National Guard

January 1, 2020
By Lt. Col. Daniel J. Crawford, ARNG
The Ohio National Guard Cyber Mission Assurance Team conducts network assessments during Cyber Shield 19. The Cyber Mission Assurance teams help secure the critical infrastructure that services U.S. Defense Department installations. Credit: Staff Sgt. George Davis, OHNG

To remain relevant, the Army National Guard must completely divest GuardNet, its information technology network, and converge with the Army’s Department of Defense Information Network. This step will prevent the Guard from reverting to a strategic reserve and enable full-time staffing of tactical communication system readiness to completely participate in dynamic force employment as an operational reserve. It also will repurpose the resources allocated to managing this nondeployable network so tactical units can meet the faster deployment time lines needed in the new security environment.

June 20, 2019
 

Data Intelligence LLC,* Marlton, New Jersey, is awarded a $12,584,840 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide cybersecurity and security engineering-related services to the Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau and Department of Homeland Security. This two-year contract includes one, three-year option period which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $31,832,280. Work will be performed in Marlton, New Jersey (25%) and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (75%), and work is expected to be completed June 18, 2021. If the option is exercised, work will continue through June 18, 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

June 1, 2019
By George I. Seffers
Cyber warriors with the National Guard are sometimes similar to colonial-era militiamen, fighting with whatever technological weapons they have at home or building the tools they need. Alexander Herasymchot/Shutterstock and U.S. Defense Department courtesy photo

National Guard members conducting cyber operations found themselves poorly equipped to meet some of the real-world challenges they faced, so they banded together and built the system they needed on a shoestring budget. That system detects anomalous behavior on the network, reduces the number of analysts and enriches network data provided to data scientists.

June 2, 2014
 

SRA International, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $17,802,501 firm-fixed-price contract for enterprise operations and security services and information technology services for the Army National Guard. The National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W9133L-14-C-0031).

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
New World Solutions Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $35,748,885 cost-plus-fixed-fee, non-option-eligible, non-multi-year contract to provide the National Guard Intelligence Center with applied remote sensing image science support. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (Charlottesville), Charlottesville, Va., is the contracting activity (W911W5-13-D-0001).

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ace Engineering Inc., La Verne, Calif., was awarded a $9,433,788 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a Predator launch and recovery element at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

May 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Summit Technologies, Winter Park, Florida, was awarded a $70 million firm-fixed-price contract for information technology services to the National Guard. The U.S. National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Quantum Dynamics Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $10 million firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the information technology services to the U.S. National Guard nationwide. The National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Mobile Concepts by Scotty Incorporated, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, was awarded more than $9 million for the procurement of 55 Tactical Operations Center trailers for the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams. The National Guard Bureau, Operational Contracting, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

January 24, 2011
By George Seffers

ACI, Orlando, Florida, recently announced the award of a $2 million contract for the acquisition of 10 TrainAsYouFight simulation systems by the Hawaii Army National Guard. ACI's pilot installation of the Immersive Group Simulation system in 2008 marked the first time a state National Guard unit employed dismounted infantry simulation powered by gaming technology as an integrated feature of the training curriculum. ACI's TrainAsYouFight technology includes weapon instrumentation, wireless helmet-mounted displays, portable optical tracking technology, 60 gigahertz wireless high-definition video technology and 128-bit encryption.

September 15, 2010
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a more than $22 million contract to provide Flextrain System multi-mission training support to the U.S. Army National Guard. This requirement is for the Flextrain System to support the Exportable Combat Training Capability and Mobile Virtual Training Capability for the Army National Guard. Flextrain provides multi-level/multi-mission support in a wide variety of training environments. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

July 14, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corp., Daytona Beach, Florida., was recently awarded a $36 million U.S. Army National Guard contract to provide 11 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle virtual trainers. The estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2011.