Army

July 14, 2016

The U.S. Army is testing how cyberwarriors adjust to morphing cyber threats and electromagnetic warfare (EW) attacks during its Cyber Quest 2016, an exercise now underway at the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The event examines concepts and products that could influence future technologies and requirements as well as other Army and Defense Department exercises and experiments.

June 24, 2016

Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-16-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911QX-16-D-0003); Concurrent Technologies Corp.

June 17, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $24,848,504 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0008 for an additional six months of logistics support for the Warrior A and Gray Eagle Block 0 unmanned aircraft systems. Work will be performed in Poway, with an estimated completion date of December 15. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $24,848,504 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

June 17, 2016
A U.S. Marine Corps sergeant performs a radio check during a security patrol in the Nawa district of the Helmand province, Afghanistan. Harris Corp. has been awarded a $1.7 billion contract to provide radios to Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program.

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiyear foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) to procure Harris radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with one received. The estimated completion date is June 15, 2021. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-D-5006).

 

June 15, 2016

ECS Federal LLC, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,685,758 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-14-F-0060) to exercise an option to deliver enterprise-wide information technology services to the Naval Air Systems Command and its respective customers. This effort will provide help desk services, desk-side services and organizational messaging and communications. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (99.7 percent); and San Diego (0.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2017. Fiscal 2016 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $2,217,841 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the curre

June 15, 2016

Television Equipment Associates Inc., Brewster, New York, was awarded a $15,758,350 firm-fixed-price contract for Tactical Communications and Protective System kits. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Brewster, New York, with an estimated completion date of September 13, 2016. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $15,758,350 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-F-0028).

 

June 2, 2016
By Joel Dolisy

No one needs reliable connectivity more than the nation’s armed forces, especially during the heat of battle. But reliable connectivity often can be hampered by a hidden enemy: latency and bandwidth concerns.

The military heavily relies on voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for calls, web conferencing, high-definition video sharing and other bandwidth-heavy applications. While this might sound more like the communication tool for a business boardroom, it is equally applicable within the military and compromised systems come with potentially life-altering consequences.

June 1, 2016
By Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, USA (Ret.)

The second in a series of articles

Among the latest steps the federal government has taken to reform the acquisition process, the U.S. Defense Department initiatives Better Buying Power 2.0 and 3.0 aim to improve the affordability of weapon system development and reduce the bureaucracy of program acquisition. In addition, Congress recently passed H.R. 1232, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which seeks better ways to obtain and manage federal information technology systems.

May 13, 2016

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $12,087,181 multi-year, firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Mexico) for a transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator for the Mexican navy. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Mexico, with an estimated completion date of September 11, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,087,181 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-16-C-0015).

May 13, 2016

Raytheon Co., Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a $14,251,726 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with options for multinational information sharing services. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Iraq and at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of February 15, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $7,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-C-0046).

May 13, 2016

Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $173,756,967 modification (P00027) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for enterprise network capabilities and support to the U.S. Central Command. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $173,756,967 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity.

May 9, 2016

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $405,500,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Morocco), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) including ancillary items, spare parts, installation kits, training and fielding support services. One bid was solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of April 21, 2021. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-D-5004).

 

May 9, 2016

Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-16-D-0015); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911QX-16-D-0016); EOIR Technologies Inc., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (W911QX-16-D-0017); and Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (W911QX-16-D-0018); were awarded a $249,781,641 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract for persistent surveillance—intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (PS-ISR) analytic software research and development. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received, with an estimated com

May 9, 2016

Datron World Communications Inc., Vista, California, was awarded a $13,430,907 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) for radios and spare parts. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Vista, California, with an estimated completion date of May 5, 2017. Fiscal 2017 other procurement funds in the amount of $13,430,907 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-C-5018).

 

May 6, 2016

Raytheon Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, was awarded a $350,627,927 firm-fixed-price contract for the Advanced Range Tracking and Imaging System. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received, with an estimated completion date of May 5, 2021. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-16-D-0001).

 

May 4, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division conduct fast rope insertion extraction techniques with their Marine Corps and Air Force counterparts. Elements of the 25th participated in the Army’s recent Cyber Blitz exercise, which will help define the future of cyber and spectrum warfare.

The U.S. Army last week completed an exercise designed to further define how the service adapts operationally to modern threats, including cyber attacks and electromagnetic warfare. During the exercise, the Army tested the cyber-electromagnetic activities (CEMA) cell concept within a brigade combat team and introduced new, yet-to-be-fielded technologies.

May 2, 2016
Raytheon is being awarded more than $89 million to update and install Plug and Fight A-Kit end items and to support Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense.

Raytheon Co., Huntsville, Alabama was awarded an $89,525,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee multi-year contract to update and install Plug & Fight (P&F) A-Kit end items and provide Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) integration, test and evaluation support. One bid was solicited with one received with an estimated completion date of May 1, 2020. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-16-D-0020).

 

May 1, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Soldiers attack simulated enemy combatants during a training exercise in Germany. Army researchers are integrating voice recognition into computing systems mounted onto vehicles with intercoms that allow soldiers to communicate in combat conditions.

U.S. Army researchers endeavor to develop a package of decision-supporting applications known as the Commander’s Virtual Staff and a Tactical Computing Environment that offers advanced computer-human interfaces, a collaborative data environment, intelligent mobility and a common user experience across computing platforms. 

April 29, 2016

Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Kongsberg, Norway was awarded a $12,970,980 modification (P00288) to contract W15QKN-12-C-0103 for additional Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) M153 conversions. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of January 29, 2019. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $12,970,980 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey is the contracting activity.

April 22, 2016

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $7,129,983 modification (P00010) to contract W911QX-13-C-0163 for 3D geospatial information. Work will be performed in the Philippines, with an estimated completion date of September 5, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $7,129,983 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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