- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 19, 2009

VIRGINIA

Alion to support munitions supplies

MCLEAN | Alion Science and Technology Corp. has been contracted to support efforts to provide the Army with a reliable munitions supply.

Alion was awarded a task order from the Army Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition System (PM MAS). Under the $3 million contract, Alion will provide technical services in support of the PM MAS’ mission to supply the Army with high-quality munitions.

As part of the three-year deal, Alion will be responsible for technical planning and analysis for the PM MAS ammunition-product portfolio and associated weapons systems, among other services.

“We provide high-quality analysis to the PM MAS product portfolio to help reduce ammunition life-cycle costs and supply-chain risk, as well as improve product quality,” said Chris Amos, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Technology Solutions Group.

TEXAS

KBR to support bulk fuel operations

HOUSTON | The Army has contracted KBR Inc. to support fuel-farm operations near Shuiba Port and Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

KBR was awarded the deal from the Army Contracting Command. Under the $19.2 million award, KBR will provide bulk fuel-farm support for the Army in Kuwait, including fuel transfer and inventory-management services, among other requirements.

“KBR is pleased with the opportunity to continue providing mission support to the U.S. Army in Kuwait,” said Bruce Stanski, KBR government and infrastructure president.

“With a proven track record of serving the U.S. military as a government contractor for over 60 years, I am confident we can successfully continue to support this and other projects alongside the U.S. Army,” he said.

Officials say the bulk fuel work is scheduled to begin in March.

VIRGINIA

GTSI to secure DoD laptops

HERNDON | The Department of Defense has contracted GTSI Corp. to provide data-protection services on government computers.

GTSI was awarded the contract as part of the Defense Department’s Enterprise Software Initiatives. Under the $25 million contract, GTSI will provide security services for Defense Department laptops and other mobile computing technologies to counter evolving cyberthreats.

Officials say GTSI also will be expected to evaluate architecture and security policies for the Defense Department’s computers, among other services.

“The risk and threat of data theft is real, and coupled with an increased number of portable devices, which can be lost or stolen, the government needs to find measures to ensure that they close those gaps in security,” said Scott Friedlander, GTSI president and chief operating officer.

MINNESOTA

Navy contracts for rail-gun technology

MINNEAPOLIS | The Navy has contracted BAE Systems Inc. to develop and demonstrate an electromagnetic rail gun.

The British company was awarded the 30-month contract from the Office of Naval Research. Under the $21 million deal, BAE will develop an electromagnetic rail gun to support the Navy’s strategic mission objectives as part of the Innovative Naval Prototype Railgun program.

Electromagnetic rail guns use electrical energy instead of chemical energy to launch projectiles with a range in excess of 200 nautical miles, company officials said. BAE officials said they will be expected to develop a launcher for demonstration by 2011 as part of the deal.

“This electromagnetic rail-gun contract is a continuation of BAE Systems’ dedication to delivering advanced technology for tomorrow’s sailors,” said Jim Schoppenhorst, BAE Systems vice president of Navy programs.

VIRGINIA

GD to support Navy with information fusion

FAIRFAX | The Navy has contracted General Dynamics Corp. to support the Naval Air Warfare Center with information-fusion research and development.

General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems business unit was selected to compete for task orders to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Information Fusion Center. The task orders are worth a total of $95.2 million.

Information fusion is the process of “correlating data from multiple sources to derive information of enhanced value to users,” company officials said.

“General Dynamics and its teammates have developed and fielded information-fusion technologies for more than 25 years,” said Lou Von Thaer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems president.

Compiled by Steven Davy of United Press International

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