Air Force Research Laboratory

August 1, 2016
 

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.

August 1, 2016
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,688,675 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for software. Contractor will provide research, develop, demonstrate and deliver a PHOENIX software system that allows first responders to entirely disconnect a non-cooperative organization from its network infrastructure and then selectively reform on a separate secure emergency network. Work will be performed at Burlington, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 70 offers received.

August 1, 2016
 

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, has been awarded a $7,346,989 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software. The Threat Intelligence for Grid Recovery is a project under technical area 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems (RADICS) program. The goal of the RADICS program is to enable skilled cyber and power engineers to restore electrical service within seven days of an attack that overwhelms the recovery capabilities of the impacted organizations.

July 29, 2016
 

Vencore Labs Inc. - Applied Communication Sciences, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,169,720 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software and reports. Contractor will provide research, development, demonstration and delivery of a machine-intelligence for advance notification of threats and energy-grid survivable situational awareness software system. Work will be performed at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by July 27, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 70 offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,353,354 are being obligated at the time of award.

July 29, 2016
 

Innovative Signal Analysis Inc., Richardson, Texas, has been awarded a $16,179,482 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software, hardware and reports. Contractor will provide enablement of real-time detection, tracking and geo-location of emerging radar systems. Work will be performed at Richardson, Texas, and is expected to be complete by July 27, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2016 $3,512,144 funds in the amount of $3,512,144 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-16-C-0091).

July 29, 2016
 

Radiance Technologies Inc*, Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $17,948,212 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for research and development. Contractor will design, develop and evaluate high-fidelity models of multiple specific sensors and the communication links and command and control nodes associated with them. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by July 28, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition under the Small Business Innovation Research program. Fiscal 2016 research, development test and evaluation funds in the amount of $404,630 are being obligated at the time of award.

July 29, 2016
 

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, has been awarded an $18,699,100 cost contract for Cyber-Physical Experimentation Environment (CEER) for Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation Characterization Systems (RADICS) software system and report. Contractor will provide research, development and demonstration of a CEER hardware and software system to enable RADICS research, development, testing and evaluation. Work will be performed at Champaign, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by August 1, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 70 offers received.

July 18, 2016
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Technology Solutions-Advanced Information Technologies, Burlington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,402,650 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software and reports. The contractor will provide development and integration of the latest advancements in machine learning that benefit this effort as well as architectural enhancements that increase the flexibility and agility of applying analytics to solve space situational awareness problems and take full advantage of high-performance computing capabilities and multiple forms of visualization of the reasoning performed by the analytics involved in this effort.

June 27, 2016
 

SRA International Inc., a CSRA Co., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,525,000 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for research in trust in autonomy for human-machine teaming. Contractor will provide basic, applied and advanced technology development research, development and demonstration for understanding the trust calibration process. Work will be performed predominantly at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by March 24, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with five offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $480,985 are being obligated at the time of award.

June 17, 2016
 

Nimbis Services Inc., Oro Valley, Arizona, has been awarded a $9 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders for research and development. The contractor will continue research and development for a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-wide, DoD-owned, cloud-based silicon integrated circuit design environment, which will allow for seamless linkage of the best design and verification capabilities across the DoD. Work will be performed in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 15, 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

May 20, 2016
 

General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a $10,136,795 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the On-Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program. Contractor performance includes developing technology that will advance the state-of-the-art in signal generation in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory On-Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program. They will also perform analyses, refine algorithms and evaluate implementation alternatives. Work will be performed at Scottsdale, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by April 24, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with nine offers received.

May 20, 2016
 

Col. Mark A. Koeniger, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

May 18, 2016
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $13,501,251 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the On-Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator (ORDWG) program. The contractor will perform the research and development activities necessary to define and validate an ORDWG design and architecture that is capable of all current and projected navigation signals and modulations and will operate securely in a contested cyber environment. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by November 24, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with nine offers received.

May 16, 2016
 

Vencore Labs, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,338,388 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development in Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security (LADS) program. Contractor will provide multi-model analog sensing to adaptively determine what features to compute from signals emitted by a device during training and testing, extracting sub-bands of interest, de-noising the individual signals and removing interfering transmission by other devices in the vicinity. Work will be performed at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by July 15, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 45 offers received.

May 6, 2016
 

Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York, has been awarded a $7,617,941 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will provide multi-model analog sensing to adaptively determine what features to compute from signals emitted by a device during training/testing, extracting sub-bands of interest, de-noising the individual signals and removing interfering transmissions by other devices in the vicinity. Work will be performed at New York, New York, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 45 offers received.

April 29, 2016
 

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $200,337,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for warfighter readiness and training research. Contractor will provide research, development, evaluation and validation of training approaches, methods, tool, instrumentation and enterprise infrastructure for learning and performance. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,600,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

April 8, 2016
 

The Boeing Co., Directed Energy and Strategic Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $275,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, engineering and program management to advance scientific and technical knowledge of ground-based space-superiority capabilities and technology, and then apply and transition that knowledge to achieve Air Force and national goals. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Maui, Hawaii, and the three task orders should be completed by November 3, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received.

March 18, 2016
 

Utah State University Research Foundation/Space Dynamic Laboratory, North Logan, Utah, has been awarded a maximum $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for dynamic sensor support. Contractor will provide necessary research and development to maintain essential engineering, research and development capability in the areas of sensor development, image processing, and data analysis. Work will be performed at North Logan, Utah, and is expected to be complete by June 15, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,748,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

March 1, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
The Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) program is a joint DARPA-Air Force effort that aims to develop and demonstrate technologies to enable future air-launched, tactical-range hypersonic boost glide systems.

The race is on for one U.S. Air Force directorate to restore the technological edge the service has had over other nations’ militaries. It is funding research into propulsion, power and air vehicles that could produce next-generation scramjet engines, alternative fuels and hypersonic vehicles, to name a few.

Februrary 16, 2016
 

Block MEMS LLC, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,408,808 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will develop a portable system for real-time standoff detection and identification of trace chemical residues on surfaces using active infrared spectroscopy at a 30-meter range. Work will be performed at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by October 16, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with 17 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,837,286 are being obligated at the time of award.

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