The Navy SEALs will soon have their six covered when it comes to drones. The Naval Special Warfare Command, working with the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, awarded a $1.5 million to San Diego-based startup SkySafe to use its counter-unmanned aerial systems technology in battle to stop weaponized drones.
Monthly Archives: July, 2017
Federal agencies must use the best-in-class contract on GSA’s acquisition gateway for package delivery services as OMB presses forward on category management efforts.
Truston Technologies, Inc., of Annapolis, Maryland, protests the award of a contract to HALO Maritime Defense Systems, of Newton, New Hampshire, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N61331-17-R-0010, issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, for a waterside security barrier (WSB). The protester challenges the agency’s evaluation of its technical proposal.We deny the protest.
AeroSage LLC, of Tampa, Florida, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE600-17-R-0210, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the supply of fuel to various installations and facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The protester argues that DLA should have set aside all of the RFP’s contract line item numbers (CLINs) for delivery of fuel to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs), and that the agency should have sought a waiver of the small business nonmanufacturer rule for this procurement.
We deny in part and dismiss in part the protest.
MLU Services, Inc., a small business located in Athens, Georgia, protests the issuance of a contract to Timberline Homes of Louisiana, LLC (Timberline LLC), a small business located in Lafayette, Louisiana, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. HSFE06-17-R-0003 for the maintenance and deactivation of manufactured housing units (MHUs). The protester alleges that Timberline LLC was not eligible for award because it does not meet the solicitation’s Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act) set-aside requirement. See 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207. The protester also alleges that the agency’s evaluation of Timberline LLC’s company experience and past performance was unreasonable.
We deny the protest in part and sustain the protest in part.
ARLINGTON: The Army’s no-holds-barred study of its network shortfalls should produce a comprehensive strategy to solve them — a strategy that can withstand the scrutiny of a skeptical Congress. That’s the goal Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer laid out for me and a fellow reporter after an Association of the US Army event this week. The strategy, Speer said, must also go beyond purely technical solutions and address how the Army acquires and funds that technology. Speer is clearly focused on convincing Congress. Army officials have been giving key committees progress reports, he told us, and the Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, intends to brief the Hill on some proposed solutions before September 1st.
The Mad Scientist Initiative by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) explores the future through collaboration and partnerships with academia, industry and government. It seeks to uncover emerging and disruptive technologies and ideas by engaging outsiders and unconventional sources, bringing insights from the global marketplace of ideas into the Army through a credible, fair, and transparent process. More information here and an overview video here.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would provide $16.7 billion for the FAA in fiscal 2018, including $1.1 billion for the NextGen air traffic modernization effort.
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $3,693,062,124 undefinitized not-to-exceed modification to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II advance,
Washington Legal Foundation and V& E Host Escobar One Year Later – Lincoln’ s Law Blog – Vinson & Elkins LLP
Presentation to the Washington Legal Foundation. A one-hour seminar featuring Kristin Graham Koehler of Sidley…