Monthly Archives: November 2011

ManTech Awarded $7 Million Task Order to Provide Cyber Defense Support to the U.S. Air Force

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) a task order under its Alliant Government-Wide Acquisition Contract vehicle to provide cyber defense support to the U.S. Air Force 90th Information Operations Squadron. The award is valued at $7.1 million with a one year base period of performance and one option year.

Under the task order, ManTech will provide software development solutions that support the U.S. Air Force Cyber Command’s cyber defense technology development, integration, and fielding support services.

“ManTech is proud to provide cyber defense support to the U.S. Air Force,” said L. William Varner, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Group. “We bring an unmatched ability to innovate, develop and enhance cyber warfare technologies based on our intimate knowledge of full-spectrum Computer Network Operations.”

CACI Awarded $36.7 Million Prime Contract to Support U.S. Navy’s ERP Single Supply Solution Program

CACI announced that it has been selected as a prime contractor to provide technical support services that will help the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) facilitate the continued development, testing, and deployment of the U.S. Navy’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Single Supply Solution (SSS) program. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $36.7 million and is for one base year and four option years. This work maintains CACI’s support for Navy ERP systems and further expands its business in the engineering and logistics arenas.

NAVSUP’s mission is to provide the Navy, Marine Corps, and joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics. The Navy’s Single Supply Solution (SSS) is a new unified, secure information system that will provide total asset visibility from anywhere in the world in near real time. By tracking supply purchases and allocations throughout the entire Navy enterprise, it will enable the Navy to plan more efficiently for the purchase, maintenance, and deployment of assets.

On this contract, CACI will provide professional support services to ensure optimal implementation of the Single Supply Solution as well as an effective transition of logistics information from the Navy’s existing supply and maintenance systems. CACI will also develop training materials and provide training to the end users of the new logistics system.

Bill Fairl, CACI’s President of U.S. Operations, said, “CACI has an outstanding track record of partnering with the U.S. Navy in automating logistics and maintenance processes for cost-wise readiness. On the Single Supply Solution program, our proven enterprise-wide solutions will help the Navy standardize and integrate business processes, decrease lifecycle expenditures, and maintain readiness at the highest levels in order to ensure timelier, more cost-effective supply support for our nation’s forces.”

According to CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Cofoni, “CACI is a leader in providing Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for the U.S. Navy, and we are proud to be selected once again to help keep the U.S. military equipped and ready to perform their vital missions. The Single Supply Solution contract is an integral part of our ongoing goal to provide services and solutions that bring the greatest value to protecting our homeland and defeating terrorism.”

CSC Wins $144 Million U.S. Navy Contract For IT Network Support Services

CSC announced that the Naval Supply (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk has awarded the company an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide operations, maintenance and management support to the Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET). The contract calls for CSC to provide IT services on a per-seat basis and has a maximum estimated value of $144 million with a one-year base period and four one-year options. It follows a previous ONE-NET task order awarded to CSC in 2010 under the GSA’s Schedule 70 contract, which was exclusive to the Far East Operations.

Under the terms of the current agreement, CSC will continue to provide information technology services for the Naval Network Warfare Command in the Far East region. Additionally, the agreement will expand this footprint and provide service desk and field support, networks and systems operations, information assurance, network technical assistance and more to shore-based classified and unclassified networks at locations in Europe and Bahrain.

“CSC’s expansion of ONE-NET operations support improves the effectiveness of critical enterprise networks and provides significant savings and efficiencies for the Navy,” said Alan B. Weakley, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Defense Group. “We look forward to seamlessly integrating and delivering an efficient, secure and effective cyberspace for the Navy to conduct operations today and in the future.”

GE Aviation Orders Top $13B at Dubai Air Show

At the 2011 Dubai Air Show, GE Aviation and CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Snecma (SAFRAN group), announced engine and service orders valued at more than $13.8 billion.

Highlights from the show include:

- Emirates ordered 50 firm GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER with an option for additional 20 aircraft. The airline also signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance of these engines. The engine list price and services agreement are valued at more than $6 billion (USD).

- Emirates and GE also signed an agreement that will enable GE to help oversee the design and construction of Emirates’ new technologically advanced Engine Overhaul Shop to be built in Dubai. The 21,000 square meter facility will complement Emirates’ Test Cell Facility in Dubai. The Engine Overhaul Shop will be constructed on a 90,000 square meter piece of land adjacent to the Test Cell Facility and will cost an estimated $120 million (USD).

- GE Aviation and Emirates signed a 12-year OnPointSM solutions agreement for the Emirates fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft. The agreement will include maintenance and inventory support services of various avionics, electrical power and mechanical products for the Boeing 777 aircraft.

- Garuda Indonesia selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power 10 new Airbus A320neo aircraft and CFM56-5B engines to power 15 standard Airbus A320 aircraft ordered. The engine orders are valued at approximately $490 million (USD) at list price. The aircraft will be operated by Garuda low-cost subsidiary Citilink. Garuda Indonesia also finalized a long-term support agreement covering the airline’s fleet of the CFM56-7B engines powering 63 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The 15-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) contract is valued at approximately $500 million U.S. over the life of the agreement,

- Republic Airways Holdings finalized its $2.0 billion order for CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power 20 Airbus A319neo and 60 Airbus A320neo aircraft. At the same time, the airline signed a Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM to support at total of 172 LEAP-1A engines. Under the terms of the comprehensive services and support agreement, which is valued at approximately $3.9 billion over its 18-year term, CFM will guarantee engine maintenance costs on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.

- Republic Airways Holdings Inc. signed an OnPointSM Fuel & Carbon Solutions agreement with GE Aviation. Under this agreement, GE’s Fuel & Carbon Solutions team will use proprietary decision software and fuel consulting expertise and work with Republic Airways to identify and track operational improvements that could reduce the airline’s fuel spend by an average of three percent.

- Qatar Airways ordered two GE90-powered Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. The order will increase the carrier’s 777 Freighter fleet to eight when delivered.

- Cargolux signed a 15-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance of its GEnx-2B engines that power its 13 Boeing 747-8 freighters. The agreement is valued at more than $1 billion over the life of the contract. Cargolux was also granted TRUEngine status for its GEnx-2B engine, launching the program on this engine model. With the TRUEngine designation, Cargolux has agreed to follow the GE-issued engine manual, service bulletins and other maintenance recommendations on its GEnx engine fleet.

- Deutsche Lufthansa selected CFM56-5B engines to power four new Airbus A320 aircraft in a firm engine order valued at approximately $60 million (USD) list price.

- Air China finalized its agreement to purchase 20 GEnx-2B engines to power its five Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft. The carrier also signed a 15-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance of its GEnx-2B engines.

- Cathay Pacific Airways signed a 15-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation that covers the maintenance of the GE90-115B engine fleet for four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and eight 777-200 Freighters ordered in August along with the 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft ordered in March. GE plans to use Taikoo Engine Services (Xiamen) Company Limited (TEXL), an affiliate of HAECO, to perform much of the maintenance under this agreement.

- Zurich, Switzerland-based VIP carrier Comlux announced that it will power its new Airbus ACJ321 with CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine. The engine order is valued at approximately $20 million (USD) list price.

- Egyptian carrier Petroleum Air Services ordered one CF34-8-powered CRJ900 aircraft. Delivery is set for first quarter of 2012.

CACI Awarded $273 Million Multiple-Award Contract to Provide HR Solutions Support for U.S. Army

CACI announced that it has been selected as one of 15 prime contractors to support the Recruitment and Retention mission area under the U.S. Army’s HR Solutions program for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) Manpower & Reserve Affairs (M&RA). This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $273 million and is for a base period plus four one-year options. It represents new work for CACI and builds upon the company’s Business System Solutions core competency and expertise in personnel services, human resources support, and recruitment and retention services.

ASA (M&RA) provides oversight and direction to the Army’s total force management, manpower, and workforce management programs. It serves as the Army’s lead for civilian and military manpower policy and other critical matters related to Army leadership. CACI will help ASA (M&RA) meet the Army’s recruitment and retention goals by completing task order work in professional program support and general administrative and personnel support, and providing skills in business management, information technology, tracking and assessment, credentialing and qualification, outreach, and counseling and training. By streamlining and enhancing the processes related to the Army’s recruiting and retention efforts, CACI’s services will improve efficiency and help save the government money.

CACI’s selection to support this contract is consistent with the company’s established past performance and ability to rapidly respond to task order requests on large contracts. Since 1989, CACI’s Strategic Communications division has successfully supported recruiting and retention for several government agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Army National Guard.

According to Bill Fairl, CACI’s President of U.S. Operations, “CACI’s selection to the HR Solutions contract demonstrates the U.S. Army’s confidence in our experienced team of proven performers. We possess the military experience and wide breadth of capabilities to fulfill any task order.”

CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni said, “Recruiting and retention are two of the most important initiatives for our armed forces, and we are proud that the U.S. Army has chosen CACI to support these aims. The HR Solutions contract represents another step forward in our strategy to help maintain and enhance a well staffed military that meets the security needs of our nation.”

CACI Awarded Four Contracts Worth $69 Million to Support Defense Medical Logistics Systems

CACI announced that it has been awarded four prime task order contracts, totaling $69 million, to continue the company’s support for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) system at the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center (JMLFDC) at Fort Detrick, Md. The contracts were awarded by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity under the Defense Medical Information System/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services (D/SIDDOMS 3) IDIQ contract vehicle. The awards grow CACI’s core capabilities in healthcare IT, specifically in the company’s support activities in the defense medical logistics arena.

DMLSS is an automated information system that provides medical logistics, facility management, and medical maintenance support for U.S. Armed Forces at medical facilities worldwide. As CACI’s involvement expands from functional expertise to a major role in software development, the company will have an increased role in providing cost-effective, integrated solutions for DMLSS development and sustainment.

The first of these four awards is the DMLSS Development and Sustainment Support task order. It is a $21 million award to continue providing software development and sustainment services to support the Defense Health Systems Support, Medical Logistics Division, and the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center in system development, delivery, and sustainment. Work will include IT and information management assistance, concept exploration, requirements development, and support in business process reengineering and provide maintenance and sustainment support for the current DMLSS Automated Information System (AIS).

The Theater Enterprise-Wide Logistics System (TEWLS) task order is a $24 million, SAP-based integration effort to continue migrating theater level medical supply chain management into the DMLSS AIS. TEWLS provides a single, authoritative transactional database to manage theatre medical material assets and provide order and shipment status through standard DoD systems. This effort will lead to improved management of medical logistics in operational theatres worldwide.

The DMLSS Engineering Life Cycle Management task order is an $18 million award to continue providing a broad spectrum of system and software engineering life cycle and technical services. This contract provides overarching support to all Defense Medical Logistics applications and systems.

The e-Commerce DMLSS support task order is a $6 million award for new work to provide system and software development and sustainment services to improve the system’s e-commerce electronic catalog. This effort will create a common transaction exchange format and messaging service to significantly improve the ordering, tracking, and financial capabilities within DMLSS.

According to Bill Fairl, CACI President of U.S. Operations, “For well over a decade, CACI has provided health and health IT services to a wide range of government customers. These new awards to support the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support system are the direct result of the deep mission understanding and outstanding experience our team brings to every aspect of the system’s work.”

ManTech Awarded $26 Million Task Order to Support Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s Signatures Directorate

The U.S. Navy has awarded ManTech a task order valued at $26 million to provide engineering and technical acoustic support services. The task order was awarded under the SeaPort Enhanced contract; it has a one-year base period of performance with two option years. Under the task order, ManTech will provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s (NSWCCD) Signatures Directorate with a full range of engineering, technical, and program assessment services for submarine and surface ship acoustic trials. The work provides the NSWC with services essential to maintain acoustic superiority in submarines and surface ships as technology demands increase.

“ManTech is proud to provide highly specialized acoustic engineering and technical support to the U.S. Navy and NSWCCD,” said Terry Ryan, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology Group. “Our dedicated engineers and technicians look forward to extending our expertise in support of acoustic and special trial related practical assessments of noise measurement systems and standards.”

AECOM awarded US$16.9-million task order to repair tornado damage at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas

AECOM announced that it has been awarded a task order contract from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) worth US$16.9 million. Under the task order, AECOM will provide design-build services to complete the design and facility repairs at Little Rock Air Force Base. Due to tornado damage that occurred during April 2011, repairs will be made to seven buildings, including structural metal roofing replacement, exterior finishes and siding repair, interior renovations, and mechanical and electrical repairs.

The buildings include a 150,000-square-foot aircraft hangar, logistics center, fire crash station, squadron operations facility and several aircraft maintenance facilities. The period of performance is 18 months.

The client considers the project to be a critical step in the base’s full recovery from the damage sustained during the storm.

The task order was awarded under AECOM’s indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with AFCESA to provide worldwide design-build and construction services. The contract, which was awarded during 2008 to multiple companies, has a ceiling of US$4 billion with a basic ordering period of five years plus five one-year options.

This is AECOM’s eighth task order under the contract.

Saab Signs an Extension to a Support Contract with the British Army

Defense and security company Saab has signed an extension to a support contract with the British Army. The order sum is MSEK 150 and covers the maintenance and support of delivered training systems used by British Army and implementation of the OSAG 2.0 laser code.

This contract is an extension of existing support contract which enables the British Army to conduct realistic combined arms training on the training areas in UK, Canada and Germany. Saab will provide the service for a period of two years.

“We will continue to support our delivered training systems, which through continued upgrades in close co-operation between Saab and the UK Army, meet the customers need of high performance training. The implementation of OSAG 2.0 is a strategic decision, which will make it easier for the British Army to train together with other nations,” says Henrik Höjer, general manager Training & Simulation at Saab.

The extended Contract also includes the implementation of OSAG 2.0, a new international standard for optical laser codes, that will enable the British Army to be interoperable with other nation’s laser based Tactical Engagement Simulator Systems during joint exercises around the world.

CACI Awarded $635 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Provide Support for the U.S. Army

CACI announced that it has been awarded approximately $635 million in previously unannounced contracts with the U.S. Army. For these awards, CACI is supporting U.S. forces by providing services and solutions in the areas of mobility, cyber, and C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). These contracts were awarded in the first quarter of CACI’s 2012 fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2011. This new and continuing work falls under the Army’s Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle. CACI’s services will help enhance the Army’s combat capabilities in the face of asymmetric threats by enabling U.S. forces to detect and locate multiple enemies through sophisticated sensors and radio signals. CACI will provide research, development, training, and operational support for sensors systems, signals intelligence systems, and ground-based battlefield intelligence.

CACI President of U.S. Operations Bill Fairl said, “CACI continues to win work that enables us to deliver quality services and solutions that assure U.S. forces are equipped with the most cost-effective and supportable C4ISR technologies to protect them and provide a tactical edge.”

According to Paul Cofoni, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer, “C4ISR is one of CACI’s core capabilities, and it is an area in which we consistently see growth. Our ongoing achievements in supporting the U.S. Army through the Strategic Services Sourcing contract vehicle demonstrate the success of our strategy to focus on mission-critical services and solutions, like C4ISR, that help our clients meet their highest priorities.”