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May 16, 2022
 

 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (HDTRA1-17-C-0019), is issued a contract modification (P00031) to exercise an option for a six-month extension with a ceiling value of $18,664,816, to a time-and-materials contract for scientific and technical services in support of various projects under the Biological Threat Reduction Program.  Work will be performed at various locations throughout the world.  The anticipated completion date is Nov. 13, 2022.  The contract was a competitive acquisition; the government received 11 offers.  The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Cooperative Threat Reduction Contracting Office, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity. (Awarded May 13, 2022)

 

May 16, 2022
 

On May 16 Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech International Corp. announced that it would be acquired by The Carlyle Group in an cash transaction valuing approximately $4.2 billion. ManTech reported that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Carlyle and that the intended sale was unanimously approved by ManTech’s Board of Directors. Assuming ManTech shareholders vote in favor of the transaction and regulatory approvals are reached, the deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

May 6, 2022
 
Cross-domain solutions help the DoD and intelligence communities move data quickly between different classification and security levels. Credit: Shutterstock

One of the challenges the U.S. military and intelligence communities have faced for years is quickly moving information between different networks and classification levels to reach users in a timely manner.

Recent steps taken by the Department of Defense to seamlessly move data between security levels at speed and volume will help warfighters and intelligence specialists carry out their missions more effectively, George Kamis, Forcepoint’s chief technology officer for Global Governance and Critical Infrastructure told SIGNAL Magazine’s Director of Digital News Media Kimberly Underwood in an SIGNAL Media Executive video discussion.

May 2, 2022
 
Identity verification and credentials are key tools in protecting networks and their valuable data from breaches and compromise. Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock

Who you are, or more importantly, who your IT network thinks you are and what it allows you to do, is a crucial part of cybersecurity.

One’s identity in cyberspace is key to accessing its resources, and it is part of an ongoing battle between security teams and criminal and nation state-backed hackers trying to get in, explains Christian Lees, chief technology officer, Resecurity Inc.

Identifying an identity-based threat not only helps individuals, but entire organizations as well. “If we can help fast track the detection of a threat, that’s our role,” Lees told SIGNAL Magazine Senior Editor Kimberly Underwood in an SIGNAL Media Executive Video discussion.

April 21, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
NASA is seeking to replace its NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) communications system, shown in a NASA illustration. The administration is pursuing two demonstrations with six commercial satellite communication providers to start to examine how the industry can support future near-Earth communication mission requirements. Credit: NASA

Building on the success of private industry cargo, launch and commercial crew services, NASA is betting on the commercial satellite industry to meet its future communication needs. It is turning to a service model for fixed satellite services in low-Earth orbit, to support its various missions, and later on, is planning on using mobile satellite services. What stands in the administration’s way, however, is a lengthy regulatory hurdle. NASA must obtain spectrum regulatory recognition for satellite-to-satellite operations from the world’s governing body, the World Radio Conference, which only meets every four years.

March 22, 2022
 

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has selected Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, 10-year contract with a $4.5 billion ceiling. As part of the User Facing and Data Center Services Contract effort, the company will provide hybrid cloud services, including commercial clouds and data center, and innovative information technology (IT) design, engineering, implementation and operations and sustainment to NGA and its mission partners.

March 17, 2022
 

Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $91,277,706 modification (P00048) to previously awarded FA8615-19-C-6061 for electronic warfare radio frequency compatibility. The contract modification provides for software development, support for developmental testing and operational testing, initial production capabilities maturation, and hardware qualification testing. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,000,000 is being obligated at the time of award.

March 17, 2022
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, New York, is awarded a $12,792,525 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order (N00024-22-F-6209) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00024-19-D-6200 for the procurement of submarine modernization kits, equipment, and installation. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York, and is expected to be completed by January 2024. Fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $12,792,525 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Contract awarded March 10, 2022)

March 16, 2022
 

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract option modification (P00008) in the amount of $7,895,976 to a previously awarded contract (H98210-18-F-0062) for administering critical functions of the National Language Services Corps (NLSC), a major activity of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $39,939,186 from $32,043,210, and is the result of a competitive acquisition with one solicitation and two offers received. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia. The option period of performance is from March 15, 2022, to March 14, 2023. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds.

March 16, 2022
 

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Ayer, Massachusetts, is awarded a $19,161,016 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering services for CVN 78, DDG 1000, LSD 41/49, LPD 17, LHD 1, LHA 6, and LCS 1 and LCS 2 ship class steering control and navigation control systems and machinery control systems. This contract does not include options. Work will be performed in Ayer, Massachusetts (64%); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (3%); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3%); Norfolk, Virginia (3%); San Diego, California (3%); Bremerton, Washington (3%); Washington, D.C.

March 16, 2022
 

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $15,788,396 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N61331-18-D-0007 to exercise options for the development, integration, testing, and evaluation of prototype systems into existing or emerging unmanned vehicles, unmanned weapons, and unmanned weapons control systems related to mine warfare, amphibious warfare, surface warfare, diving and life support, coastal and underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and other missions in the littoral and riverine environments. Work will be performed at locations which will be determined with each delivery order and is expected to be completed by March 2023.

March 16, 2022
 

American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, is awarded a $42,149,432 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the development of a Combat Systems Integrated Product to assess operational performance against Navy standards in simulated and operational training environments, including predicting ability to perform assigned tasks, functions and missions. In addition, the system will recommend training and resource allocation to improve performance. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (51%); Jacksonville, Florida (37%); Long Island, New York (5%); Dallas, Texas (3%); Seattle, Washington (3%); and Boston, Massachusetts (1%), and is expected to be completed in October 2025.

March 9, 2022
 
Access to large amounts of data and the ability to analyze and model it is now becoming increasingly available to medium and small sized organizations. Credit: bleakstar/Shutterstock

Modern organizations run on data, but they need a workforce skilled at interpreting and managing that information for the greatest advantage, says James Stanger, the chief technology evangelist at the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA.

March 8, 2022
By James Stanger
Workforce education seems to be the secret weapon organizations use to successfully implement zero trust. Credit: Stuart Miles/Shutterstock

This article is part of a series that explores zero trust, cyber resiliency and similar topics.

Over the past year or so, I’ve discovered the secret weapon that IT leaders of various U.S. government entities have deployed as they implement zero trust architectures. Their first step has been to create a comprehensive educational pathway for their workers. This is because no one can implement zero trust alone.

Zero trust: Only education can move you forward

March 2, 2022
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a not-to-exceed $498,310,000 firm-fixed-price undefinitized order (N0001922F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006). This order provides for the production and delivery of the Harpoon Coastal Defense System Launch System (HCDS) in support of the government of Taiwan, specifically 100 Launcher Transporter Units, 25 Radar Units, and HCDS training equipment. Work will be performed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (23.9%); Oshkosh, Wisconsin (18.53%); Lititz, Pennsylvania (13.64%); St.

March 1, 2022
 

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced on February 28th that it had selected Reston, Virginia-based Leidos, Inc., for its Defense Enclave Services (DES) four-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, with a ceiling value of $11.5 billion.

July 26, 2021
By George I. Seffers
Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical and the C5ISR Center integrate Stryker vehicles with the C5ISR/Electronic Warfare Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) capabilities during the Network Modernization Experiment (NetModX) 2021 from May to July, 2021 at the C5ISR Center’s Ground Activity, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Kathryn Bailey, PEO C3T

The U.S. Army for the first time has demonstrated during its Network Modernization Experiment the integration of three capability cards—one for positioning, navigation and timing, another for mounted mission command, and a third for the TSM tactical communications waveform. The capabilities are associated with the service’s open suite of standards and were integrated onto a Stryker combat vehicle.

February 17, 2022
By Robert K. Ackerman
A panel of industry experts explore the hows and whats of the technology future at WEST 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The key to developing amazing new technologies and capabilities for defense may lie in disciplined development, according to industry experts. The “anything goes” approach to innovation may give way to more structured architectures that ensure the customer receives what it wants and needs.

A panel of industry experts gave a glimpse of the future by describing the present at WEST 2022, the conference and exposition hosted by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute in San Diego February 16-18. They described many approaches that only recently have been embraced as the key to what might emerge from commercial laboratories and research facilities.

February 10, 2022
By George I. Seffers
New communications technologies integrated onto armored vehicles during the U.S. Army’s Armored Formation On-The-Move Network Pilot could enable the service to eliminate large-tent tactical operations centers in favor of distributed command capabilities.

The U.S. Army is conducting a pilot program to evaluate new and emerging commercial network on-the-move technologies integrated onto armored vehicles. The new equipment dramatically improves communications capabilities and could potentially eliminate the need for big-tent tactical operations centers (TOCs).

January 26, 2022
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Harris Defense Communication, Rochester, New York, is awarded a $750,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of multi-channel hand held (MCHH) radios. The work to be performed provides for MCHH radios, MCHH-vehicle installation kits (VIKs) and MCHH accessories. The MCHH-VIK consists of the amplifier, antennas, and mounts necessary to integrate the MCHH into a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The MCHH will replace legacy handheld systems that do not meet the National Security Agency 2024 cryptographic modernization mandate. Work will be performed at Rochester, New York, with an expected completion date of January 2032.

January 26, 2022
 

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics based in Falls Church, Virginia, announced that Cisco has made a strategic investment in GDIT’s 5G Emerge Lab to test and develop 5G technology, applications, and hardware. The corporate lab is a research and development environment used to develop wireless connectivity solutions and tools to support the adoption of 5G on enterprise networks.

January 26, 2022
 

The U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) has awarded ManTech a five-year $88 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order to provide Test and Evaluation (T&E) support for U.S. Navy weapons and combat systems, the company announced on January 26. Under the contract, ManTech will provide comprehensive T&E for software programs and safety certification of U.S. Navy weapons and combat systems programs, including the Aegis Combat System, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, Ship Self-Defense System Aircraft Carrier – Nuclear Propulsion, Littoral Combat Ship and Zumwalt class guided missile destroyers.

January 25, 2022
Posted by George I. Seffers
Under a newly awarded contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency, Booz Allen Hamilton will develop a prototypical zero-trust solution as part of the Thunderdome program. Credit: Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has announced the award of a $6.8 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for a Thunderdome prototype, a zero-trust security model.

During this six-month effort, the agency will operationally test how to implement DISA’s Zero Trust Reference Architecture, published in March 2020 for the Defense Department, by taking advantage of commercial technologies such as secure access service edge (SASE) and software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). Thunderdome will also incorporate greater cybersecurity centered around data protection and integrate with existing endpoint and identity initiatives aligned to zero trust, according to the press release.

January 24, 2022
 
Systems impacting the physical world such as industrial plants and weapons systems require different cybersecurity methods from fully information technology-based platforms.  Credit: Shutterstock

Cybersecurity is one of the key growth skills of the modern age, but there is a major difference between providing security for purely online or electronic systems and those that interact with the physical world.

The distinction between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is an important facet for cybersecurity operations, Carey Miller, managing director of Deloitte and Touche’s Cyber and Strategic Risk Practice, told SIGNAL Magazine Senior Editor Kimberly Underwood in a SIGNAL Executive Video Series discussion.

January 10, 2022
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, is awarded a $19,250,000 ceiling increase modification on firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers (CLINs) 0004 and 0005 to previously-awarded contract N6660419DG900 for depot level upgrade, repair, and overhaul services of photonics masts and depot-level repairable items, and procurement of parts under CLINs 0004 and 0005 which are required for photonics mast repairs. Work will be performed in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the ordering period is expected to be completed by June 2024. No funds are being obligated at time of award of this ceiling increase modification. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity. 

January 7, 2022
 

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $95,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for facilities maintenance, repair and operations supplies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a 371-day bridge contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Virginia; West Virginia; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and New Jersey, with a January 14, 2023, ordering period end date. Using customers are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2023 defense working capital funds.

January 6, 2022
 

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,643,701,284 firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, replacement, required availability, configuration management, and inventory management for supply support for 228 MV-22B (Marine); CMV-22 (Navy); and CV-22 (Air Force) Osprey aircraft components. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (97%); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (3%). Work is expected to be completed by December 2026.

January 4, 2022
 

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $32,295,592 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00027) to a previously awarded contract (N0042120C0003).

January 4, 2022
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $24,538,730 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00010) to previously awarded contract FA8807-21-C-0003 for the Military Global Positioning System User Equipment Increment 2 Miniature Serial Interface (MSI) contract. The modification incorporates MSI Engineering Change Proposal-1 into the baseline and provides continued MSI with Next Generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit Technology Development capabilities. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2025.

January 4, 2022
 

Peraton Labs Inc., Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded a $19,278,529 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the Mission-Integrated Network Control program. Work will be performed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (60%); Cambridge, Massachusetts (18%); Woburn, Massachusetts (15%); Memphis, Tennessee (5%); Miami, Florida (1%); and Sherman Oaks, California (1%), with an expected completion date of June 2025. Fiscal 2021 and 2022 research, development, test, and engineering funds in the amounts of $82,797 and $758,722, respectively, are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition under broad agency announcement HR001121S0028.

December 30, 2021
 

Leidos Inc., S&R and Intelligence System Services, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $44,439,158 modification (P00039) to previously awarded task order FA8730-19-F-0012 for installation, fielding and support of the Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application (C2IMERA). This modification incorporates two additional 12-month option years. Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,648,643 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

December 30, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Sperry Marine, Saint Rose, Louisiana (N3220522D0005); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Virginia (N3220522D0006); NAV Systems Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia (N3220522D0007); and NAVTECH Marine Electronics, Honolulu, Hawaii (N3220522D0008), were awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a shared ceiling of $55,940,500.

December 28, 2021
 

ECS Federal LLC, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $11,572,950 modification (P00010) to contract W911QX-20-C-0019 to support full motion video, visual search and single object tracker, and broad area search and tracking medium scale integration algorithm testing. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2022. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $250,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

December 28, 2021
 

General Atomics, San Diego, California, is awarded a $69,803,720 firm-fixed-price contract that provides non-recurring engineering and program management services in support of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system for the CVN 81 aircraft carrier, minus energy storage subsystem.

December 23, 2021
 

AT&T Corp., Oakton, Virginia, was awarded a competitive, firm-fixed-price, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Voice Internet Service Provider for the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM)/U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) region, which provides session initiation protocol trunking and telephony services.  The guaranteed minimum amount is $500 and will be satisfied through a task order award using fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds. The total amount of all orders placed against this contract shall not exceed $304,383,743. Performance will be at various locations within the NORTHCOM/SOUTHCOM region, with the primary place of performance in Oakton, Virginia.

December 23, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $1,382,319,836 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and fixed-price-incentive) contract for low-rate initial production and full-rate production of the Integrated Battle Command System. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of December 22, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-22-D-0004).

December 22, 2021
 

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $21,164,178 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production of the Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) naval strike missile (NSM) launcher unit (NLU) and weapon control system (WCS) production representative models. NMESIS is a land-based missile launcher platform that provides the Fleet Marine Force with an anti-ship capability. NMESIS integrates a NLU, capable of launching two NSMs, onto a Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary Fires carrier. The NLU is controlled by the WCS located externally in a command and control vehicle.

December 21, 2021
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. FAST Labs (BAE), Merrimack, New Hampshire, is awarded a Phase 2 effort to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N65236-20-C-8015) in the amount of $17,788,715 for research in areas of tactical uses for very low frequency transmissions. Work will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by January 2024. This modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $35,021,303. Fiscal 2021 research, development, testing, and evaluation (Department of Defense) funds in the amount of $192,210 will be obligated at time of modification. Funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year.

December 21, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $24,320,573 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded firm-price-incentive-fee contract (N0001921C0073). This modification exercises options to procure 25 Link 16 production B kits, three Link 16 B kit spares, and two Link 16 flight training device B kits in support of UH-1Y and AH-1Z Helicopter modification efforts for the Navy. Additionally, this modification extends services in support of Link-16 systems engineering, program management and logistics support. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (92%); and San Diego, California (8%), and is expected to be completed in June 2024.

December 20, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $11,886,422 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00003) to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0052). This modification exercises options and adds scope to provide field service representative, maintenance and sustainment operation support for the Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory systems and consumables in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the governments of Norway and Italy. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Non-U.S.

December 20, 2021
 

Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded the option to extend terms of the contract (P00004) in the amount of $18,860,822 for previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8650-21-C-7031 for surveillance processing over the Extreme Radio Frequency (RF) Bandwidths effort. The contract provides for the development of advanced signal processing technologies and techniques for future RF systems. These systems will create an asymmetric advantage for tactical operations in anti-access/area-denial environments by enhancing the operating bandwidth of real-time signal detection and recognition capabilities. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by February 14, 2024.

December 20, 2021
 

Peraton Labs Inc., Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded the option to extend terms of the contract (P00003) in the amount of $17,946,558 for previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8650-20-C-7029 for the System for Integrated, Intelligent, and Versatile Signal Processing effort. The contract provides for the development of advanced signal processing technologies and techniques for future Radio Frequency systems. These systems will create an asymmetric advantage for tactical operations in anti-access/area-denial environments by enhancing the operating bandwidth of real-time signal detection and recognition capabilities.

January 1, 2022
By Robert K. Ackerman
Educating and training people in cybersecurity will require a broader reach in both personnel and material.  Andrey Suslov/Shutterstock

The changing nature of threats and countermeasures cries out for new perspectives in cybersecurity, commercial experts say. Training and education must assume greater variety, but trainees also must be chosen from diverse backgrounds to provide new perspectives on threats and potential solutions.

January 1, 2022
By Dan Smith
Telemetry is the use of automation to manage communications across multiple data sources and speed the detection of threats.  Frame Stock Footage/Shutterstock

Across the federal government, agencies are dealing with an explosion of cybersecurity data from new sensors, hyper-scale cloud infrastructure, microservices and a geographically distributed workforce—and the pace shows no sign of slowing.

Automation drives the ability for agencies to process and analyze these massive workloads, but if not deployed and managed with proper expertise, they can add complexity and risk.

December 20, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $13,184,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator and General Support Fleet Airframe in support of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. This contract provides for basic F-16 engineering support, documentation, special projects and logistical support. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $780,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 20, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $329,303,008 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF on-orbit support to satisfy the GPS IIF mission requirements. This contract will provide engineering services to the operational units in support of GPS Block IIF satellite constellation. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be completed by December 20, 2031. The Space Systems Command Directorate of Contracting, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8823-22-D-0001).

 

December 17, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Maryland, has been awarded a $41,178,619 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Manta Ray Phase 2 program. This contract provides developing, fabricating, and testing a full-scale demonstration system of a long-endurance unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland (75%); Woods Hole, Massachusetts (15%); Grandview, Missouri (4%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); North Kingstown, Rhode Island (2%); and Gulfport, Mississippi (1%), with an expected completion date of December 2023. Fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and engineering funds in the amount of $760,166 and $10,000,000, respectively, are being obligated at time of award.

December 17, 2021
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $27,387,206 contract for Global Broadcast Service (GBS) architecture sustaining engineering. This contract provides for architecture sustaining engineering support to ensure the GBS is available to users worldwide.  GBS provides worldwide continuous one-way high-speed information flow over Wideband Global Satellite Communications military KA-band satellites to disseminate information products to deployed and in-garrison forces. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado; Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado; and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2026.

December 17, 2021
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $189,761,282 firm-fixed-price modification (P00049) to contract FA8615-17-C-6047 for Active Electronically Scanned Array radars of Air Force F-16 aircraft. This modification exercises options to include 83 production radars, as well as associated spares. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,032,433,616. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $67,964,526; and fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $121,796,756 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 16, 2021
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $9,536,068 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Weapon Data Link (WDL) other transaction agreement. This agreement provides for the prototype of a WDL to be integrated into the JASSM weapon system. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by July 1, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers received. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $9,526,086 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-22-9-0023).