AIR FORCE

MITRE scores $1.7B contract for systems engineering services

Contract includes foreign military sales

MITRE Corp. has won a $1.7 billion sole-source contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with systems engineering and integration support.

This support will go toward Air Force Ceiling Programs and Air Force Non-Ceiling Programs, the Defense Department said.

The contract will help shape and carry out the Air Force’s core functions of Defense Department enterprise system engineering, architecture development, technical strategy, program strategy and program execution.

It will do this by providing systems engineering and deep technical expertise in acquisitions and systems analysis, electronic systems and technologies, IT services, computing technologies and information security, the Defense Department said.

The contract also includes foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, France, South Korea, Pakistan, Jordan, Taiwan, Columbia, Turkey, Australia, Kyrgz Republic, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Finland, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Work will be performed in Bedford, Mass., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2014.

Funding in the amount of $741,988 is obligated at the time of the award.

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Reader Comments

Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Federal management of FFRDCs is based upon the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR, 35.017). FAR provides guidelines to be followed in establishing, organizing, and managing FFRDCs and limits agencies’ use of FFRDCs to meet “some long-term research or development need which cannot be met effectively by existing in-house or contractor resources.” (FAR, 35.017)

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