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:
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. in Tustin, CA receives a maximum $36 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for radiology systems, subsystems and components, on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.
The original proposal was Web-solicited with 43 responses, and the contract will run until Feb 3/12. The Defense Logistics Agency’s Troop Support group in Philadelphia, PA manages the contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8322).