solutions to identify susceptibilities and mitigate vulnerabilities in Air Force weapon systems, and protect those systems against cyber-attack. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an expected completion date of March 29, 2023. This contract was a competitive acquisition and 23 offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

November 7, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, USA, DISA director, addresses an AFCEA chapter event. Gen. Lynn and other DISA officials provided a forecast of contracting opportunities to industry on November 6.

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is touting the potential benefits of light fidelity (Li-Fi) technology, a form of wireless, light-based communications. Li-Fi is expected to be more resistant to electronic signature detectors and therefore, less susceptible to electronic warfare techniques.

Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, USA, the DISA director, stressed the need for the technology during the agency’s November 6 forecast to industry.

He also emphasized the need for software-defined networking, which Gen. Lynn said is inexpensive and versatile. He described a scenario in which warfighters will be able to hop from one network to the next, similar to radios that hop from one frequency to another.

November 3, 2017

Mnemonics Incorporated of Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $10,043,841 cost-plus-fixed fee completion contract for the final phase of research and development services for Satellite, Avionics and Communications Systems. The total cumulative face value of this contract including all options, is $49,615 252. Work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, and work is expected to be completed October 31, 2018. If all options are exercised, work will continue through November 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2018 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $150,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at end of current fiscal year.  This contract was procured on the basis other than f

October 25, 2017
By Kimberly Underwood
Panelists at MILCOM discuss contracting vehicles for the Defense Department.

Working to slough off the culture of archaic contracting processes, certain offices within the Defense Department are implementing innovative procurement processes, especially for information technology (IT) products and services. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which is responsible for building, operating and securing the DOD Information Network (DODIN) for U.S. forces, has taken some proactive measures to introduce improvements into its contracting processes, according to Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, USN, vice director, DISA.

October 25, 2017
Blackwing is a submarine-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) developed by AeroVironment for the U.S. Navy.

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, awarded AeroVironment Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, a contract award for the continuation and expansion of its Blackwing program.

The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822 to be delivered by November 2018.

October 17, 2017

Under a $51 million, 3.5 year delivery order on the Training Systems Contract III, Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA Incorporated will develop and deliver Integrated Tactical Trainers (ITTs) for the Littoral Combat Ship 6, Independence variant, in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Fla. The ITTs will be installed and operated at the Littoral Combat Training Facility in San Diego. The ITTs will be used as part of CSRA's VirtualShip training platform to help the Navy train its bridge teams for operations at sea.

October 17, 2017

To support its Global Hawk Program, NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) is tapping Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UltiSat, Incorporated to provide commercial Ku-band satellite capacity with coverage of the Continental United States (CONUS), Atlantic and Pacific. AFRC operates Global Hawk UAV aircraft for atmospheric research, including the assessment and monitoring of developing tropical storms to forecast storm tracks and potential landfall points for advanced notifications and warnings. UltiSat is a provider of end-to-end managed satellite communications (SATCOM) networks. "UltiSat is proud to support this scientific application of our SATCOM services,” Steve Roth, UltiSat program director, said.

October 13, 2017
Peraton wins $578 million award to support and maintain security screening equipment at TSA checkpoints in airports nationwide.

Peraton was awarded $578 million to support and maintain Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-owned checkpoint security screening equipment at TSA checkpoints in all U.S. airports for five years. In addition, the company will also provide overall program management for TSA's national security mission for the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) program.

October 13, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia-based Highlight Technologies has been awarded a first task order under the GSAs 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle. Under the prime contract, the company will provide program management, records management, technical and administrative support services to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Highlight will provide support by using an electronic management system to capture and store records for the HRSA Records Management program. In addition, Highlight will also collaborate to define the best strategy and requirements to help continually improve HRSA’s programs.

October 12, 2017

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded $70,917,689 on September 29, 2017 for a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5212) to exercise fiscal 2018 options for cooperative engagement capability (CEC) design agent and engineering services efforts. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units.

October 12, 2017

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, was awarded $418,653,874 on September 29, 2017 for fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification PZ0002 to a previously awarded unpriced letter contract (N00030-17-C-0100) for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 life extension production, and D5 deployed systems support. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (26.08 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (22.84 percent); Bangor, Washington (21.05 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (20.67 percent); Magna, Utah (2.51 percent); Orlando, Florida (1.12 percent); and other various locations (less than 1.00 percent each; 5.73 percent total), and work is expected to be complet

October 12, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, was awarded a $55,719,955 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on September 29, 2017 to provide United States and United Kingdom Trident II (D5) strategic weapon system navigation subsystem technical engineering support services. The contract will provide United States and United Kingdom fleet support, trainer systems support, logistics management, shipboard systems integration increments 8 and 13 training curricula design and development, test equipment, spares, tools, material procurement, and U.S.

October 12, 2017

Envisioneering Incorporated of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,880,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on September 29, 2017 to provide development, design, fabrication and testing for the Naval Research Laboratory Radar Division.

October 12, 2017

Dell Federal Systems, Round Rock, Texas, received $22,420,790 on September 29, 2017 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order M67854-17-F-4102 under a previously awarded contract (NNG15SC06B) for a quantity of 27,013 general purpose laptops to support the Next Generation Enterprise Network mandatory Windows 10 transition. Work will be performed at Round Rock, Texas, and is expected to be completed by February 2, 2018. Fiscal year 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $7,849,310; and FY 2017 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $14,571,480 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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