Navy

February 23, 2018
 

VSolvit LLC,* Ventura, California, is being awarded a $17,834,753 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology enterprise business systems support at Naval Facilities Information Technology Center, Naval Base Ventura County. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $83,756,261. Work will be performed in Port Hueneme, California (45 percent); San Diego, California (45 percent); and Yokosuka, Japan (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2019.

February 23, 2018
 

Wakelight Technologies Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded $9,628,561 for firm-fixed-price task order N3225318F3000 under previously awarded contract N00178-14-D-8039 for information technology and cybersecurity services for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. This contract will provide the government with information technology and cybersecurity capabilities that enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and compliance to Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, and Department of Energy regulatory requirements and the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility systems.

February 13, 2018
 

Raytheon Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $56,042,840 for firm-fixed-price delivery order for the repair of the APG 65/73 radar systems in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $27,460,991 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  One company was solicited for this sole-source non-competitive requirement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-18-F-N700).

February 13, 2018
 

Tekla Research Inc.,* Dumfries, Virginia, is being awarded a $64,073,829 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for approximately 835,200 hours of systems specialty engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Systems Engineering Department (AIR-4.1).

February 13, 2018
 

FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $18,914,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a two-year ordering period for non-warranty repairs, provision item ordering spares, product revision/upgrades and production systems of the maritime mounted sensor and handheld sensor and ground applications. This contract will support multiple electro-optic sensor systems to include the following maritime forward looking infrared, combatant craft forward looking infrared, shipboard infrared sensor systems, sea forward looking infrared, recon systems, and long range ground mobility visual augmentation systems. The electro-optical systems are utilized by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine C

February 9, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Sea service leaders addressing challenges and opportunities in a town hall format are (l-r) Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard; Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, chief of naval operations; Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; along with moderator Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

West 2018 SIGNAL Magazine Show Daily, Day 3
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February 8, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
From l-r, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; and  Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, chief of naval operations, discuss sea service challenges and opportunities in a town hall forum moderated by Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard all are targeting badly needed upgrades using funds proposed in the latest defense budget. But money alone won’t solve problems that have been building for more than a decade. And, potential adversaries have changed the international security game with new forms of combat that will require shifts in focus away from traditional approaches.

February 8, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded an $11,525,263 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5353) to exercise options for engineering, manufacturing and development for advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW). The AOEW program will provide an electronic warfare mission package to integrate with a flight vehicle.

February 8, 2018
 

The Navy awarded Raytheon Co. of El Segundo, California, $9,435,547 for firm-fixed-price Delivery Order 3000 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). The contract is for the upgrade of three AN/APG-73 radar system integrated test benches, and a replacement bench tactical radar wiring harness in support of the F/A-18 aircraft platform. The test benches provide important crucial radar repair capability and system checks for the crucial F/A-18 radar equipment.

February 8, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, offers solutions to vexing acquisition challenges at West 2018.

Improving acquisition efficiency in a time of high funding demands may begin with letting program managers manage, according to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. James F. Geurts, speaking to the audience at the final morning keynote in West 2018, being held in San Diego February 6-8, described several approaches the Navy wants to take to improve acquisition and enhance innovation.

February 8, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, USN, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6), reviews the complexity of information warfare.

West 2018, SIGNAL Magazine Show Daily, Day 2

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February 5, 2018
 

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $12,200,065 for modification 10 to cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 4767 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0003. The modification provides for the design, development and integration of a Government Furnished Integrated Single Box Solution (ISBS) radio and upgraded antennas into the Tactical Tomahawk (TACTOM) Block IV all-up-round missile. It also includes integration of the ISBS into the TACTOM guidance test set, update of test equipment, support for the Advanced Communications Architecture test strategy and continued engineering for navigation system upgrades. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (86 percent); and Boulder, Colorado (14 percent), and is

January 29, 2018
 

ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Indiana, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,661,244 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F6019 to a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0008) for the procurement of engineering support services, systems engineering, design and development efforts for Navy underwater active multiple ping sonobuoy qualification and testing, as well as the delivery of production representative sonobuoys. Work will be performed in DeLeon Springs, Florida (51.7 percent); and Columbia City, Indiana (48.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,766,000 are being obligated on this award, none of wh

January 18, 2018
 

The Navy awarded ManTech International Corporation a five-year $35.9 million single award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to provide engineering and technical services for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems (CI&IDS) Division. Under the agreement, ManTech will provide services that support combat identification, non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR), air traffic control (ATC) equipment, systems and subsystems, and advanced technologies development for U.S. Navy vessels. “With this latest re-compete win, ManTech extends our support of U.S.

January 11, 2018
 
Rockwell Collins is supporting the Navy's E-2D Hawkeye integrated training systems. DOD Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke.

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $21,464,672 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-17-C-0014) to exercise options for the Navy's E-2D Hawkeye integrated training systems (HITS)-III effort for maintenance and flight trainer aircraft concurrency, technology refresh, aircraft obsolescence, and associated technical data. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia (50 percent); and Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2021.

January 11, 2018
 

Open SAN Consulting LLC, doing business as OSC Edge,* Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $44,290,359 an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the provision of information technology services to manage the National Defense University (NDU) enterprise network, including future innovation of the information technology role, to support NDU users and students. The contract will include a 60-month ordering period. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia (75 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (20 percent); and Atlanta, Georgia (5 percent), and the ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by January 2023. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5

January 11, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Charlottesville, Virginia, is being awarded a $30,001,484 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, performance based, cost-plus-fixed-fee, services contract with provisions for firm-fixed-price task orders (N6523618D8001) by the Navy. The contract is for field and marine repair services; software updates and support; engineering support for the AN/WSN-7 Inertial Navigation System, the AN/WSN-7A Ring Laser Gyro Navigation Systems, and the AN/WSN-7B Ring Laser Gyrocompass; and the repair of ancillary commercial equipment for the Navy.

January 11, 2018
 

Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded an estimated $19,133,029 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure and sustain the Navy's Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor (ATIP) system. The ATIP system is installed on ship, shore, and submarine platforms and supports a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging capability among geographically dispersed users connected via Milstar medium data rate (MDR), advanced extremely high frequency MDR/extended data rate (XDR), or enhanced polar XDR links.

December 11, 2017
 

Evanhoe & Associates, Incorporated,* as the prime contractor, along with with teammates Altamira Technologies, Segue Technologies, Sonalysts, Strategic Data Systems, TransQuest, Woolpert, and HawkTail, was awarded one of 11 contracts for Navy Higher Education IT Consortium (NHEITC) Information Technology (IT) Support Services. The 5-year, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) has an estimated ceiling value of approximately $84 million and started on July 15, 2017. The services required by the contract will be performed at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California, at Navy War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island and at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

 

The Navy is working to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and information operations systems across ocean, airborne, land and space platforms. It recently executed four contracts for engineering, software development, test and evaluation support services in this area. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. Five offers were received and the four two-year awards were competitively procured via request for proposal N66001-17-R-0291 and publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website.

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