Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Galois is Conducting Safe Document Research for DARPA

May 23, 2019

Galois Inc., Portland, Oregon, was awarded a $16,479,920 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program. The SafeDocs program aims to develop novel verified programming methodologies for building high assurance parsers for extant electronic data formats, and novel methodologies for comprehending, simplifying, and reducing these formats to their safe, unambiguous, verification-friendly subsets (safe sub-setting).

Sentar is Providing Cybersecurity and Information Management Support to the Army

May 23, 2019

Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,426,896 hybrid (cost-no-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for cyber security and information management support services. Twenty five bids were solicited with six bids received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army and Army working capital funds in the amount of $1,683,982 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-19-F-0323).

The Army Tags Caelum Research Corp. to Provide Data and Information Management Support Services

May 23, 2019

Caelum Research Corp.,* Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $22,639,066 hybrid (cost-no-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for data and information management support services. Twenty five bids were solicited with three bids received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $3,694,966 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-19-F-0324). *Small Business

Raytheon is Testing a GPS Sensor Unit for the Navy

May 23, 2019

Raytheon Co., Fullerton, California, is awarded $8,997,334 for modification P00030 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0052) to design, prototype, and test a replacement Joint Precision Approach and Landing System Ship Global Positioning System Sensor Unit (SGSU). This resolves obsolescence driven by part shortages in the Digital Integrated Global Positioning System Anti-Jam Receiver, a major subassembly of the SGSU.

Boeing is Supplying High-Fidelity Simulation Equipment to the Air Force for F-15 Training

May 23, 2019

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $40,974,754 firm-fixed-price modification (P00026) to previously awarded contract FA8621-16-C-6397 for F-15C and F-15E Mission Training Center Services contractor-furnished, high-fidelity simulation equipment to provide simulation capability to train pilots and weapons system operators. This modification provides four additional pilot/weapon systems officer crew stations devices and their associated equipment in support of aircrew training requirements.

Sierra Nevada is Installing a Degraded Visual Environment System to aid users of the Air Force's Pave Hawk Helicopter

May 23, 2019

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, has been awarded a $74,902,132 definitive C-type contract for installation of a Degraded Visual Environment System (DVES), which improves situational awareness to pilots and aircrew operating in DVE conditions by adding new functional capabilities to the HH-60G. This contract provides for the procurement, installation, and integration of the DVES solution on 85 HH-60G helicopter aircraft. Work will be performed in Sparks, Nevada, and is expected to be complete by May 21, 2024.

Computer Systems Center is Providing Concept and Requirements Development and Systems Engineering in Support of the Navy F-35s

May 23, 2019

Computer Systems Center Inc.,* Springfield, Virginia, is awarded a $7,474,901 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to perform up to 51,180 hours of concept and requirements development and system engineering services for the F-35 Lightning II Offboard Mission Support Integrated Product Team.

Navy Purchases Raytheon Landing System

May 23, 2019

Raytheon Co., Fullerton, California, is awarded a $234,640,402 fixed-price-incentive, firm-target contract for the low-rate initial production of 23 Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems. In addition, this contract procures three production and installation engineering development model unit upgrade kits, engineering change proposals, and associated data. Work will be performed in Fullerton, California (68 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (22 percent); and Indianapolis, Indiana (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2023.

DISA Extends Iridium Satellite's Airtime Contract

May 22, 2019

Iridium Satellite LLC, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a non-competitive firm fixed price contract modification (P00010) for the extension of services on the current Airtime contract. The face value of this action is $8,452,000. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $460,779,000. The original solicitation was issued on the basis of other than full and open competition pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), only one responsible source and no other type of supplies or services would satisfy agency requirements. Performance will be at the contractor's facility.

Lockheed Martin Gets NAVSEA Contract Option to Supply Undersea Warfare System

May 22, 2019

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $63,102,113 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5225 to exercise an option and provide incremental funding in support of the continued development, integration, and production of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) system. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is the USW combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threat

DOD Looks to IBM to Enable Trusted Microelectronics Manufacturing

May 22, 2019

IBM Global Business Services, Reston, Virginia (HQ0727-19-D-4000), is being awarded a $275,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  The purpose of this contract is to enable “trusted” manufacturing flows in the Trusted Foundry Access II contractor’s fabrication facilities; to enable a wide-range of associated leading-edge semiconductor technologies and services; and to create a trusted supply chain with the contractor, fully certified and accredited, to deliver classified and trusted mask and wafer fabrication within an “open” commercial environment.  This program provides

Perspecta Awarded Funds for Background Check System

May 21, 2019
By George I. Seffers
DISA and the Defense Security Service have awarded $75 million to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions to develop a major piece of the National Background Investigation System, which will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline the security clearance process.  Credit: Rudy Bagozzi/Shutterstock

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will aid efficiency.

Viasat Secures $450 Million GSA Contract

May 21, 2019

Carlsbad, California-based Viasat Inc. announced on May 21 that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) had awarded the company a five-year, sole-source indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for rapid migration of command, control, communications, computers and cyber (C5AD) capabilities. The IDIQ, which has a maximum ceiling of $450 million, was structured by GSA to meet the immediate needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) in mobile networking, cybersecurity and broadband satellite communications technology sectors. 

Marine Corps Selects PacStar Networking Equipment for Command Post Applications

May 21, 2019

Portland, Oregon-based PacStar announced on May 21 that the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) selected aspects of the company's ​Secure Wireless Command Post solution to support the Marine Air Ground Task force (MAGTF). The equipment includes network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) program. The MCH, a digital information processing and display system, provides integrated command and control (C2) and situational awareness to commanders, leaders and other C2 nodes, during tactical combat and combat support.

Actionable Solutions Group Supporting USSCOM Intelligence Analysis

May 20, 2019

Actionable Solutions Group LLC (ASG),** Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a maximum $240,658,061 single award contract (H92402-19-C-0006) with a base year and four one-year options to provide intelligence analyst support to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,500 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed at multiple geographic locations both inside and outside the continental U.S., and will continue through FY 2024.

Corps Solutions is Helping the MAGTF with Virtual Training

May 20, 2019

Corps Solutions, Stafford, Virginia, is awarded a firm-fixed-price task order M67854-19-F-7886 with a total value of $18,543,043 under a previously awarded contract (M67854-19-D-7872) to provide support services for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Support Service, Battle Simulation Center/Combined Arms Staff Training Facilities. Support services will include delivering instruction; supporting live, virtual, and constructive training events; providing modeling and simulation system operations; developing and modifying training curricula; and maintaining networks and information tec

Raytheon is Supporting Naval Sonar Mine Detection

May 20, 2019

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is awarded a $20,668,994 indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to previously awarded contract N61331-17-D-0001 to exercise options for maintenance and support of AN/AQS-20 Sonar Mine Detecting Set. The AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for Program Executive Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants.

NAVAIR Selects Greenfield Engineering to Produce Avionics Systems

May 20, 2019

Greenfield Engineering Corp.,* Leonardtown, Maryland, is awarded an $82,843,546 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services for the design, development, manufacture, integration, update and test of avionics systems from inception to disposal. In addition, this contract provides for the development and fabrication of hardware kits for integration on aircraft, including commercial-off-the-shelf and contractor-designed and fabricated components.  These services are in support of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Avionics, Sensors, and Electronic Warfare Department (AIR-4.5). Wo

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Gets $2.35 Billion for RD&E, including C4ISR

May 20, 2019

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Maryland, is awarded a $2,351,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, contract ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-D-6400) for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Funds are obligated on individual task orders for efforts that fall within the core competency areas.

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