Marine Corps

September 25, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond gives joint terminal attack controllers better situational awareness when calling for close air support. It was among 400 exhibits at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exhibition.

Whether calling for close air support from an armed A-10, an unmanned aerial vehicle or a Howitzer artillery piece miles away, U.S. joint terminal attack controllers now are field testing a ruggedized, chest-mounted computer that provides optimal situational awareness.

The Forward Air Control Utility Suite (FAC-US) by Black Diamond was among the latest in military technology, particularly for expeditionary forces, showcased by the roughly 400 exhibiting companies at the 2014 Modern Day Marine exposition held at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Marine Corps is leveraging its expertise in tactical intelligence to interoperate with the other services in generating an overall intelligence picture. New Marine forces and platforms will be contributing to this new joint product.

“The Marine Corps is very much a joint player in the intelligence arena—we have to be,” declared Brig. Gen. Michael Groen, USMC, director of intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps. Speaking at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014, held September 18-19 in Washington, D.C., Gen. Groen explained that the Corps always has had a focus on tactical collectors, and it is brining that to the battlespace.

July 17, 2014

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, has been nominated for assignment as commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.  

May 30, 2014

Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,518,147 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the upgrade and maintenance support of Marine Corps outer routers. This contract contains four one-year options, which if exercised, would being the maximum dollar value to $13,760,881. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-14-D-4400).

April 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, USMC, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, is a busy man. He essentially wears three hats, because he is also in charge of the newly created Futures Directorate and is the vice chief of naval research. He travels a lot. He meets with a lot of high-ranking, important people.

April 25, 2014

CDW Government, Vernon Hills, Ill., is being awarded $22,982,965 for delivery order 0024, under a previously awarded requirements contract (M67854-12-D-4153) for a quantity of 19,073 general purpose laptops to support the next-generation enterprise network computer refresh. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

February 19, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (M67854-14-D-2521) and Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va. (M67854-14-D-2522) are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) electronic warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation capable (CREW MEU (SOC), dismounted systems. The CREW MEU (SOC) program addresses an urgent and compelling need for a capability to counter the threat posed by IEDs.

December 27, 2013

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

December 23, 2013

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,500,000 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for the ground/air task-oriented radar engineering and manufacturing development phase for associated engineering support services and related program cost increases. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

October 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,575,953 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of weapon instrumentation that will integrate into the Instrumented - Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Increment II (I-TESS II) baseline capabilities. The I-TESS II system is used in military operations in urban terrain facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. This effort will support the design, development, integration, ruggedized prototype, testing and effectiveness evaluation of squad immersive training environment specific capability enhancements to the I-TESS II training system.

September 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Conscious Security Inc., Stafford, Va., is being awarded an $8,903,818 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity for the procurement of Axway brand name software licenses and maintenance through 2018. The licenses and maintenance must be compatible and interoperable with existing Department of Navy hardware and technology equipment. Work will be performed in Stafford, Va., and is expected to be completed by March 2018. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received.

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,461,696 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0002) for the procurement and delivery of electronic components needed to support F-35 production and sustainment requirements due to current diminishing manufacturing sources. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($9,252,671); U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ($23,752,211); and international partners ($6,775,872). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $48,759,323 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery contract for the modernization of U.S. Marine Corps Range Training Systems (RTSs), providing for production, test, installation, and delivery of the RTSs, in support of Program Manager Training Systems, Orlando, Fla. The contractor shall perform a mix of systems and logistics engineering, design, development and systems integration, and training and installation of the systems, for use at Marine Corps training ranges worldwide. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-13-D-7803).

September 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $10,761,825 modification (P00115) under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (M67854-07-C-2072) to increase the estimated cost ceiling by $10,761,825 for the ground/air task-oriented radar (G/ATOR) engineering and manufacturing development phase and associated other direct costs to account for the G/ATOR gallium nitride transition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

July 31, 2013
George I. Seffers

Iris Technology Corp., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $6,622,350 firm-fixed price delivery order under previously awarded contract (M67854-12-D-5049) for the procurement of 1,325 solar power adaptors (SPA II) in support of the Product Manager Expeditionary Power Systems, Program Manager Combat Service Support. The SPA II is planned for use by the various Marine Corps communities in rugged and austere environments to power radios, computers, and charge multiple types of batteries. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems LLC, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded $14,623,204 for delivery order #0003 to previously awarded firm- fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-12-D-5504) for field service representatives (FSRs) in support of the vehicle optic surveillance system program, program manager, Marine Air Ground Task Force command, control and communications. Work includes FSRs to provide parts, stock support, maintenance and training support for legacy systems. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

July 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $24,502,359 modification under a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to increase the estimated ceiling cost for the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar engineering and manufacturing development phase and associated other direct costs to reflect the anticipated cost growth. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

April 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $19,872,025.08 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide technical and engineering support to Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity Operating Forces Tactical Systems Support Center and the operating forces worldwide with continuous support of fielded tactical command and control, communications and computer (C4) programs. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, Camp Pendleton, Calif., is the contracting activity.

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Iris Technology Corp., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded $7,811,874 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #0002 under previously awarded contract for the procurement of 1,563 solar power adaptors (SPA II) in support of the program manager, Expeditionary Power Systems. The 1,563 solar power adaptors will be procured to meet continuing need for these items in support of on-going deployed operations, equipment reset, and commonality across the Marine Corps. The second generation solar power adaptor (SPA II) is the solar energy collector, electronic control, and energy storage mechanism of a tactically deployable renewable energy system that is light enough to be man-portable.

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