The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office is requesting information on scalable, interactive gaming or war gaming approaches simultaneously spanning a large number of space and time scales with the goal of assessing a wide range of possible competitive outcomes and strategies using a range of human decision-making strategies.
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Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.
Cole Engineering Services Inc., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $67,320,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit program. Contractor will provide a set of software tools that provide a complete constructive simulated theater-level air warfare environment. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 10, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation; and operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,965,959 are being obligated for the first delivery order at the time of award.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received.
Gleason Research Associates Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling and simulation of vehicle protection systems. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0012).
Infoscitex Corp., Waltham, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aerospace systems technologies and simulation-based research and development capabilities. Contractor will provide aerospace systems technology development focused on technology research areas, which include but are not limited to flight-control laws, automation, autonomy, cooperative control and vehicle integrity management.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a request for proposals to further develop “extreme scale” supercomputer technology under the FastForward program. Contracts will total about $100 million and the funding period will be from July 2014 to November 2016. Proposals are due May 9.
Sandia National Laboratories has signed an umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Caterpillar Incorporated that covers multiple projects over the next three years. Though Caterpillar is best known for large construction and mining equipment, the CRADA authorizes work in computer and computational science, information and data analysis, mathematics, engineering science and high-performance computing. Technical categories covered by the agreement include simulation design exploration, advanced analytics, multiphysics engineering modeling and simulation, and high-performance computing.
As the U.S. government wrestles with its myriad budgetary woes, training, modeling and simulation can provide substantial savings in a variety of ways, according to officials speaking on the Training, Modeling and Simulation panel at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, D.C.
“With the economic turmoil that we find ourselves in today, where we have to simultaneously reduce costs while protecting the homeland, I believe we are now in a period where modeling and simulation and virtual reality methodologies are not really an aid to live training, they are indispensable,” said Sandy Peavy, chief information officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Homeland Security Department (DHS).
Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Va., has been awarded a $63 million competitive award on the Software, Networks, Information, Modeling and Simulation (SNIM) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Alion has been providing modeling and simulation technical support of the Navy Warfare Development Command in the areas of software development, systems integration, analysis and event support through technologies including Joint Semi-Automated Forces, Joint Simulation Bus and various command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems for many years.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $135.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Kratos Digital Fusion Solutions Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded approximately $23 million for research, development, modeling, and simulation capabilities for innovative and comprehensive research and development efforts in the highly coupled areas and intersections of modeling and simulation, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic heating and advanced weapons concepts. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
ITT Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a more than $9 million contract to provide for research and development efforts in the area of modeling, simulation, and analysis for chemical biological smoke and obscurants. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Chesapeake Technology International, California, Maryland, is being awarded a nearly $7 million contract modification to provide additional funding for system engineering services for test support, in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout, and data requirements in support of the Improved Capability III EA-6B flight simulator and USQ-113 communication jamming and receiver simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.
Alatec Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, was recently awarded a roughly $13 million contract to provide personnel expertise, analysis skills, studies, modeling, simulation and information technology services for White Sands Missile Range. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
CACI Incorporated, Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $11 increase in scope modification to a previously-awarded contract for scientific, technical, and administrative intelligence-related services. Services provided will involve creating end-user knowledge from intelligence data and products and managing human systems interface of knowledge through processes such as modeling and simulation. Additionally, services will include providing weapon systems science, technology, engineering, and logistics services and support, providing security support services for both collateral and compartmented facilities and programs, providing other administrative and technical services such as preparing technical documents, drafting
Alion Science and Technology has recently been awarded a $1 million contract to lead a modeling and simulation research effort that could help enhance the field of prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers. The 18-month, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will explore affordable and improved approaches in bringing robotic control technology to the field of prosthetic limbs. Alion will develop a protocol and modeling tool for robotic, upper limb prosthetics that may lead to the development of an affordable, lightweight, prosthetic device that is more functional to the amputee, more power-efficient and has an extended battery life.
Alion Science and Technology is continuing to support the U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office under a task order valued at more than $3 million. Alion will continue to provide subject matter expertise and services to support the Army Modeling and Simulation Office and the Modeling and Simulation Proponent Office's mission to train and supply qualified modeling and simulation professionals to the Army, recruit and manage the modeling and simulation community to best meet the Army's warfighting needs and to create a fully trained Army modeling and simulation community.
Emergency responders may be able to anticipate unfolding disasters before they have to respond, as a result of a new system that combines situational input with simulation. When floodwaters are rising or a fire is spewing toxic fumes, emergency personnel can simulate in real time how the threat might expand and evolve and plan their responses accordingly.
The system incorporates modules that allow it to simulate and predict how a disaster scenario might evolve. Different emergency response groups can use it to coordinate activities. With its situational awareness inputs, this permits responders to stay a step ahead of an unfolding disaster while ensuring an efficient, coordinated response during and after the emergency.