Marine Corps

May 8, 2017
By Maryann Lawlor
An unmanned aerial vehicle launches from a multi-utility tactical transport vehicle after exiting an autonomous amphibious assault vehicle during Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

Direct feedback and technical evaluations from warfighters and senior leadership participating in an amphibious, autonomous warfare exercise could affect the way the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps look at prototyping and rapidly acquiring technology. By pairing sailors and Marines with scientists and technologists, the Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (S2ME2 ANTX) will help increase the pace of innovation, says Dr. David E. Walker, director of technology, Office of Naval Research (ONR).

May 1, 2017

CSRA LLC, Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a $24,106,957 five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the performance of knowledge-based, information technology support services to the Marine Corps Technology Services Organization (TSO). The TSO is responsible for developing and maintaining critical information technology systems.

December 9, 2016

Executive Protection Systems LLC, doing business as RavenTek Solutions, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $19,211,795 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract (N66001-17-D-0041) for cyber and information technology training in support of the Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command.

November 15, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Brig. Gen. Brian Cavanaugh, USMC, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific, addresses attendees at AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific 2016. Photo by Bob Goodwin

To obtain mission success, the U.S. military must maintain an emphasis on distributed operations that rely heavily on technological capabilities offered through cyberspace, said Brig. Gen. Brian Cavanaugh, USMC, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific.

September 8, 2016

Lt. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.

September 1, 2016
Northrop Grumman is being awarded a U.S. Marine Corps contract for nine low-rate initial production Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar systems.

Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $375,582,523 four-year, fixed-price-incentive contract for the procurement of nine Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production systems. G\ATOR is managed by Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (55 percent); East Syracuse, New York (29 percent); Stafford Springs, Connecticut (4 percent); Tulsa, Oklahoma (2 percent); San Diego, California (2 percent); Wallingford Center, Connecticut (1 percent); Farmingdale, New York (1 percent); Gilbert, Arizona (1 percent); East Aurora, New York (1 pe

September 1, 2016

AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Oakton, Virginia, is being awarded a $11,298,180 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of five new enhanced land mobile radio communication towers in various locations throughout the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport. The work to be performed provides for each communication tower to be constructed as a standalone facility in remote locations within the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Towers will range from 70 to 150 feet in height, and each tower will consist of a foundation, propane generator, solar panels and batteries, equipment shelter, fence and associated support features like halo grounding, ice bridge system and propane

August 15, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Master Gunnery Sgt. Arthur Allen III, USMC (Ret.), ponders his next career move after transitioning from the U.S. Marine Corps following a decorated 31-year career.

The After Active Duty blog series examines the challenges, rewards and lessons learned for those who have transitioned from active duty to the private sector and the role AFCEA played in this progression.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Arthur Allen III, USMC (Ret.), left active duty this past summer after a 31-year career that included deployments to Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. He does not yet know what his next professional position will be, but he knows his life after active duty will include volunteer work.

August 1, 2016
By George I. Seffers
Then-Col. Kevin Nally, USMC, took command of the Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School, Twentynine Palms, California, in 2009. Retired Brig. Gen. Nally, who now serves as the chief information officer, U.S. Secret Service, stresses the importance of mentorship.

The After Active Duty blog series examines the challenges, rewards and lessons learned for those who have transitioned from active duty to the private sector and the role AFCEA played in this progression.

June 13, 2016

Buchanan & Edwards Inc., Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum ceiling $19,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System (MCRISS). The scope of this effort includes the design, development, management and deployment of an MCRISS offline recruiter client capability for Marine Corps recruiters. All work will be performed at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, Virginia. The term of the contract is an order period not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of June 25, 2019. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds (Marine Corps) in the amount of $1,13

May 1, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
A satellite communications operator with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) adjusts a 1.8-meter inflatable satellite communications dish during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. As the Marines augment the 11th MEU, their goal during the exercise was to standardize operating procedures and maintain functional command networks to prepare for MEU deployments.

The future of the U.S. Marine Corps lies in apps. Warfighting applications will transform mobility, much like the assembly line did for the automotive industry, predicts Kenneth Bible, Marine Corps deputy chief information officer.

“The automobile was around for many years before anybody could afford it,” says Bible, also the Corps’ deputy director of command, control, communications and computers (C4). “The idea of an automobile wasn’t really disruptive. It was when the assembly line opened up mass production and drove the cost down that the market changed ... and average citizens could buy a car and retire their wagon and horses.

April 26, 2016

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Battle Management Systems Division, Scottsdale, Arizona, is being awarded a $9,147,485 modification to previously awarded contract M67854-12-C-0211 to exercise an option for the procurement of five Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) limited deployment units (LDUs). Exercise of this option brings the total production of CAC2S LDUs to nine. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona (56 percent); Fulton, Maryland (35 percent); Huntsville, Alabama (4 percent); San Diego, California (3 percent); and Hollywood, Maryland (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Fiscal 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,147

March 30, 2016

Peridot Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum ceiling $43,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for program management (PM) support to PM information systems and infrastructure within Marine Corps System Command. The scope of this effort is to deliver portfolio management and analytic support, administrative and operations support, and core competency support within the areas of program management, logistics, engineering, contracts and financial management. Work will be performed in Stafford, Virginia. The term of the contract with the options exercised is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of March 31, 202

December 28, 2015

Raytheon Co., Goleta, California, is being awarded $41,926,566 for fixed-price-incentive-fee order 0003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003) to manufacture, test and deliver full-rate production lot 15 AN/ALR-67(V)3 Radar Warning Receivers for the U.S. Marine Corps (30), and weapon replaceable assemblies for the government of Switzerland.

December 21, 2015

Cole Engineering Services Inc., Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $26,691,656 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of an aggregate-level simulation system, called the Marine Air Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation System (MTWS), in support of Program Manager Training Systems, Orlando, Florida. The MTWS system provides an interactive, decision-based, real-time war game representing the six warfighting functional areas of fires, command and control, aviation, logistics, maneuver and intelligence. MTWS is designed to support the training of commanders and their staffs in exercises involving live and simulated land, air and naval forces at

August 31, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $58,706,242 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Increment II Ground Weapons Locating Radar software, along with technical data packages, anti-tamper planning and developmental testing support. Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by Aug.

August 26, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded $9,180,108 for modification P00160 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) in support of the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program managed by Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. This modification incorporates Phase II of the gallium nitride transition of the G/ATOR low-rate initial production systems. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by Dec.

July 22, 2015

Cask Technologies LLC, San Diego, is being awarded a $25 million four-year, 10-month, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the engineering and information assurance support for the Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Systems. Work will be performed in Stafford, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 21, 2020. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued. This contract was competitively procured among all certified Small Business Administration 8(a) firms via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.

July 20, 2015

Cask Technologies LLC, California, is being awarded a $25 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-15-D-4801) for program analytical and technical support for Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Systems. The company also was awarded another $25 million contract (M67854-15-D-4803) for business analytics, cost analysis and portfolio support. Work for both contracts will be performed in Stafford, Virginia, and is expected to be completed May 19, 2020.  No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

June 26, 2015

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, is being awarded $64,243,133 for firm-fixed-price task order 0008 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-13-D-4701) for the procurement, build, integration, test, accreditation and delivery of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Services technology refresh. This effort will refresh the existing Enterprise IT Center (EITC1) and technical assistance center at the Marine Corps Information Technology Center in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as build a second EITC (EITC2) at building FC540 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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