Marine Corps

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.

June 26, 2015
 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded $10, 202,036 for firm-fixed-priced task order against previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-14-D-2517) for product support integration services for the Marine Corps Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Systems. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina (60 percent); Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (10 percent); Camp Pendleton, California (10 percent); Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (10 percent); and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (10 percent). Work for this task order is expected to be completed August 20, 2016.

June 1, 2015
 

Insight Public Sector Inc., Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded $30,934,596 for call MU01 against a previously awarded blanket purchase agreement (N66001-15-A-0001) to procure Microsoft brand name enterprise licenses and support, known as software assurance. The company also is being awarded $18,401,694 for call MU02 under the same contract. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

 

June 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Marine staff sergeant radios pilots during an exercise in South Korea. Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEFs) often must tap assets of other services when deployed—a situation the Corps is trying to eliminate.

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking toward its major information technology support projects to serve its tactical command, control, communications and computers needs. This represents a melding of two traditionally separate disciplines, but one that is necessary to enable tactical forces to have the same capabilities found in garrison. These efforts are taking place against the backdrop of the Joint Information Environment, with which they would interoperate.

June 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Marine Corps’ development of its own private cloud serves both a functional role in information technology and an operational role in the Corps. Yet challenges remain to its effective exploitation.

June 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
The MV-22 Osprey used in a recent test of the PCAS system was modified with a PCAS-Air module and mounted test missile.

U.S. Marines are working with new technology that seeks to improve close air support operations, minimize friendly fire incidents and mitigate collateral damage, particularly in urban environments.

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the persistent close air support (PCAS) program allows ground-based troops to share real-time situational awareness and improve upon the delivery of airborne munitions. “This is definitely overriding, game-changing technology,” says Maj. Scott Cuomo, USMC, Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner and ground combat element integration officer, Headquarters, Marine Corps Aviation.

June 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, test the new augmented reality glasses prototype in an urban combat training scenario.

U.S. Navy researchers recently wrapped up development of prototypical augmented reality glasses designed to display situational awareness data for combat Marines. The head-mounted display will provide warfighters a stream of relevant mission data within their field of view, allowing them to conduct operations in remote environments without taking their hands off their weapons or their eyes off the battlefield.

June 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
Lt. Col. Speros C. Koumparakis, USMC, commanding officer of the communication training battalion (CTB) in the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School (MCCES), addresses the audience during the CTB’s activation ceremony in March. The CTB, along with the air control training squadron (ACTS), have been consolidated under the MCCES at a single facility in Twentynine Palms, California.

The U.S. Marine Corps has consolidated its communications and command and control training under a single organization at its major base in Twentynine Palms, California. This move, which included transferring some training and associated equipment from Quantico, Virginia, enables related elements to work more interoperably as well as in a broad-spectrum Marine Corps operational environment. Officers, noncommissioned officers and entry-level personnel all train together at the new facility.

May 27, 2015
 

The U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center, managed by the Defense Technical Information Center, has awarded ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, a task order under its Defense Systems Technical Area Task contract to provide research, development, test and evaluation support to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Program Manager Marine Intelligence (PMMI), the company has announced. The task order has a five-year period of performance with a contract ceiling of $39.8 million.

April 22, 2015
 

Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $43,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of Night Targeting Systems Upgrade (NTSU) and associated support for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). The NTSU system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for the USMC. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by April 2020.

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