Analysis, Computing & Engineering Solutions Inc., Columbia, Maryland, is awarded a $19,062,904 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems design and development. This contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $100,273,144. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. The services to be acquired consist of continuing advanced research and development for scientific, technical and engineering efforts associated with the development and integration of C4ISR systems. Work is expected to be completed by July 2025.
Geocent LLC, Metairie, Louisiana (N66001-20-D-3417); M.C.
To improve communications on the battlefield, the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, gave the green light to field an advanced intercom system, known as the G4 ICS, for use in light armored vehicles.
The Program Manager for Light Armored Vehicles, PM LAV—led by Steve Myers—will begin initial procurement of the system in fiscal year 2021, with full operational capability in FY 2022, the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) reported.
On the battlefield of the future, warfighters will need to be extraordinarily interconnected to weapon systems in the air, sea, space, land and digital realms. To support operations across these multiple domains, warfighters will have to rely on advanced command and control capabilities and vigorously employ cyber defenses to its weapons and systems.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) continues to add capabilities available to warfighters and to the broader Defense Department community.
The agency has created a lot of buzz in recent months with a number of initiatives involving cloud capabilities, mobility and biometrics. Officials serving on a DISA panel continued that trend at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2019 conference in Augusta, Georgia.
With Russia and China pursuing “rapid and comprehensive” nuclear weapon modernization efforts, instead of denuclearization, the United States must remain vigilant in its commitment to update its defensive tools to protect the nation, said Gen. David Goldfein, USAF, chief of staff of the Air Force.
The chief of staff spoke at the Mitchell Institute’s Strategic Deterrence Breakfast Series on June 26. He confirmed the necessity of the United States’ nuclear deterrence triad, the combination of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), ballistic missile submarines and the aircraft bomber fleet, which serve as the backbone of our national security.
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $66,752,500 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for rapid technology development and demonstrations. This contract provides for the development of new/novel concepts for sensor and systems of sensor systems across the multiple domains and spectrums that aid in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and battlespace awareness. Work will performed in Reston, Virginia, with base support at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 12, 2024. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received.
Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will be supporting the technical operations of the U.S. Air Force’s 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing's technical operations, the company reported in a June 27 release. The $217 million single-award contract includes a nine-month base period with seven one-year options and a possible six-month extension. The wing provides time-sensitive, multiple-source intelligence data and products to the Air Force derived from various service, allied and coalition ISR platforms.
BAE System Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00039-19-D-0031); Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0032); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (N00039-19-D-0033), are each awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for logistics, integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, zone integration and installation of integrated command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) system of systems capabilities aboard new construction aircraft carrier and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Maryland, is awarded a $2,351,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, contract ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-D-6400) for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Funds are obligated on individual task orders for efforts that fall within the core competency areas.
Assurance Technology Corp., Carlisle, Massachusetts, is awarded a $13,959,231 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00173-18-C-6007 for research and development for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) System for Naval Research Laboratory Space Systems Development Department. After award of this modification, the total cumulative value of this contract is $25,470,666. Work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, and work is expected to be completed September 28, 2019.
American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (M67854-19-D-7870); Calibre Systems Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (M67854-19-D-7871); Corps Solutions, Stafford, Virginia (M67854-19-D-7872); Obsidian Solutions Group,* Fredericksburg, Virginia (M67854-19-D-7873); Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (M67854-19-D-7874); Solutions Through Innovative Technologies Inc., Fairborn, Ohio (M67854-19-D-7875); and Valiant Global Defense Services Inc., San Diego, California (M67854-19-D-7876), are awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-pricing arrangements for the procurement of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training Systems Support (MTSS), with a combined maximum ceiling amoun
22nd Century Technologies Inc.,* Somerset, New Jersey (W15P7T-19-D-0202); Agile Defense Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (W15P7T-19-D-0203); Allied Associates International Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W15P7T-19-D-0204); Beshenich Muir & Associates LLC,* Leavenworth, Kansas (W15P7T-19-D-0205); Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey (W15P7T-19-D-0206); Interactive Process Technology LLC,* Billerica, Massachusetts (W15P7T-19-D-0207); and Technology Service Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia (W15P7T-19-D-0210), will compete for each order of the $37,400,000,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for knowledge based professional engineering support services for programs with co
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $90,503,763 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 1,008,710 man-hours of operational systems customization and engineering and technical services for implementation from concept through deployment of mobile deployable command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems products. These systems are comprised of special operations forces and consequence management vehicles, small craft, transportable communication systems, enroute communication systems, and intra-platform systems. These services are in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special
The Army Contracting Command (ACC) selected Sev1Tech to support the Army's Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Program Office. Under the contract, Sev1Tech will provide support services that center on command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities through a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. The RS3 Program Office is responsible for ensuring warfighter operational readiness by delivering program management and procurement services.
A suite of open architecture standards developed by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center enables the convergence of hardware and software to improve the Army’s command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. The C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards, referred to as CMOSS, allows the communication components of military vehicles to share a common platform. The open architecture applies necessary Army baseline as well as industry standards.
To be the Navy the nation needs, the service must grow, leaders have decided. As part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress approved the Navy’s growth to 355 ships.
COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $69,618,375 modification (P00039) to contract FA2486-16-F-0031 for Technical and Management Advisory Services Command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR)/cyber support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts; Gunter Annex, Alabama; Patrick AFB, Florida; Edwards AFB, California; Scott AFB, Illinois; Robins AFB, Georgia; Beale AFB, California; Hill AFB, Utah; Langley AFB, Virginia; and San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2019. This modifica
President Donald Trump’s recent call for a U.S. Space Force that would potentially be on par with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard shows a renewed recognition of the importance of space. This presidential proclamation has been met with varying responses. Regardless of one’s position on the topic, it begs for a discussion that is long overdue. The Commission to Assess U.S. National Security Space Management and Organization, often referred to as the Rumsfeld Commission, put into place more than 17 years ago a solid set of findings and recommendations on national space policy. Some of the recommendations have been adopted, while others have fallen by the wayside for a variety of reasons.
DOD announced that the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific had selected Riverside Engineering LLC, Vienna, Virginia ($14,419,476); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland ($12,068,259); Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc., Reston, Virginia ($10,489,800); and Solute Inc., San Diego, California ($9,868,928) to provide emerging positioning, navigation and timing technologies for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $68,910,181 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price term level of effort indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The contract provides for approximately 803,510 man-hours of support services for the integration and product support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisions’ Special Communications Mission Solutions Division (AD-4.11.4). Work will be performed in St. Inigoes, Maryland (70 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2023.
Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $596,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N6523618D8014) with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-target, and firm-fixed-price delivery/task orders. The contract is for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, networks and support equipment. The work includes procuring, fabricating, assembling, integrating, testing, inspecting and delivering a highly diverse range of systems that include various complex designs provided by Navy program offices in the form of technical data packages.
Amsec LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia; VT Milcom Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia; KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC, Columbia, Maryland; and M. C. Dean Inc., Tysons, Virginia, are awarded a combined $374,000,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid, cost-plus-incentive fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, multiple award contract to increase ceiling and extend period of performance for installation and operational certification of shipboard and shore facility command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
The division at the U.S Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) that covers Expeditionary Mission Command (EMC) technologies has been busy. It has completed the development of more than 15 projects as part of its science and technology objectives.
Mercury Defense Systems Inc., Cypress, California, is awarded $20,515,570 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement. This order provides for the procurement of 36 Advanced Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFM) units in support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topic N06-036 entitled “Advanced Techniques for DRFM.” Work will be performed in Cypress, California (63 percent); and West Caldwell, New Jersey (37 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force); FY 2018 weapons procurement (Air Force); and FY 2018 research, development,
John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $47,000,000 face value, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for computer software. The contract provides for research and development, to provide the Air Force Research Laboratory with the necessary research and development to maintain an essential engineering, research and development capability in the areas of space control; space communications and positioning, navigation and timing; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space situational awareness; high-power electromagnetics, lasers and space electro-optics. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by June 13, 2023.
An impression exists among senior government officials that moving command, control, communication, computers and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems into the cloud is overhyped. They question whether this will improve operational effectiveness. I admit I once shared these reservations, but recently evolved on the subject and now see a compelling rationale for moving C4ISR into the cloud.
Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc., San Diego, California, is being awarded a potential $37,099,684 option to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-13-D-0093) for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) test and evaluation, system engineering and integration, operational support, and configuration management supporting the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Enterprise Engineering and Certification Laboratory and Combined Test Bed.
There is a noticeable distinction between women in STEM in the military and women in STEM in the civilian world, says Rear. Adm. Nancy Norton, USN, director of warfare integration and deputy director for Navy cybersecurity. For a while, jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics were just about all that were open to women seeking a career in the armed forces. Times have changed, and the U.S.
Is the emergence of robotics raising a generation of meat puppets? Are you a meat puppet?
While the questions posed by Bob Gourley, co-founder of Cognitio, drew a little laughter from attendees at the AFCEA International/George Mason University Critical Issues in C4I Symposium, they should provide serious fodder for discussion on the people whose jobs are about to be replaced by robots.
“I hope you laughed at that the term, but I hope that that makes it memorable for you,” Gourley said of slang adopted from sci-fi novels. “I hope it leads to a serious thought … about the people whose jobs are being displaced, because it’s going to be in the millions.”
Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, New Jersey (N00014-16-D-2002); ArgonST, Fairfax, Virginia (N00014-16-D-2003); Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Maryland (N00014-16-D-2004); Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Advanced Technology Programs, Tewksbury, Massachusetts (N00014-16-D-2005); EOIR Technologies, King George, Virginia (N00014-16-D-2006); SI2 Technologies, North Billerica, Massachusetts (N00014-16-D-2007); S2 Corp., Bozeman, Montana (N0
Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded $20,471,350 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-13-D-0107) to exercise an option for emerging navigation technology engineering services for air and shipboard command, control, communication, computers, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (80 percent); Los Angeles, California (10 percent); and Lexington Park, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed April 17, 2018. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $20,471,350 will be obligated on this mo
Adversaries have caused less of a disruptive aftermath on some U.S. military operations than a homegrown technology solution: big data.
Once viewed as a tremendous asset, troops can now be mired in the vast amount of information collected from ever-improving sensors of all kinds, impeding some missions in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, better known as C4ISR. The quagmire drives leaders to seek solutions.
The United States' dependence on valuable space assets and the nation's critical need to maintain superiority in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) disciplines have also made these fields somewhat of an Achilles' heel. The country had long held technological and capabilities advantages over the rest of the world. Those days are gone.
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $24,170,244 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract to provide services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division. Services to be provided include systems design; development; assessments; acquisitions; planning; integrated project management; and strategic and analytical services for the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operational systems. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Maryland (57 percent); St.
Extensive cooperation among NATO member nations, their industries and their academics will be necessary to address the challenges facing the Atlantic alliance, according to speakers at NITEC 2015. Some examples of that cooperation emerged during the May 5-7 conference in Madrid, which had a theme of “Enabling C4ISR: Applications, Education and Training.”
Securboration Inc., Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a $40 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract for Collaborative Event Processing Environment (CEPE) software development and enhancement of decision aiding tools. Contractor will develop and transition foundational research in semantics and related technologies to provide and enhance capabilities in weapons systems to warfighters in today's information intensive battle space using SBIR-developed technology. The CEPE will facilitate the advancement and transition of advanced technologies to the warfighter keeping with the fundamental objective of the SBIR program.
M.C. Dean Inc., Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded an $853,777,308 costs-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price, and cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0035). Task orders under this multiple award contract will achieve the successful installation and operational certification of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by the program executive office for C4I, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. government and foreign military sales customers.
CACI-ISS Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $37,895,538 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract services in support of command, control, computers, communications, intelligence projects.
P E Systems Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $8,500,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0029 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations.
Quantech Services Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $11,700,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0016 for advisory and assistance Services (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support to Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations.
Oasis Systems LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee $12,000,000 modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0026 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,400,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00100) to previously awarded contract FA8721-13-C-0022 for advisory and assistance (A&AS) knowledge-based, non-engineering support. Contractor will provide non-personal A&AS support to the program offices and functional staff at Hanscom Air Force Base and its geographically separated units, detachments and operating locations.
After more than 13 years of continuous war, the U.S. military is entering a new era with a smaller force that faces new and expanding roles and challenges. As with all the services, the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ challenges are complicated by budget tightening amid an evolving and broadening security environment.
Our traditional national security competitors and threats are still active on the global scene. Additionally, new threats and concerns have emerged. One only has to take a quick visual scan around the world to see the hot spots and areas of emerging tension that beg for presence and engagement that only naval forces can bring.
Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $25,405,003 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of PMA-290 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) AN/APS-148 SeaVue radar system components. The MPRA is the primary maritime surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy. Functions and duties include anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare; command, control, communications, computer and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance; search and rescue; drug interdiction; and exclusive economic zone protection. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by May 2016.
Argon ST Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $9,632,695 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide services in support of the Joint Unified Multi-Capable Protection System research and development program. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a five-year, sole source, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Defense Department.