Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

DoD Contracts: ImSAR LLC Awarded $98M for Research and Development of Small Aperture Radars


ImSAR LLC,* Springville, Utah, was awarded a $98,971,746 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development, rapid advancement and integration of small aperture radars on small unmanned aerial systems. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 20, 2019. One bid was solicited, with one received. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-14-D-0007).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, was awarded a $10,006,600 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0046 for sole source modification for limited scope services to provide additional development and testing of the current Common Infrared Countermeasure Technology Development phase system. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and…

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Candidate Experience: Which Candidate

Thanks to several programs and general awareness a focus in recruiting now is the candidate experience. While this is all good, we have to remember that not all candidates are created equal.

In the candidate experience the focus has been placed on when the candidate enters the system. But what about the process before the application or ATS stage? The engagement stage: The place where candidates and recruiters are truly unique individuals.

There are several components to consider in the candidate engagement process.

  1. What is the niche – government contracting, finance, healthcare.
  2. What is the engagement tool – social media, job fair, email.
  3. Where

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DoD Contracts: Harris-IT Services Corp. Awarded $450M to Provide Support for the Crisis Management System


Harris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $450,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract (firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract line items) for services to provide engineering, maintenance, and program management support for the Crisis Management System. The IDIQ total cumulative ceiling value of the contract is $450,000,000 over the one-year base period and nine one-year option periods. There is no guarantee that the contract will be extended beyond the base one-year ordering period. Performance will be at various locations in the continental United States, with an estimated completion date of August 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,412,872 will…

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DoD Contracts: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Awarded $30M for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,351,927 modification (P00072) to foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $30,351,927 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Aug. 31, 2017. Work will be performed in Jupiter, Florida, and Stratford, Connecticut. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems, Scranton, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $8,420,783 firm-fixed-price contract for 23,960 M1 high fragmentation artillery shells. Work will be performed in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date…

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co. Awarded $30M for P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft


The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $30,385,333 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for the development of a structural repair manual in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed in November 2018. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $30,385,333 will be obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $19,522,980 firm-fixed-price contract for…

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