For more than a decade, the U.S. Army has been improving the Logistics Information Systems Network, which is specifically designed to sustain and maintain warfighters deployed across the globe. However, although the technology has far exceeded the service’s goals, today’s management practices are almost identical to those used when the network was created in 2004. With the increase in cybersecurity policies and advances in capabilities, the need for highly trained, designated network and systems administration personnel has become abundantly clear, and the requirement for better management processes even more evident.
Fulcrum IT Services LLC, Centreville, Virginia, has been awarded a labor-hour contract (HHM402-19-C-0012) with a ceiling amount of $128,003,638 for all-source intelligence analysis and operational support services to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center–Korea (JIOC-K), U.S. Forces Korea and six divisions in Korea. Work will be performed in the Republic of Korea with an expected completion date of July 13, 2024, if all options are exercised. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and seven offers were received. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
Cubic Global Defense Inc., San Diego, California, was awarded a $9,911,524 modification (P00036) to contract W91QVN-14-C-0033 for operation of the Korea Battle Simulation Center. Work will be performed in Korea with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $9,911,524 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command – Regional Contracting Command, Yongsan, Republic of Korea, is the contracting activity.
In the coming months, U.S. forces in Korea likely will begin receiving an interim capability system that will set off alarms in case of medical pandemics or attacks involving chemical or biological agents. The system collects data from a variety of sensors and fuses the information so that officials can make timely, effective decisions in an effort to save lives.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Oswego, New York, was awarded a $53 million fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Korea, Qatar) contract for Modernized-Radar Frequency Interferometer (M-RFI) Lot 1 production, inclusive of 34 M-RFI kits, three sets of initial spares, and one set of lay-in spares. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Oswego, New York, with an estimated completion date of March 3, 2019. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $53 million were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-C-0007).
Syracuse Research Corporation Inc., Syracuse, New York, has announced it was awarded a follow-on contract to provide Aklus Shield biological defense systems, training and support to the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program. JUPITR, a program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, and supported by the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, will provide unique biological detection capabilities to decrease soldier workload, lower operational costs, increase performance and create a stronger biological defense capability throughout South Korea.
A conflict erupting on the Korean Peninsula could lead to any of a number of developments and outcomes, and its effects—including cyber operations—might not be limited to the Koreas and the U.N. forces involved there. By modeling a hypothetical conflict with North Korea, planners can examine different scenarios and validate assumptions to imagine a potential cyber situation on the peninsula that could have far-reaching implications that otherwise could go unrecognized.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,208,718 modification (F405549) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for command, control, communications and computer information operations and maintenance. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17 million were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan, Korea APO AP, is the contracting authority.
The Analytic Sciences Corp. Inc., Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $35,445,651 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for radar engineering and logistics services in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Ship Defense and Expeditionary Warfare Department, Virginia Beach Detachment. The services include in-service engineering and acquisition engineering; integrated logistics support; software support; installation services, support, and coordination; programmatic and project management support; and staging facility support. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,151,290.
Cubic Applications Inc., San Diego, California, was awarded a $9,380,631 modification (P00009) to contract W91QVN-14-C-0033 for the operation of the Korea Battle Simulation Center. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $4,404,196 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Korea. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan, Korea, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, two spare engines and the applicable Ground Control Environment elements. Each will contain an Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. Work will be performed at San Diego, and is expected to be complete by June 28, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,155,487 modification (F40540), exercising option year three, to firm-fixed-price contract (W91QUZ-06-D-0012) for all necessary personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items, and non-personal services necessary, for command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity.
Cubic Applications Incorporated, San Diego, was awarded a $7,342,769 firm-fixed-price contract with options for operating the Korea Battle Simulation Center. Work will be performed in the Republic of Korea with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019. The Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, is the contracting activity (W91QVN-14-C-0033).
The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a $9 million foreign military sales contract to support the Republic of Korea’s Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system. The Peace Krypton system is used for tactical intelligence and is comprised of militarized business jets and ground stations that process data from the aircraft. Lockheed Martin’s sustainment work scope involves maintenance of the aircraft fleet, which includes spare and repair parts, as well as providing support and test equipment for both the aircraft and its fixed and mobile ground stations. Lockheed Martin will also provide software development and software upgrades as needed to modernize the reconnaissance system.
Lockheed Martin–Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $223,310,000 for the procurement of Modernized-Target Acquisition Designations Sight pilot night vision sensors and related services in support of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-13-C-0104).
NextiraOne Federal LLC, Herndon, Va., was awarded a $25,589,368 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for long-term support of the Nortel Networks family of digital telephone switch systems within the Department of Defense. Work will be performed in Herndon, Va.; Bahrain; Japan; and Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.
Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army/chief of staff, Combined Forces Command, Korea.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $8,973,337 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of information technology services. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2015. Sixteen bids were solicited, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan Garrison, Korea, is the contracting activity.