According to the Department of Defense, “the Missile Defense Agency is pleased to announce the award of advisory and assistance services contracts to Booz Allen Hamilton (HQ0147-10-D-0018); CSC (NYSE: CSC) (HQ0147-10-D-0019); Paradigm Technologies, (HQ0147-10-D-0020); and Odyssey Systems Consulting Group(HQ0147-10-D-0021). Each firm is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Business Financial Management Organization (DOB). The contractors will assist the DOB directorate in providing financial management services in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense system. This procurement is managed by the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services Program Office. This program office is responsible for centrally managing the acquisition of advisory and assistance services for the Agency. These contracts are being competitively awarded under the full and open, unrestricted, Request for Proposal HQ0147-09-R-0002. Each contract has a not-to-exceed ordering ceiling of $374, 800, 000. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order. Work under these contracts will be performed in Huntsville, Ala.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Dahlgren, Va.; Arlington, Va.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Columbus, Ohio. The performance period is through August 2015. Obligations will be made by task orders using research, development, test and evaluation funds.”
A subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has been awarded a potential five-year, $135.8M contract to develop and test an optronic sensor technology for U.S. Navy submarines.
Chuck Brooks, a GovCon expert and president of Brooks Consulting International, virtually addressed the G20 forum Sunday, July 5, on energy systems cybersecurity during the Workshop on Energy Security and Markets Stability. Brooks told G20 member countries that connectivity driven by the adoption of industrial internet of things and operational technology has further expanded the attack surface and that energy infrastructure operators should implement “security by design” to counter cyber threats.