Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Malone Joins Kratos Defense & Security

Vice Adm. Mike Malone, USN (Ret.), has joined Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, San Diego, California, as a consultant to the Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems Division.

Brady Named VP for Hi-Tec Systems Aberdeen Office

Joseph Brady has been named vice president of Department of Defense Operations for the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, office of Hi-Tec Systems Incorporated. 

Knowledge Consulting Group Appoints DiVittorio as VP

Knowledge Consulting Group, Reston, Virginia, has appointed Terry DiVittorio as vice president, cybersecurity strategy and solutions development. 

Alion Science and Technology Promotes Riddick

Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Virginia, has promoted Rod Riddick to manager of the Engineering and Integration Solutions Sector.

Information International Associates Names New Leaders

Information International Associates Inc., Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has named Stephen C. Malone director of the Homeland Security and Information Analysis Center and Randy Hoffman as deputy director and scientific and technical information manager.

Sabre Systems Names Taylor a Senior Director

Sabre Systems Incorporated, Warrington, Pennsylvania has named Stuart Taylor senior director and national security and intelligence advisor.

Schafer Corporation Names Gilligan President and CEO

John M. Gilligan has been named president and chief operating officer of Schafer Corporation, Arlington, Virginia.

Signalhorn Names Minter COO

Richard Minter has joined Signalhorn, Backnang, Germany, as chief operating officer.

Data Solutions & Technology Names Johnson a VP

Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated, Lanham, Maryland, has appointed Alvie Johnson as vice president, strategic business development.

Praxis Engineering Names Hoppe Program Manager

Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, has named William “Chuck” Hoppe as the new program manager for Aberdeen Proving Ground.

U.S. Navy Selects 914 SeaPort-e Contractors

November 22, 2013

The U.S. Navy is awarding indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to 914 contractors that will provide for their competition for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research and the U.S.

Exelis to Provide Radar Simulators to Australia and Brazil

November 22, 2013

Exelis Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., is being awarded a $7,028,919 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 62 radar signal simulators in support of the MH-60R and S70-B aircraft for the U.S Navy (33), the government of Australia (27), and the government of Brazil (2) under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0005).

Boeing Awarded Two P-8 Support Contracts

November 22, 2013

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $26,879,866 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-12-C-0112) to exercise an option for the diminishing manufacturing sources re-design in support of the U.S. Navy P-8A Full Rate Production Lot I aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Firm to Provide Surveillance System for U.S. and African Nations

November 22, 2013

Pacific Architects and Engineers Applied Technologies, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $44,577,164 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, testing, and installation of the SureTrak Surveillance System for the U.S. Navy, U.S.

Onyx-Ace to Provide Geographic Information System Services

November 22, 2013

Onyx-Ace Joint Venture LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architect-engineer services for professional Geographic Information System services for activities at various locations primarily in the Pacific and Indian Ocean Areas. The maximum dollar value for the not-to-exceed 60-month period (including the base year and four one-year option periods) is $10,000,000. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-14-D-0200).

U.S. Army Increases Contract Ceiling for Biotechnologies University

November 22, 2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Calif., was awarded a $56,591,679 cost-sharing contract for an extension and ceiling increase modification to maintain the Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) University Affiliated Research Center. Services include engineering and research capabilities focusing on research to enable biotechnology solutions that address Army needs through the application of the principles of cross-disciplinary bioengineering sciences. UCSB/ICB is dedicated to performing research at the interface between biotechnology and engin

UES Awarded Biosignatures Detection Contract

November 18, 2013

UES Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $46,200,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Molecular Signatures program to develop technologies to discover, characterize, detect, and analyze complex biosignatures in order to provide tools for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and human performance assessment. Multiple sensing modalities will be used to qualitatively and quantitatively measure molecular signatures for increased situational awareness of the operational environment and performance of the human (operator a

Bell to Support MQ-8C

November 18, 2013

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $8,266,644 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacturing and delivery of three Bell 407 analog helicopters in support of the endurance upgrade of the vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-8C Fire Scout. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0022).

General Electric to Support Multiple Aircraft Avionics

November 18, 2013

General Electric Aviation, Grand Rapids, Mich., is being awarded a $13,587,842 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the repair of various avionics components of the tactical moving map capability, and the AN-ASQ-215 mission data loader systems used in support of multiple platforms: F-18, AV-8B, V-22, and the H-60 aircraft. The Naval Supply Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity. 

Rockwell Collins to Provide E-6B Modification Kits

November 18, 2013

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $46,582,848 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to exercise an option for the manufacture and installation of two Block I modification aircraft kits including Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase III and very low frequency transmit terminals (VTT) for the E-6B aircraft. In addition, this contract includes the manufacture and installation of four VTT retrofit modification kits in support of the low rate initial production E-6B aircraft,

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