Booz Allen, SAIC big winners in June contract countdown

We rank the 10 largest contracts awarded during the past month

2010 has reached the halfway mark, and the contract winners in June ranged from billion-dollar deals with multiple winners to a pair of $49 million single awards that tied for 10th place.

The contract countdown is based on contract awards covered during the month of June by Washington Technology. Click here for the first countdown covering January through March, here for the April countdown and here for May.

Booz Allen Hamilton and Science Applications International Corp. captured a lot of attention in June with a large single award and several multiple awards.

Start the countdown for their rankings and others:

9 and 10. A tie 
GD bolsters Air Force intelligence networks

SAIC focuses on Air Force video systems technology

General Dynamics won a $49 million contract to support the Air Force’s intelligence networks. Work includes network and systems administration, hardware maintenance and logistics, and warehouse support for the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System and Project Liberty.

The contract also will support unmanned aerial vehicle operations for Predator and Reaper. The Distributed Common Ground System is a globally networked intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapon system.

SAIC won a $49 million contract to improve overhead intelligence gathering efforts under a five-year deal with the Air Force.

The award from the Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center calls for SAIC to provide support to the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System’s Video Processing Capability enterprise architecture at Dayton, Ohio.

SAIC’s technical services will help the center’s systems process, view and exploit full-motion video provided by unmanned aerial vehicles and sensor platforms operated by the intelligence community, according to an SAIC announcement.

8. SAIC captures contract for DOD transformation efforts

Under a $75 million contract, SAIC will support the Defense Department’s integrated business management efforts. The company will provide technical assistance and services to the Defense Business Transformation Agency’s Enterprise Planning and Investment Directorate.

Work will include support for the Integrated Management Information Environment. SAIC will work in the areas of document management, online analytics, and modeling and simulation. It also will help the directorate improve its workflow, collaboration, information acquisition and storage processes.

7. SAIC to help Navy turn out expert ship gunner

SAIC won an $80 million contract with the Navy to train sailors to maintain and operate surface ship weapons. The company will furnish systems engineering and training analysis services to the Navy’s Center for Surface Combat Systems and the Aegis Training and Readiness Center.

The services will support various efforts involving manpower and personnel, infrastructure, training management, and technical and international programs, the officials said. In addition, SAIC will review training requirements for emerging and current combat systems and offer recommendations on ways that curriculum and facilities might be enhanced.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Dahlgren Division awarded the task order through the Seaport-e program.

6. HPTi captures $115M pact to monitor VA IT programs

High Performance Technologies Inc. won a contract to evaluate and monitor the Veterans Relationship Management information technology programs.

The company will provide technical program management to move the IT programs through the Veterans Affairs Department’s Program Management Accountability System started last July by Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology.

Under the contract, HPTi will work on various IT solutions related to customer relationships, including advanced voice-recognition tools for caller identification and routing, enhanced Web self-services tools, and integrated desktop interfaces for VA representatives who deal with veterans online.

5. Lockheed gets $142M Army contract for surveillance systems

Lockheed Martin Corp. will furnish additional surveillance systems to the Army for use in detecting threats to ground forces from roadside bombs and other means under a $142 million contract.

Lockheed Martin’s Persistent Threat Detection System is a tethered aerostat filled with helium designed to stay aloft for long periods of time to provide surveillance of broad areas. Attached by a high-strength tether to a mobile mooring system, PTDS is equipped with sensors that can address a variety of surveillance needs.

The company received a contract of similar value in October 2009 to provide eight systems. The Army has used PTDS to support U.S. and coalition forces in southwestern Asia since 2004.

4. Accenture wins $182M contract to get Navy's books shipshape

Accenture will provide the Navy with financial management services under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $182 million.

The contract calls for Accenture to help the Navy’s Office of Financial Operations implement the department’s Financial Improvement Program.

The objectives of the program are to improve the accuracy, timeliness and reliability of financial information for decision-making and to increase confidence in the Navy’s financial management capabilities. The company also will provide audit readiness support, including internal control documentation and training to help the Navy prepare for future audits.

Financial system improvements, including efforts to enhance data integrity and system interfaces, are also part of Accenture’s scope.

3. Three picked for $565M missile defense work

Computer Sciences Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and Sparta Inc. will vie for $565 million in advisory and assistance support services to the nation’s ballistic missile defense program.

The three will compete for individual tasks involving infrastructure and deployment needs of various agencies supporting the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Missile Defense Agency’s Engineering and Support Services Program Office manages the procurement.

The contractors will perform the work in Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and other MDA locations. The contract runs through June 2015.

2. General Dynamics wins $642.2M satellite communications deal

General Dynamics will upgrade NASA satellite communications under a seven-year contract that has a potential total value of $642.2 million.

The contract calls for General Dynamics' C4 Systems unit to modernize NASA’s Tracking Data and Relay Satellite constellation network, part of the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project. The company will implement a new ground-system architecture that ensures the space network will continue to provide global space-to-ground telecommunications and tracking coverage for low-Earth orbit and near-Earth space flight missions.

Particular focus will be given to project integration, testing and operational transition so the new system is implemented without interruption to ongoing operations of the space network, which supports all NASA's scientific and human space flight missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

1. Booz Allen snares $700M FAA NextGen contract

Booz Allen Hamilton will help the Federal Aviation Administration implement its Next Generation Air Transportation System under a 10-year contract worth more than $700 million.

The contract will support FAA’s evolution to NextGen, which is part of the agency’s efforts to improve safety and bring greater efficiencies to the nation’s airspace system. The contract, which covers NextGen and the current National Airspace System infrastructure, calls for a broad range of systems engineering, investment and business case analysis. The contractor also will provide planning, forecasting and business, financial and information management support services.

Reader Comments

Wed, Jul 7, 2010 Chris Simmons Washington, DC

I wonder why the $366 million MDA MiDAESS Security and Intelligence Support Capability award (QinetiQ, Booz Allen, and Lockheed Martin) didn't make the list?

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