The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 4.3 Air Vehicle Engineering Department awarded a five-year $30.3 Million Single Award IDIQ contract to AMERICAN SYSTEMS. NAVAIR’s mission is to provide full lifecycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons, and systems operated by Sailors and Marines and provide efficient, high-quality air vehicle engineering support for the U.S. Navy’s aircraft.
AMERICAN SYSTEMS will support these missions by supporting Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The company will provide specialized engineering and technical services in support of the development and operation of state-of-the-art air vehicle dynamic simulations and architecture, collision avoidance systems algorithm design and engineering analysis. It will also support system acquisition in support of current and future piloted and desktop engineering simulation capabilities, aircraft trainer devices, and Department of Defense manned aircraft and unmanned air vehicles. The work will be performed in the Patuxent River, MD area.
“It is an honor to continue our support of the world’s most powerful Navy,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “We are proud to help NAWCAD engineer innovative solutions that ultimately save lives.”
This contract continues the company’s 30+ year legacy of supporting specialized Department of Defense (DoD) air vehicle platforms. Congratulations on this win!
The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is taking the next step in its IT transformation by awarding CSRA a $498 million ceiling contract to support milCloud 2.0 Phase 1. Under the contract, CSRA will provide DoD with a private cloud infrastructure and leverage existing economies of scale with the company’s FedRAMP High offering ARC-P.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains a three-year base period that will run through June 8, 2020, followed by five one-year options. CSRA was one of several companies to submit proposals for the contract.
The milCloud 2.0 Platform will allow DoD customers to deploy CSRA’s next-generation technology and services to complete their missions more efficiently and more securely. The milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 contract will also open new opportunities for CSRA’s Alliance Partners to expand their services to DoD. CSRA has partnered with the world’s leading technology companies and developed a strong reputation within the military for quickly and affordably providing solutions. This stems from the company’s “customer zero” approach, which allows it to adapt products for use in the government.
CSRA’s drive toward innovation has allowed the government to utilize private sector tools through these alliance partnerships. The milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 contract will expand alliance partner offerings to include cloud, storage, service providers, database, and more.
CSRA’s winning cloud solution will also provide a much lower total cost of ownership and allow DoD to consolidate their computer infrastructure through the “as a service model.” This will engender greater efficiencies for on-boarding DoD consumers, reduce cost, increase the efficiency of computing platforms, and increase the overall IT security posture of the U.S. government.
The contract will also utilize talent and capabilities out of CSRA’s Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in Bossier City, Louisiana. The ITC, which recently celebrated the hiring of its 600th employee, will provide an additional level of support across the cloud network.
Under the milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 contract, CSRA will:
- Provide robust and resilient infrastructure services to DoD consumers and DoD partners for a variety of highly-protected workloads
- Improve availability, performance, and flexibility of datacenter services
- Reduce DoD’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for delivering infrastructure services
- Prepare essential business processes for later, broader use in the DoD IT cloud portfolio, including: infrastructure service contracting, billing, metering, and automated provisioning
- Provide inter-operable solutions to enable portability across hosting models and service contractors
- Ensure cybersecurity and privacy regulations are maintained and adhered to
- Promote the use of “Green IT” by reducing the overall energy and real estate footprint of DoD data centers
For winning this innovative contract, CSRA has earned a Marketing Connections Winning Contractor commendation.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic has awarded global science and technology company Leidos a prime contract to provide technical expertise to sustain and update the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N) Family of Systems (FoS). DCGS-N is the Navy’s shipboard and ashore intelligence enterprise, providing primary intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting support capability. Afloat or ashore, DCGS-N tools are critical for the operational commander’s battlespace awareness and netcentric operations.
The single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period of performance, a single-year option, and a total contract value of approximately $43 million if the option is exercised. Under this follow-on contract in support of DCGS-N FoS, Leidos will provide technical assessment and evaluation, program definition, organization, and direction including the development of long and short-range plans. This includes the responsibility for formulating, guiding, and directing the evaluation approach; and defining and negotiating with agency personnel for the necessary resources.
Leidos will perform the work primarily in Charleston, S.C., Suitland, M.D., Norfolk, V.A., San Diego, C.A., and Fallon, N.V.
For the company’s demonstrated innovative technical expertise and guidance for DCGS-N since the program’s inception more than 10 years ago, Leidos has earned a Market Connections Winning Contractor commendation.
Citizens accustomed to using digital services in all aspects of life are looking to agencies across all levels of government — federal, state, and local — to provide that same access. By pivoting to meet these demands, agencies are able to open up new government services, while modernizing their IT programs and saving taxpayer dollars.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have granted Salesforce Government Cloud a provisional authorization at Impact Level 4 (IL4). Government Cloud gives departments, agencies, and contractors access to an intuitive user experience, a modern component-based platform and a vibrant partner ecosystem, enabling them to quickly build apps connecting agencies with citizens, employees, partners, and suppliers in new ways.
“The aerospace and defense sectors are ripe for modernization — siloed systems and legacy technologies are hindering their ability to innovate at scale,” said Dave Rey, executive vice president, Public Sector at Salesforce. “With IL4 provisional authorization for Government Cloud, these sectors can now use the power of the world’s #1 CRM and cloud platform to transform into modern, mobile, responsive, and intelligent organizations, enabling employees to connect with citizens and stakeholders in entirely new and powerful ways.”
With the IL4 provisional authorization, DoD mission owners and authorized contractors will use Government Cloud to manage Controlled Unclassified Information, including Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI). In addition, IL4 will enable agencies to:
- Compliantly leverage and build apps capable of managing CUI/FOUO data.
- Control and monitor where and what actions are being taken on data, as well as store and manage the events and monitoring data per agency policy.
- Leverage role-based security and encryption to secure data files and attachments while maintaining important application functionality.
Congratulations to Salesforce for earning a Market Connections Winning Contractor commendation!
Our naval forces need access to technology that accelerates Information sharing and improves readiness and capability. The U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I) is tasked to ensure this happens by providing effective and affordable naval information warfare capabilities. Together with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), PEO C4I acquires and develops Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems necessary to ensure Information Warfare and provide the foundation for network-centric warfare.
The Navy has awarded Booz Allen a five-year, $59 million Professional Support Services contract to support these initiatives. Under the contract, Booz Allen will provide Acquisition, Program, Contracts, Installation, and Operations Management expertise to the 21 DoD programs and projects that the Battlespace Awareness & Information Operations Program office (PMW 120) executes. As the prime awardee, Booz Allen will provide seamless, end-to-end acquisition lifecycle support.
PMW 120 delivers assured intelligence, meteorology, oceanography, and information operations data, products and services providing Information Warfare capabilities to the Fleet, cutting the time to strike critical or sensitive targets, and offer our Naval Forces with the ability to seize and control the Information domain high ground.
As a longstanding partner with PEO C4I, Booz Allen will deliver a deep understanding of PMW 120 mission requirements combined with expertise in the areas of Acquisition, Program, Contracts, Installation, and Business management. High quality, trained and certified functional experts will work alongside the Government to support successful implementation of program plans in alignment with the DoD’s evolving acquisition requirements.
For the company’s long history of supporting the U.S. Navy, Booz Allen has earned a Market Connections Winning Contractor commendation.