DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Awarded $485M for FLIR Systems

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $485,000,000 firm fixed price with minimal cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractor will provide multiple Sniper advanced targeting pods including initial spares, 1K forward-looking infrareds, and two-way data links. It also includes other items as specified in the contract. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-D-0001).

Carnegie Mellon University,…

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DoD Contracts: General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. Awarded $9M for Stryker Flat Bottom Vehicles

ARMY

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $9,018,094 modification (P00021) to contract W56HZV-14-C-B019 to upgrade Stryker flat bottom vehicles to the Double V hull engineering change proposal configuration. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,018,094 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Nov. 26, 2018. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Environet Inc,* Kamuela, Hawaii (W12QR-15-D-0019); T & T Construction Enterprises LLC,* Leitchfield, Kentucky (W912QR-15-D-0020); Q.B.S. Inc.,* Alliance, Ohio (W912QR-15-D-0021); SAF Inc.,* Akron, Ohio (W912QR-15-D-0022); and Fortis Networks Inc.,* Phoenix, Arizona (W912QR-15-D-0023), were…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Technical Services Awarded $48M for Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System

ARMY

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $48,691,384 modification (P00033) to contract WR8RGZ-13-C-0010 to continue contractor logistic services for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $27,745,692 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 29, 2016. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Trend Construction Inc.,* Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $95,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for general construction and design/build construction for the South Atlantic Division, Army Corps of Engineers. Work location and funding will be determined…

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A Guide to IT Certifications for Cleared Professionals

Importance of IT Certifications for Cleared ProfessionalsFederal procurements, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) landscapes, are increasingly calling out specific Information Technology (IT) certifications as requirements for personnel. While these certifications shouldn’t take the place of experience as an evaluation tool, they simplify the vetting process for United States Government (USG) customers, so it’s not likely to be a diminishing trend. Savvy professionals will help themselves both in terms of professional growth and earning potential by staying abreast of the push for technical certifications.

The complex world of IT is trending increasingly towards specialization, making it difficult and costly to certify in a broad range of disciplines. For early career…

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DoD Contracts: Raytheon Co. Awarded $528M for AMRAAM

AIR FORCE

Raytheon Co., Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $528,797,459 fixed-price incentive firm contract modification (P00004) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8675-15-C-0022. Contractor will provide Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Lot 29 production and other AMRAAM system items. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. Fiscal year 2015 Air Force and Navy production funds in the amount of $294,661,588 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force…

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