Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Awarded $146M for Trident II (D5) Missile Production

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $146,313,578 for fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification PZ0001 to a previously awarded un-priced letter contract (N00030-14-C-0100) for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 Life Extension development and production, and D5 Deployed Systems Support. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (35.12 percent); Magna, Utah (16.55 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (8.26 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (7.57 percent); Culpeper, Virginia (4.51 percent); Silverdale, Washington (4.43 percent); Bloomington, Minnesota (4.32 percent); Kingsport, Tennessee (2.51 percent); El Segundo, California (1.59 percent); Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1.57 percent); Oakridge, Tennessee (1.44 percent); and other various locations less than 1 percent each (12.13…

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DoD Contracts: L-3 Communications Corporation Awarded $31M for Cessna 208B Aircraft

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L-3 Communications Corporation DBA Communication Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $31,159,640 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action for production, modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto three Cessna 208B aircraft, spares and training. Work will be performed at Salt Lake City, Utah, and Titusville, Florida, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. This award includes foreign military sales for the countries of Niger, Kenya and Mauritania. Fiscal 2014 building partnership capacity funds in the amount of $31,159,640 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,…

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DoD Contracts: Exelis Systems Corporation Awarded $79M to Provide Base Operation Services

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Exelis Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $79,807,790 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract, which contains firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable and cost-plus-fixed-fee CLINs, to provide day-to-day base operation and maintenance services. This contract provides for multifunctional requirements to include program management, postal services and communications, safety and occupational health/industrial hygiene and ambulance services, civil engineering, force support services, logistics support, U.S. Customs operations, reservation assistance office operations, local national payroll services, and transient alert operations. In addition to the day-to-day base operation and maintenance services, the contractor is required to provide contingency and exercise support in conjunction with all Department of Defense, Joint Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force,…

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DoD Contracts: United Launch Services, LLC Awarded $938M for EEVL Launch Capability

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United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $938,372,859 modification (P00048) to previously awarded FA8811-13-C-0003 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for fiscal 2015 EELV launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. This contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations, and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2014 missile procurement funds in the…

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UMBC Center for Cybersecurity Training Director Talks Cyber, Transition, MOS and More

Homer Minnick, UMBCUMBC is one of the sponsors of CyberMaryland 2014. We had the opportunity to chat with Homer Minnick, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Training at UMBC Training Centers. Mr. Minnick is a 20-year Army veteran.

How did you come to the fields of cybersecurity and training

HM  I graduated early from high school at 16 and wasn’t ready to go to college right away. I needed a break to figure out what I wanted to do, but didn’t have that luxury. I always had an interest in the military, but was too young to join at the time. I wasted my first two years of college because I was not focused…

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