SiCore Technologies Incorporated, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $47,900,000 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8650-16-D-1712) for research and development, to provide the investigation and development of methodologies, tools, techniques, and innovative solutions to identify susceptibilities and mitigate vulnerabilities in Air Force weapon systems, and protect those systems against cyber-attack. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an expected completion date of March 29, 2023. This contract was a competitive acquisition and 23 offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Air Force Research Laboratory
As cyber attacks and electronic warfare become ever-growing concerns in the battlespace, the need for electromagnetic technologies such as high-power microwave weapons becomes crucial to defend against threats.
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineers have embarked on a new miniature version of the AgilePod in an effort to increase the platform’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, according to an AFRL announcement.
The KeyW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $23,924,180 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Research to Advance Comprehensive Exploitation of Radio Frequency (RF) Research and Development (R&D) program. This contract provides for the R&D of RF exploitation technology with innovative algorithmic approaches for dynamic and flexible sensing, capable of leveraging all available information to maximize sensing and exploitation performance, to address concurrent detection, tracking, imaging, and classification/identification of targets within contested and challenging environments with singular and distributed sensing architectures.
Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,005,056 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software. Contractor will provide artificial intelligence systems that can explain why a decision was made with supporting details that a domain expert can understand. Work will be performed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by May 3, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 62 offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,305,372 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-17-C-0118).
Northeast Information Discovery Inc.,* Oneida, New York, has been awarded a $17,826,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Collection Techniques for Radio Network Exploration software and hardware. Contractor will research, develop, integrate, prototype, demonstrate, validate and verify new software capabilities for a software-defined and reprogrammable transceiver that has broad applicability to military-relevant missions. This is an effort to improve military capabilities in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace using digital transceivers that leverage open architectures as well as standard frameworks and interfaces.
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high power electromagnetics (HPEM) and cyber electronic warfare (EW) applications. Contractor will provide study opportunities where HPEM technologies can be used to complement or enhance capabilities of the cyber and EW communities. This includes conduct experiments that enhance the understanding of how HPEM technologies can be used for cyber and EW missions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by June 5, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received.
Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $24.9 million cost-plus-fixed–fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL) Research Program. Contractor support includes leading-edge system-of-systems warfare applications and advanced technology development; IDAL simulation functions to rapidly develop, integrate, mature, transfer and transition critical technologies; and weapon system development technology readiness assessments and operational assessments. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by February 24, 2021.
Volant Associates LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $14,005,098 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) Framework Integrated Collaborative Environment. Contractor will foster interoperability and collaboration of mission systems and capabilities within the Department of Defense and intelligence community by planning, analyzing, evaluating, designing, developing and testing a feasibility demonstration model of a collaborative framework for members of the DI2E community. Work will be performed at Chantilly, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by April 13, 2019.
A collaborative, multidisciplinary team of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers recently demonstrated that nontoxic liquid metals can create multifunctional, reconfigurable electronics and flexible power connections for nontraditional electronics. The advance may help lead to self-healing electronics, shape-shifting antennas and clothing woven with conductive threads to electronically connect devices.
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $7,045,544 cost contract for advanced processing of electronics components research and development. Contractor will conduct research and development, to include, but not limited to, seeking innovative techniques towards advancing the state-of-the-art technologies for investigating new semiconductor material systems grown essentially defect free, using standard semiconductor growth techniques. Work will be performed at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by February 6, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received.
Infoscitex Corp., Littleton, Massachusetts (FA8650-14-D-6500 P00008) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado (FA8650-14-D-6501 P00006), have each been awarded a modification for a $75 million shared ceiling increase to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite/quantity contract for the Human Interface Research and Technology program.
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $38,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high power electromagnetic source research and development. Contractor will provide research and development of Next Generation High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) sources and components. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by January 4, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 201 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $257,156 are being obligated at the time of award for the first task order.
Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $9,833,515 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predictive Analysis Software Prototype and report. Contractor will develop capabilities allowing for multi-source data fusion, predicting malicious cyber operator activities and serving as the architect and integrator of the experimental software prototype. Work will be performed at Austin, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; and Columbia, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by July 3, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 23 offers received.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, has been awarded an estimated $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser pod research and development. The contractor will provide research and development of high-energy laser technologies. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by December 15, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with four offers received. Cost-plus-fixed-fee completion task order FA9451-17-F-0001 also was awarded under this contract for $35,728,551. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5 million are being obligated at the time of the award.
Stellar Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $7,034,747 cost-reimbursement contract for Advanced Laser Modeling and Simulation. Contractor will develop advanced laser system modeling and simulation capabilities. Work will be performed at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by December 13, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with five offers received. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-17-C-0089).
Assured Information Security Inc., Rome, New York (FA8750-12-D-0002); CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (FA8750-12-D-0005); Global InfoTek Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8750-12-D-0003); Harris Corp., Herndon, Virginia (FA8750-12-D-0006); L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8750-12-D-0007); and Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8750-12-D-0004), have been awarded a combined $200,000,000 basic contract modification for additional in-scope activities.
Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York (FA8650-17-D-1900); and Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8650-17-D-1700), have been awarded a combined $48,000,000 multiple award, fair opportunity, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for research and development for mission systems open architecture science and technology. Contractors will provide applied and advanced research and development, as well as advanced component development and prototypes, to evolve and expand emerging open architecture standards and approaches for current and next-generation Air Force weapon systems.
Technology Service Corp., Silver Spring, Maryland, has been awarded a $48,683,329 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Rapid Reaction Technologies and Systems Small Business Innovation Research III effort. Contractor will use rapid prototyping processes and modular architectures to deliver mission critical and urgent technological capabilities. Work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by September 20, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
Vencore Labs Inc., doing business as Applied Communication Sciences, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded a $9,021,383 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software development. Contractor will provide research, development, demonstration and delivery of a Scalable and Holistic Energy CybeR-weapon Localization and Characterization (SHERLOC) system that is capable of rapidly localizing and characterizing cyberweapons that have gained access to power grid infrastructure and able to map industrial control systems, gather configuration data, determine which devices are behaving incorrectly, and discover and characterize malware.