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January 17, 2014

Contract Briefs January 27, 2014

General Dynamics awarded $30 million for development of advanced sub technologies

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $29.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials. Electric Boat also will conduct research and development work in affordability, manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety. Additionally, the contract supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, future submarine concepts and core technologies.

Initially awarded in November 2010, the contract has a potential value of $711 million over five years if all options are exercised and funded.

NASA awards contract for institutional services at Wallops

NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc., of Columbia, Md., to perform institutional services at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.

The cost plus incentive fee contract, awarded under the Small Business Set Aside Program, is valued at a maximum of $257 million including a core requirement; indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity orders; and three options. The options, if exercised, would extend the contract to a total of seven years. A purchase order for a separate 60-day phase-in period is associated with this acquisition.

Services LJT & Associates will provide under the contract include facilities planning, engineering, and construction management; facilities operations and maintenance; construction and mission support; grounds maintenance; logistics; occupational medicine; environmental management support; records management; duplication; mail handling; custodial work; and solid waste disposal.

The company also will provide visitor center services, chemical and biological laboratory support; technical facility operations; telecommunications and engineering support services; and emergency services for NASA and the U.S. Navy at Wallops.




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News Briefs February 27, 2015

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Northrop Grumman’s AstroMesh reflector successfully deploys for NASA’s SMAP satellite

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NASA photograph by Brian Tietz

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

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AEGIS tracks, simulates engagement of three short-range ballistic missiles

The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and USS Barry (DDG 52) successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m., EST, Feb. 26, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops...
 
 

DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public – anyone, really – to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily. The program, called the Long-Range Research and Development Plan, or LRRDP, began with an...
 




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