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C4ISR highlights of this week's DOD Contracts

The Navy announced a few interesting C4ISR related contracts this week. One of the biggest was a $22 million cost-plus-incentive contract awarded to General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., in Fairfax, Va. The contract is for design and development of one release of Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-Next Generation (NITES-Next) software. The program was awarded by SPAWAR on behalf of the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence systems (PEO C4I). NITES is a system for inputting weather data into the Navy’s segment of the Global Command and Control System.

” This contract includes options for a second NITES-Next software release, as well as options for deployment, operations, and support services, support for demonstrations and exercises, and AN/UMK operations and support, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $67,719,984. If all options are exercised, work could continue until February 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.”

Also awarded:

ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Ind., is being awarded a $7,242,977 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the procurement of 500 AN/SSQ-125 engineering developmental model sonobuoys in support of Navy Antisubmarine Forces for the mission of detection, classification and localization of adversary submarines during peacetime and combat operations. Work will be performed in DeLeon Springs, Fla., (55 percent) and Columbia City, Ind., (45 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-09-C-0073).

Not C4ISR but just damn cool:

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $8,119,625 firm-fixed-priced contract to advance the development of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology system components and subsystems for Navy applications. The work will support the Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center (NAVFAC ESC) Ocean Facilities Department in the execution of ocean energy systems development to advance OTEC as a renewable ocean energy technology for future applications at Department of Navy facilities. The primary work to be performed includes identifying and supporting the most efficient and direct path to OTEC commercialization, and OTEC component and subsystem design, fabrication and validation tests. Work will be performed in Hawaii, California, Texas, and Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2010. Funds are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with four proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, NAVFAC, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62583-09-C-0083).

This was originally posted as “mess casualty incident response”, which would have described most of the meals in the enlisted mass I sampled while a naval officer:

Cipher Systems, LLC. Crofton, Md., was awarded on August 18, 2009 a $9,291,882 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to create a prototype for state of the art mass causality incident response. This prototype will be designed to provide surge capacity to mass casualty incidents such as terrorist attacks, pandemic flu, natural and accidental disasters. The contractor should address all aspects required to provide a viable, sustainable response. This includes equipment, training, staffing, coordination re-imbursement and innovative medical care suitable for civilian and military use or technology transfer. Work is to be performed in Crofton, Md., (66 precent) and Hackensack, N.J., (34 precent) with an estimated completion date of Aug. 17, 2012. Bids were solicited on FedBizOpps.gov with ninety (90) bids received. Defense Threat Reduction Agency BE-BCR Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-09-C-0059).

And the Army is fixing networks at APG:

Federal Network Systems, LLC/Verizon, Arlington, Va., was awarded on Aug. 18, 2009 a $ 6,893,091 IDIQ fair market firm-fixed-price contract for the acquisition in support of the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program for Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Work is to be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2010. Ten bids solicited with six bids received. Army Contracting Command, National Capitol Region Contracting Center, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-06-D-0030).

Also in the maritime domain:

Lockheed Martin MS2, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $25,104,813 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-6207) for Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) Hardware consisting of Virginia Class long lead material and economic order material. A-RCI is a sonar system upgrade that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing through rapid insertion of commercial off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. It has already been successfully integrated into the first ten ships of the Virginia Class which have now begun a modernization program and the procurement of new construction systems for the next four ships. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., (62 percent) and Clearwater, Fla., (38 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

GYROCAM Systems LLC, Sarasota, Fla., is being awarded a $5,910,000 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (M67854-07-D-5075) to exercise an option period for the procurement of Spare 360 Camera Systemsfor the MRAP vehicle. The MRAP vehicles are armored vehicles with blast resistant underbodies designed to protect the crew from mine blasts, fragmentary, and direct fire weapons. Work will be performed in Sarasota, Fla., and work is expected to be completed Jul. 31, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems National Security Solutions, Burlington, Mass., was awarded on Aug. 14, 2009 a $7,010,160 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The purpose of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Urban Reasoning and Geospatial Exploitation Technology URGENT) Phase II Program is to extend accuracy and productivity to human geospatial analysts by advancing the state-of-the-art in automated scene analysis. BAE’s design concept proposes to achieve this by fusing Light Detection and Ranging and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data source (sources used to help detect and classify urban geospatial features) for reasoning over scene content, automatically characterizing object attributes and function, and capturing analyst expertise using advanced machine learning approached. As a result, the program aims to achieve a significant reduction on latency between collecting geospatial data and suing it for mission planning, navigation, targeting, etc. Work is to be performed in Burlington, Mass., (93 percent), and Los Angeles, Calif., (7 percent) with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0101).

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Aug.14, 2009 a $6,138,668 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The primary objective of Science Applications International Corporation Retriever project is to advance technology development and demonstration programs for location and identification or radio frequency signals. Work is to be performed in Ypsilanti, Mich., (62 percent), Nashua, N.H., (20 percent), Piscataway, N.J., (13 percent), and Vienna, Va., (5percent) with an estimated completion date of May 14, 2012. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with thirteen bids received. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0112).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $9,661,654 cost plus fixed fee contract to provide national security strategic simulations, exercise analysis for the Center for Applied Strategic Leadership, Institute for National Studies, National Defense University. At this time, $275,000 has been obligated. 55TH Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380).

ITT Corp., Electronic Systems Radar Systems – Gilfillan, Van Nuys, Calif., is being awarded a $29,191,730 firm-fixed-price contract for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the recovery obsolescence availability radar used to enhance launch on search capability aboard Navy ships. AN/SPS-48’s radars enhance capability of missile guidance. The modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs. Work will be performed in Van Nuys, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-5395).

DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Cypress, Calif., is being awarded a $5,676,407 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for research and development in the area of photon-trap structures for quantum advanced detectors. This effort will include: research to develop an infrared imaging system that operates over a bandwidth extending from 0.5 to 5.0 microns and a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. The focal plane array of this imaging system must exhibit a high detectivity and low noise equivalent temperature at 200 K. Work will be performed in Cypress, Calif., and is expected to be completed by January 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Broad Agency Announcement with 22 proposals received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity (N66604-09-C-3652).

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