US Navy Contract Announcements May 17, 2018

American Hospital Services Group LLC,* Exton, Pennsylvania (N62645-18-D-5034); The Arora Group Inc.,* Gaithersburg, Maryland (N62645-18-D-5035); Coastal Clinical & Management Services Inc.,* Rosemont, Pennsylvania (N62645-18-D-5036); Choctaw Contracting Services,* Durant, Oklahoma (N62645-18-D-5037); Dependable Health Services Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas (N62645-18-D-5038); Distinctive Health Spectrum Care JV LLC,* Bowie, Maryland (N62645-18-D-5039); Federal Staffing Resources LLC,* Annapolis, Maryland (N62645-18-D-5040); GiaMed Resources JV LLC,* Ft Lauderdale, Florida (N62645-18-D-5041); Global Dynamics LLC,* Columbia, Maryland (N62645-18-D-5042); Godwin Corp., Langley Park, Maryland (N62645-18-D-5043); Matrix Providers Inc.,* Denver, Colorado (N62645-18-D-5044); Magnum Opus Technologies Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas (N62645-18-D-5045); Donald L.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 15, 2018

Environmental Chemical Corp., Burlingame, California, is awarded $16,929,799 for firm-fixed-price task order N6945018F0078 under a multiple award construction contract (N62470-13-D-6020) for construction of Hurricane Matthew repairs (Phase 4A and 4B repairs, demolition of water tower, fencing and lighting replacement), at Atlantic Underwater Testing and Evaluation Center, Andros Islands. The work to be performed provides for a modified/hybrid design build where the contractor is required to provide a designer of record for design development and design, construction submittal approval and oversight of all repairs such as building exteriors, roofs, fences and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 10, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $242,090,000 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2018 Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) to Qatar for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack, missile ordnance alterations, and spares. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $529,774,921. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (43.5 percent), and the governments of Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey (56.5 percent),…

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Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Bribery and Fraud

A former contractor at the Military Sealift Command was sentenced to 87 months for his role in a bribery and fraud conspiracy through which he received nearly $3 million in bribes from approximately 1999 to approximately 2014. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting United States Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Martin Culbreth of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Craig, Jr. of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Mid-Atlantic…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,421,735,530 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and…

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BWXT Announces $492 Million in Naval Nuclear Reactor Contract Option Awards

BWX Technologies, Inc. announced February 26th that the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. totaling approximately $492 million for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components. A variety of manufacturing and material procurement activities will be performed under these contracts that will primarily support Virginia-class submarine construction. BWXT’s facilities in Lynchburg, Va.; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and Mount Vernon, Ind. will execute this work over the next several years. “BWXT is very proud to support the men and women in…

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30th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium To Focus On Cross-Domain Integration

The 30th Annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will kick-off Jan. 9, to discuss innovative solutions for current and future surface warfare challenges in Crystal City, Virginia. The theme this year is “Surface Forces and Cross-Domain Integration,” to highlight common procedures and combined exercises across the air, land, maritime, space and cyberspace domains in preparation for a more powerful and integrated Naval Surface Force. The symposium will provide an opportunity for naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry to discuss a broad range of professional and career…

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Coast Guard Cutter Legare Returns from Operation Unified Resolve Patrol

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth on Sunday after completing a 45-day deployment to the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Unified Resolve. Operation Unified Resolve is a combined effort between Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Coast Guard and international partners in the Caribbean region to interdict vessels smuggling drugs and illegal migrants to the United States. During the deployment, the Legare’s crew patrolled waters stretching from the Dominican Republic, through the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and as far south as the Dutch Antilles. The Legare’s first…

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Ocean of Things Aims to Expand Maritime Awareness across Open Seas

The internet of things connects an ever-growing number of smart devices for up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of many common events. Head out to most parts of the open ocean, however, and no such capability exists for real-time monitoring of maritime activity. DARPA today announced its Ocean of Things program, which seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas by deploying thousands of small, low-cost floats that could form a distributed sensor network. Each smart float would contain a suite of commercially available sensors to collect environmental data—such…

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U.S. Navy Mission 22 Team Develops ‘Game Changing’ Unmanned Capability

What do NASA space crews and Navy Sly Fox mission engineers have in common? Both leave the comforts of the ordinary to explore a higher, unfamiliar realm while testing possibilities and expanding capabilities. Their dispatches about discoveries, innovations, and experiences continue to fascinate people from all walks of life. ”As we move forward into the future, unmanned systems will allow for less operator involvement with features such as autonomous navigation, flight, and obstacle avoidance,” was one transmission among a slew of dispatches that tell the latest story. “CANARES is a…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Takes Another Step Forward in Modernization

With more than 20 years of research, planning, designing, construction and certification, the new Controlled Industrial Facility (CIF) onboard Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is not only a new work site, it is a giant step into radiological facilities revitalization. “We first started talking about a new CIF back in 1996,” said Robert Fogel, 3910N Nuclear Facilities and Equipment manager. “The whole concept of this type of a modern-day facility was to streamline our processes, house multiple jobs continuously, be more energy efficient, reduce required man-hours, increase productivity, safely work on…

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Steven H. Walker Appointed 21st DARPA Director

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Ms. Ellen M. Lord, today announced the appointment of Dr. Steven H. Walker as the 21st director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A former DARPA program manager, deputy office director, and office director, Walker has devoted 13 of his more than 30 years of public service to the Agency and been a key figure in advancing the science and technologies associated with hypersonic flight and rapid access to space. Walker succeeds Dr. Arati Prabhakar, who left the…

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US Navy Flag Officer Announcement

October 5, 2017 – Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced today the following assignment: Rear Adm. (lower half) Mary C. Riggs will be assigned as director, research and development, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.  Riggs is currently serving as commander, Navy Reserve Expeditionary Medicine, Falls Church, Virginia.

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Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation to Guam

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $17.9 million firm-fixed price contract to Contrack Watts Inc. of Virginia, to construct a Waterfront Headquarters Building on Naval Base Guam. The contract supports the Defense Policy Review Initiative and is funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) as part of the International Agreement between the United States and Japan. “For the Marines to effectively execute amphibious operations, a fully capable waterfront facility and associated infrastructure are essential,” said Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC) Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Dan Turner.…

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