The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded a multiple-year, $69 million human capital management (HCM) contract to Accenture National Security Services LLC. The HCM contract (HCMC, Contract #: HM1576-06-C-0012) covers a five-year period; a base year and four-one year options. It:
“…supports NGA’s human development directorate by providing a holistic approach to providing human capital services, encapsulating the end-to-end processes involved with managing people resources in the organization, from strategic work force planning support services to the transactional human capital functions such as recruitment and retirement processing.”
Well, they certainly sound like HR professionals. In terms of broader trends associated with HR, outsourcing, and the NGA generally…
Boeing Co. in Anaheim, CA received a $22.7 million firm-fixed-price contract modification for the Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) full rate production FY06 effort. This includes procurement of the following: 2,645 radio sets; 269 radio set spares; 2,645 prime radio set batteries; 3,876 rechargeable radio set batteries; 240 radio set adapters; 56 radio set adapter spares; and 1,961 rechargeable radio set battery adapters. This work will be complete by March 2007. The Headquarters 653d Electronic Systems Wing at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA issued the contract (FA8807-05-C-0004/P00008).
Our April 2005 article “L-3 Subsidiary Under Criminal Investigation Over Radio Units” noted that Boeing subcontractor L-3’s Interstate Electronics Corp. division was under federal criminal investigation, after it supplied defective GPS-related parts used in CSEL emergency radios to locate downed military pilots, special forces, et. al. The article also discussed the events in Bosnia that led to the CSEL program, CSEL’s impressive range of capabilities, some of the other development issues CSEL has faced, and competitors like General Dynamics’ AN/PRC-112B “Hook-112” with QuickDraw et. al.
Luhr Brothers Inc. in Columbia, IL received a $20.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for Calcasieu River and Pass – Foreshore Dike construction. Work will be performed in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and is expected to be complete by March 4, 2008. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web, and one bid was received by The Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, LA (W912P8-06-C-0165).