DCNS recently announced a EUR 310 million (currently about $462 million) set of multi-year contracts to maintain 22 of the French Navy’s ships. The firm has been providing support to the French Navy for a long time, though it has operated as state-owned DCN for many of those deals. They are characterized as “through-life support” (TLS), even though they are periodic rather than continuing to the vessel’s out of service dates.
In October 2005, the French Navy’s maintenance contracts continued a shift toward performance-based logistics, via a pair of EUR 288.5 million contracts to DCN: a 3.5 year effort to support a variety of surface ships, plus another to support for one of France’s Triomphant class ballistic missile submarines.
The 2009 contracts are issued to DCN’s successor firm DCNS, which is still majority-owned by the French state. They cover a wider array of ships.
“The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is charged with a critical role in contractor oversight by providing auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services in connection with DOD and other federal agency contracts and subcontracts. However, last year GAO found numerous problems with DCAA audit quality at three locations in California, including the failure to meet professional auditing standards. In a follow-up audit issued this September, GAO found that these problems existed agencywide.
Today’s testimony describes widespread audit quality problems at DCAA and provides information about continuing contract management challenges at DOD, which underscore the importance of DCAA audits that meet professional standards. It also discusses some of the corrective actions taken by DCAA and DOD and key GAO recommendations to improve DCAA audit quality.”
Science Applications International Corp’s Benham Companies subsidiary received a prime contract worth up to $95 million from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to provide architectural design and engineering services in support of military structures, roadways and airfields.
The multiple award indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract has a 2-year base period of performance and 3 one-year options. Work will be performed at NGB installations throughout the United States and its territories.
The NGB assigns federal missions and allocates resources to the Army National Guard, maintaining 63 major installations and 3,360 armories, and the Air National Guard, maintaining 87 bases, air stations and airfields…
The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) awarded 3 five-year indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contracts worth up to $85 million to provide advisory and assistance services to AFSOC headquarters.
Stanley in Arlington, VA received $61 million in contracts to support the US intelligence community. One contract, worth $23 million, is a 2-year blanket purchase agreement with a ceiling of $23 million supporting the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) at Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Two other contracts, worth a combined $38 million, are a 5-year fixed-price contract and a 10-year time-and-materials contract to provide systems engineering, cybersecurity and network engineering support services to unidentified US intelligence agencies.
Based at Fort Huachuca, the USAICoE trains and educates military intelligence personnel…