Contract Awards

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ABACUS Technology Corporation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,714,564 firm fixed price, cost reimbursement contract for command, control, communications and computer services at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base,  is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC of Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $104,179,468 firm fixed price/cost plus award fee contract modification to fund extension of contract for organizational maintenance support for the predator MQ-1 aircraft and related systems at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and deployed sites worldwide. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $20 million firm fixed price with cost reimbursable line items contract modification to provide various program management operations and maintenance, and mission support services to the Air Force Forward operating location in support of the U. S. Southern Command aerial counter drug surveillance mission at HATO International Airport Curacao, Netherland Antilles and Reina Beatrix International Airport, Aruba. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International of Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,491,195 cost plus fixed fee contract to be a companion program to the existing Clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts (CRASH) effort. CRASH takes a clean-slate approach to limiting the vulnerabilities within each host. Modular research-based composably trustworthy mission-oriented resilient clouds is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and a source of resiliency. Deliverable items include prototype software, hardware and reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Telcordia Technologies Incorporated of Piscataway, New Jersey, is being awarded a $7,111,956 cost plus fixed fee contract to research, develop, test, and deploy the Autonomous Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense system. The focus will be on the development of a clean slate approach to engineer cloud computing infrastructure that designs out known vulnerabilities and provides the ability to contain previously unknown attacks to recover with immunity. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Orion Air Group, LLC of Newport News, Virginia is being awarded a $50 million firm fixed price contract for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10 Serial Number 9355 and 9358 and the aircraft engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease for operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations under contract FA8726-09-C-0010. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $47 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Sierra Nevada Corporation, of Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded a $10 million cost plus fixed fee contract develop a next-generation Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) integration backbone capability that can migrate to the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise. This will be accomplished through investigation, development, testing, and evaluation of an enterprise architecture capable of joint, federal, and coalition interoperability in support of diverse mission and contingency operations. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $39 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. This effort will explore, develop, and incorporate methods to combine simulation-generated expectations with evidence from individual noisy and sparse sensor or surveillance information sources, increasing the classification sensitivity of a sensor/surveillance suite; and take complex system state estimates as inputs and support human mediated and/or automatic context-based system-management decision making.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Incorporated, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded a potential $86,719,986 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV system will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine case burial.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh Incorporated, Freeport, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. In addition, FLIR Boston Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a similar $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity for both awards.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies Incorporated, Burlington, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,825,492 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for the Mission-Oriented Resilient Cloud (MRC) Program, which is intended to be a companion program to the existing clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts effort. The MRC effort is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and source of resiliency. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,536,712 task order under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to utilize the Comprehensive National Incident Management System. The objective of this research and development effort is to provide high-performance computing methods for modeling very large socio-technical, biological, and information systems. These will be in the areas of surveillance and sensing integration; simulation-based course-of-action analysis and decision support; "simfrastructure" specialization and enhancement; infectious disease assessment capability enhancement; and large-scale network efforts.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technologies RSTA Incorporated, Infrared Technologies Division, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded an $11,186,684 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Low Cost Thermal Imager-Manufacturing (LCTI-M) Program seeks to provide each warfighter with the capability to detect threats and increase visibility in all weather conditions. The program aims for very low cost, low space, weight and power and room-temperature thermal cameras with state-of-the-art performance. The goal of LCTI-M is to enable widespread use and distribution of infrared cameras in military systems for each warfighter. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Global Government Industry, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a $12,171,809 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contract for Enterprise Information Services Production Environment, a cloud-like "platform as a service" information technology hosting environment used to host classified and unclassified Air Force data and software programs. Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Electronics Systems Section, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,973,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for microscale power conversion. The objective of this program is to develop innovative radio frequency power amplifier designs that incorporate supply modulation and control enabled by novel power switch technology. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $10,304,848 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a phase three, Small Business Innovation Research Project under topics N92-170, "Lasar Radar (LADAR) Identification Demonstration," and N94-178, "Air-Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe." This order provides for developing, testing, and evaluating advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and systems that can be integrated into existing aircraft systems to perform detection and tracking in open ocean surveillance.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon System Company, McKinney, Texas, was recently awarded $9,840,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 multispectral targeting systems in support of Navy MH-60S helicopters. The multispectral targeting system provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

NAL Research Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,859,352 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 7,815 friendly forces tracking devices in three technology levels (advanced, intermediate, and basic); ancillary support equipment; and 182 repairs of the devices in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Fires Division. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana,, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, San Diego, California; Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, are each being awarded a $47 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Trinity Program, which seeks to develop a "navigation warfare sensor" that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms, resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments, having the capability to support electronic support operations as a part of planned mis

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