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NIH Selects Highlight to Provide Communications Support

July 31, 2019

Fairfax, Virginia-based Highlight Technologies reported on July 31 that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected the company to provide communications and outreach support services under an $18 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Ultra Electronics is Manufacturing Hydrophones for the Navy

July 30, 2019

Ultra-Electronics, Undersea Sensor Systems Inc., Columbia City, Indiana, is awarded a $24,865,776 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing firm-fixed-price provisions to manufacture, test, inspect, package and deliver first article and production DT-511C and DT-592D hydrophones. Work will be performed in Columbia City, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by July 2024. Fiscal year 2019 and 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,205,793 will be obligated on the first delivery order at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal

NAVWAR Pacific Asks Oregon State to Look into Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Systems

July 30, 2019

Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon, is awarded an $8,741,152 cooperative research agreement to conduct research for a machine common sense (MCS) service for artificial intelligence and robotic systems.

Raytheon is Producing Radar Switch Assembly Kits for the Naval Surface Warfare Center

July 30, 2019

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $14,296,116 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract action for production of AN/SPY-1 radar solid state switch assembly modification kits.  Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by November 2021. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $14,296,116 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.

Harris is Procuring Advanced Digital Receivers for the Naval Air Systems Command

July 30, 2019

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, is awarded $31,312,350 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N00019-19-F-0046 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0003) to procure 77 Generation 2 Digital Receiver/Technique Generator Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs) and Switch Board Assemblies to support (V)4 to A(V)4 conversions and SRAs to support Repair of Repairables, along with the associated AN/ALQ-214B(V)4/5 part number change.  Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed in July 2021. Fiscal year 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) fund

MARCOR Systems Command Selects Ultra Electronics to Upgrade Aviation C2 System

July 30, 2019

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc.

Accenture is Helping the Army with Cloud Migration Research

July 30, 2019

Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded an $11,793,894 modification (P00026) to contract W52P1J-17-C-0022 for General Fund Enterprise Business System-Sensitive Activities cloud migration to IL6. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $2,681,158 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems is Building Self-Propelled Howitzers for the Army

July 30, 2019

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $88,000,000 modification (P00024) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0001 for long lead material associated with the build of the Self-Propelled Howitzer, Carrier-Ammunition Tracked Vehicle, as well as the gathering of parts associated with the total package fielding package in relation to Option 2. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of January 31, 2023. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $88,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Progeny Systems is Supporting NAVSEA's Submarine and Undersea Systems Information Technology Efforts

July 29, 2019

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $17,633,753 cost-plus-fixed fee level-of-effort and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6265 to exercise options for the procurement of engineering and technical services, including software development, commercial off-the-shelf products, hardware and software integration for submarine and undersea warfare weapons systems. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (65%); Middletown, Rhode Island (25%); and San Diego, California (10%), and is expected to be complete by July 2020.

Army Secures Desktop and Mobile Computing Supplier Options in $5 Billion Contract

July 29, 2019

Blue Tech Inc.,* San Diego, California (W52P1J-19-D-0051); Ace Computers doing business as JC Technology Inc.,* Elk Grove Village, Illinois (W52P1J-19-D-0055); Strategic Communications LLC,* Louisville, Kentucky (W52P1J-19-D-0050); NCS Technologies Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0048); HPI Federal LLC, Washington, District of Columbia (W52P1J-19-D-0054); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (W52P1J-19-D-0049); Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Herndon, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0052); and Sterling Computers Corp.,* North Sioux City, South Dakota (W52P1J-19-D-0053), will compete for ea

Solis Applied Science is Providing the Army's National Ground intelligence Center with Remote Sensing and Image Support

July 26, 2019

Solis Applied Science,* Falls Church, Virginia, was awarded a $77,383,996 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for National Ground Intelligence Center remote sensing and image science support services. Three bids were solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 24, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W911W5-19-D-0001).

 *Small Business

Companies to Compete to Provide Army Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems

July 26, 2019

Textron, AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland (W911QY-19-D-0033); Arcturus UAV,* Rohnert Park, California (W911QY-19-D-0050); Martin UAV,* Plano, Texas (W911QY-19-D-0032); and L3 Technologies, Ashburn, Virginia (W911QY19D0051), will compete for each order of the $99,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with 11 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 24, 2022. U.S.

Arizona State University is Examining Infectious Agents and Chemical Toxicity for DARPA and the Army

July 23, 2019

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,107,025 cost-no-fee contract for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency-based proposal titled "Diagnostic Epigenetics of Infectious agents and Chemical Toxicity." Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2021. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 Defense Advanced Research Project Agency funds in the amount of $5,222,714 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is Performing AEGIS Design Work for the Navy

July 23, 2019

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $15,707,204 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5136) for AEGIS Weapons System design requirements in support of Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). The Frigate Combat Management System (CMS) contract includes the design of the CMS. The planned contract action will modify CMS capabilities under development and integrate increased combat system element capability, resulting in an AEGIS Weapon System that aligns with FFG(X) class ships.

The Navy has Northrop Grumman Retrofitting the Triton UAS

July 23, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $33,755,229 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00019-19-F-0272 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. This order procures material kits and retrofit labor to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 configuration into retrofit aircraft and ground segments.

Frontier Technology is Providing the Air Force with Enterprise Ground System and Cyber Support

July 23, 2019

Frontier Technology Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $47,246,679 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for supporting the enterprise ground system and defensive cyber operations. The contract award provides for cross-domain solutions, design, integration and rapid delivery team services. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Beverly, Massachusetts; and Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be completed by July 19, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $1,876,545 are being obligated at the time of award.

Hamilton and Draeger are Providing the Military with Patient Monitoring Systems

July 23, 2019

Hamilton Medical Inc., Reno, Nevada, has been awarded a maximum $75,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for patient monitoring and capital equipment systems and accessories. This was a competitive acquisition with 36 responses received. This is a five-year base contract with one five-year option period. Location of performance is Nevada, with a July 21, 2024, performance completion date. Using customers are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

AASKI to Provide Sensor Support to the Army

July 22, 2019
AASKI is assisting with the U.S. Army’s global sensor operations. Credit: Graphic courtesy of AASKI

Tinton Falls, New Jersey-based AASKI, a woman-owned small business, announced on July 22 that company had secured a $673 million contract to assist the U.S. Army with sensor technology operations and readiness maintenance (STORM).

DISA Extends Iridium Satellite's Airtime Contract

July 19, 2019

Iridium Satellite LLC., Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00013) for the extension of services on the current Airtime contract (HC104714C4000). The face value of this action is $8,836,000 funded by fiscal year 2019 defense working capital funds. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $478,194,000. Performance will be at the contractor's facility. The original solicitation was issued on the basis of other than full and open competition pursuant to 10 U.S.

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