November 21, 2017

Arête Associates,* Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $7,455,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0007) to provide Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) program systems support for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 system and support equipment. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA program is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battlespace for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault. For the base contract, statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition was used. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by December 2018.

November 21, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $122,259,347 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-6259) to exercise an option period for the procurement of Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion engineering services. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (95 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2018.

November 17, 2017

The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547.

November 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy has contracted with CSRA LLC, a subsidiary of CSRA Inc., to provide design, fabrication, assembly, and support for the rapid prototyping and system installation of engineering change-modifications to the H-60 Seahawk helicopters. The $38.5 million task order under the R2-3G contract will be performed at the company's New Bern, North Carolina facility, and primary government locations at the Naval Base in Coronado, California and Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. “Naval H-60 aircraft are undergoing critical modifications to meet the warfighters’ needs,” said Nick Trzcinski, CSRA vice president. “The U.S.

November 14, 2017

Raytheon Company (Ktech), Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded a $79,690,954 fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the development and integration of the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System on the G550 airborne early warning aircraft.  Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed in February 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,566,000 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received.

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.

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 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

On September 29, 2017, Lockheed Martin Canada, Ottawa, Canada, was awarded a $21,439,277 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide development, maintenance and upgrade of the Visual Interactive Simulation Training Application (VISTA) computer based synthetic operations and maintenance trainers in support of the Center for Surface Combat Systems. VISTA is a flexible high-fidelity computer based networked system that provides a training environment for both operation and corrective maintenance tasks on selected combat systems.

October 12, 2017

On September 29, 2017, 3e Technologies International Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $16,163,099 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00174-16-C-0046) to exercise option year one for continued implementation of a facilities critical infrastructure control and monitoring system interface to the Navy Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System that will allow for monitoring and control of critical facility infrastructure for potential operating hazards or intrusions.

Septermber 25, 2017

Lockheed Martin Sippican Incorporated of Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $52,963,189 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-6412) to exercise option year one for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control sections, Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits, factory test equipment, spares, production support material and related engineering services and hardware support for guidance and control sections and CBASS kits. The modification combines purchases for the Navy (65 percent); the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) via the PMS404 Joint Program Office’s (JPO) Armament Cooperation Program (ACP) (11 percent); and the governments of the Netherlands (23 percen

September 20, 2017
The U.S. Navy is shifting the NGEN-R primary contracts award schedule by a few months to allow more interaction with industry.

The Department of the Navy has adjusted the award schedule of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) primary contracts, which are the evolutionary follow-on to the current NGEN contract.

Instead of awarding the two primary contracts by June 2018 as originally announced, the NGEN-R acquisition schedule has been modified for contract awards in late 2018. The end user hardware (EUHW) contract is now slated for a November 2018 award. The service management, integration and transport (SMIT) contract award will be in December 2018.

September 12, 2017

CSRA LLC of  Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,357,125 blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide cloud computing services for the Department of Navy (DON) Research and Development Enterprise (NR&DE). The BPA will support a DON Cloud Services pilot program conducted by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) on behalf of 16 DON warfare centers to create a NR&DE Cloud Brokerage. The one-year BPA includes two one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative potential value to $34,698,390. Work will be performed Fairfax, Virginia, and work is expected to be completed September 7, 2018.

September 6, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Panelists discuss military intelligence at the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

While space has always been an important domain for military intelligence, the intelligence community is renewing its emphasis on the stars, according to officials speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

“One of the reasons this conversation is taking place is because of the evolving threat environment. We realize, as much as we thought we appreciated the role of space historically, it’s become even more critical, both from a warfighting perspective and from an economic perspective,” said Maj. Gen. James Marrs, USAF, Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

September 5, 2017
Rockwell Collins to provide helmet cueing system support.

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $108,649,349 fixed-price requirements contract with prospective redetermination for various Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System consumable and depot-level reparable spares in support of F-15, F-16, and F-18 aircraft. This was a sole-source acquisition. The contract is a three-year base contract with one three-year option period. Locations of performance are Texas, Oregon, and Israel, with an August 31, 2022, performance completion date. Using customers are Air Force, Navy and Foreign Military Sales customers.

August 28

SRC Incorporated in North Syracuse, New York, is being awarded a $7,957,573 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for multi-intelligence swarm sensing research and development.

August 28

Lockheed Martin Corporation in Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $7,030,168 undefinitized contract action for delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-BR01) for the repair of 45 items used on the E2-D aircraft, known as the Advanced Hawkeye. Work will be performed in Liverpool and will be completed by February 2019. Fiscal year 2017 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $3,444,782 will be obligated at the time of award. The funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was a sole-source award, with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.


August 25, 2017

General Dynamics - Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $64,217,408 cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for a large vertical array (LVA) fixture, LVA first article and provisioned items orders. The LVA delivers acoustic detection capability to submarines. This technology allows for production and outboard installation of very large arrays while minimizing impact to naval architecture, hydrodynamics and submarine signatures. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $882,142,220.

August 24, 2017
Navy Airman Raheem Malloy clears the catapult to launch a T-45C Goshawk on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean in 2016. The Goshawk is assigned to Training Air Wing 1. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai. Under its new contract with the Navy, L-3 Communications will support Goshawk aircraft systems.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded $172,984,042 for modification P00017 to exercise an option to a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011). The option provides for organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance, logistics and engineering to support and maintain 201 Navy T-45 Goshawk aircraft, aircraft systems and related support equipment to support flight and test and evaluation operations.