Science Applications International Corp. received a task order from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to provide modeling, simulation, and analytically based warfare analysis support to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations’ (OPNAV) Assessment Division (N81). OPNAV N81 provides capability-based analyses of naval warfare and support requirements
The task order has a 1-year base period, 4 one-year options, and a total value of more than $249 million, if all options are exercised. Under the task order, SAIC will provide warfare support, campaign, and mission-level analyses; and management, documentation, and modeling and simulation support. Work will be performed in the National Capital Region.
The task order was awarded under the US Navy’s SeaPort-e contract vehicle…
The US Air Force awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a 5-year $60 million contract to provide network management and mission operations support to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing.
General Dynamics will support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) and 2 network operations centers in Virginia and California.
The great Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu observed, “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
This appears to the thinking behind the US Defense Advanced Research Agency’s (DARPA) new National Cyber Range (NCR) program.
DARPA is teaming with industry to develop technologies that will enable US personnel to simulate attacks on the USA’s cyber networks, which include most IT and computer systems as well as the infrastructure that depends on those systems, and devise strategies to thwart those attacks. By constructing advanced simulations, DARPA hopes the NCR will enable US defenders to anticipate attackers moves and outthink the enemy.
DARPA began the program in January 2009 with the award of 7 contracts for phase I NCR development; the agency recently awarded contracts for phase II…
Just as the dog’s keen sense of smell makes it well suited to detect land mines, so the US Navy has found that the biological sonar of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them effective at locating and marking sea mines.
To take advantage of these skills, the Navy Marine Mammal Program studies, trains, and deploys dolphins, as well as sea lions, to carry out various underwater tasks for the Navy.
As part of the program, the Fleet’s Marine Mammal Systems (MMS) use dolphins and sea lions to find and mark the location of underwater objects…
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, VA received a prime contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) to provide signature measurement, prediction, and analysis support.
US weapons developers require [pdf] signature measurement of foreign missiles and space weapons to support detection, early warning, discrimination, tracking, engagement, and assessment.
The single award, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract has a 3-year base period of performance, two 1-year options, and a total value of more than $19 million if all options are exercised.
Based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, MSIC manages and produces scientific and technical intelligence on foreign missile and space systems.
A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team won a 5-year, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract, worth up to $200 million, to manage US Army live training systems.
Under the contract, the General Dynamics team will help the Army consolidate and manage the diverse elements of its live combat training system product lines.
The contract is a Consolidated Product-line Management (CPM) contract awarded by the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Program Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE)…
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) received a task order to provide a range of IT services to the US Navy Region Southeast (NRSE).
The task order, awarded under the GSA Millennia Lite Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), has a 1-year base period of performance, two 1-year options and a contract value of $25 million, if all options are exercised.
With a program ceiling of $20 billion, Millennia Lite is a multiple award, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity GWAC providing IT services under 4 functional areas: IT capital planning, studies, and assessments; high-end IT services; mission support services; and legacy systems migration and new enterprise systems development…
The single award, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity task order has a 5-year period of performance and a ceiling value of $848 million. The task order was awarded under the AMCOM Expedited Professional & Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) contract vehicle, which has a total ceiling of $7.7 billion.
The US Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) awarded 16 omnibus contracts to support its research and development (R&D) efforts encompassing the life cycle of military manned and unmanned ground vehicles. The contracts have a total potential value of $430 million.
TARDEC is the Army’s laboratory for military automotive technology and the lead agency for simulation and testing, demonstration, development and full life cycle engineering for ground vehicle survivability, robotics, power and energy, mobility, maneuver and sustainment, and condition-based maintenance.
The 5-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts were awarded for TARDEC omnibus services under multiple award task order (MATO) arrangements to the following companies: