Acquisition and Contracting Blog

MITRE Continues Supporting the Air Force as an FFRDC

October 3, 2019

The MITRE Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $451,345,707 cost reimbursement option contract for services. This contract provides for support to the Air Force from MITRE as the administrator of the National Security Engineering Center Federally-Funded Research and Development Center. Work will be performed in Bedford, Massachusetts; McLean, Virginia, and various locations throughout the continental U.S. and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

Insitu is Providing Product and Hardware Support to the Navy's Fielded Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 3, 2019

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $7,497,412 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures product and hardware support required to provide rapid response to fielded unmanned aerial systems, unmanned air vehicles and operational personnel. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (90%); and China Lake, California (10 %), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

The Air Force SMC Selects United Launch Services for NRO Mission Launch Operations

October 3, 2019

United Launch Services (ULS), Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,175,842,965 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Delta IV Heavy launch services. This contract modification is for Launch Operations Support (LOPS) services for five NSSL National Reconnaissance Office missions, all of which require ULS’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle.

Harris is Supplying Digital Map Computers to the Navy

October 3, 2019

Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Florida, is awarded a $9,959,544 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 23 digital map computers (DMC); and 72 digital video map computers (DVMC) for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP); 28 DMCs and 24 DVMCs for the Navy; and 13 DMCs for the government of Bahrain. These capabilities will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F, AH-1Z and H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Malabar, Florida, and is expected to be completed in August 2021.

Rockwell Collins is Engineering an Enhanced Visual Activity System for NAVAIR

October 3, 2019

Rockwell Collins Inc., a Collins Aerospace Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $24,708,215 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Enhanced Visual Acuity (EVA) system. EVA will increase flight safety and mission effectiveness by allowing Department of the Navy rotary-wing and tiltrotor (RW/TR) aircrews to maintain required visual situational awareness down to Very-Low-Light-Level (VLLL) flight operations.

Charles Stark Draper Lab is Researching Guidance Tech for the Navy's Trident II Program

October 3, 2019

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded an $83,424,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00030-20-C-0004 to provide research into the applications of technologies to meet guidance requirements for the U.S. Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System, and provide specialized technical knowledge for the guidance, navigation and control applications that will support Navy programs. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2021.

The Military Selects MetTel and Sprint to Provide Wireless Communication Services and Devices

October 3, 2019

Sprint Communications Co. L.P., doing business as Sprint, Reston, Virginia (N00244-19-D-0013); and Manhattan Telecommunications Corp., doing business as MetTel, New York, New York (N00244-19-D-0014), are awarded an estimated $993,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for wireless services and devices in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, and federal agencies.

CryptoMove Awarded Contract to Support CBP's Unmanned Aerial System Security

September 30, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $200,000 to CryptoMove, Inc., to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) security. ​CryptoMove is a start-up company in San Mateo, California, and is developing capabilities to protect CBP sUAS platforms from malicious actors. It uses a dynamic defense system and data fragmentation approach for the sUAS platforms, which is embedded in all levels of the technology architecture.

EC America is Supplying the Defense Health Agency with Tanium Hardware and Software

September 27, 2019

EC America, McLean, Texas (HT0015-19-F-0147), was awarded a firm fixed order for $8,236,057 (12-months). This is an enterprise level blanket purchase agreement (BPA) call for Tanium hardware and software support against the Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) BPA for Tanium N66001-19-A-0057 (single award BPA). This procurement is for Tanium software/hardware maintenance to support the existing Department of Defense wide Tanium infrastructure. Tanium is currently deployed at more than 130,000 endpoints across Army, Navy, and Medical Joint Active Directory environments.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Pursues Blockchain Interoperability Infrastructure

September 27, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $143,478 to Danube Tech GmbH, a company based in Vienna, Austria, to develop blockchain security technology, the agency reported in a statement. The award was made under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Other Transaction Solicitation Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses. The agency has identified blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) as a priority solution fors DHS missions.

The Navy Selects Small Businesses to Provide Advanced Electronic Components

September 26, 2019

Coastal Mechanics Co. Inc.,* Houston, Texas (N68936-19-D-0046); New Directions Technologies Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California (N68936-19-D-0047); and Omni Aerospace Inc.,* Wichita, Kansas (N68936-19-D-0048), are each awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $32,000,000 with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders.

Assurance Technology is Assisting NRL in Space Systems Development

September 26, 2019

Assurance Technology Corp. (ATC), Carlisle, Massachusetts, is awarded a $56,583,799 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development support services. The contract provides research and development services in support of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Systems Development, Software Definable/Reconfigurable Systems: design, development, support, and integration for digital interoperability effort. Work will be performed at the contractor’s facility in Carlisle, Massachusetts. The expected completion date is September 29, 2024.

CACI to Continue to Support Marine Corp Post-Deployment Systems

September 26, 2019

CACI, Inc.–Federal, Chantilly, Virginia, is awarded a $249,960,831 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-19-D-7614) for continued post-deployment system support including, service management, service operations; production and pre-production system sustainment; solution development environment; enterprise training and training devices; product lifecycle support; and service transition for change requests, engineering change proposals, and reduction of reports, interfaces, customizations, and extensions; and potential tasks to support Gl

Japan Adds Nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft in $1.36 Billion Contract with Northrop Grumman

September 26, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $1,362,276,582 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-18-C-1037). This modification is for non-recurring and recurring engineering for the production and delivery of nine Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act. This modification definitizes a previously awarded modification (P00003) for long lead parts associated with the Japan E-2D aircraft.

U.S. CyberCom Selects Altitude Cloud Platform for Cloud Migration

September 26, 2019

The U.S. Cyber Command selected Applied Insight's subsidiary Stratus Solution to provide a cloud platform to the command, according to the company. Under the contract, the company will support the comand's ability to adopt commercial cloud services and migrate its activities into the cloud, by use of the company’s cloud platform-as-a-service called Altitude.

Secretary of the Air Force Concepts Office selects ManTech to Provide Analytical Services

September 26, 2019

The Secretary of the Air Force Concepts, Development and Management (SAF/CDM) selected Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech International to provide analytical and technical services under a 10-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity $950 million multiple award contract. “In today’s rapidly evolving Intelligence environment, emerging technologies play a critical role in safeguarding national and homeland security,” said Rick Wagner, president of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Group.

Hughes to Produce Enterprise Management and Control Prototype

September 25, 2019

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center selected Germantown, Maryland-based Hughes Network Systems to develop an enterprise management and control prototype for satellite communications, according to the company. The contract runs through the Space Enterprise Consortium. Under the $2.2 million effort, Hughes will work to demonstrate automated mission planning solutions for satellite communications terminals. Users will be able to access various networks through an automated control processes.

AFRL Selects BAE and Raytheon to Support T-MUSIC and DiSCO Bandwidth and Radio Frequency Efforts

September 25, 2019

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $10,942,488 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Technologies for the Mixed-mode Ultra Scaled Integrated Circuits (T-MUSIC) effort. This effort will develop advanced mixed-mode RF components and sub-systems leveraging the T-MUSIC platform. T-MUSIC technology combines advanced silicon-germanium with advanced CMOS to enable ultra-wide bandwidth, high spurious free dynamic range and fine data converter resolution with high effective number of bits beyond current state-of-the-art.

Raytheon will Develop High-Power Microwave Prototype for AFRL

September 25, 2019

Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $16,289,702 agreement for one prototype Phaser high power microwave system. This agreement provides for outside continental U.S. (OCONUS) field assessment for purposes of experimentation. Experimentation includes, but is not limited to 12 months of in-field operation by Air Force personnel against unmanned aerial systems threats.

Herrick Technology Laboratories is Supporting AFRL's SLEEK Hardware and Software R&D

Herrick Technology Laboratories Inc.,* Manchester, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $40,712,166 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Spectrum-Agile, Location Aware, Enhanced Electromagnetic Kit (SLEEK) hardware and software. This contract provides for research, develop, integrate, prototype, demonstrate, validate and verify new software capabilities for a software-defined and reprogrammable transceiver that has broad applicability to military-relevant missions.