Military News

Monday, September 14, 2009

National Guard Faces New Challenges, Chief Says

By Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
Special to American Forces Press Service

Sept. 14, 2009 - The National Guard proved its relevance, value and accessibility after the manmade disaster of Sept. 11, 2001, and after the natural disaster named Hurricane Katrina that hit almost four years later, the Guard's senior officer said. "These last eight years have been a testimonial to your service, to your patriotism, to the respect that the nation has for what the National Guard can contribute," Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley told the audience Sept. 11 at the 131st National Guard Association of the United States General Conference here.

Speaking on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the 26th chief of the National Guard Bureau recalled, "I was in the Pentagon. I watched Secretary of Defense [Donald] Rumsfeld go out ... and help people. ... A lot of Guardsmen did the same thing."
McKinley said the Air National Guard was flying patrols over the Pentagon within minutes, and other Guardsmen around the country vowed to never let another attack happen on their watch again. "That's what I go to sleep with at night," he said.

McKinley said the National Guard now must rise to a smorgasbord of new challenges he outlined for the more than 4,000 active and retired Guard members and their guests attending the conference, including military and political leaders from each of the 54 states and territories and the District of Columbia.

And with economic challenges come tighter budgets.

"The budget will be a No. 1 issue" for Defense Department leaders, McKinley predicted. "We're going to go through a period of time of contracting resources. ... We're also going to be involved in an era of persistent conflict. [Army Chief of Staff] Gen. [George] Casey thinks we'll have between 10 and 15 brigades constantly deployed for the next 10 to 15 years. So how do you balance it out -- era of persistent conflict and beginning an era of dwindling resources?

"Every chief and every director ... and every adjutant general ... has had to play their part in how you balance the risk associated with resourcing and being prepared to do your mission at home and your mission abroad," he said.

McKinley made a pledge on behalf of the National Guard Bureau and its directorates: "We ... will do everything we can to balance risk and make sure we get the most that we can for the National Guard that has served so well," he said. "We can't let [the Guard] slide back as we did after World War II."

But this, too, will be a challenge. The National Guard has relied on a cascade of equipment that was purchased new for the active components, then passed on to a Guard that was famous for wringing extraordinary life from used equipment.

"In many cases, the cascading equipment that served this great Guard for 60 years following World War II ... is no more," McKinley said. "We can build new. We can put good money against maintaining old equipment, or we can wait for the concurrent and proportional status."

McKinley was referring to the emerging concept that the National Guard will receive new equipment concurrently and proportionally with the active components.

"We need to have a strategy for both the Air and the Army National Guard that continues to keep faith with the soldiers and the airmen who have stuck with us through eight years of persistent conflict, and who ... will stay with us for the next decade if we do our job right," McKinley said.

McKinley stressed the importance of mentors for soldiers and airmen, listing his own -- many of whom were present, including former chiefs of the National Guard Bureau and directors of both components. "You have to go out and find mentors," McKinley said. "You can't wait for mentors to come to you."

Those leaders were responsible for the birth of some of the National Guard's most successful and enduring programs, he noted, such as the State Partnership Program, Counterdrug and Youth ChalleNGe.

And the Guard's agribusiness development teams now at work in Afghanistan seem destined to emulate those successes. Recently, he said, 355 Arkansas Guard members volunteered for an agribusiness team that required 58 members.

"It's not about 'Whose gotta go?'" McKinley said. "It's they're fighting to go. ... These agribusiness development teams may be the turning point to bring ... Afghanistan around and bring it to a point where we can actually see progress."

The nation and the Guard rose to the challenge of 9/11, McKinley said.

"We can be a better country because of this," he said. "We grieve for the families who lost members because of 9/11, but we are a better nation and we are a kinder nation, and we've liberated a country from a despotic dictator, and we're trying to help a country turn itself around and come from the 15th century into a new world order.

"The 21st century will be tough for all of us, but the National Guard is resilient," he continued. "It will take the challenge, it will do its job, it will be there when its nation needs it, and I can't thank you all enough for the jobs you do, for the sacrifices you make and for the commitment you have to your states and to this nation."

(Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill serves in the National Guard Bureau.)

MILITARY CONTRACTS September 14, 2009

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $111,514,752 firm-fixed-price contract for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Full Rate Production IV- Supplemental Award Quantity 1,152 Rockets. Work is to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 precent), East Camden, Ark., (76.8 precent), and Orlando, Fla., (2.4 precent) with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2011. One bid solicited with one bid received. USA Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-09-C-0001).

Royal Bridge Inc, Tarpon Springs, Fla., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $11,117,500 firm-fixed-price contract for the Recovery Act-rehabilitate and paint tainter Gates, toad suck lock and Man No. 8. Arkansas River. The work consists of rehabilitation and painting of 16 gates and incidental related work. Work is to be performed in Faulkner County, Ark., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2012. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity (W9127S-09-C-0049).

Atlantic Diving Supply Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $7,612,982 firm-fixed-price contract for 46,278 pair of United Stated Marine Corp Extreme Cold Mitten Systems (Mitten and Liner) and 46,405 pair of Extreme Cold Weather Mitten Liners. Work is to be performed in Seattle, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2010. Eight bids solicited with two bids received. U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command Contracting Center, Contracting Division Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (GS-07F-5965P).

James Fisher Jr., Excavating, Willows Calif., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $5,540,854 firm fixed-price contract. The work includes placing quarry stone on the mower slopes, and soil filled quarry stone on the upper slopes of several erosion sites along the banks of the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. In stream wood, fascines, and erosion control seeding will also be installed. For two of these sites, the base work must be installed from the waterside. The options include installation of plantings, plugs, beaver fencing and cages, pole cutting, irrigation and plant maintenance. Work is to be performed Along the Sacramento and Feather River passing through the following counties; Sacramento, Yolo, and Sutter with an estimated completion date of Jan. 1, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Sacramento, Calif., is the contracting activity (W91238-09-C-0019).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wisc., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $189,059,738 firm-fixed-price IDIQ contract for the procurement of additional MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (352 ea) including Basic Issue items (35LLO) Authorized Stockage List (14 LO), Prescribed Load List (14 LO) and Battled Damage and Repairs (14 LO). Work is to be performed in Oshkosh, Wisc., with an estimated completion of May 31, 2012. Five bids solicited with five bids received. TACOM, AMSCC-TAC-ADCA, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0111).

The Whiting-Turner Construction, Baltimore, Md., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $14,339,000 firm-fixed-price contract to construct an Administrative Building, Fort Lee, Va. Work is to be performed in Fort Lee, Va., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2011. Eighty bids solicited with 17 bids received. Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W91236-09-C-0077).

Schutt Industries Inc., Clintonville, Wisc., was awarded on Sept. 11, 2009, a $5,540,068 firm-fixed-price contract to procure a quantity of 732, M1101 Cargo Trailers, for the High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle 9HMMWV. The M1101 is the primary companion trailer for the High Mobility Multipurpose wheeled vehicle and is required to operate with the HMMWV worldwide, on primary and secondary roads as well as cross country. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 15 bids received. U.S. Army, TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-0107).

Lobar, Inc, Dillsburg, Pa., was awarded on Sept. 10, 2009, a $23,870,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construction of Armed Forces Reserve Center, Scranton, Penn. Work is to be performed in Scranton, Penn., with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2011. Forty-six bids were solicited with 13 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0030).

Flir Systems Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., was awarded on Sept. 10, 2009, a $15,389,821 delivery order (GSA). This requirement is for the procurement of the Star Safire II System Support Kits in support of the UH-60 family of aircraft. Work is to be performed in Wilsonville, Ore., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-F-0010).

Heery International, Raleigh, N.C., was awarded on Sept. 10, 2009, a $11,777,057 firm-fixed-price contract for the site preparation and construction of a two-story 55,000 square foot administrative classroom and ready building (Special Operations Forces Expand Training Compound, Fort Bragg, N.C.). The building will include administrative areas, multiple classrooms, work area, latrines, storage areas, and ready state module. Supporting facilities includes access roads, parking, sidewalks, sewer lines, expansions of existing septic, electrical, mechanical, fire protection system, drainage, erosion control measures, security fence, retaining walls, landscaping, and construction of two 75,000 gallon ground tanks. Work is to be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 11, 2011. Twenty bids solicited with four bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-C-0050).

Midwest Foundation Corp., Tremont, Ill., was awarded on Sept. 10, 2009, a $8,489,501 firm-fixed-price contract for the Lock Chamber Bulkhead Recesses, Locks 11-13, 20-22 & Peoria Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway. Work is to be performed in Fulton, Ill., (11.0 precent), Canton, Mo., (18.2 precent), Quincy, Ill., (19.1 precent), New London, Mo., (20.2 precent), Peoria, Ill., (6.7 precent), Dubuque, Iowa, (13.7 precent), and Bellevue, Iowa, (11.1 precent) with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on www.fbo.gov with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912EK-09-C-0098).

CH2M Hill, Inc., Englewood, Col., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $95,000,000 multiple award indefinite delivery/IDIQ with a resulting fixed firm price contract for the architect-engineering services for National Guard (Army and Air) nationwide (52 states and territories). Work is to be performed in the 2nd Congressional District with an estimated completion date of Sept. 8, 2014. Forty six bids solicited with 59 bids received. NGB-PARC-S is the contracting activity (W90FYQ-09-D-0003).

Walsh Construction Co., Chicago, Ill., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $64,474,095 firm fixed price contract for the Lockport Lock, Major Rehabilitation Stage 3, Cana Walls. Work is to be performed in Lockport, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2010. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with five bids received. Corps of Engineers, District, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912EK-09-C-0097).

Trillacorpe Construction, Bingham, Mich., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $19,277,444 construction firm fixed price contract for the Construct Combined Support Maintenance Shop, Phase II, in Columbus, Ohio. Work is to be performed in Columbus, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2011. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with seven bids received. National Guard Bureau, USPFO for Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (W91364-09-C-0008).

Dunlop & Johnston, Inc., Valley City, Ohio, was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $18,996,000 firm fixed price contract for the Construct Regional Training Institute, Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio. Work is to be performed in Columbus, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2011. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with 11 bids received. National Guard Bureau, USPFO for Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (W91364-09-C-0010).

Marion Trucking & Construction Co., Dunseith, N.C., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $13,524,700 firm fixed price best value contract for the Elbowoods Memorial Health Care Facility, Fort Berthold Reservation, New Town, N.D. This contract includes primary health care facility, EMS, and supporting site work infrastructure (utilities, sidewalks, drainage, landscaping, parking, etc.) necessary to provide a complete and usable turnkey facility. The facility shall have a minimum of 15 exam rooms. The scope also includes all loose furniture such as chairs, tables, desk, waiting room furnishings, and specialized medical equipment needed to support clinic operations with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2009. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with four bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-09-C-0040).

Chenega Security & Protection Services, LLC, Ashburn, Va., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $10,375,701 cost plus fix priced contract to exercise option period one to provide Security Service for the Forward Based X-Band Transportable (AN/TPY-2) Radar System at the Shariki Communications Site, Aomori Prefecture, Northern Honshu, Japan. Work is to be performed in Shariki Communications Site, Japan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. Bids solicited from one sole source with one bid received. U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Col., is the contracting activity (W91260-08-C-0006).

Duke Construction Limited Partnership, Morrisville, N.C., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $9,798,818 firm fixed price contract for a design and construct a Consolidated Support Facility. Construction of Consolidated Support Center approximately 43,152 square feet to house Mission Support Group, Finance, Contracting, Force Support Squadron, and Legal Staff. Supporting facilities include, but are not limited to, utilities, electrical service, exterior and security lighting, fire protection and alarm system, water, gas, sewer, oil water separators, storm drainage and site improvements. Accessibility for individuals with disabilities will be provided. Antiterrorism/Force Protection measures shall also be included in the facility design in accordance with applicable criteria. Air Conditioning (Estimated 120 Tons). Work is to be performed in Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 16, 2011. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with 11 bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-C-0056).

APS Contracting, Inc., Paterson, N.J., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $8,122,000 construction firm fixed contract for the design/build of an Armed Forces Reserve Center. Work is to be performed in Fort Totten, Queens, New York, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 1, 2010. Bids solicited from the World Wide Web with six bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0079).

ARES Systems Group LLC, Bassfield, Miss., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $7,673,821 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the threat detection alongside or approaching a roadway. Work is to be performed in Bassfield, Miss. (91.4 precent), and OCONUS (8.6 precent) with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2009. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with one bid received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, ERDC Contracting Office, Vicksburg, Ms., is the contracting activity (W912HZ-09-C-0097).

Endicott Construction Corp., Reading Mass., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a construction firm-fixed-price contract to construct National Guard United States Property and Fiscal Office Warehouse. Work is to be performed in Columbus, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 11 bids received. National Guard Bureau, USPFO for Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (W91364-09-C-0009).

Rich Moe / Coakley & Williams JV, Upper Marlboro, Md., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $7,096,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the design/build fixed price construction contract to covert and renovate Company Operations Facility Building 249. Work is to be performed in Arlington County, Va., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2010. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with nine bids received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity (W912DR-09-C-0061).

Yellowstone Electric Co., Billing, Mont., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $6,882,825 firm-fixed-price contract to design, manufacture, factory test and deliver generator set up power transformers and accessories the Allatoona (Cartersville, Ga.), Walter F. George (Fort Gaines, Ga.), West Point ( West Point, Ga.,) and Philpot (Bassett, Va.,) powerhouses. The West Point, Ga., transformers are optional items which are not being awarded at this time. The value of the optional items is $2,556,823. Work is to be performed in Cartersville, Ga. (29.4 precent), Fort Gaines, Ga. (55.2 precent), Bassett, Va. (15.4 precent) with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with seven bids received. Corp of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-09-C-0083).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Sept. 9, 2009, a $6,100,00 Undefinitize Change Order Modification firm-fixed-price contract for the award undefinitized change order modification for the procurement of 98 each Commanders Remote Operated Weapons Stations version 2 kits (CROWS II). Work is to be performed in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 15, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-G-0006).

Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $30,298,500 firm-fixed-contract for seven each of the Stryker Special Tools Set Systems. Work is to be performed in Gainesville, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2014. Twelve bids were solicited with two bids received. TACOM Rock Island, AMSTA-LC-CTC, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-D-0089).

Wade Perrow Construction LLC, Gig Harbor, Wash., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $21,763,392 firm-fixed-price contracts to construct Fort Lewis Readiness Center. Work is to be performed in Tacoma, Wash., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2011. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with 11 bids received. Department of the Army & AF, national Guard Bureau, USPFO for Washington, Contracting Office, Tacoma, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912K3-09-C-0001).

DTC Engineers & Constructors LLC, Hamden, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $21,269,531 firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center. Work is to be performed in Puerto Rico with an estimated completion date of May 21, 2011. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0071).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $18,200,000 Undefinitize Change Order Modification firm-fixed-price contract for the award undefinitized change order modification for the procurement of 370 each Commanders Remote Operated Weapons Stations version 2 kits (CROWS II) for the M1A2 SEPv2 Upgrade Vehicles under this Multi-year contract. Work is to be performed in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. One bid solicited with one bid received. TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-G-0006).

Leetex / Hill & Wilkerson III LLC, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $12,891,910 firm-fixed-price contract for the design/build for an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) on Lewisville, Texas. This project will provide an approximately 50,000 square feet training building, an approximately 11,000 square feet organizational maintenance shop, approximately 6,000 square feet unit storage building and approximately 17,000 square yards of organizational vehicle parking. Work is to be performed in Lewisville, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited using FedTeds with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0061.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Mclean, Va., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a time and material contract to provide information technology, consulting, technical analytic, and industrial engineering support for the Army Workload Performance System Program to prospective installation clients at the Army Material Command (AMC), Maintenance and Ammunition installations, and possible at the AMC manufacturing sites (arsenals). Work is to be performed in various Army Installations under the AMC with an estimated completion date of Sept. 8, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. Army Contracting Command Rock Island Contracting Center Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-08-F-3025).

Speegle Construction Ind., Niceville, Fla., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a firm-fixed-price contract for the design/build fiscal year 2009 Air Control operations Training Complex at Tyndall Air Force Base. The work shall consist of design and construct a one story 2,639 SM administrative facility and demolish approximately 3,078 SM of existing facilities. Work is to be performed in Tyndall Air Force base, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 28, 2011. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with six bids received. Corps engineers mobile regional contracting center is the contracting activity (W91278-09-C-0081).

Snap-On Industrial, IDSC holdings LLC, Kenosha, Wisc., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $6,258,409 firm-fixed-price contract for two each of Bradley Fighting Vehicle Special Tool Set Systems. Work is to be performed in Kenosha, Wisc., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2014. Three bids solicited with two bids received. TACOM-Rock Island, AMSTA-LC-CTC, Rock Island, Ill. is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-D-0083).

Science Applications International Corp, San Diego, Calif., was awarded Sept. 4, 2009, a $41,561,436.61 firm fixed price (LOE) task order contract to provide Sustainment Services for the Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected. Work is to be performed in Kuwait and Sterling Heights, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 3, 2011. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

Southern Dredging Co., Inc., North Charleston, S.C., was awarded on Sept. 8, 2009, a $5,888,114 firm-fixed-price contract. The project consists of maintenance dredging of approximately 910,300 cubic yards of unclassified material from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Winyah Bay and Ashepoo River-Charleston, Colleton, and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina. Work is to be performed in Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Winyah Bay and Ashepoo River-Charleston, Colleton, and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army of Engineers/Savannah Regional Contracting Center/Charleston Office, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-C-0043).

M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded on Sept. 4, 2009, a $35,726,000 firm fixed price contract for Project 64460, which includes the design and construction of maintenance facilities at Fort Benning, Ga. The project includes a tactical equipment maintenance facility (38,730 square feet and 40,000 square feet), a compact item repair shop (11,500 square feet), and organizational vehicle parking. Project 65322 includes design and construction of a tactical equipment maintenance facility (38,397 square feet). Supporting facilities include oil storage building; hazardous material storage; vehicle fueling area; antiterrorism measures; building information system; heating, ventilating and air conditioning system; and energy monitoring and control system. Also included are utilities, security lighting, fencing, sewer, storm drainage, walks, curbs, gutters, and site development. Work is to be performed in Fort Benning, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2011. Five bids solicited with five bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-D-0030).

Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Milford, Mass., was awarded on Sept. 4, 2009, a $22,427,920 construction firm fixed price contract for the design and construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center. Work is to be performed in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, with an estimated completion date of May 3, 2010. Bids solicited from the FedBizOps Electronic Synopsis with four bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0077).

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Chantilly, Va., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $9,643,211 firm fixed price incentive (Film Target) with award fee contract for the modification of incorporating in-scope changes to the Pentagon renovation in accordance with the approved design phased construction plan that incorporates approved changes. Work is to be performed in Pentagon, Arlington, Va., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 9, 2011. One bid solicited with one bid received. Pentagon Renovation & Construction Program Office, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (MDA-947-01-C-2001).

Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded on Sept. 4, 2009, a $15,767,375.28 firm fixed price five year IDIQ for production contract for lightweight exposure jackets and lightweight exposure trousers in accordance with size tariff for the Marine Corp. Work is to be performed in Virginia Beach, Va., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 20, 2010. Web bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Contracting Division, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (GS-07-F-5965P).

Fugro Pelagos, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Sept. 4, 2009, a firm fixed price contract for Architect-Engineer services required for an Indefinite Delivery Contract for Surveying and Mapping Services to support the Mobile District, South Atlantic Division, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Work is to be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 3, 2014. FedBizOpps bid solicited with eight bids received. Corps of Engineers-Mobile Regional Contracting Center, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-09-D-0095).

Tri-County Contractors Inc, Jackson, Miss., was awarded on Sept. 4, 2009, a firm-fixed-price contract. This is a firm fixed price contract flood control/Mississippi River & tributaries, yazoo River Basin, Big Sunflower River, Washington County, Miss., Steele Bayou-Item 66B, Channel Relocation, Phase 2. Work is to be performed in Washington County, Miss., with an estimated completion date of July 1, 2010. Bids were solicited using FedBizOpps with three bids received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, District Contracting Office, Vicksburg, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912EE-09-C-0032).

Iris Kim, Inc., Hampton, Va., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $166,090.69 firm-fixed-price IDIQ contract for the procurement of M4/M16 Cleaning Kits in support of Foreign Military Sales. The contract is based on FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items. Work is to be performed in Carson City, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 27, 2014. Bids were solicited from the World Wide Web with two bids received. TACOM-Rock Island, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52H09-09-D-0277).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $73,177,342 firm fixed price contract for the procurement of 6 UH-60L Black Hawk Helicopters unique/aircraft configured for the Brazilian Air Force (BraF), FMS Case BR-B-UUC; and to include publications and aircraft warranty. Work is to be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, CCAM-BH-A, Red Stone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (DAAH23-02-C-0006).

Lakeshore Group, Inc., Detroit, Mich., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $24,183,000 firm fixed price contract for the design and construction of the Army Reserve Equipment Concentration Site, Lakehurst, N.J. Work is to be performed in Lakehurst, N.J., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 26, 2011. Bids solicited on the World Wide Web with ten bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0075).

Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Milford, Mass., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $21,699,911construction firm fixed price contract for the design and construction of an Armed Forces Reserve Center. Work is to be performed in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, with an estimated completion date of May 3, 2010. Bids solicited from the FedBizOps Electronic Synopsis with four bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0073).

Five Rivers Services, LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, $20,978,988 single award services contract at a firm fixed price with time and materials CLINS for the Information Technology support services for the 1st Signal Center Army Global Network Operation and Security Center. Work is to be performed in Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 27, 2012. Bids solicited from the ASFI and FedBizOpps with fourteen bids received. ACC-ITEC4-w, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity (W91RUS-09-C-0036).

GSC Construction, Augusta, Ga., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $16,078,683 a construction firm fixed price contract for a design-build project for the Trainee Barracks Dining Facility, Ft. Benning, Ga. This project includes providing a complete and functional dining facility with receiving, storage, preparation, serving, queuing, dining, dishwashing, and all support equipment and facilities. Facility shall be similar to a college or university meal plan cafeteria in general function and quality. Work is to be performed in Fort Benning, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 1, 2011. Three Bids solicited with three bids received. Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W91236-08-D-0066).

Richard Y. Johnson & Son, Inc., Lincoln, Del., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $11,414,103 a firm fixed price contract for the construction of a Fitness Center for Dover Air Force Base. Work is to be performed in Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Del., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2011. One hundred and eighty five bids solicited with 10 bids received. Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W912BU-09-C-0043).

AOSENSE, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $11,230,139 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract is for the High Dynamic Range Atomic Sensors (HiDRA) effort will build on the Precision Inertial Navigation System (PINS) work by demonstrating that atom optic (AO) sensors can outperform existing technologies in the presence of realistic platforms dynamics for a broad range of military applications. The goal of this program is to provide jam-proof, non-emanating inertial navigation with near-GPS accuracies for future military systems. Work is to be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 13, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with more than 25 bids received. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0116).

Greenleaf Construction Co., Inc, Kansas City, Mo., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $9,802,578 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of an Army Reserve Center in St. Louis, Mo. Work is to be performed in Weldon Springs, Mo., with an estimated completion date of March 1, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with five bids received. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0066).

J.C. Industries Inc., Jefferson City, Mo., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $9,557,770 firm-fixed-price contract for the Construction of Chapel Complex and Religious Education Facility. Work is to be performed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with nine bids received. Corps of Engineers, District, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-09-C-0038).

HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, Calif., was awarded on Sept. 3, 2009, a $10,982,174 cost-no-fee contract. This contract is for the SyNAPSE program seeks to break the programmable machine paradigm and define a new path forward for creating useful, intelligent machines. The vision for the anticipated DARPA SyNAPSE program is the enabling of electronic neuromorphic machine technology that is scalable to biological levels. Programmable machines are limited not only by their computational capacity, but also an architecture requiring (human-derived) algorithms to both describe and process information from their environment. In contrast, biological neural systems (e.g., brains) autonomously process information in complex by automatically learning relevant and probabilistically stable features and associations. The key to achieving the vision of the NyNAPSE program will be an unprecedented multidisciplinary approach that can coordinate aggressive technology development activities in the following areas 1) hardware; 2) architecture; 3) simulation; and 4) environment. Work is to be performed in Malibu, Calif., (61.7 precent), San Diego, Calif., (6.3 precent), Portland, Ore., (2.1 precent), Fairfax, Va., (3.2 precent), Atlanta, Ga., (7 precent), Reno, N.V., (1.8 precent), Arlington, Va., (6 precent), Boston, Mass., (6.5 precent), and Irvine, Calif., (3.0%) with an estimated completion date of Feb. 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 13 bids received. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Contracts Managements Office, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0001).

David Boland Inc., Titusville, Fla., was awarded on Sept. 2, 2009, a $20,410,249 firm-fixed-price contract for the Texas pipeline dredging and construction of New East Jetty. Colorado River and Tributaries Texas, Mouth of Colorado River in Matagorda. Work is to be performed in Matagorda County with an estimated completion date of July 16, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W912HY-09-C-0032).

SDVO Constructions, L.P. El Paso, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 2, 2009, a $11,603,500 firm-fixed-price contract to construct the National Guard Readiness Center. Work is to be performed in Phoenix, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2011. Twenty-eight bids solicited with 17 bids received. National Guard Bureau, U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity (W912L2-09-C-0003).

Navistar Defense LLC, Warrenville, Ill., was awarded on Sept. 2, 2009, a $9,764,389 firm-fixed-price contract for General Transport Truck, spare parts, Petroleum/Oil/Lubricant Truck, and water trucks. Work is to be performed in West Point, Miss., (93.68 precent), and Beloit, Wis., (6.32 precent) with an estimated completion date of Apr. 30, 2011. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, AMSCC-TAC-ADBA, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-G097).

Sig Sauer, Inc., Exeter, N.H., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $353,727,780 three year, firm-fixed price contract for Sig Sauer 9MM pistols and contractor furnished spare parts for 9MM pistols models P226 and P228. Work is to be performed in Exeter, N.H., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 25, 2012. One bid solicited with one bid received. Tank- Automotive Armaments Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52H09-09-D-0158).

Orbimage, Inc., Dulles, Va., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $214,238,640 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract modification is for the continued acquisition of commercial imagery from the ORBIMAGE satellite constellation. The basic contract Service Level Agreement (SLA) will be extended 4-month through Mar. 31, 2010 ($50, 000,000 SLA value, $51,738,640 miscellaneous), followed by one 9-month option (April 2010 – December 2010, $112,500,000). Work is to be performed in Dulles, Va., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA/ACA-C, Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity (HM1573-04-C-0014).

Garco Construction, Spokane, Wash., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $20,706,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the design/build of an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, Wash. Work is to be performed in Vancouver, Wash., with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with eight bids received. Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0070).

Choate Construction Co., Atlanta, Ga., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $11,446,440 firm-fixed-price contract. The work consists of the following two-step design to build a 56,230 square foot systems, Software Engineering Facility to offset scope shortfalls. Major features include laboratories and engineering work spaces with automated data processing attributes, group, coordination and training spaces, supervisor and support administrative spaces, storage spaces, break rooms, vaults, a hardstand for oversized/overweight system equipment, and an access corridor connecting to System Software Engineering Annex, Phase II (Building 6264). Supporting facilities include utilities, exterior communications, paving, storm damage, sewage lift station with outfall lines, exterior lighting and site improvements and other related site work. The construction of this project will provide Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and other physical security in compliance with the minimum construction standards. Work is to be performed in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2011. Bids were solicited on FedBizOps with 16 bids received. Corps of Engineers District, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-09-C-0079).

Slone Associates, Inc., Valdosta, Ga., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $10,637,382 firm-fixed-price contract design and construction of Child Development Center at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Project includes the design and construction of a single story 3510 Square Meter (37,781 Square Foot) Child Development Center in accordance with Unified facilities criteria 4-740-14. This project shall be designed and constructed in accordance with sustainable design principals outlined by the Leadership in Energy and environmental design (LEED) process. It is the goal of this project to accumulate sufficient points for the LEED Silver level of certification. Description of Proposed Construction: Single-story structural steel frame with reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, structural frame, Concrete Masonry Units walls, brick exterior, finish system accents, standing seam metal roof. Includes; pickup/drop-off area, outdoor pay area, parking, access road, site preparation, and all other support necessary to provide a complete and useful Child Development Center. The project will also demolish building 251, 252 and 253. Facility will comply with Department of Defense force protection requirements per unified facilities criteria. Work is to be performed in Moody Air Force base, Ga., with an estimated completion date March 9, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 16 bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-C-0053).

STG, Reston, Va., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $8,900,112 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Non Personal Enterprise Information Technology Support Services required for operational test, data collection and experimentation mission and support. Work is to be performed in Alexandria, Va., (47 precent), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., (12 precent), Fort Hood, Texas, (40 precent), and Fort Still, Okla., (1 percent) with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2014. Seventeen (17) bids solicited with two bids received. ATEC Mission Support Contracting Activity is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-06-D-0015).

BAE Systems, Ordinance Systems Inc., Kingsport, Tenn., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $8,157,824 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and supply of 500,480 pounds of CXM-AF-7 explosives, used as an IM fill for the BLU-117 bomb. Work is to be performed in Kingsport, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-D-0003).

IAP Worldwide Services, Inc., Panama City, Fla., was awarded on Sept. 1, 2009, a $6,639,338 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of the Logistics Storage warehouse at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The work consists of the construction of a pre-engineered warehouse building, parking sunshine, warehouse bay and related site work and utilities. Work is to be performed in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2010. Sixty (60) bids solicited with 10 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Programs Center, CETAC-CT-M, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-09-C-0035).

Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $29,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for seven each of Stryker Special Tools Set System. Work is to be performed in Gainesville, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2014. Twelve bids solicited with two bids received. TACOM Rock Island, AMSTA-LC-CTC, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-D-0089).

Nicholson Construction Co., Cuddy, Pa., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $28,227,738 firm-fixed-price contract. The contractor will be required to construct a multi-line grout certain at the CUP McCook Reservoir located in Hodgkins, Ill. The requirement consists of outer and inner row of holes with possible center-line holes for closure around the southeast and northeast perimeter of the CUP McCook Reservoir. Work is to be performed in Hodgkins, Ill. with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912P6-09-C-0024).

Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $22,764,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of 200 room dorms at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Work is to be performed in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2011. U.S. Army Engineer District, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity (W9127S-09-C-6008).

BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems LP, Sealy, Texas, was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $13,977,529 firm-fixed-price contract for 64 improved cab protection cab kits, 65 appliqué kits, 59 limp home kits, 5 sets spares for the High Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). Work is to be performed in Sealy, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 9, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. Army Contracting Command, Acquisition Contracting Center, CCAM-TM-B, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-09-C-0623).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $ 12,463,103 firm-fixed-price contract. The contractor shall provide technical and administrative support services (including organizing/hosting meeting and outreach activities). Work is to be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2014. Bids were solicited using FebBizOpps with one bid received. Contracting Center of Excellence, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W91WAW-09-C-0106).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $10,618,207 firm-fixed-price contract. The contractor shall provide technical (including disclosure/releasable support, security cooperation program policy preparation, technology transfer assessments, and draft disclosure support documentation) and administrative support services (including organizing/hosting meetings). Work is to be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2014. Bids were solicited using FebBizOpps with one bid received. Contracting Center of Excellence, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W91WAW-09-C-0109).

Military Professional Resources Inc., Alexandria, Va., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $9,515,923 Labor Hour contract. The contractor is to provide technical, analytical, and engineering support for the Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Program Force Development, G-8. Work is to be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited using FebBizOpps with two bid received. Contracting Center of Excellence, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W91WAW-08-F-0129).

SGS, LLC, Oklahoma City, Okla., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $7,165,591 firm-fixed-price contract. The contractor shall design/build to provide a new Radar Approach/Digital Air Surveillance Facility (DASR/RAPCON) at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Work is to be performed in Altus Air Force Base, Okla., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 29, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-09-C-2021).

Dutra Dredging Co., San Rafael, Calif., was awarded on Aug. 31, 2009, a $6,309,300 firm-fixed-price contract. The work consist of maintenance dredging of the Federal Channel located at Suisun Bay Channel and New York Slough with disposal at SF-16 as well as optional advanced maintenance dredging of the Federal channel located at Pinole Shoals with disposal at SF-8 or the Hamilton Wetlands restoration Site. Work is to be performed in Suisun Bay Channel, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 21, 2009. Twenty bids solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, Calif., is the contracting activity (W912P7-09-C-0016).

The Ross Group Construction Corp., Tulsa, Okla., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $36,172,900 firm-fixed-price contract. This construction contract is for the construction if a Digital Multipurpose Range Complex, (DMPRC), at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The DMPRC includes stationary and moving infantry and armor targets, machine gun bunkers, urban cluster, aggregate course roads, including crossover and service roads, concrete turning pads, range limit markers, camera towers, defilades, ammo loading pads, covered bleachers, one and two story facades and vehicle staging area. An operation and storage building with storm drainage, earthwork, erosion control, clearing and grubbing are also included along with downrange electrical communications. Work is to be performed in El Paso, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Apr. 30, 2011. Two bids solicited with two bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Forth Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-08-D-0008).

CJ Mahan Construction Co., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $28,365,517 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract work consist of the following: the 425 foot long lower guard wall consist of drilled shafts, pre-cast shells over the drilled shafts, pre-cast wall panels, a pre-cast cap beam, infill concrete, a sheet pile cut off wall, and four flow diversion cells. There are 13 each 9-6 diameter concrete reinforced drilled shafts that are advance through approximately 20 feet of river bottom overburden and penetrate approximately 25 feet into bedrock. Each drilled shaft is encased with reinforces pre-cast concrete enclosure. Pre-cast wall panels are attached to the shaft enclosure to create the lock wall face. A pre-cast cap beam is installed to create the top surface off the wall; the cap beam is in filled with concrete. At the downstream end of the wall is a nose cell consisting of a steel shell placed over two of the drilled shafts and in filled with concrete. The flow diversion cells are 30 foot diameter gravel filled and concrete capped sheet pile cells that are installed riverward of the nose pier. The 800 foot long upper guard wall consists of 6 concrete piers, and 6 pre-cast box beam sections as well as a nose cell. Each pier consist of a 2 each 66 diameter concrete reinforced drilled shafts and pre-cast cap beam and a cast in place thrust block. The drilled shafts are advanced through approximately 30 feet of river bottom overburden and penetrate approximately 20 feet into rock. Between each pier, there is a 10 wide by 10 deep by 110 foot long hollow prestressed concrete box beam; there are a total of six box beams included in the contract. Other features of the upper guard wall include a sheet pile cut-off wall and a 50 foot diameter filled nose cell. Concrete for drilled shafts and infill concrete will be Government furnished material. Sheet pile for the cells and the cut-off walls will be Government furnished material. The work includes minimal electrical work comprised of conduit and pull boxes for each of the guard walls. Contracts will include a minimal amount of excavation for the construction of the walls and nose cells. Excavated material will be transported to and disposed of at the Government facility located approximately 7.3 river miles downstream. Work is to be performed with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with five bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Pittsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (W911WN-09-C-0012).

Abhe Svoboda, Inc., Prior Lake, Minn., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $11,343,250 firm-fixed-price contract for the Tainter Gate Repair and Repainting at Lake Whitney, Whitney, Texas. Work is to be performed in Clifton, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 10, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-09-C-0057).

Korte Construction Company, St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on August 28, 2009, a $11,188,598 firm fixed price contract for the design and build of a new single-story. Pre-engineered repair facility. This facility will repair a variety of aircraft power components. Work is to be performed in Beale Air Force Base, Calif., with an estimated completion date of June 19, 2011. Unrestricted bid were solicited with 19 bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Sacramento, Calif., is the contracting activity (W91238-09-C-0020)

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Rocket Center, W.V., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $9,739,165 firm-fixed-price contract. This award to the 40 percent contractor MEI to procure the M228 Practice Grenade Fuze used as training rounds to replicate the M67 hand grenade. Work is to be performed in Rocket Center, W.V., with an estimated completion date of Sept 30, 2011. Three bids were solicited with three bids received. Department of the Army, Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-C-0045).

Rayhteon Co., Integrated Defense Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $8,117,303 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the FY09 PATRIOT Engineering Services Contract Option Award for 50,784 man-hours of effort. Work is to be performed in Andover, Mass., (11.12 precent), Huntsville, Ala., (2.89 precent) and Tewksbury, Mass., (85.99 precent) with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2014. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q0-09-C-0057).

Tyonel Fabrication Corp., Madison, Ala., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $7,393,190 firm-fixed-price contract for the continuous technology refreshments/product modernization to deliver 246 New and Improved Remote Rockets Assembly Units in Support of the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior Helicopter. Work is to be performed in Madison, Ala., with an estimated completion date of May 12, 2012. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, CCAM-AL-A Acquisition Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-04-D-0061).

Smith Construction Management, LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $6,357,000 firm-fixed-price contract to construct National Guard Readiness Center. Work is to be performed in Florence, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2010. Thirty bids solicited with 14 bids received. National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity (W912L2-09-C-0007).

Action Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $6,615,370 firm-fixed-price contract. The contractor shall provide the facilities, personnel, and equipment to manufacture, inspects, test, and deliver M739A1 Point Detonating (PD)/Delay Fuzes. Work is to be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011. Seven bids were solicited with three bids received. Army Contracting Command, Joint Munitions & Lethality Contracting Center, CCJM-CA, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-09-C-2003).

L W Matteson, Inc., Burlington, Iowa, was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $5,998,920 firm-fixed-price contract for the Henderson County Drainage District No. 1 Levee Repairs. Work is to be performed in Carman, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 9, 2010. Bids were solicited on www.fbo.gov with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912EK-09-C-0094).

Project Management Solutions Group LLC, St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $5,741,812 firm-fixed-price for the construction of a new Behavioral Medicine Building at VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Work is to be performed in Marion, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with eight bids solicited. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912P9-09-C-0408).

Martin Electrics Inc., Perry, Fla., was awarded on Aug. 28, 2009, a $5,558,942 firm-fixed-price contract. This award to the 40 percent contractor MEI to procure the M228 Practice Grenade Fuze used as training rounds to replicate the M67 hand grenade. Work is to be performed in Perry, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Three bids were solicited with three bids received. Department of the Army, Rock Island Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-C-0046).

James G. Davis Construction Corp., Rockville, Md., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2009, a $20,740,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the consolidated North Facility, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Campus. Work is to be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2010. Eighty-five bids were solicited with 14 bids received. U.S Army Engineer District, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912BU-09-C-0039).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Herndon, Va., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2009, a $17,822,789 firm-fixed-price contract for the visual communications Production Services such as photography, video production, graphic design and printing press. Work is to be performed in Bethesda, Md., with an estimated completion date on Jul. 23, 2014. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, A/ACH, Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity (HM0177-09-C-0013).

I.L. Fleming, Inc., Midway, Ga., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2009, a $16,260,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct Brigade Headquarters Facility, approximately 55,300 square feet for the Division Support Brigade. Primary facilities consist of Brigade Headquarters with Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, interim facilities for transitional swing space, parking with associated infrastructure and utilities. Work is to be performed in Fort Stewart, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2011. Four bids solicited with four bids received. U.S Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-08-D-0042).

Royal Bridge Inc., Tarpon Springs, Fla., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2009, a $11,728,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Recovery Act - Rehabilitate and Paint Tainted Gates, Murray Lock and Dam No. 7, Arkansas River. This work consists of rehabilitation and painting of all 14 gates and incidental related work. Work is to be performed in Murray Lock and Dam No. 7, Arkansas River, Pulaski County, and Little Rock Arkansas with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2012. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity (W9127S-09-C-0040).

Davis Group Construction Inc., Sanford, Fla., was awarded on Aug. 27, 2009, a $7,735,740 firm-fixed-price to design and construct a Co., Operations Facility, approximately 43,000 square feet for the division support brigade. Primary facilities consist of a company operations facility with Intrusion Detection System parking with associated infrastructure and utilities. Work is to be performed in Fort Stewart, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 26, 2011. Four bids solicited with four bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-08-D-0037).

Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif., was awarded on Aug. 17, 2009, a $20,456,706 firm-fixed-price contract. This project consists of the following: Facilities Repair/ Renewal (FRR) effort for Phase II of the Chilled water Distribution System, at Fort Stewart, Ga. Work is to be performed in Fort Stewart, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 22, 2011. Three bids were solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W912DY-08-D-0032).

Korte Construction Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $40,095,664 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a 164,704 square foot facility Multi-Aircraft Hangar at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Work is to be performed in Tinker Air Force Base, Midwest City, Okla., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 30, 2011. Bids solicited on World Wide Web with seven bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-09-C-2020).
EOD Technology, Lenoir City, Tenn., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $27,300,000 firm-fixed- price contract for providing security services throughout Victory Base Complex, Iraq for a four month period of performance. Work is to be performed in Victory Base Complex, Baghdad, Iraq with an estimated completion date of Dec. 25, 2009. One bid solicited with one bid received. Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, Baghdad, Iraq is the contracting activity (W91GDW-09-C-0001).

The Logistics Co., Inc., Fayetteville, N.C., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $16,987,129 cost-plus-award fee contract for logistic services at Fort Knox, during the period of Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 20, 2010. This is the third option year. Work is to be performed in Fort Knox, Ky., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited on World Wide Web with eight bids received. Mission & Installation Contracting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the contracting activity (W9124D-06-C-0030).

Bristol Design Build Services, LLC, Inc., Anchorage, Ala., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $13,499,830 firm-fixed-price award contract for a tactical equipment maintenance facility supporting the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery (5-5 ADA) battalion at Fort Lewis, Wash. Work is to be performed in Fort Lewis, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Seattle, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912HN-08-D-0027).

J2 Engineering Inc, Tampa, Fla., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $6,385,738 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construction of a 2,370 Square Meter, multi-story, concrete block, slab-on grade building, site work, utilities and parking lot. Environmental permitting and endangered species will be required to the contractor. Work is to be performed in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., with an estimated completion date of June 18, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 16 bids received. Corps of Engineers Mobile, Regional Contracting Center, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-09-C-0075).

Spanish Springs Constructions Inc., Sparks, N.V., was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $6,253,444 firm-fixed-price contract. The purpose of this contract is to design and construct Main Gate and Infrastructure at Creech, Air Force Base, Nevada. Work is to be performed in Indian Springs, Nevada, with an estimated completion date of June 11, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, Calif., Is the contracting activity (W912PL-09-C-0020).

Shaw Environment al Inc., Houston, Texas, was awarded on Aug. 26, 2009, a $599,950 firm-fixed-price contract for Environmental Remediation Services for six Installation Restoration Program Sites and five military Munitions Response Sites at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Okla. Work is to be performed in McAlester, Okla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2014. Three bids solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Engineer, District, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-04-D-2024).

Graham Construction Services Inc., Eagan, Minn., was awarded on Aug. 25, 2009, a $18,860,497 firm-fixed-price contract for (firm-fixed-price best value) recovery-QJVF072003-Minot Dormitory (168 RM), Minot Air Force Base, N.D.. Work is to be performed in Minot AFB, N.D., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-09-C-0037),

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Aug. 25, 2009, a $17,828,572 firm-fixed-price contract for the CH-47G Recap, Lot 7, six each CH-47G Recap Aircraft. Work is to be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, CCAM-CH-A, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-04-G-0023).

R.C. Construction Co., Inc., Greenwood, Miss., was awarded on Aug. 25, 2009, a $10,226,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and build a Central Vehicle Was Facility (CVWF) at Fort Benning, Ga. The project includes a wash facility consisting of wash lanes, pump, houses, water recycle and distribution system, combination control booth/latrine building (1,1013 square feet), heavy vehicle bath, vehicle final was area, vehicle staging are hardstand, grit and oil chambers, filter area with service roadway, detention pond, tank road to the facility, and tactical vehicle hardstand. Work is to be performed in Fort Benning, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2011. Six bids solicited with four bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-D-0011).

Joseph J. Henderson & Son Inc., Gurnee, Ill. was awarded on Aug. 24, 2009, a $21,178,700 firm-fixed-price contract to replace family housing phase 7D at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Work is to be performed in Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with seven bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District, Seattle, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912DW-09-C-0009).

M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded on Aug. 21, 2009, a $20,957,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct a consolidated Brigade and Battalion Headquarters with classroom totaling 147,000 square feet in support of Solders assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. Project includes all infrastructure and utilities. Work is to be performed in Fort Stewart, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 20, 2011. Four bids solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-08-D-0035).

Circle, Incorporated, Belle Chasse, La., was awarded on Aug. 21, 2009, a $12,309,991 firm-fixed-price contract for WBV-18-2 Highway 90 to Lake Cataoutche Pumping Station, Levee Baseline Sta. 160+23, Phase II, First Lift, Levee Enlargement, Jefferson Parish, La. Work is to be performed in Jefferson Parish, La., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 24, 2011. Bids were solicited via FedTeds with 13 bids received. USA Corps of Engineer, District New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-09-C-0105).

Boeing S&IS Mission Systems, Springfield, Va., was awarded on Aug. 21, 2009, a $6,675,906 firm-fixed-price contract for the Global Geospatial Intelligence date products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Work is to be performed in Springfield, Va. (35 precent), Rockville, Md. (3 precent), Bowie, Md. (2 precent), Albuquerque, N.M. (10 precent), Huntsville, Ala. (21 precent), Springfield, Mo. (4 precent), Tampa, Fla. (5 precent), and Chantilly, Va. (20 precent) with an estimated completion date of Aug. 20, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received. NGA, St. Louis, Mo., is the contracting activity (NMA302-03-D-0005).

BAE Systems National Security Solutions Inc, San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Aug. 21, 2009 a $ 5,663,717 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of High Resolution Terrain Elevation Data (HRTe) Level 3 data product. Work is to be performed Pittsburg, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 13, 2013. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with eighteen (18) bids received. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, Mo., is the contracting activity (NMA302-03-D-0004).

AIR FORCE
Rome Research Corp., of Rome, N.Y., was awarded a $46,000,000 contract for research and development, testing and evaluation expertise to operate the far field antenna test ranges, anechoic chambers, other laboratory facilities for the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and conduct exercises and training missions on Air Force fielded technologies in combat. At this time, $196,762 has been obligated. AFRL/RIKD, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-09-D-0032).

UES, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a $44,500,000 contract to provide development of materials and processing methodologies that are vital to create advanced materials and devices for future Air Force Systems. At this time, $161,979 has been obligated. Det 1 AFRL/PKMN, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-09-D05037).

ACTA Services Corporation of Torrance, Calif., was awarded a $36,096,013 contract to provide safety engineering analysis service in support of the 30th Space Wing Safety office. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 30 CONS/LGCZG, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA4610-09-C-0006).

Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $35,529,915 contract to provide the rapid fielding and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node System. At this time no money has been obligated. 653d ELSG/PK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-09-C-0010,P00003).

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $33,532,755 contract for the KC-135 Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Program. At this time $6,572,653 has been obligated. 827 ASG CONS, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8105-09-C-0004).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $28,985,479 contract to research, develop, and deliver logistics system strategy analyses and recommendations, program risk mitigation strategies, analysis, and recommendation, architecture analysis, requirement specifications, design documents, and technical reports for the Aviation Readiness and Resource Analysis Program Life Cycle requirement. At this time $28,985,479 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-04005).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $24,154,583 contract to research, test, develop, and deliver analysis, targeting enhancements and modifications, system assessments, cost analysis and research recommendation for the special capabilities office. At this time $118,175 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005, 0119).

Applied Research Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., was awarded a $9,499,586 contract to provide robotics research in support of integrated base defense operations at the Joint Training and Experimentation Center. At this time, $2,184,166 has been obligated. 325 CONS/LGCB, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FAFA4819-09-C-0043).

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services of Rockville, Md., was awarded a $8,807,135 contract to provide non-personal services to operate, maintain, and support the ground-based electro-based electro-optical deep space sensor system at the 21st Space Wing. At this time, no money has been obligated. 21 CONS/LGCZB, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA2517-09-C-8001, P00008).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $8,695,646 contract for the Reliability Information Analysis Center to research, test, develop, and deliver an integrated master plan, integrated master schedule, system safety program plan, system safety hazard analysis, test procedures, and test plans for the modernization Program and Munitions Lift Trailers. At this time, $474,947 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005, DO 0120).

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services of Rockville, Md., was awarded a $7,543,573 contract for the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System which will provide non-personal services to operate, maintain, and support the system at Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. At this time no money has been obligated. 21 CONS, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA2517-09-C-8000, P00012).

Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Va., was awarded $7,363,599 contract for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Program and technical analysis. At this time $80,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, DO:0323).

Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $6,491,386 contract which will provide storage for the third Wideband Global Satellite. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/MCSW/PK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04601-00-C-0011, P00190).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., was awarded a $6,127,442 contract to provide development of training material for increment seven, train the trainer for subject matter experts at Fort Gordon, and training to the international partners for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite program. At this time, $324,048 has been obligated. SMC/PKA, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-02-C0002, P00353).

United Technologies Corp., of East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $5,993,788 contract to provide nozzle modules for F119 Combined Test Force Engines. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. 478 AESG/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2896,P00010).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Va., was awarded a $19,322,045 contract which will provide Space and Missile Systems Center with responsive technology research, development, test and evaluation technical analysis. At this time, $80,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, DO:0323).

NAVY
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (LM MS2), Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $15,200,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of five TB-29A Thin Line Towed Arrays (TLTA). The TB-29A TLTA is a passive underwater acoustic sensor utilizing a thin line towed body. The TB-29A TLTA consists of a Tow Cable Assembly (TCA) and a Towed Array Assembly (TAA). The TB-29A TLTA is deployed and operated underwater from a submarine to passively detect acoustic energy. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value of the contract to $29,900,000. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., (62 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah, (15 percent); Millersville, Md., (15 percent); Mauldin, S.C., (4 percent), and Cambridge, Mass, (4 percent), and is expected to be complete by January 2011. This contract was competitively awarded based upon a limited competition with one offer received. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-6238).

Sauer, Incorporated, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded $7,311,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-09-D-1274) for construction of a child development center at Naval Station Mayport. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a one story child development center with outside spaces to include storage, shade structure, play ground and equipment, fencing for controlled areas, paving, and site improvements. The project will also demolish one building. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by May 2011. Funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $7,190,354 cost plus incentive fee contract for follow-on to Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Topics N93-078 (Utilization of High Resolution Color Displays), N98-072 (Combat Systems Software Migration to Open Systems), N98-127 (Next Generation Combat System Display Concepts), N99-133 (JAVA Applications for Naval Combat Systems) and N99-157 (Development of Low Cost COTS technology for Total Ship Monitoring (TSMS). General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems shall continue these SBIR efforts to continue development and production of multiple upgrades to the hardware and software products for the Multipurpose Processor and TSMS systems that will be integrated into the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion System. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,961,330. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va., and is expected to be completed by February 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-6206).

Syska Hennessy Group Construction, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $5,896,578 for firm-fixed price task order #0029 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N68711-05-D-4014) for Photovoltaic Systems, Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif. The work to be performed provides for the design and installation of Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects P0878, P0879, and P0861 at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif. Additionally, the project requires the contractor to provide design, construction, testing, and utility interconnection for these systems. Work will be performed in China Lake, Calif., and is expected to be completed by October 2010. Funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
C.E. Niehoff & Co.*, Evanston, Ill., is being awarded a maximum $8,814,874 firm fixed price, sole source contract for Generator Alternator. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 11, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Warren (DSCC-ZG), Warren, Mich. (SPRDL1-09-D-0057).

Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc.*, Livonia, Mich., is being awarded a maximum $8,665,252 firm fixed price contract for parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. There were originally three proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sept. 14, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Warren (DSCC-ZG), Warren, Mich., (SPRDL1-09-C-0063).

Donley Highlights Guard Contributions, Future Efforts

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy
Special to American Forces Press Service

Sept. 14, 2009 - Sept. 11 was an appropriate day for the opening ceremony of the 131st National Guard Association of the United States conference since the National Guard is the original defender of the homeland, the Air Force secretary said. "You were the first responders to defend America's skies," Michael B. Donley told conference attendees Sept. 11, referring to the fact that Air National Guard fighters flew patrols over the Pentagon within minutes after the 9/11 attacks. "Americans live their lives without fear because of the steadfast commitment and sacrifice of our citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen."

He thanked Guard members and their families, not just for their sacrifices, but also for balancing their jobs in the National Guard with a civilian career.

"It takes a special human being to be able to do this," Donley said. "We could not do our work without you. We have shared many successes, and we have spilled blood together."

Donley said the success of the nation's military rests on keeping up with an uncertain enemy and an evolving conflict.

"Our success tomorrow depends on versatility -- and this is exemplified by the National Guard," he said.

During a brief question and answer period, Donley addressed three key issues: recapitalization of the nation's aging fighter jets, the upcoming request for proposals from contractors who will build the next-generation Air Force tanker aircraft, and the emphasis by the Defense Department on cyber warfare, which typically is an Air Force role.

The Defense Department will focus on production of 1,763 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets for the Air Force and nine other countries, he said, adding that this worldwide distribution of the fifth-generation fighter will mimic that of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Donley also said the Air Force and the Defense Department have put together a strong request for proposals for the new tanker, which they will submit to aircraft manufacturers later this year.

"We are going to be fair, and we are going forward with this. Watch this space closely," he told the audience.

On the Air Force's cyber warfare program, Donley said while there may be a "pause" in the forward progression to launch a fully operational division within the Air Force, the Defense Department understands the importance of this battle space. Members of the National Guard -- both Army and Air Force -- with their knowledge and experience, he added, are integral to this fight.

Donley said he plans to discuss details of these topics and more at the Air Force Association's annual conference scheduled this week in Washington.

(Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy serves in the National Guard Bureau.)

Mullen Answers Questions at Virtual Town Hall

By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

Sept. 14, 2009 - An endeavor that began about a month ago comes to fruition today with the airing of the first virtual town hall meeting in which the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff answers questions posed online by servicemembers and the public. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen fielded four questions from servicemembers and other parties interested in military issues during the "Ask the Chairman" event. The questions were submitted online via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with the goal of providing people a forum to ask questions or offer insights and get direct feedback.

"I actually look forward ... to be able to answer questions from around the world," Mullen told the Pentagon Channel's host of the program, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Krauss. "It's an opportunity to connect in a way that I haven't had before, so I'm excited about it."

Mullen's first question, a YouTube submission, came from an Army captain with two Iraq tours under his belt. He wondered if lessons learned in Iraq are being applied in Afghanistan.

"As we shift our main effort from Iraq to Afghanistan, which we're doing right now, we have to be careful about the lessons that we apply. Clearly the counterinsurgency lessons do apply," Mullen said. "We need to be in Afghanistan in what I call the clear, hold, and build [posture]."

The Afghanistan campaign is different from that in Iraq, though, Mullen said. "We need very much to focus on the people," he added. "We ... have to be patient, get to know the people. It's going to take some time."

It's also crucial for the Defense Department to work with its civilian counterparts in the State Department, as well as other U.S. departments and agencies and those around the world, Mullen said.

Another YouTube question may offer an answer to getting to know the Afghan people better. From Arizona State University, the Consortium for Strategic Communications is working in communications, political science, and religious studies to achieve a greater understanding of Mideast cultures. The interdisciplinary scholars wanted to know how to make their research useable for those on the ground in Afghanistan.

Mullen said he was intrigued by the implications of the group's question, but told them he needed more information before he answers.

"The question for me would be how I might best be able to connect with you in that regard, with where you are in terms of what you're learning, and how I could then put that into curriculums and connect you with both instructors and men and women in uniform who could use that," he said. "The communication piece, the cultural adaption piece, the listening, ... the seeing the challenges through other peoples' eyes – absolutely vital, and I think you could bring a lot with respect to that."

The other two questions for the chairman had to do with the H1N1 flu vaccination and a homeowner's assistance program.

The first came from an Army staff sergeant in Germany interested in whether the new H1N1 flu vaccine would be mandatory for servicemembers. Mullen said it would be, and that he anticipates the vaccine being available in about a month for servicemembers and their families. "There are an awful lot of indicators this year that this will be a very intense flu season [that's] longer than other flu seasons," he said. "So it is important that everybody gets this."

The last question came from an Army specialist at Fort Bliss, Texas, who wanted to know when the rules for the military's homeowner assistance program would be published in the Federal Register. The program was announced in May, he said, but because the rules aren't available, no applications have been processed, and many military families have been affected by the delay.

"The act was passed to try to assist those who are obviously in a position to try to buy a house and look for ways to also defer or make up for some losses in a house if you're going to sell it," Mullen said. "In fact, it is law, but when you have a law like this, what happens is the Office of Management and Budget and the affected agency – in this case, it's the Department of Defense – have to work out the details of this.

"I regret that it has been delayed," Mullen added, asking for the questioner's patience. "We're trying to work our way through that, and hopefully, in the next few weeks to months, we'll have it in the Federal Register and you'll be able to take advantage of it."

The program is airing today on the Pentagon Channel as a special presentation, and more virtual town halls are anticipated.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates also will answer questions in the same manner, and the White House is planning a similar interactive venue for President Barack Obama to take questions directly from U.S. troops deployed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

'Virtual Installations' May Be Key to Gold Star Outreach

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

Sept. 14, 2009 - Army Strong Community Centers like the one that officially opened here over the weekend are dedicated to serving families who live far from the closest military base. But they also can help the Army in its efforts to stay in touch with and provide better support for Gold Star families -- those who have lost loved ones in combat.

That's the conclusion Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz said he made before the Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony here, when he met with the parents of three local servicemembers killed in Iraq.

Stultz acknowledged the families' sacrifice during his official remarks at the ceremony, calling the new "virtual installation" here a way for the Army to live up to its warrior ethos as it reaches out to families of the fallen.

"Our warrior ethos is that we will never leave a fallen comrade," he said. "But we will also never leave a fallen comrade's family. That's why we are here."

Maintaining contact with these families hasn't always been easy, Stultz acknowledged, particularly because spouses typically move away from the base where their loved one was stationed. But he said he plans to propose the new centers as the key to the issue that Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has been seeking.

"One of the messages I am going to go back to General Casey with is, I may have a solution," Stultz told American Forces Press Service. "Our Army Community Strong Centers can be part of your support network for your Gold Star families in the community."

The Rochester Army Strong Community Center is the first community-based center of its kind. It's resourced and staffed to deliver military families the information, services and support they'd have to drive to a major military base to find. Stultz and his wife, Laura, who championed the idea to fill a gap she experienced personally during his various deployments, hope to see the centers become as commonplace as local post offices.

The concept initially was meant to support families of deployed Army reservists. But Stultz said it's already proving valuable here for families of active-duty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines as well.

Three Gold Star families told him at the center's official ribbon cutting this weekend that they see it as a resource for them, too. "When I talked to them about what we are doing here, tears literally rolled down their faces," Stultz said. "They said, 'That's what we really need. We need somewhere we can go.'"

Keith and Mary Ellen Schramm of Greece, N.Y.; Dan and Rita Hasenauer of Hilton, N.Y.; and Rob Lyons of Brighton, N.Y., all share the tragedy of losing a loved one in combat. And all live hundreds, even thousands of miles, from the units where their sons were based.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm, 22, died Oct. 15, 2004, in Iraq's Babil province. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force's 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Twenty-one-year-old Army Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer died near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2005, when his Humvee accidentally rolled over during a patrol. Hasenauer was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 504th Parachute Regiment at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army 1st Lt. James N. Lyons, 28, died Sept. 27, 2006, in Baghdad, after enemy forces attacked his mounted patrol. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 12th Infantry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.

The Lyons, Schramms and Hasenauers all reported great support from their casualty assistance officers after their sons were killed. What they said they're lacking now is a way to stay tied to the military their sons died serving, and to get information and help when they need it.

Until now, they said, they've relied mainly on each other.

Lyons told Stultz he doesn't know anyone at Fort Hood, his late son's post, hasn't talked by phone to anyone there, and doesn't know who he would call if he wanted to. He traveled there on his own to visit the memorials to his son and other Fort Hood soldiers killed in the wars.

Dan Hasenauer shared with American Forces Press Service that he told Stultz he sought counseling to deal with the grief of losing his son. But he never felt comfortable with the counselor, who didn't understand the military or what he was going through.

The Schramms tried one session of family counseling through the Department of Veterans Affairs, but said they didn't find it helpful for their three children: one was bitterly angry over his brother's death, and the other two "shut right down," Mary Ellen Schramm said.

"One place that seems to be lacking was support for siblings, especially teenagers," her husband said. "They are a hard group to get to. But they take it as hard as the parents do."

In addition to the intense emotional aspects of their losses, two of the families said they struggled with other procedural and policy roadblocks.

Jason Hasenauer and James Lyons both planned to marry when they returned from their deployments. Hasenauer's fiancée gave birth three weeks before he was killed, leaving her to navigate the military health care system for their daughter on her own and without the benefit of a military identification card. Lyons had to call his son's fiancée to break the news of his death and complained that she was "almost invisible" to the Army because she wasn't his wife.

While not knowing exactly how much the new Army Strong Community Center will be able to address their specific issues, the families agreed they're happy there's now a new resource in their community where they can turn for understanding and caring support.

"From what we have heard, the bases have good resources. But if you're not at a base, or once you have left a base, you lose any connection you had," Schramm said. "That's why something like this center here is so valuable. It fills a big gap."

But Stultz said he was particularly inspired by one parent's motivation to reconnect with the military through the new Army Strong Community Center.

"One of the mothers said, 'We have a Gold Star group here and we want to help soldiers, but we don't know where to go,'" Stultz said. "She said, 'I lost my son, but I still want to give back.' Now, that's pretty inspiring."

Multinational Force Keeps Pirates at Bay

By Ian Graham
Special to American Forces Press Service

Sept. 14, 2009 - Piracy often is romanticized in popular culture, from children's toys to pulp novels and major motion pictures, but for those who work on the high seas, piracy is a dangerous and harmful reality. To combat piracy around the Horn of Africa, the Combined Maritime Forces created Combined Task Force 151 in January to deter, disrupt and suppress piracy and maintain free channels for ships navigating the area.

Navy Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, vice commander for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and British Royal Navy Capt. Keith Blount, the task force's chief of staff, discussed counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor in a Sept. 11 "DoDLive" bloggers roundtable.

A major facet of their mission in the long term is to help nations bordering the gulf -- such as Yemen and Somalia -- build their naval capacity, so they can deter piracy themselves.

"It stands to reason, the more capacity we can build is in the interest of the international maritime community," Blount said. "As much as we can, we will push forward with them. We just have to make sure that exactly the right circumstances are set for a meaningful engagement that will be a benefit for both sides."

More than 30 ships and aircraft from 17 nations including the United States, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, South Korea, the European Union and NATO patrol the gulf. Task force officials want to foster better relations with nations using its area of operation, which also includes the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. So far, Sanders said, that portion of the mission is going quite well.

"I had [Dutch Navy] Commodore Pieter Bindt of the European Union here last week on the USS Anzio, and he said – and I didn't prep him with this line – 'This is the maritime strategy at work each and every day in the Gulf of Aden,'" Sanders said. "At the end of the day, that makes us all very proud. Every time we end another day without a piracy attack, we feel pretty good about ourselves, and we've had a lot of those nights lately, I can tell you that."

Another part of their operation is maintaining open communication with ships passing through the gulf and providing guidance should they be approached or attacked by pirates. Primarily, he said, they encourage captains not to surrender immediately or give up their ship.

Because the area of operations is fairly small, simply taking evasive maneuvers can give enough time for a member of the task force's fleet to come to the scene of an attack, Sanders said.

"We can't be every place, but in the [Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor], there usually isn't a ship too far," Sanders said.

Sanders and Blount said that no ship that's taken the proper countermeasures within the corridor has been successfully boarded by pirates -- though there have been instances in which ships were boarded after straying from the measures the task force prescribes.

"The reason the IRTC was put in place was to properly coordinate the movement of ships from one end of the Gulf of Aden to the other, and it's been quite successful," Blount said. "But what we've found is that despite the number of military units we have patrolling, if the merchant ships weren't doing their bits, they could still be pirated."

He said it's to merchant mariners' "enormous credit" that they've been more courageous and active in taking anti-piracy measures. It's created an environment in which pirates are less brazen and spend more time hiding and looking for an easy target.

"Captain Blount did say 'courageous,' and that is not to be underestimated," Sanders said. "It's extremely stressful out here, and what the maritime community is doing, they can't be applauded enough. They're taking a lot of risks. We're backing them up, but they're taking a lot of risks."

The results Sanders has seen while commanding the task force have been beyond imagination, he said. If he didn't witness it every day, he added, he couldn't possibly fathom the goodwill it's created.

"No matter what country you're from or what your politics are, piracy is not in your national interest," Sanders said. "There's a level of confidence. ... It's one of those things where you can read about it, but when you actually see this level of cooperation happening at sea, it's really remarkable."

(Ian Graham works for the Defense Media Activity's emerging media directorate.)