SPAWAR Lets 2011 Contracts for Cyber-Defense Research & Infrastructure
As cyber-security becomes a greater focus for militaries around the world, contracts are following. The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, CA recently issued a set of multiple award contracts aimed at shaping the USA’s cyber-defense and cyber-warfare infrastructure.
Note that these are multiple-award contracts, hence not cumulative. The highest figure below is the highest possible total for the entire program, under circumstances that are basically impossible. These are 2 year contracts running to Jan 30/13, plus 3 more 12-month option periods. The contracts were competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with 14 offers received. The 4 winners, and their terms, were:
Under these contracts with indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity and cost-plus-fixed-fee elements, the firms involved will get contracts to “examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.” They will perform operations and requirements analysis, help with concept formulation and development, run feasibility demonstrations, provide operational support, code software, and integrate and test systems.
- Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. in McLean, VA wins a $71.6 million maximum base, running to a notional maximum of $189.4 million if all options are exercised, they win every task order, and they win at the bids they envisaged in their original submission (N66001-11-D-0031).
- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA wins a $78.4 million maximum base, running to a notional maximum of $204.3 million (N66001-11-D-0032).
- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in San Diego, CA wins a $77.4 million maximum base, running to a notional maximum of $200.1 million (N66001-11-D-0033).
- Science Applications International Corp. in San Diego, CA wins an $84.4 million maximum base, running to a notional maximum of $219 million (N66001-11-D-0034).