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December 17, 2012

Recently awarded contracts……

General Dynamics awarded $41 million for submarine maintenance, modernization

 

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract worth $41 million to perform non-nuclear submarine modernization and maintenance work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Under the contract, Electric Boat will continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative at the Naval Submarine Base here, providing a wide range of non-nuclear overhaul, repair and modernization services in support of submarines, floating dry docks, support and service craft and other equipment at the base. About 250 Electric Boat employees will be engaged in the work.

The contract includes four annual options. If these options were exercised, the cumulative value of the contract would be $222.3 million.

 

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon $208 million contract modification for AN/TPY-2 radar

 

Raytheon is being awarded a firm-fixed price contract modification for the AN/TPY-2 radar in the amount of $207,922,395, increasing the total contract value from $364,024,477 to $571,946,872.

Under this contract modification, Raytheon will manufacture and deliver the AN/TPY-2 Radar #11 with associated spares and three forward-based prime power units with associated spares.

The work will be performed in Woburn, Mass. The performance period is from Jan. 1, 2013, through May 30, 2015. The contracting activity is Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala.

 

 

DCS Corp wins DHS EAGLE II contract award

 

DCS Corp announced Dec. 17 that the company has received an award under the Department of Homeland Security’s Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II contract vehicle.

EAGLE II is managed by DHS’ Information Technology Acquisition Center and provides IT support services to multiple DHS programs. The total value of the multiple-award contract is undetermined. Work will occur over seven years, assuming the exercise of all options.

Under the EAGLE II vehicle, DCS will be eligible to bid for work in the Independent Test, Validation, Verification and Evaluation Functional Category 3, ensuring that all IT products and services meet DHS standards and perform to defined design, cost, schedule, and performance specifications/capabilities. DCS will also provide independent verification and validation for all aspects of systems security as it relates to government practices, policies, and procedures. Such work will include risk analysis, development of recommendations, implementations, and plans for new procedures or changes to existing systems.

 

Lockheed Martin wins role on Army software, systems engineering contract

 

The U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin to compete for task orders through a new Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation program.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will support the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community across the Department of Defense and in civilian agencies.

“Timely, actionable information saves lives. Lockheed Martin’s focus for SSES NexGen is to provide warfighters in the field with reliable software and technical solutions that help them complete their missions effectively and safely,” said Judy Burke, vice president of mission support at Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business.

Ten other prime contractors were selected to compete for projects through SSES NexGen. The program has a $7 billion ceiling value over five years.

 




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Headlines December 17, 2014

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NASA launches new Micro-g NExT for undergraduates

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a new microgravity activity called Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 28, 2015. Micro-g NExT challenges students to work in teams to design and build prototypes of spacewalking tools to be used by astronauts for spacewalk training in the...
 
 
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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

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Coast Guard photograph

Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates 3D printed rocket propulsion system for satellites

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System. The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief...
 




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