Under a $51 million, 3.5 year delivery order on the Training Systems Contract III, Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA Incorporated will develop and deliver Integrated Tactical Trainers (ITTs) for the Littoral Combat Ship 6, Independence variant, in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Fla. The ITTs will be installed and operated at the Littoral Combat Training Facility in San Diego. The ITTs will be used as part of CSRA's VirtualShip training platform to help the Navy train its bridge teams for operations at sea.
Acquisition and Contracting
To support its Global Hawk Program, NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) is tapping Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UltiSat, Incorporated to provide commercial Ku-band satellite capacity with coverage of the Continental United States (CONUS), Atlantic and Pacific. AFRC operates Global Hawk UAV aircraft for atmospheric research, including the assessment and monitoring of developing tropical storms to forecast storm tracks and potential landfall points for advanced notifications and warnings. UltiSat is a provider of end-to-end managed satellite communications (SATCOM) networks. "UltiSat is proud to support this scientific application of our SATCOM services,” Steve Roth, UltiSat program director, said.
Peraton was awarded $578 million to support and maintain Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-owned checkpoint security screening equipment at TSA checkpoints in all U.S. airports for five years. In addition, the company will also provide overall program management for TSA's national security mission for the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) program.
Fairfax, Virginia-based Highlight Technologies has been awarded a first task order under the GSAs 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle. Under the prime contract, the company will provide program management, records management, technical and administrative support services to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Highlight will provide support by using an electronic management system to capture and store records for the HRSA Records Management program. In addition, Highlight will also collaborate to define the best strategy and requirements to help continually improve HRSA’s programs.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded $70,917,689 on September 29, 2017 for a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5212) to exercise fiscal 2018 options for cooperative engagement capability (CEC) design agent and engineering services efforts. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, was awarded $418,653,874 on September 29, 2017 for fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification PZ0002 to a previously awarded unpriced letter contract (N00030-17-C-0100) for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 life extension production, and D5 deployed systems support. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (26.08 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (22.84 percent); Bangor, Washington (21.05 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (20.67 percent); Magna, Utah (2.51 percent); Orlando, Florida (1.12 percent); and other various locations (less than 1.00 percent each; 5.73 percent total), and work is expected to be complet
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, was awarded a $55,719,955 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on September 29, 2017 to provide United States and United Kingdom Trident II (D5) strategic weapon system navigation subsystem technical engineering support services. The contract will provide United States and United Kingdom fleet support, trainer systems support, logistics management, shipboard systems integration increments 8 and 13 training curricula design and development, test equipment, spares, tools, material procurement, and U.S.
Envisioneering Incorporated of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,880,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on September 29, 2017 to provide development, design, fabrication and testing for the Naval Research Laboratory Radar Division.
Dell Federal Systems, Round Rock, Texas, received $22,420,790 on September 29, 2017 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order M67854-17-F-4102 under a previously awarded contract (NNG15SC06B) for a quantity of 27,013 general purpose laptops to support the Next Generation Enterprise Network mandatory Windows 10 transition. Work will be performed at Round Rock, Texas, and is expected to be completed by February 2, 2018. Fiscal year 2016 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $7,849,310; and FY 2017 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $14,571,480 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
On September 29, 2017, Lockheed Martin Canada, Ottawa, Canada, was awarded a $21,439,277 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide development, maintenance and upgrade of the Visual Interactive Simulation Training Application (VISTA) computer based synthetic operations and maintenance trainers in support of the Center for Surface Combat Systems. VISTA is a flexible high-fidelity computer based networked system that provides a training environment for both operation and corrective maintenance tasks on selected combat systems.
Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded on September 29, 2017 a $17,268,162 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5145) to exercise options for DDG 1000-class total ship activation test conduct and for modification and upgrades to missions systems equipment/total ship computing environment hardware and software. The contract provides production, integration, activation and testing on DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship mission systems and missions systems equipment (MSE).
On September 29, 2017, 3e Technologies International Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $16,163,099 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00174-16-C-0046) to exercise option year one for continued implementation of a facilities critical infrastructure control and monitoring system interface to the Navy Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System that will allow for monitoring and control of critical facility infrastructure for potential operating hazards or intrusions.
Faced with aging equipment and vehicles from a bygone era, the Army is set to modernize by standing up a new command to transform its acquisition processes, among other things. It is one of the Army’s most significant restructuring efforts in the last 40 years. The need for modernization is coming from an "eroding" competitive advantage, and the evolving needs of a modern—and future—battlefield.
“We do not have time to waste,” implored Gen. Mark Milley, USA, U.S. Army chief of staff, at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 9. “Our challenges are growing in scale and are in every domain of warfare: land, maritime, air, cyber and space.”
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency tapped Lockheed Martin to develop a low power laser demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor technology. Under a nine-month, $9.4 million contract, Lockheed examine the use of its beam control concept demonstrator on an airborne platform to destroy missiles during the boost phase. "Our LPLD concept puts advanced beam control systems and a fiber laser on a high-performance, high-altitude platform to maximize risk reduction value over the demonstration period,” said Sarah Reeves, director in Strategic and Missile Defense programs at Lockheed Martin.
Looking to create a more agile contracting process, the Department of the Navy's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) is trying out a new approach for next year's recompete of its major information technology contracts.
The so-called “sprint” process strives to bring in contract services that more directly align with the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ mission-related IT network and hardware requirements. Modeled after the computer industry’s agile software development process, the sprint contracting method rolls out contract documents more frequently and harnesses industry feedback on the front end, while incorporating the needs of end users.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded a $10,114,000 modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 3000, placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0026. The modification provides for the procurement of 52 technical refreshed mission computers for retrofit on the H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland (42 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (38 percent); and Woodland Hills, California (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2020. Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,114,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command,
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Cape Henry Associates (CHA) a three-year, $49 million hybrid contract to mature an advanced Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Lighthouse framework and discrete functional modules. The company's Lighthouse product will be used in Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) analysis, requirements definitions, and production of training systems. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 11, 2020. U.S.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Capital Access (OCA) has awarded a $20 million blanket purchasing agreement (BPA) prime contract to Highlight Technologies, LLC of Fairfax, Va. to provide staff augmentation and management support across nine loan center locations at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to assist with the Agency’s major small business loan programs. The primary contract services include support for the: origination, servicing, refinancing, and liquidation of Microloan, 7(a), 504 and Disaster loan programs as well as risk management, loan systems management and financial analysis.
Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, East Syracuse, New York, is being awarded a $16,838,188 firm-fixed-price contract for Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter multi-mode radar systems. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $118,529,109. Work will be performed in East Syracuse, New York (64 percent); and Gothenburg, Sweden (36 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2019.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded nearly $3.9 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development. Awardees in 16 states will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The innovative products to be developed through the grants aim to solve specific technology challenges in collaboration and partnership, data and modeling, precision measurements, and systems. Phase I awardees receive up to $100,000 to establish the merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed research and development.