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Lackland trainer guilty in rape

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Lackland-trainer-guilty-in-rape-4360204.php



Thirty-two basic training instructors from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, one of the nation's busiest military training centers, are under investigation on allegations of misconduct with 62 recruits and technical training students, all but three of them women. The following photos detail the events of the abuse-of-power scandal.

Lackland trainer guilty in rape
By Sig Christenson, Staff writer
Updated 5:56 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2013

A judge today found an Air Force boot camp instructor, Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto, guilty of raping a former trainee.

Lt. Col. Matthew Van Dalen moved swiftly to the sentencing phase, where the victim tearfully testified about the impact the incident had on her life.

Identified as Airman 2, she said she pushed herself to come forward in the case in order to protect other airmen from being victimized.

“I just want to tell the Air Force if they can do something in basic training they won't have victims like me later on,” she said before leaving the stand, walking out of the courtroom with her head bowed.
Posted by unhappycamper | Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:58 AM (0 replies)

Veterans for Peace says City of Boston reneged on St. Patrick’s Day parade agreement

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/03/13/veterans-for-peace-says-city-boston-reneged-patrick-day-parade-agreement/0y1mRPB2JKCfMcf23QRIrO/story.html

Veterans for Peace says City of Boston reneged on St. Patrick’s Day parade agreement
03/13/2013 6:42 PM
By Martin Finucane and Travis Andersen, Globe Staff

Veterans for Peace, a national veterans’ group that has organized a second St. Patrick Day’s parade following the traditional parade in South Boston, is crying foul because, it says, the city has backed out of an agreement this year not to run street sweepers between the two parades.

The group asked a federal magistrate judge today to issue an emergency ruling ordering the city to abide by the agreement.

The judge, who has been presiding over the case for years, didn’t immediately issue a written ruling but said from the bench that, despite the city’s interpretation of one of his previous rulings, he had never meant to order the sweepers to roll between the two parades.

~snip~

But on Friday, the city, citing the 2004 ruling by Collings, informed the group that, while it would leave the barricades in place, it would deploy the street sweepers.



unhappycamper comment: I'm sure Mayor Menino would love to hear your thoughts on this decision.

Mayor Menino's hotline: 617-535-5400 (the line has been busy since last night, so perseverance is key)
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:14 AM (0 replies)

It’s 2013, But Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Still Excludes LGBT Groups

http://bostinno.com/2013/03/15/boston-st-patricks-day-parade-still-excludes-lgbt-groups/

It’s 2013, But Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Still Excludes LGBT Groups
Yesterday at 1:25 pm by Walter Frick Posted in St. Patrick's Day

This Sunday, much of Boston will head to Southie for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. But amid the drinking and the music, there’s a legacy of exclusion that continues to hang over the event.

~snip~

Fast forward to today and nothing has changed. It’s 2013, and yet the St. Patrick’s Day parade, a centerpiece of Boston culture, continues to exclude LGBT groups. Instead, there’s now a second parade organized by Veterans for Peace that starts right after the first parade, following the same route. And the best the City of Boston can do, apparently, is hold off on sweeping the streets until after the second parade finishes, so as not to give the impression that it’s time to go home after the first one.

The irony, of course, is that Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage a full eight years ago. And yet this kind of exclusion is still tolerated.

~snip~

Perhaps the most depressing thing about all of this is that most of the parade-goers this weekend will likely have no idea that the event they’re watching is organized by a discriminatory institution that has gone to great lengths to avoid moderating its stance. The parade is one of Boston’s marquee annual events, but it should also be a source of our collective shame.



unhappycamper comment: The Smedley Butler Chapter of the Veterans For Peace sued the City of Boston to put the street sweepers at the end of the second (ours) parade. We received word yesterday that Meninio said to put the street sweepers after the first parade.

I'm sure Mayor Menino would love to hear your thoughts on this decision.

Mayor Menino's hotline: 617-535-5400 (the line has been busy since last night, so perseverance is key)
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:09 AM (0 replies)

Pentagon spends nearly $1B a year on unemployment

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/15/pentagon-spends-nearly-1b-a-year-on-unemployment/?st



FILE - In this July 19, 2012, file photo, military job seekers line up to speak to law enforcement recruiters during a job fair Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Irving, Texas. Even as it faces budget cuts and forced employee furloughs, the Pentagon is spending nearly a $1 billion a year on a program that sends unemployment checks to former troops who left the military voluntarily. But eligibility for the military compensation requires only that a person served in uniform and was honorably discharged.

Pentagon spends nearly $1B a year on unemployment
By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press 1:05 a.m.March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Even as it faces budget cuts and forced employee furloughs, the Pentagon is spending nearly a $1 billion a year on a program that sends unemployment checks to former troops who left the military voluntarily.

Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers, a Labor Department program, is a spinoff of the federal-state unemployment insurance program. The Labor Department says the overall program is meant to help "eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own" such as during layoffs.

But eligibility for the military compensation requires only that a person served in uniform and was honorably discharged. In other words, anyone who joins the military and serves for several years, then decides not to re-enlist, is potentially eligible for what could amount to more than 90 weeks of unemployment checks.

The program's cost rose from $300 million in 2003 to $928 million last year.

Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:46 AM (1 replies)

The A-Bomb and the F-35 Debacle

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2013/03/-bomb-and-f-35-debacle/61886/

The A-Bomb and the F-35 Debacle

Want some perspective on the $397 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program? Check out its cost and timeline versus the cost and time it took to develop the atomic bomb in World War II.

~snip~

This means the cost to develop and buy just fewer than 2,500 F-35s comes in at staggering 15 times the bill for the A-bomb, a far more challenging, and truly scientific task.

Government-backed research and development of the A-bomb lasted slightly more than five years, from June 1941 until July 16, 1945, when the first bomb was successfully tested at the “Trinity” site, east of Socorro, N.M.

The Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday that the F-35 will not be ready for combat operations – or full production – until 2019, 23 years after Lockheed Martin won its first contract for the plane in a fly-off competition with Boeing.
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:07 AM (3 replies)

F-35 program too big to fail

http://www.wcax.com/story/21656160/f-35-program-too-expensive-to-fail

F-35 program too big to fail
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 6:23 PM EST Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013 7:49 PM EST
By Kyle Midura

BURLINGTON, Vt. - This week, Sen. Patrick Leahy wrote to a constituent, expressing concern with the cost of the military's newest fighter jet: the F-35.

~snip~

In the letter, Leahy wrote: "The F-35 program has been poorly managed and is a textbook example of how not to buy military equipment." He said he would like to halt the program, but doesn't believe the bulk of Congress would agree, and therefore still supports stationing a fleet of the super-planes in Vermont.

~snip~

Politically, de-commissioning the plane would be nearly impossible. Production is spread over 45 states and is projected to employ more than 250,000 people.

Local opponents of the plane have said the jets could create an unhealthy environment for those who live near the airport, because the F-35 is louder than the current crop of F-16s.
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:01 AM (0 replies)

Insight: Expensive F-35 fighter at risk of budget "death spiral"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/15/us-usa-fighter-f35-insight-idUSBRE92E10R20130315



Insight: Expensive F-35 fighter at risk of budget "death spiral"
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON | Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:53pm EDT

(Reuters) - It's called the "death spiral," and America's newest warplane, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is in danger of falling into it before the plane has even gone into service.

The term - recently invoked by top brass involved in the F-35 program - refers to a budgeting Catch-22 that plagues the defense industry. To keep the cost per airplane low, you need to build and sell a lot of planes. But in tough economic times, governments cut orders to save money. That pushes up the cost per plane, leading to more cancellations, pushing up the cost, leading to more cancellations. And so on.

The U.S. military is in the process of making tough decisions due to mandatory budget cuts from sequestration which went into effect March 1 and could lop off $46 billion of Pentagon spending this fiscal year.

Earlier this year, Pentagon budgeteers crunched the numbers on Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 in an exercise that spoke volumes about the troubles facing the world's most expensive weapons system and the Navy's uncertain commitment to it.
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:56 AM (1 replies)

British study: Young soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes

http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/british-study-young-soldiers-more-likely-to-commit-violent-crimes_270424.html

British study: Young soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online

London (dpa) - Young male soldiers who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to commit violence offences than their older or civilian counterparts, a British study published Friday said.

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers for the Lancet medical journal interviewed almost 14,000 British servicemen and women and examined their criminal records.

The most significant finding was that 20.6 per cent of male soldiers aged under 30 had been convicted of a violent offence, compared with 6.7 per cent of civilian men in the same age group and 11 per cent of all military men.

Young men involved in direct combat were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence, said the study, which comes ten years after the start of the Iraq war.
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:44 AM (0 replies)

Nato troops in Afghanistan 'in a similar situation to failed Soviet invasion'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9933150/Nato-troops-in-Afghanistan-in-a-similar-situation-to-failed-Soviet-invasion.html



fghan government troops, left, ride past Soviet vehicles on the road in Kabul province in 1988

Nato troops in Afghanistan 'in a similar situation to failed Soviet invasion'
By Ben Farmer, Kabul
4:38PM GMT 15 Mar 2013

Both the Nato campaign and the 1979 invasion were initially attempts to impose "ideology foreign to the Afghan people", whose aims were quickly dropped when they ran into difficulty.

Nato, like the Soviets, has been unable to "establish control over the country's borders and the insurgents' safe havens", or "protect the rural population", according to the paper written by retired officers for an internal MOD think tank.

"The (Soviet) 40th Army was unable to decisively defeat the Mujahideen while facing no existential threat itself, a situation that precisely echoes (the Nato coalition's) predicament".

As combat troops leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the country will again be left "with a severely damaged and very weak economic base", reliant for years on vast sums of international aid.



unhapppycamper comment: George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:29 AM (0 replies)

Military Contracts Awarded On 3.15.2013

http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4998

Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m. Contract announcements issued within the past 30 days are listed below.

FOR RELEASE AT
5 p.m. ET No. 149-13
March 15, 2013

CONTRACTS

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., (FA8810-13-C-0002) is being awarded a $105,868,182 cost-plus incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive-firm contract for contractor logistics support, legacy sustainment and combined task force support for the Space Based Infrared Systems. The location of the performance is Colorado Springs, Colo. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013. The contracting activity is SMC/ISK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., (FA8681-13-D-0102) is being awarded a $99,900,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and indefinite- quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for production assets, spares, repairs and sustainment for the joint direct attack munitions system. The location of the performance is St. Louis, Mo. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2016. Type of appropriation is foreign military sales funding. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/EBDK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Contract involves foreign military sales.

Vital Link Inc., Sealy, Texas, (FA8519-13-D-0001) is being awarded a $73,540,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for repair, refurbishment and relocation of the fleet of T-9, T-10/T-11 and T-12 Noise Suppression Facilities. The locations of the performance are Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; Hill AFB, Utah; Kadena Air Base, Japan; Kirtland AFB, N.M.; Lackland AFB, Texas; Kunsan AB, Korea; Langley AFB, Va.; Luke AFB, Ariz.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Buckley AFB, Colo.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Minot AFB, N.D.; Nellis AFB, Nev.; Osan AB, Korea; McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Bureau, Tenn.; Barksdale AFB. La.; Royal Air Force Lakenhealth, United Kingdom; Bradley Field ANGB, Conn.; McGuire AFB, N.J.; McConnell AFB, Kan.; Offutt AFB, N.E.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Scott AFB, Ill.; Whiteman AFB, Mo.; Spangdahlem AB, Germany; Andrews AFB. Md.; Shaw AFB, S.C.; Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Homestead AFB, Fla.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Eielsen AFB, Alaska; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Randolph AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.; Columbus AFB, Miss.; Ramstein AB, Germany; Aviano AB, Italy; Springfield, Ill.; Sandston, Va.; Klamath, Ore.; St. Louis, Mo.; Columbia, S.C.; Burlington, Vt.; Belle Chasse, La.; Cape Cod, Maine; Hartford, Conn.; Westfield, Maine; Detroit, Mich.; Boise, Idaho; Springfield, Ohio; Swanton, Ohio; Sioux City, Iowa; Sioux Falls, S.D.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Madison, Wis.; Tucson, Ariz.; Tulsa, Okla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Montgomery, Ala.; Duluth, Minn.; Houston, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Fort Smith, Ariz.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Fargo, N.D.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Pleasantville, N.J. and Great Falls, Mont. Work is expected to be completed by March 14, 2014. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through 2014 depot purchase equipment maintenance funds. The contracting activity is AFLCMC/WNKBBA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

InDyne Inc., Reston, Va., (F04684-03-C-0050, P00440) is being awarded a $34,107,547.11 contract modification for range operations, communications and information services. The locations of the performance are Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; Pilliar Point, Calif.; Anderson Peak, Calif. and Santa Barbara, Calif. Work is expected to be completed by Sep. 30, 2013. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013. The contracting activity is 30 CONS/LGCZG, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., (FA8750-13-C-0021) is being awarded a $10,064,926 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for interface to operational systems for the functional development model. The location of the performance is Sparks, Nev. Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2015. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012. The contracting activity is AFRL/RIKF, Rome, N.Y.

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $32,820,176 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) to exercise options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Lockheed Martin will assess engineering and production challenges and evaluate the cost and schedule risks from affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition and lifecycle costs. Work will be performed in Hampton, Va. (32 percent); Marinette, Wis. (27 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (22 percent), and Washington, D.C. (19 percent), and is expected to be complete by March 2014. Fiscal 2012 Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $32,820,176 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $28,557,888 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6311) to provide engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Navy’s plan is to use continuous evaluation of system maturity through a disciplined system engineering framework to improve mission capability in identified mission areas. LCSs Mission Packages will be optimized for flexibility in the littorals. Mission package capabilities are currently focused on primary mission areas of mine warfare emphasizing mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare, and littoral surface warfare operations, including prosecution of small boats. The LCSs Mission Packages are developed and acquired separately from the LCSs seaframe. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va. (32 percent); Huntsville, Ala. (25 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (21 percent); Manchester, N.H. (11 percent); Silver Creek, N.Y. (10 percent); Hollywood, Md. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Fiscal 2012 Operations & Maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $28,557,888 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Austal USA LLC., Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $19,987,274 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) to exercise options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Austal USA LLC., will assess engineering and production challenges and evaluate the cost and schedule risks from affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition and lifecycle costs. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (72 percent) and Pittsfield, Mass. (28 percent), and is expected to complete by March 2014. Fiscal 2012 Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $19,987,274 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, N.H., is being awarded a $12,449,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare parts for AN/PVS-15, AN/PVS-18 and AN/PVS-31 night vision goggles. Work will be performed in Londonderry, N.H., and is expected to be completed by March 2018. Fiscal 2013 Procurement, Defense Activity funding in the amount of $365,668 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is being awarded sole source in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), as implemented in FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-13-D-JQ04).

3 Phoenix Inc.*, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $6,886,142 modification to previously awarded SBIR Phase III contract (N63394-10-C-1200) for additional engineering and system integration support for the AN/SPS-74 periscope detection radars system program. This effort includes equipment, engineering services, and field services in support of in-service engineering requirements as well as material and services required for equipment changes, repair, and spare and repair parts. The contractor will provide drawings, software engineering, and documentation development in support of the AN/SPS-74 periscope detection radars system. Work will be performed in Wake Forest, N.C., and is expected to be completed by March 2015. Fiscal 2012 Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation funding in the amount of $6,886,142 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. is the contracting activity.

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.Jersey is being awarded a sole source, cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to exercise an option to, under contract # HQ0276-10-C-0001. The value of this contract modification is $24,023,258, increasing the total contract value from $1,316,430,438 to $1,340,453,696. Under this modification, the contractor will support advanced concepts initiatives by the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office to identify technology for introduction into present and future Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Baselines/Spirals. The work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey. The performance period is from the date of award through December 31, 2013. Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund this initial effort. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is not a Foreign Military Sales acquisition. Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (HQ0276).

ARMY

Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $23,180,449 cost-plus-fixed-fee incrementally-funded contract. This increment is worth $2,092,939. This is a modification of an existing contract to continue services in support of the U.S. Air Force simulation, training and experimentation program. Work will be performed in Fairfax, with an estimated completion date of March 26, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W900KK-07-D-0715).

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Fla., was awarded an $18,193,388 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a training facility at Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait. This contract is in support of foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 8, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-13-C-0016).

Inuit Services Inc., Nome, Ark., was awarded an $18,183,760 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the base operations support services for Fort McCoy, Wis. Work will be performed in Fort McCoy, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wis., is the contracting activity (W911SA-13-D-0005).

Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was awarded a $12,656,358 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Panther radios. This contract is in support of foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-13-C-0142).

IAP World Services, Cape Canaveral, Fla., was awarded a $7,929,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This is a modification of an existing contract to continue caretaker services at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-C-3027).

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $7,226,490 firm-fixed-price contract. This is a modification of an existing contract to exercise the option for Apache Block III contractor logistics support. Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0161).

Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $5,428,394 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This is a modification of an existing contract to continue the production and support services of the lower tactical Internet data products. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 12, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-07-D-0005).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Colonial Energy Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded contract SPE600-13-D-7529. The award is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment for a maximum $15,813,276 for direct supply pipeline quality natural gas. Location of performance is Virginia with a March 31, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2015 Navy funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Integrys Energy Services, De Pere, Wis., was awarded contract SPE600-13-D-7523. The award is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment for a maximum $14,907,210 for direct supply pipeline quality natural gas to the northeast region. Location of performance is Wisconsin with a March 31, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2015 Service funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $11,037,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0038). The statement of work for this effort is classified. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (100 percent). The work is expected to be completed by March 14, 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded an $8,086,263 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0040). The statement of work for this effort is classified. Work will be performed in McLean, Va. (100 percent). The work is expected to be completed by March 14, 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

*Small Business
Posted by unhappycamper | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:05 AM (0 replies)
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