Army

September 14, 2018
 

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA), Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $498,289,506 firm-fixed-price contract for continued production, sustainment and engineering services for the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 13, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-18-D-0135).

September 14, 2018
 

AT&T Government Solutions, Oakton, Virginia, was awarded a $17,910,517 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture, production, and installation of Combat Trainer Data Subsystems, for the Combat Training Center - Instrumentation System Range Communication System. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fort Polk, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 other procurement, Army; and operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $17,910,517 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-C-0059).

September 6, 2018
 

DRS Network & Imagining Systems LLC, Melbourne, Florida, was awarded a $435,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for horizontal technology integration second generation forward looking infrared thermal receiver units, kit components, spares, repairs, and engineering and technical services. 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 9, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W909MY-18-D-0032).

September 5, 2018
 

 

Catapult Health Technology Group, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $9,681,170 modification (P00023) to contract W911QX-15-F-0014 for information technology support services for the U.S. Army research laboratory. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation; and operations maintenance, Army funds in the combined amount of $3,776,151 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 29, 2018
 

L-3 Communications EO/IR Inc., Santa Rosa, California, was awarded a $454,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Electro-Optic/Infrared/Laser Designator Payload. 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 August 28, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W909MY-18-D-0031).

August 28, 2018
 

Raytheon Co., Burlington, Massachusetts, was awarded a $58,395,992 modification (P00068) to contract W9113M-13-C-0009 for surveillance system supply and support. Work will be performed in Burlington, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $6,835,517 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. 

August 29, 2018
 

DOD reported that the U.S. Army's Contracting Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama had selected small business Radiance Technologies Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide assessment, simulation, and transition support services under one award and Army Space and High Altitude programmatic, engineering, and analysis support under another award.

August 28, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
The Army is in the process of developing an intellectual property rights policy that will reflect protections already in use by the commercial sector, reports Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

As part of its effort to modernize, the U.S. Army is developing a new policy regarding intellectual property. The new procedure, to be released in a few months, will resemble rights commonly used by the commercial industry, said Bruce Jetty, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)).

August 28, 2018
 

SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, was awarded a $33,280,064 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Electronic Warfare Integrated Reprogramming, analysis, production and process support services. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 26, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W911W5-18-D-0002).

August 28, 2018
 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $26,798,950 modification (P00027) to contract W911QX-16-C-0012 for Saturn Arch Quick Reaction Capability Aircraft. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of September 16, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $26,798,950 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus, USA, commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The world is on the verge of a space-based global mesh network that could provide full-motion video of the entire planet, and that could pose problems for the military.

August 23, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. John Morrison Jr., USA, commanding general of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence, moderates a panel at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army is making multiple changes to the way it educates soldiers fighting in the cyber and electronic warfare domains. Rather than training soldiers on step-by-step processes, the service is educating personnel to come up with their own solutions on a technologically complex battlefield.

August 23, 2018
By George I. Seffers
David May, senior intelligence advisor, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Georgia, speaks during a panel at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army is poised to implement five force design changes related to the integration of multidomain capabilities, including intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare. The integration of such capabilities is designed to allow commanders to act more quickly on the cyber-era battlefield.

David May, senior intelligence advisor, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Georgia, explained the changes while serving on a multidomain panel at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference.

August 22, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. David Bassett, USA, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, USA speak at AFCEA's TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army already is delivering several components of an integrated tactical network (ITN), a concept designed to allow the service to keep pace with technological advances, insert new capabilities as they become available and address emerging threats.

The ITN focuses on a simplified, independent, mobile network solution that does not rely on a single component to provide enhanced network availability down to the small unit dismounted leader. It takes advantage of both commercial and military network transport to enable communications in disrupted, disconnected, intermittent and limited bandwidth environments, according to an Army article.

August 21, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commanding general, U.S. Cyber Command, speaks at AFCEA’s TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, suggests the command could get a new name and says he would recommend the same for the U.S. Cyber Command.When the Army command was first established in 2010, Cyber Command was the appropriate name, but that is not longer the case, he asserted. “I think we’re well past that now. We’re at the point where, in the future, it’s going to change to something like this: Army Information Warfare Operations Command or Army Information Warfare Dominance Command.”

August 22, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Fort Gordon, Georgia, is home to the Army Cyber Command and the Army Cyber Center of Excellence. U.S. Army photo

The U.S. Army is head and shoulders above the other services in the cyber arena, Rear Adm. William “Bill” Leigher, USN (Ret.), director of Department of Defense Cyber Warfare, Raytheon, stated.

“The Army is the example that I hold up to my fellow sailors. The Army doing is it exactly right,” Adm. Leigher said.

August 22, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, Army chief information officer, addresses the TechNet Augusta confrence. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army may establish an artificial intelligence task force over the next 90 days in an effort to help develop needed expertise and better prepare for the service for the future of warfare, says Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, Army chief information officer. The service also is creating a cloud computing advisory board.

August 22, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $356,300,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and fixed-price-incentive) contract for Close Combat Tactical Trainer Manned Module modernization. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 20, 2028. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-D-0030).

August 22, 2018
 

IST Research Corp.,* Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $48,382,716 firm-fixed-price contract for the Pulse platform. According to the company, Pulse is a human security data collection tool for operating in challenging operating environments. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 14, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911NF-18-D-0007). *Small Business.

August 22, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $24,905,494 modification (P00100) to contract W911S0-11-C-0014 for Mission Command Training Program support services (battlefield experimentation). Work will be performed in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2018. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $20,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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