Micro USA Inc.,* Poway, California, is being awarded a $56,452,690 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Global Positioning System-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Service (GPNTS) hardware production units. GPNTS is used to receive, process and distribute three dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. Work will be performed in Poway and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,535,162 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via t
The Navy is turning to Alion Science and Technology Corp. of McLean, Virginia to develop unmanned systems to use in mine warfare, amphibious warfare, surface warfare, diving and life support, coastal and underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and other missions in the littoral and riverine environments. DOD awarded the company a $13,549,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for development, integration, testing and evaluation of prototype systems for existing or emerging unmanned vehicles, unmanned weapons and unmanned weapons control systems.
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,526,424 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract to produce Technical Insertion-18 shore sites systems. The contract also provides incremental funding for the continued development, integration and production of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is the Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.
The Navy awarded three contracts to support its Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise (GRFME): $29,297,922 to Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. of Herndon, Virginia; $25,822,072 to Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia; and $25,376,341 to InnovaSystems International LLC, San Diego, California. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts will support GRFME, including systems engineering, software design/development, integration, testing, installation, training, life cycle maintenance, procurement, help desk services, management, and system documentation. The work includes the Defense Readiness Reporting System-Strategic (DRRS-S) and all systems reporting readiness data into the DRRS enterprise.
August Schell Enterprises,* Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $41,210,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the establishment of a strategic sourcing vehicle for the procurement of Axway software licenses and associated maintenance under the Department of the Navy (DON) Enterprise Software Licensing program. Ordering will be available to all DON agencies.
Applied Technology Inc.,* King George, Virginia, is being awarded a combined cumulative $48,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the scientific, engineering, and programmatic research and development services for the Signature Technology Office. The work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory Washington, District of Columbia (90 percent); and King George, Virginia (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2023. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,500 will be obligated as the initial task order and will satisfy the minimum guarantee requirement.
The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, two contracts in support of the Advanced Hawkeye program.
Digital Receiver Technology Inc., Germantown, Maryland, is being awarded a $23,827,359 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for portable, ruggedized, and man-packable surveillance equipment and their associated peripherals in support of Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck’s role as in-service engineering agent, technical design agent, and acquisition engineering agent. Work will be performed in Germantown and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $30,610 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.
General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded $8,788,219 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00023 to previously awarded contract (N00014-13-C-0187) for the future submarine science and technology research effort. Electric Boat will perform investigations to develop and demonstrate technology for Navy submarines. With the award of this modification, the total cumulative value of this contract is $23,453,010. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts (44 percent); Groton, Connecticut (29 percent); Pawcatuck, Connecticut (20 percent); Airmont, New York (3 percent); Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (1 percent); and future performance in Mystic, Connecticut (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed December 3
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.
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.
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).
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).
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
West 2018 SIGNAL Magazine Show Daily, Day 3
Quote of the Day:
In 50 or 100 years, we’ll look back and say, what were we thinking that we didn’t have a cyber service?—Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University #WEST2018 @stavridisj
— Bob Ackerman (@rkackerman) February 8, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.