January 19, 2019

Siemens Government Technologies, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $24,586,803 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the reactivation and maintenance of Teamcenter software. This contract provides for the reactivation and maintenance of the Teamcenter software, as well as original equipment manufacturer support for the Air Force. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be completed by January 17, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Funding will be obligated on the initial order of the IDIQ contract. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8770-19-D-0517). 

December 20, 2018

Affigent LLC, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $18,233,752 modification (BA04 08) to contract W91QUZ-09-A-0001 for software maintenance. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of May 24, 2020. Fiscal year 2019 Army working capital; research, development, test and evaluation; operations and maintenance Army; and other funds in the combined amount of $18,233,752 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

October 3, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued several Qualitative Research and Analytical Data Support (QRADS) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to TCG. The company, ​an information technology solutions and advisory services provider based in Washington, D.C., is now supporting four lines of business at the SEC—classified as Channels 2,3,4 and 5—according to recent company statements. TCG is one company out of several that received work under the multi-award IDIQs, with other winners on each channel.

September 27, 2018

World Wide Technology, Maryland Heights, Missouri, was awarded a $10,395,411 firm-fixed-price contract for hardware, software, and installation. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Maryland Heights, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of December 21, 2018. Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $10,395,411 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81XWH-18-F-0391).

September 27, 2018

Computer Technology Associates Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California, is awarded an $18,535,563 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide programmatic support of the Advanced Weapons Laboratory’s Software Management Information System applications and tools. Programmatic support applications include, but are not limited to, planning, estimation, risk management, event scheduling (including flight test events), anomaly tracking, project execution, project monitoring and control, and reporting. Work will be performed in China Lake, California, and is expected to be completed in September 2023.

August 29, 2018

Infoscitex, Littleton, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $48,443,038 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of the Mission Effects Analysis of Multi-Domain Sensing program.

August 23, 2018

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded a maximum $47,012,708 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92401-18-D-0006) for Tactical Radio Application Extension (TRAX) and Android TRAX software sustainment and support, which includes software assurance, maintenance, integration, training, aircraft demonstrations, exercise support for the fielded systems and field service representative services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,223,879 are being obligated at time of award of the first delivery order. The work will be performed primarily at the Sierra Nevada Corp.

August 14, 2018

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $60,469,599 cost contract for hardware and software. The university will use existing infrastructure and proven technologies to leverage, build upon and augment the capabilities of the Mobile Unmanned/Manned Distributed Lethality Airborne Network architecture. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by August 14, 2022. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition; offers were solicited electronically via an open broad agency announcement and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity.

August 8, 2018

Volant Associates LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded an $11,058,269 modification to previously awarded contract FA8750-17-C-0001 for Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise Framework Integrated Collaborative Environment software. The contract modification changes the specifications for the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise Framework Integrated Collaborative Environment software being produced under the basic contract to include developing and deploying the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise reference implementation on unclassified Five Eye. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by October 13, 2019.

July 30, 2018

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $17,158,836 cost-plus-fixed-fee level-of-effort, cost-only sole-source contract, with optional cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price production orders, for the procurement of engineering and technical services including software development, commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware and software integration for submarine and undersea warfare weapons systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $92,012,254. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (65 percent); Middletown, Rhode Island (25 percent); and San Diego, California (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2019.

July 30, 2018

Grammatech Inc., Ithaca, New York, has been awarded an $8,426,162, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Configuration Identification Normalization and Enforcement (CONFINE) software system. This contract provides for research, design, development, demonstration, test, integration, and delivery of a CONFINE software system that automatically generates, deploys, and enforces configurations of components and subsystems for use in commercial and military platforms. Work will be performed in Madison, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed by January 27, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 35 offers were received.

July 25, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
Lead Engineer Dan Lenhardt of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) explains the new speech recognition platform that the center developed to facilitate hands-free computer interaction for soldiers on the move.

The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, known as CERDEC, has unveiled new mission command software that provides improved real-time command and control capabilities.

CERDEC, a part of the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command, has been developing capabilities under its Expeditionary Mission Command (EMC) Science and Technology Objective (STO). This year, it is rolling out 15 new capabilities, including software advances such as the Tactical Computing Environment (TCE) and the Single, Multimodal, Android Service for Human-Computer Interaction software known as SMASH.

July 11, 2018

CGI Federal Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $10,559,277 modification (P00030) to contract W52P1J-15-C-0068 for maintenance and sustainment of software systems. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia; Rock Island, Illinois; Charleston, West Virginia; Livorno, Italy; Grafenwoehr, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Camp Arifjan and Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait; Sagami, Okinawa and Yokohama, Japan; Bagram and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Camp Carroll and Pusan, Republic of Korea; Eygelshoven, Netherlands; and Zutendaal, Belgium, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $2,608,900 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

July 9, 2018

The U.S. Army has issued a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract to several companies to provide software engineering, infrastructure, technology and equipment requirement support to the service's Armament Software Engineering Center (SEC) Directorate. Engility Corp., Andover, Maryland; Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey; Nexagen Networks Inc.,* Morganville, New Jersey; Polaris Alpha LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia; and Universal Technical Resources Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey will share in the award. The companies will provide services related to: software development, software sustainment, software process assurance and Armament SEC infrastructure support.

June 27, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
U.S Air Force Academy cadets work with industry participants during a CyberWorx design project.

The U.S. Air Force is exploring innovative ways to put technology to work and address both warfighter fitness maintenance issues and access to troop fitness readiness data. With the help of AF CyberWorx, a public-private design center, innovators will tackle one of two challenges during a daylong hackathon.

June 25, 2018

Middletown, Rhode Island-based Rite-Solutions was awarded a 7-year, $21 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command with development and engineering services on two submarine subsystems. Under the contract, Rite-Solutions will add new capabilities to the Inter Subsystem Monitoring Tool (ISMT) and the Onboard Team Trainer - Master Controller (OBTT-MC), which are both part of the AN/BYG-1 combat system. AN/BYG-1 is deployed on U.S. Navy submarines and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Collins Class Submarines. The Submarine Combat and Weapon Control Systems Program Office (PMS 425) at NAVSEA awarded the contract to Rite-Solutions after a year-long proposal process.

June 15, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
In April, various corps headquarters command and staff from several Army bases participated in the Multinational Warfighting Exercise (WFX) 18-4, taking a closer look the service’s tactical network and mission command capabilities, according to the PEO C3T.

Taking the network into battle can be challenging for Army soldiers operating on the tactical edge. The Army’s Command Post Computing Environment, known as CP CE, is an integrated mission command system that supports warfighters across intelligence, fires, logistics, maneuvers and airspace management capabilities. The need for this system to include open system architecture and be interoperable, cost effective and cyber secure are key goals of the Product Manager Mission Command (PM MC) of the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T).

June 1, 2018

Pivotal Software Inc., San Francisco, California, has been awarded a $47,537,079 fixed-base, production, other transaction agreement. This agreement will utilize the prototyped methodology, and the software and services that support them, across the entire Air Operations Center, as well as the targeting and geospatial-intelligence enterprises.

May 30, 2018

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded $9,568,511 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F2351 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This delivery order is for the procurement of smart multi-function color display repair support and software development activities to include APR-39D(V)2 integration as well as the ability to develop and deliver fix builds to correct existing and future software deficiencies in support of the H-53 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in September 2021. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy)