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No: 887-08
October 21, 2008
            EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $205,802,682 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-07-C-6311 for the production and support of 2,866 JCREW 2.1 Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent Department of Defense (DoD) requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Vehicle-mounted CREW systems are one element of the DoD’s Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices. This contract is for the urgent procurement and support of CREW systems, to be used by forces in each of the military services of the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. The Navy manages the joint CREW program for Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Joint IED Defeat Organization. Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and is expected to be completed by April 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
            Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $17,409,817 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical and engineering services for communications-electronics advanced technology systems supporting the special communications requirements division of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. The estimated level of effort for this option is 150,028 man-hours. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md. (70 percent) and St. Inigoes, Md. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by electronic solicitation, with three firms solicited and one offer received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, St. Inigoes, Md. is the contracting activity (N00421-09-C-0016).
            Grandis Inc, Milpitas, Calif., was awarded Oct. 17, 2008, a $6,048,181 cost/sharing contract. This program relates to DARPA Spin /Torque/Transfer/Random /Access/Memory technologies program. The goal of this program is to develop materials and processes to fully exploit the spin/torque transfer phenomenon for creating universal memory elements. Work will be performed in Milpitas, Calif., Charlottesville, Va., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., with an estimated and completion date of Oct. 20, 2012.   Bids solicited were via broad agency announcement and nine bids were received. Defense advanced research projects agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0023).

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