Acquisition and Contracting

July 12, 2018
 

Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech International Corp. was awarded a managed services contract to provide worldwide enterprise information technology (IT) solutions for an unidentified Department of Defense agency. The $959 million single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a 10-year period of performance, according to the company. "This important win reflects intensive effort by ManTech in crafting a strategic approach that will deliver top quality Enterprise IT with speed, flexibility and efficiency,” said Kevin M. Phillips, ManTech president and CEO.

July 12, 2018
 

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $14,303,431 modification to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for combined mission command network operations and maintenance information technology services. Work will be performed in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $14,303,431 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army 411th Combat Support Battalion is the contracting activity.

July 12, 2018
 

ARCTEC Alaska JV, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $37,928,691 modification (P00022) to contract FA5215-14-C-7007 for operations and maintenance of Alaska remote radar sites.

July 12, 2018
 

Daylight Defense LLC, San Diego, California, is awarded $16,427,380 for modification (P00010) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0036) to procure 30 Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and 28 fiber optic cable assemblies in support of the Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems program office. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

July 12, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin, Owego, New York, has been awarded a $28,602,041, firm-fixed price delivery order against basic contract FA8119-13-D-0001 for the B-2 defense management system overhaul. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by July 9, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 working capital funds in the amount of $28,602,041 are being obligated at the time of award. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

July 12, 2018
 

Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,718,944 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contract is to provide assessments and alternatives of offensive capabilities within the domains of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace, missions and warfare areas that asymmetrically mitigate threat effectiveness, impose cost, and/or create ambiguity in adversary decision-making. Work performance will take place in the national capital region, including Arlington, Virginia, and Alexandria, Virginia. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $1,262,414; fiscal 2018 RDT&E funds in the amount of $6,109,030; and fiscal 2018 operations and maintenanc

July 11, 2018
 

The U.S. military awarded contracts to Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts (HQ0147-18-D-0008); Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey (HQ0147-18-D-0011); and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. acting through the Missile Defense and Protective Systems Division, Huntsville, Alabama (HQ0147-18-D-0010). The companies will provide autonomous acquisition and persistent precision tracking and discrimination to optimize the defensive capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense system and counter evolving threats. Each company is being awarded a multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (MAIDIQ) contract with a minimum amount of $10,000 and a maximum amount of $4,100,000,000.

July 11, 2018
 

Physical Optics Corp.,* Torrance, California, is awarded $32,844,760 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement in support of the Navy and the Air Force. This order provides for non-recurring effort to mature the Joint Avionics Reconfigurable Visual Information System (JARVIS) Small Business Innovation Research Phase II prototype through Engineering Manufacturing and Development to Technical Readiness Level 8. JARVIS is a mission processing system that will operate in conformance with the Future Airborne Computing Environment standard, incorporate software re-configurability, leverage distributed processing and address cybersecurity requirements.

July 11, 2018
 

AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Vienna, Virginia, is awarded $9,281,843 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to provide operations and sustainment support to Marine Corps Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) and assist the government in expanding and sustaining Marine Corps ITSM capabilities across the enterprise. The scope of this contract includes planning, system enhancement, documentation, configuration, systems engineering, operational support, integration, installation, certification and accreditation, training, maintenance, and testing. Work will be performed in Quantico, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance

July 11, 2018
 

Vencore Services and Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia; and Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a $49,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee with firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for expert scientific and analytics support.

July 11, 2018
 

CGI Federal Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $10,559,277 modification (P00030) to contract W52P1J-15-C-0068 for maintenance and sustainment of software systems. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia; Rock Island, Illinois; Charleston, West Virginia; Livorno, Italy; Grafenwoehr, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Camp Arifjan and Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait; Sagami, Okinawa and Yokohama, Japan; Bagram and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Camp Carroll and Pusan, Republic of Korea; Eygelshoven, Netherlands; and Zutendaal, Belgium, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $2,608,900 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

July 10, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Rear Adm. Christian "Boris” Becker, USN, commander, SPAWAR (l), discusses naval capabilities with another officer while visiting the Office of Naval Research and Naval Research Laboratory  exhibit at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition last year. SPAWAR System Command’s recent Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) award for its Information Warfare Research Project  will drive key innovative information warfare capabilities to the Navy, Rear Adm. Becker says. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) is leveraging the flexible contracting platform known as other transaction authority to improve the service’s information warfare capabilities. Technologies will be developed through prototype project awards under the Navy’s new Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium.

The IWRP OTA will accelerate acquisition and bring nontraditional sources, research and development labs, and industry together to provide new, innovative information warfare solutions," Rear Adm. C.D. Becker, USN, commander of SPAWAR Systems Command, said in a statement.

July 10, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
Anthony Montemarano, executive deputy director, DISA, says the agency is embracing the Other Transaction Authority approach to acquisition because it is the perfect vehicle for innovation. Credit: Michael Carpenter

Small businesses often lead the pack in innovation and agility, but cumbersome acquisition processes can stall the way forward when working with government agencies. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hopes to grease the skids between ingenuity and warfighters by offering a streamlined method for carrying out prototype projects and transitioning successes into follow-on production.

July 9, 2018
 

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a $49 million other transaction agreement (OTA) to Enterprise, LLC of Herndon, Virginia and several subcontractors, to develop a prototype for the government's National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) Investigation Management (IM) Shared Service. DISA announced on July 9 that it had made the June 22 award to the Enterprise team, which includes Pegasystems, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Accenture Federal Services, LLC of Arlington, Virginia; Torch Research LLC of Leawood, Kansas; and Next Tier Concepts, Inc. of Vienna, Virginia.

July 9, 2018
 

The U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) has awarded a five-year, $6.5 million cybersecurity contract to Ashburn, Virginia-based Applied Insight and Warrenton, Virginia-based DV United, a small business joint venture that provides federal government information technology. Under the contract, Applied Insight and DV United will be responsible for managing, maintaining and enhancing the ARCYBER User Activity Monitoring Program (UAM) for insider threats.

July 9, 2018
 

The U.S. Army has issued a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract to several companies to provide software engineering, infrastructure, technology and equipment requirement support to the service's Armament Software Engineering Center (SEC) Directorate. Engility Corp., Andover, Maryland; Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey; Nexagen Networks Inc.,* Morganville, New Jersey; Polaris Alpha LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia; and Universal Technical Resources Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey will share in the award. The companies will provide services related to: software development, software sustainment, software process assurance and Armament SEC infrastructure support.

July 9, 2018
 

World Wide Technology,* Maryland Heights, Missouri, was awarded a $19,091,526 firm-fixed-price contract to procure CISCO brand Voice over Internet Protocol phones with related hardware and software. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2018. U.S. Army 408th Combat Support Battalion, Qatar, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

 

July 9, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Systems LLC, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a maximum $80,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production and delivery of spare parts for the AN/VSQ-6B Vehicle Optics Sensor system. The award was a sole-source acquisition, and is for a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Florida, with a July 3, 2023, performance completion date. Using military service is the Army. Fiscal year 2018 through 2023 Army working capital funds are being used, as well as FYl 2018 through 2023 other procurement (Army) funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

 

July 9, 2018
 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technologies Office haw awarded four new task orders to Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech. The four contracts have a total value of $60 million, and are part of a $200 million multi-year IDIQ contract awarded to the company in 2017, ManTech reported. Under the task orders, ManTech will provide advanced systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support for DARPA initiatives across sensor enhancement, maritime defenses, radar and communications, and battle management control.

April 16, 2018
By George I. Seffers

Despite some challenges, the U.S. Air Force’s culture is changing in favor of small businesses, according to Valerie Muck, the service’s new director of small business programs.

"The main thing we’re trying to do in the Air Force is create that culture where we’re looking to small businesses first to maximize opportunities. Right now, the culture in the Air Force is in a really good place for that,” said Muck, who has been in the position nearly a year. She made the comments while addressing the AFCEA Small Business Committee at AFCEA’s headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia.

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