Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Solid State Scientific to Support Air Force Weather to the Cloud

September 9, 2019

Solid State Scientific Corp., Hollis, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $59,000,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid contract for Air Force Weather Enterprise (AFW) Product-as-a-Service/Infrastructure-as-a-Service. This contract provides the migration to the cloud for the Air Force Weather Branch and is to design and build an Air Force Weather Virtual Private Cloud. It is required to expand to support the cloud migration and operations for all AFW applications. Work will be performed at and is expected to be completed by May 9, 2020, with two one-year options.

Booz Allen Hamilton to Support DISA's Defense Collaboration Services

September 5, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract, HC1047-19-D-5001, in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) program. The primary place of performance will be at DISA, Fort Meade, Maryland. The ID/IQ ceiling value is $49,500,000, with the minimum guarantee of $5,000 funded by fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. Proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps (, and one proposal was received.

Oceanit Laboratories Secures SBIR Phase III Contract to Provide Sensor Prototype to the Navy

September 5, 2019

Oceanit Laboratories Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $9,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N68335-19-F-0393) against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N68335-16-G-0028) in support of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for emerging capability and prototype technology. This order is for a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III effort for the continued development of a Prototype Test Unit (PTU) sensor for integration, test and demonstration with a non-kinetic system.

Utah State University is Looking into Electro-Optics for NRL

September 5, 2019

Utah State University Research Foundation - Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah, is being awarded a $24,999,998 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for electro-optical research and development. The contract provides research and development efforts in the areas of exploitation software and advanced sensor and processing technologies including digital cameras, processing, compression, command and control, analog systems, power, communications, telemetry, radio frequency/optical sensor payloads and electromechanical systems/support.

Hexagon is Supporting the Navy's SABER Effort

September 5, 2019

Hexagon U.S. Federal Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $107,067,910 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for surface ship Situational Awareness, Boundary Enforcement and Response (SABER) qualification testing and non-recurring engineering, computing hardware production, land-based site equipment, spare parts and engineering services. This IDIQ will support multiple program executive offices and ship programs.

Honeywell is Supporting the Army's Tactical Land Intertial Navigator

September 5, 2019

Honeywell International Inc., Clearwater, Florida, was awarded a $37,851,458 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of the commercial Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator 5000 Inertial Navigation Unit. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 8, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-19-D-0082).

Tech Bridges to Connect the Navy to Additional Innovation

September 5, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Col. James “Hondo” Geurts (center in necktie), USAF (Ret.), assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, explains the Department of the Navy's creation of so-called NavalX Tech Bridges, designed to bring in more innovation to the Navy and Marine Corps. U.S. Navy photo by Bobby Cummings.

The Department of the Navy creates new ways to collaborate with industry to harness advancements.

Lockheed Martin to Integrate and Test Aegis Weapon System Modernization

September 4, 2019

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $50,307,909 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-5151 to exercise options for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS Baselines through Advanced Capability Build 16. The contract provides for Aegis shipboard integration engineering, Aegis test team support, Aegis modernization team engineering support, Ballistic Missile Defense test team support, Aegis ashore support and AWS element assessments.

Leidos will Provide IT to the Air Force in the National Capital Region

September 4, 2019

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $445,361,476 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Force National Capital Region information technology services. This contract provides a full range of classified and unclassified information technology services in the National Capital Region. Work will be performed in the National Capital Region to include Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Pentagon, and is expected to be complete by September 2, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received.

Raytheon to Work on Army Hypersonic Weapon

September 3, 2019

Tucson-based Raytheon Company announced that it would be a subcontractor helping to enhance the flight performance of the Army's hypersonic weapon glide body. Under Dynetics Corporation contracts with the service, Raytheon will build and deliver the control, actuation and power-conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the Army's new Common-Hypersonic Glide Body program. Raytheon will also help assemble and test the new glide body under the Dynetics Corporation contracts. 

DHS Awards ManTech a $325 Million Contract for Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Support

September 3, 2019

Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech secured a five-year, $325 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Procurement Operations to support a Science & Technology Directorate requirement to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance support, according to a company statement.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Selects Planck Aerosystems for Small UAS Testing

September 3, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded Planck Aerosystems, Inc. of San Diego, California, $200,000 to begin testing its autonomous small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in operational settings, the agency said in a statement. The contract to Planck is part of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) in which S&T partners with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to accelerate innovative technologies.

General Dynamics is Examining the Bioeffects of Directed Energy for AFRL

September 3, 2019

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $30,837,185 face value cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for bioeffects research of directed energy effects. This contract provides for research on directed energy systems to assist in transitioning Department of Defense technologies. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is expected to be complete by November 28, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received.

Booz Allen Hamilton is Supporting DIA's Directorate of Analysis

September 3, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a time and materials contract (HHM402-19-C-0058) with a ceiling of $89,993,973 to provide support services for the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Directorate of Analysis. Through this award, DIA will procure services for the production, dissemination and tracking of DIA's finished intelligence products, including the development and maintenance of applications and tools used to perform the mission. Work will be performed in the National Capital Region with an expected completion date of February 28, 2025.

Honeywell is Repairing and Replacing Aircraft Electronic Control Units for the Navy

September 3, 2019

Honeywell International Inc. Defense & Space, Tempe, Arizona, is awarded $11,465,688 for modification P00006 under a previously awarded performance-based logistics requirements contract (N00383-12-D-003D) for repair, replacement and program support for auxiliary power units used on F/A-18 A-G models, P-3, and C-2 aircrafts along with providing coverage for the main fuel controls and electronic control unit used on the F/A-18 and the P-3 engine driven compressor.

Raytheon is Supporting Several Navy Weapon System Upgrades

September 3, 2019

Raytheon, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded $246,495,123 for an undefinitized contract action, performance-based logistics requirements contract for repair, upgrade, or replacement, required availability, required reliability, configuration management, inventory management and obsolescence management in support of the Close-In Weapon System, Land-based Phalanx Weapon System, Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) and SeaRAM. This contract includes a two-year base period with one three-year option, which if exercised, will bring the contract ceiling value to $466,395,931.

Progeny is Upgrading the Navy's Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System

September 3, 2019

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $115,736,303 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for an upgrade to the Mk 48 mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) heavyweight torpedo program, to include the following deliverables for associated subsystem electronic systems: detail design, engineering development models, proof-of-design units, proof-of-manufacturing units, low-rate initial production units and factory test equipment.

Lockheed Martin Gets $327 Million Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 6.0 Contract

September 3, 2019

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $326,998,037.  Under this follow on contract, the contractor will design, develop, integrate, test and certify the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 6.0 capability.  Aegis BMD 6.0 provides an increased BMD capability by incorporating the Air and Missile Defense Radar, now designated SPY-6, for introduction on the first DDG Flight III. The work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, with an est

Northrop Grumman is Supporting the Marine Corps' Radar Gallium Nitride Efforts

August 30, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $14,092,012 modification for the cost-plus-fixed-fee portion of a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0211) for software release and advanced emplacement displacement simultaneous motion component required to support ongoing Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Gallium Nitride efforts in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland (66%); and East Syracuse, New York (34%), and is expected to be completed by September 28, 2020. Fiscal 2019 r

The Navy Selects L3 and CPI to Help Engineer Amplifiers for Aegis Radar System

August 30, 2019

L3 Electronic Devices Inc., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $33,082,096 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with both firm-fixed-priced and cost-plus-fixed-fee line items for the production, repair and engineering services of the Aegis Cross Field Amplifiers. The Cross Field Amplifiers are microwave tubes installed in the AN/SPY-1 radar system used on board the DDG51 Class AEGIS destroyers and CG 52 Class AEGIS cruisers.  The AN/SPY-1 radar is an air/surface search and tracking system and is used for ballistic missile defense requirements.