The vast Indo-Pacific region is not well understood. And given the rising threat from China, the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) operating in that area of responsibility has focused on working closely with U.S. allies and partners to improve interoperability through exercises, experimentation and innovation. The other key priority is increased communication and information sharing, advised Gen. Charles Q. Brown, USAF.
Air Force Network
Raytheon Corp., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $191,011,135 modification (P00084) to previously awarded contract FA8705-14-C-0001 for exercising the production option under contract line numbers 0004, 0005, 0007, 0008 and 0018 for global aircrew strategic network terminal. This modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract from $499,014,088 to $690,025,223. Work will be performed at Largo, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 19, 2021. Fiscal year 2019 procurement funds in the amount of $154,685,867 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Material Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Valdez International Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $16,622,633 firm-fixed-price modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA8773-17-C-0002 to exercise option one. The award provides for support services to operate, sustain, and assure the availability of Air Force information networks to enable war-fighter mission execution. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $70,528,073. Work will be performed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia,; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Andrews AFB, Maryland; Scott AFB, Illinois; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by February 2, 2019.
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, has been awarded a $44,742,615 contract for Microsoft Premier Support services. Contractor will provide proactive and reactive services to increase operational efficiency, optimize performance, maximize uptime and reduce support cost for the Air Force Network (AFNet) enterprise. Work will be performed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Work is expected to be complete by November 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
TKC Global Solutions L.L.C., Anchorage, Alaska, was recently awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $42,237,926 for Air Force Network accelerated migration support services. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Defense Department is primed to take a first step toward the realization of the colossal concept of connecting its entire network system under the Joint Information Environment (JIE).
For more than a year, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), along with the Army, Air Force and defense contractor Lockheed Martin, has worked on the joint regional security stacks (JRSS), a key upgrade to streamline network operations and, officials say, improve security.