Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $581,798,359 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0132) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This,
Monthly Archives: March, 2017
An autonomous vehicle for transporting personnel and equipment within U.S. military facilities is being developed by AM General and the Army.
ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military researchers are working with industry to develop an advanced undersea payload delivery system for extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XLUUVs). Payloads could involve persistent-surveillance sensors, weapons, or other unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
DoD has carved a bug bounty path that civilian agencies can follow, as long as they don’t try to compare their results to the same level as Defense.
Acquisition reform has become somewhat of a chaotic practice unto itself. It often complicates more than it solves.
AT&T Selected to Build and Manage First Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network for First Responders | WashingtonExec
In a big move for critical infrastructure, FirstNet chose AT&T for the first public safety broadband network dedicated to first responders.
Contractor Alert: Beware Non-Performance during Contract Disputes | The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog
Government contractors must be prepared to perform their Federal contracts – even in the face of a dispute with the government over essential contract terms
DOD Major Automated Information Systems: Improvements Can Be Made in Applying Leading Practices for Managing Risk and Testing
What GAO Found:
Most of the 18 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information system (MAIS) programs that GAO reviewed had experienced changes in their planned cost and schedule estimates and half of the programs had met their technical performance targets. Specifically, 16 programs experienced changes in their cost estimates ranging from a 39 percent decrease ($1.47 billion) to a 469 percent increase ($1.63 billion). The average cost increase was $457.2 million among the 11 programs reporting an increase. Fourteen programs experienced schedule delays, which ranged from 2 months to over 13 years. Finally, half of the MAIS programs fully met all of their technical performance targets. Of the remaining nine programs, 4 four had partially met their target because each was still conducting tests. The other five programs were in the early stages of system development and had not begun testing.
CRAssociates, Inc., of Newington, Virginia, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. VA263-17-R-0013, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs for community-based outpatient clinic services in Williston and Dickinson, North Dakota. The protester contends that the solicitation improperly fails to require an evaluation of price realism; specifically, the firm contends that the agency is required to include in the solicitation the provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) § 52.222-46, Evaluation of Compensation for Professional Employees, to assess the realism of offerors’ prices.
We deny the protest.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $2,196,638,752 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the manufacture and delivery of 17 Lot 8 full-rate production P-8A,