Former Navy Employee Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offenses with Multiple Victims

June 11, 2019 – A former Navy employee who resided in Maryland before moving to Japan pleaded guilty today to the production, transportation and possession of child pornography. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office made the announcement. Spencer E. Steckman, 35, formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland, was charged in March 2018 with one count of production of child pornography, one…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 4, 2019

Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, is awarded a $7,327,350 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for vector network analyzers to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, Measurement Science and Engineering Department. The vector network analyzers are used to calibrate various devices such as attenuators, power sensors, filters, terminations and other microwave passive devices. Work will be performed in Columbia, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by June 2024. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $146,547 will be obligated at time of award and will…

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SPAWAR Discusses the Importance of Digitizing Sea Power at Sea-Air-Space 2019

May 8, 2019 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) joined ten commands from across the Information Warfare (IW) Community to discuss the shift to a digital Navy at the Navy’s Information Warfare Pavilion during the 2019 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland May 6-8. The IW Pavilion featured a speaker series, an engagement zone and 12 technology demonstrations where the commands showcased their dedication to ensuring the Navy’s ability to compete and win in today’s data-driven environment from seabed to space. Vice…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 1, 2019

Systems Application and Technologies Inc., Largo, Maryland, is awarded a $14,583,586 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to procure continued support services to the Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation (AVMI) Department and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Required services include support for the designing, developing, procuring, building, installing, testing and evaluating, calibrating, modifying, operating and maintaining instrumentation on aircraft and engines for the Navy and other government and commercial customers. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Maryland (74 percent); China Lake, California (13.5 percent); and Point Mugu, California (12.5 percent), and is…

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Former Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Willful Retention of National Defense Information

March 28, 2019 – Harold Thomas Martin III, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal charge of willful retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur for the District of Maryland, Assistant Director John Brown of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office. “The American people entrusted Harold Martin with some of the nation’s most sensitive…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 15, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $68,933,454 for cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order 0104 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the design, development, documentation, integration, and test of upgrades to the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory to execute the Mission Data (MD) programming and reprogramming mission for the F-35 Digital Channelized Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program (DTIP) and non-DTIP configurations. These efforts are in support of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps operational aircraft, as well as all training aircraft…

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U.S. Navy Calls on BAE Systems to Integrate and Sustain Critical Communications Systems across Military Vehicles and Command Centers

December 3, 2018 – BAE Systems has earned positions on two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts that support the rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The two awards have a total potential value of more than $150 million. “Our engineers specialize in providing custom, tailor-made C5ISR solutions to help close communications capability gaps for the U.S. military” The first award, LCS CONUS, is a five-year contract to provide life cycle sustainment…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 26, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $37,253,983 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-18-C-5407 for procurement of fiscal 2019 U.S. Navy Standard missile SM-2 and Standard missile SM-6 intermediate-level repair and maintenance. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (88 percent); Camden, Arkansas (11 percent); and Huntsville, Alabama (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $19,047,890 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 21, 2018

Stratascor LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded a $210,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract for command, control, communications, and computer system afloat operations and sustainment support for capabilities aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet of ships, and the MSC network operations centers. This contract includes a five-year ordering period. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is scheduled to commence Jan. 1, 2018, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2023. Navy working capital funds and U.S. Transportation Command working capital funds in the amount of $500,000 will be…

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USS Sioux City “Brought to Life” at U.S. Naval Academy

November 17, 2018 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Nov. 17. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) is the Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named after Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa. “Thank you to our namesake city, Sioux City, for welcoming us with open arms, making us feel like we are part…

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

November 14, 2018 – The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 9 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Mary Winnefeld, the wife of former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Winnefeld gives the first order…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $365,730,330 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, firm-fixed-price contract for new-construction DDG Aegis Weapon System Baseline K2 development and integration in support of the Republic of Korea Navy. This contract involves foreign military sales to the government of South Korea. This contract will provide for combat system installation, staging and integrated logistics support required for the installation, test and delivery of the Aegis Combat System K2 baselines for three Republic of Korea Navy DDGs. These efforts include program management, system…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 25, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded not-to-exceed $131,555,000 for order N0001919F2410 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0001). This undefinitized contract action is for the procurement and upgrade of weapon replaceable assemblies to optimize the Block I low-rate initial production F/A-18E/F Infrared Search and Track systems, including technical risk reduction in support of engineering change proposal development and F/A-18 integration and tactics development. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (73 percent); and St. Louis, Missouri (27 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2022.…

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Former NSA Employee Sentenced to Prison for Willful Retention of Classified National Defense Information

September 25, 2018 – Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City, Maryland, and a naturalized U.S. citizen originally of Vietnam, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for willful retention of classified national defense information. According to court documents, Pho removed massive troves of highly classified national defense information without authorization and kept it at his home. The sentence was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 28, 2018

Phoenix International Holdings Inc., Largo, Maryland, is awarded a $29,932,449 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4107) to exercise options for the continued maintenance and operation of the Navy’s Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System. The contractor will provide appropriate and sufficient personnel and services necessary for the mobilization, operation, storage, logistic support, repair and maintenance of the rescue systems, and to mobilize and operate the submarine rescue systems that support the response requirements. The contractor is responsible to ensure the rescue systems are maintained in a high state of…

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