Army

March 16, 2015
By George I. Seffers

Maj. Gen. Daniel Hughes, USA, program executive officer, command, control and communications-tactical (PEO-C3T), cops to being an impatient man. Patience is one of the first things to go as you age, he says.

That impatience showed during an interview for my March PEO Spotlight column, "Shaking Up the Radio Marketplace." It was a hard-charging zigzag from one topic to the next with a fair number of self-deprecating jokes scattered along the way. He spoke in a rapid-fire manner, as if concerned each word will consume too much time.

March 13, 2015
 

Connected Logistics (LOGC2), Huntsville, Alabama (W52P1J-15-D-0013); Strategy and Management Services, Springfield, Virginia  (W52P1J-15-D-0014); Octo Consulting Group Inc., McLean, Virginia  (W52P1J-15-D-0015); and Mission 1st Group Inc., Princeton, New Jersey (W52P1J-15-D-0016), were awarded a $249,000,000 order dependent contract with options to procure enterprise information technical services in support of program manager installation information infrastructure communications and capabilities.

March 13, 2015
 
Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc. has been awarded a contract modification for the Counter Insurgency Targeting  Program.

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $13,698,835 modification (0009) to contract W52P1J-12-D-0005 for the Counter Insurgency Targeting Program (CITP) and related intelligence and operational support for the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center and the International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $13,698,835 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 15, 2016. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Army Contracting command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

 

March 11, 2014
 

Trax International Corp., Las Vegas, Nevada was awarded a $46,143,438 cost-plus-award-fee multi-year incrementally funded contract with options to support and service the Army Electronic Proving Ground testing of a broad spectrum of equipment throughout the equipment's life cycle. Work will be performed in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $100,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity (W91RUS-15-C-0006).

 

March 2, 2015
 

STG Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $14,999,951 modification (1Q01) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0015 for Enterprise Information Technology Service Support for the Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is February 29, 2016. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Hood, Texas, is the contracting activity.

March 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
In preparation for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 initial operational test and evaluation, soldiers train on the move during the WIN-T Increment 2 new equipment training at Fort Bliss, Texas. Simplifying the network is a major priority for Maj. Gen. Daniel Hughes, USA, program executive officer, command, control and communications-tactical.

The U.S. Army, which purchases vast numbers of tactical radios, will no longer do so through sole-source contracting, vows Maj. Gen. Daniel Hughes, USA, program executive officer, command, control and communications-tactical (PEO-C3T). Competing every single contract is designed to create a radio marketplace that fosters innovation while saving time and money.

“As of right now, every radio buy will be competitive. I do not believe sole source is the way to go. I would rather compete radios because I know competing radios produces innovation and drives down the total cost of ownership of the radio itself. For example, we’ll tell vendors, ‘We need 1,000 radios. Now go kill yourselves competing on this,” Gen. Hughes says.

February 9, 2015
 

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,541,115 modification (P00068) directed change order to contract W58RGZ-05-C-0001 for the Improved Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS). Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,541,115 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is March 31, 2015. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, was the contracting activity.

 

February 9, 2015
 

Mission Essential Personnel LLC, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $9,952,731 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract with options for intelligence support to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a $7,076,616 firm-fixed-price contract. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 9, 2016. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-15-C-0002).

February 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The Black Hornet Nano-sized unmanned air vehicle has been deployed to Afghanistan with international forces and is one of many systems included in experiments conducted by the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia. A pocket-sized system could be carried into battle by a squad leader to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

U.S. Army officials envision a future in which robots are integral members of the team performing a range of missions, whether hunting for roadside bombs, searching for threats inside buildings, lugging heavy equipment or packing heat in the form of a light machine gun or missile launcher for troop protection. The Army’s existing robotics road map is updated routinely, but now officials are looking for ways to realize their vision sooner than planned.

January 30, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $46,509,372 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) Integrated Demonstration (ID) Program to demonstrate the technology required to counter rocket, artillery and mortar threats and other selective targets. This will transition to the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC2-I) Program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received.

January 30, 2015
 

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $13,331,955 cost-plus-fixed-fee incrementally funded contract to support the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) software load line (Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) with updated waveform, HMS MUOS Terminal (HMT) (hardware & software), on site field support representatives and personnel training. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,701,995 are being obligated at the time of the award.

January 30, 2015
 

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,613,178 modification (P00008) to contract W15QKN-14-C-0032 for support services for the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems Integrated Personnel and Pay System Army (PD-IPPS-A). Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,613,178 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2016. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
 

January 30, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $11,600,000 modification (P00016) to contract W9113M-12-C-0055 for the pre-planned product Improvement (P3I) of the Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) system. The P3I effort involves design, development, upgrade, testing, certification, production and fielding of JTAGS P3I units as well as associated exerciser and institutional training suites. Letter contract modification is for block 2 phase 1 production (CLIN 0200 series) only. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $5,684,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Dec. 12, 2016.

January 30, 2015
 

Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded a $9,510,995 modification (P00048) to contract W911SR-07-C-0080 to exercise the option to purchase 1,687 M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors, six Platform Interface Kits and 116 Sieve Packs. Fiscal 2014/2015 other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $9,510,996 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Edgewood, Maryland. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
 

January 30, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,645,000 modification (P00115) to contract W31P4Q-08-C-0418 for continuing service and support under the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,645,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

January 23, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $37,556,621 modification (P00008) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423 to exercise the first option for the Next Generation Technical Services (NGTS) III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure and technologies. It includes the development of new techniques, analytical methods and computational approaches to solve particular high-performance computing problems or to generally advance the state of the art in high-performance computing effectiveness and efficiency.

January 12, 2015
 

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,783,597 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for intelligence support services in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of July 9, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $9,587,697 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-15-C-0004).

January 12, 2015
 

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $7,179,527 modification (003748) to multi-year foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0031 (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany) for systems and computer resources support. Fiscal 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation, operations and maintenance (Army), and other procurement funds in the amount of $7,179,527 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is February 20, 2017. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

January 7, 2015
 

Technical Communications Solutions Corporation, Swampscott, Massachusetts, was awarded a $8,622,068 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Jordan) contract for the installation of fiber optic cable that will satisfy the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) fiber optic-last mile (FO-LM) and fiber optic-long haul (FO-LH) requirements, and shall include the installation, testing and sustainment activities required for the JAF FO-LM and the FO-LH cable links. Work will be performed in Jordan, with an estimated completion date of January 6, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,622,068 are being obligated at the time of the award.

December 29, 2014
 

King Aerospace, Addison, Texas, was awarded a $40,259,260 firm-fixed price contract for continuation of contractor logistics support for the De Havilland Canada Dash 7 airborne reconnaissance low EO-5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Fort Bliss, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with one received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $12,500,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0026).

 

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