software

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
 

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 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 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)

April 9, 2018
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $218,060,000 not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of new training systems, as well as hardware and software upgrades and modifications to existing F/A-18C/D/E/F and EA-18G aircrew training systems. The contract will also support software configuration set upgrades, engineering change proposals, Naval Aviation Simulation Master Plan upgrades and spare parts for hardware deliverables. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed in April 2023.

March 13, 2018
 

August Schell Enterprises,* Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $41,210,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the establishment of a strategic sourcing vehicle for the procurement of Axway software licenses and associated maintenance under the Department of the Navy (DON) Enterprise Software Licensing program. Ordering will be available to all DON agencies.

March 1, 2018
Posted by George I. Seffers
A Marine radios in after contact with a simulated enemy during a training exercise in Shizuoka, Japan. The Defense Department has mandated a new software architecture standard for tactical radios. Credit: Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson

The Department of Defense Joint Enterprise Standards Committee today has listed the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 4.1 as a mandated tactical radio standard in the department’s Information Technology Standards Registry (DISR) and retired SCA version 2.2.2.

The SCA is an open architecture framework that defines a standard way to instantiate, configure and manage waveform applications running on a radio hardware platform. The SCA decouples waveform software from its platform-specific software and hardware, facilitates waveform software reuse and minimizes development expenditures.

March 1, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
3-D metal printing is breaking the mold of traditional manufacturing designs. Credit: Optisys

The combination of so-called additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, electromagnetic simulation and mechanical design software is enabling innovative antenna and radio-frequency components. Engineers are harnessing these tools to design, fabricate, test and manufacture lightweight, highly complex antennas and radio-frequency products.

March 1, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood

Melding materials three-dimensionally into state-of-the-art antennas would not be possible without key software platforms. For this, antenna producer Optisys relies on technology from ANSYS Incorporated. Started in 1970 as a small company in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, ANSYS now has 75 offices in 40 countries. As a multiphysics business, ANSYS looks at all aspects of physics design—structural, thermal, fluid dynamics and electronics.

December 20, 2017
 

Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,967,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Samson software. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an expected completion date of June 18, 2022. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $421,758 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and 49 offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-18-C-0012).

December 6, 2017
 

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be using Sqrrl's Threat Hunting Platform to see intrusions on its network. Under a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FirstSource II contract with Govplace, a reseller and integrator, TSA will deploy the Cambridge, Massachusets-based company's software to inspect its IT environments to proactively identify compromises and evict any cyber adversaries.

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