Harris County Democrats Worked Together to Secure Come-From-Behind Victory for Democrat Pretta VanDible Stallworth in Her Saturday, December 9, 2017 HCCS Trustee for District IX Runoff Election Showdown Against Republican Front-Runner Eugene Pack 

Key people on the cover of this edition Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth (HCCS Trustee-Elect for District IX), Sheila Jackson Lee (Congresswoman for the 18th Congressional District of Texas), Borris L. Miles (State Senator for District 13), Al Green (Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas), Alma Allen (State Rep. for House District 131), Rodney Ellis (Harris County Commissioner Precinct #1), Senfronia Thompson (State Rep. for House District 141), Larry V. Green (Councilman for District K), and Gilberto Hinojosa (Texas Democratic Party Chair), and Lillie Schechter (Harris County Democratic Party Chair). Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 for more information. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make Your Thought Matters Newspaper Your Media/Branding Partner for 2013 Today At 832.212.8735 To Discuss Your Options!

"We Are People Going After Our Dreams"
The Entrepreneurs Credo:

I do not choose to be a Common man
It is my right to be UNCOMMON...If I can
I seek Opportunity - not Security
I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the "Calculated Risk"
to Dream and to Build.
to fail and to SUCCEED.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.
I prefer the challenges of Life to the 
"Guaranteed existence."
the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade FREEDOM for Beneficence
nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master
nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect,
proud and unafraid,
to think and act for myself,
to enjoy the benefit of "MY CREATIONS"
and to face the world boldly and say:
"This with God's help, I have done.
All this is what it means to be a ENTREPRENEUR"

We Want To Be Your Media/Branding Partner for 2013

Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper and Blog is currently looking for leaders in Business, Ministry, Elected Office, and Corporate American to join us in promoting entrepreneurship going into the 2013. The theme that we've adopted for the upcoming year is: “Let’s Function As a Team in 2013!” -- Call 832.212.8735 to have us promote you!

We Want Your To Share Your Story With Our Readers

You can support our effort to urge our readers to go after their dreams in 2013 by advertising and promoting your brand, business, corporation, ministry, or not-for-profit agency inside our upcoming “2012 Year-End Review" issue of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. For information on our “2012 Year-End Review" issue packaging offers that start at as little as $40 dollars, call: (832)212-8735 and ask for Aubrey R. Taylor. We have a very affordable (6) six month introductory special package for small and medium size businesses to offer you!

Below Are A Few of the Highlighted Features You Can Expect to Find in our "2012 Year-End Review" Issue


CALL US AT 832.212.8735 TO SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW: We are currently working on our "2012 Year-End Review" issue of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. The (digital version) of the issue will be released on Friday, December 21, 2012. The (printed version) will be released on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. If you're a business owner, community leader, elected official, or corporate executive and you would like to discuss your inclusion in our "2012 Year-End Review" issue of Your Thought Matters Newspaper call us at 832.212.8735 today to discuss your inclusion. And keep me in your prayers as I go after my own dream of self-publishing my first book!

Apostle Valencia Mashiach Williams Answers the Call to Pray For America by Phone from Ghana, West Africa


A PRAYER FOR AMERICA FROM GHANA, WEST AFRICA: Apostle Valencia Mashiach Williams will be featured inside the "2012 Year-End Review" edition of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. I would like to take this moment to thank Apostle Valencia "Mashiach" Williams, who is an Ambassador of Christ who travels from Nation to Nation, to deliver The Word of God. She is dedicated to meeting the Social, Economic, Medical, Social & Spiritual needs of Women, Children & Girls all over the world. The information contained in this video does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any individual, business, ministry, corporation or supporter of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of this blog unless otherwise noted.

Bishop Brown Answers the Call by Aubrey R. Taylor to Pray for Our Nation and Creative Ideas in the Coming Year


A PRAYER FOR AMERICA FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS: Bishop K.J. Brown will be featured inside the "2012 Year-End Review" of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. I would like to take a moment to publicly thank Bishop Brown, the founder of Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries and the Senior Pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church for finding value in our effort to promote entrepreneurship and team work going into the new year. The information contained in this video does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any individual, business, ministry, corporation or supporter of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of this blog unless otherwise noted.

Pastor Robert L. Thomas Answers the Call from Aubrey to Pray for Our Nation and Leaders In Washington, D.C.


A PRAYER FOR AMERICA FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS: Pastor Robert L. Thomas will be featured inside the "2012 Year-End Review" of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. I would like to take a moment to publicly thank Pastor Robert L. Thomas for taking the time to pray for our nation and  for finding value in our effort to promote entrepreneurship and team work going into the new year. The information contained in this video does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any individual, business, ministry, corporation or supporter of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications unless noted.

Someone With The Potential To Make A Major Difference In Our World Is Born Every Single Day Of The Year


JANUARY 1ST: State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Verne Mini-Me Troyer, Morris Chestnut, Ronald Perelman, and Frank Langella were born on January 1st. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 1st. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 2ND: Kate Bosworth, Taye Diggs, Christy Turlington, and Tia Carrere were born on January 2nd. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 2nd. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 3RD: Eli Manning, Danica McKellar, Mel Gibson, and Bobby Hull were born on January 3rd. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 3rd. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 4TH: Julia Ormond, Michael Stipe, Patty Loveless, and Ann Magnuson were born on January 4th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 4th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 5TH: January Jones, Bradley Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and Robert Duvall were born on January 5th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 5th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 6TH: Colette Carr, Eddie Redmayne, Rowan Atkinson, and Lou Holtz were born on January 6th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 6th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 7TH: Nicolas Cage, Katie Couric, David Caruso, and Kenny Loggins were born on January 7th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 7th.. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 8TH: Jason Giambi, David Bowie, Carolina Herrera, and Shirley Bassey were born on January 8th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 8th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.

JANUARY 9TH: Kate Middleton, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Page, and Bob Denver were born on January 9th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 9th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 10TH: Felix Trinidad, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, and Frank Sinatra Jr. were born on January 10th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 10th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 11TH: Marc Blucas, Mary J. Blige, Kim Coles, and Naomi Judd were born on January 11th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 11th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 12TH: Melanie Jayne Chisholm, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rob Zombie, Howard Stern, and Kirstie Alley were born on January 12th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 12th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 13TH: Orlando Bloom, Nicole Eggert, Patrick Dempsey, and Julia Louis Dreyfus were born on January 13th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 13th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 14TH: Jason Bateman, LL CoolJ, Faye Dunaway, and Jack Jones were born on January 14th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 14th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info.  

JANUARY 15TH: Drew Brees, Chad Lowe, Charo, and Margaret O'Brien were born on January 15th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 15th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 16TH: Albert Pujols, Aaliyah, Kate Moss, and Debbie Allen were born on January 16th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 16th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 17TH: Michelle Obama, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, and Betty White were born January 17th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 12th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 18TH: Morgan York, Jonathan Davis, Mark Messier, and Kevin Costner were born on January 18th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 18th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 19TH:  Shawn Johnson, Katey Sagal, Paula Deen, and Dolly Parton were born on January 19th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 19th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 20TH: Gary Barlow, Rainn Wilson, Paul Stanley, and David Lynch were born on January 20th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 20th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 21ST: Don't forget that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Also, Izabella Miko, Emma Lee Bunton, Geena Davis, and Placido Domingo were born on January 21st. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 21st. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 22ND: Guy Fieri, Diane Lane, Linda Blair, and John Hurt were born on January 22nd. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 22nd. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 23RD: Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Mariska Hargitay, Antonio Villaraigosa, and Chesley Sully Sullenberger were born on January 23rd. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 23rd. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 24TH: Tatyana Ali, Warren Zevon, Neil Diamond, and Ernest Borgnine were born on January 24thAubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 24th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 25TH: Alicia Keys, Christine Lakin, Tobe Hooper, and Etta James were born on January 25thAubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 25th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 26TH: Wayne Gretzky, Ellen DeGeneres, Anita Baker, and Scott Glenn were born on January 26th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 26th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 27TH: Patton Oswalt, Bridget Fonda Cris Collinsworth, and Mikhail Baryshnikov were born on January 27th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 27th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 28TH: Chelsea Brummet, Elijah Wood, Nick Carter and Sarah McLachlan were born on January 28th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 28th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 29TH: Adam Lambert, Jonny Lang, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Selleck were born on January 29th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 29th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 30TH: Khleo Thomas, Wilmer Valderrama, Christian Bale, and Phil Collins were born on January 30th. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 30th. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

JANUARY 31ST: JustinTimberlake, Kerry Washington, Minnie Driver, and Ernie Banks were born on January 31st. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is building a database of successful people who were born on January 31st. We're looking for people in business, ministry, politics and corporate America. Please send the short version of your biography to yourthoughtmatters@gmail.com for consideration. Call 832.212.8735 for more info. 

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2012

A January 2012 Partnership Worth Noting
MacArthur Foundation, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Announced A Private-Public Partnership

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced a private-public partnership that included a $2 million commitment to support innovative reforms in treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Under the agreement, OJJDP and the foundation will each provide a total of $1 million over two years to four organizations working — the National Youth Screening and Assessment Project at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research, Inc.; the Center for Children's Law and Policy; and the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps — to reform the juvenile justice system. In turn, the organizations will offer states and local governments training and technical assistance designed to improvemental health services for youth, reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system, and better coordinate treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare system.

The partnership will build on the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Changeinitiative, which seeks to create successful and replicable models of juvenile justice systems reform. The four organizations were selected because they helped develop, field test, and evaluate effective best practice models included in the initiative.

"We need to do what's right for America's children," said Melodee Hanes, acting administrator of OJJDP. "This partnership supports state and community efforts to protect youth from harm, hold them accountable for their actions, provide for rehabilitation, and improve public safety. In this tight economy, creatively partnering with a private organization such as MacArthur maximizes reform, while stretching limited public dollars."

A Report on Generosity Worth Noting
Buffett Donated $41.6 Million to Charity According To A January 2012 Report of His Giving For The Previous Year

In the second half of 2011, billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated $41.6 million worth of stock in his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to eight unnamed charities, the Associated Press reported in January of 2012.

The donations — which were revealed in a year-end update of the company's stock holdings and included one generous gift of 394,737 shares valued at approximately $31.5 million — were provided in addition to Buffett's annual gifts to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four Buffett family foundations: the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which is named after his late wife; the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, named after and run by one of his sons; the Sherwood Foundation, formerly known as the Susan A. Buffett Foundation, after his daughter; and the NoVo Foundation, which is headed by his son Peter and daughter-in-law Jennifer.

Buffett, the third richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, has said that eventually he will donate all his Class A and Class B Berkshire shares, worth an estimated $44 billion, to charity. In addition to his own philanthropy, Buffett continues to work alongside Gates Foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates to encourage the world's super-rich to sign the Giving Pledge.

A Study on Mothers Worth Noting
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled for years with poor mental health, a study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area of the United States, a study finds

Launched in 2003 with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studiesat Princeton University, the National Institutes of Health, and theNational Science Foundation, the project began as a study of low-income adults enrolled in community colleges around the country, including three in New Orleans. After Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, researchers decided to continue to track the New Orleans-based participants. The sample includes 532 low-income mothers, most of them African American, spread across twenty-three states; participants were interviewed eleven months and nearly five years after the storm.

The study found that even after four years, roughly a third of participants still exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress, while 30 percent exhibited psychological distress. Though levels for both conditions were down from the first follow-up eleven months after the storm, they had not fallen back to pre-hurricane levels.

"On average, people were not back to baseline mental health and they were showing pretty high levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms. There aren't many studies that trace people for this long, but the very few that there are suggest faster recovery than what we're finding here," said Christina Paxson, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton and lead author on the study. "I think the lesson for treatment of mental health conditions is don't think it's over after a year. It isn't."

An Act of Generosity Worth Noting
Learning Forward Received $1 Million from Gates Foundation

Learning Forward, a nonprofit membership association of learning educators headquartered in Oxford, Ohio, announced a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help boost high school graduation rates nationwide.

The organization is using the grant to continue providing support to states adopting and implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as to create an iPD (innovative professional development) solution to help educators at the state and district levels audit their professional learning and use the results to improve decision making and practices.

Through its Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students initiative, the organization aims to create a comprehensive multi-tier, multiyear plan that stages professional development at the state and district level in alignment with CCSS implementation. Kentucky, which will serve as the initiative's demonstration state, will review its current policies, expenditures, and initiatives to identify gaps and opportunities in CCSS implementation and prepare students for college and careers. In addition, six "critical friend" states — Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington — will contribute to the development of an enhanced professional learning framework in Kentucky and will have access to all processes, resources, and tools developed there for their own use.

"Learning Forward shares the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's commitment to increase the number of students who graduate from high school career and college ready," said Learning Forward executive director Stephanie Hirsh. "We look forward to working with the foundation to support the professional learning and its infrastructure necessary for full implementation of CCSS."

An Act of Generosity Worth Noting
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Committed $900,000 for Environmental Causes

The New York City-based Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas announced more than $1.4 million in support for efforts to protect the environment and the rights of indigenous people, including new and continuing grants and a rollover of its $300,000 program-related investment in Root Capital.

The foundation awarded more than $900,000 in new grants, including $150,000 over two years to the Indian Law Resource Center for its efforts to secure indigenous rights as a basis for facilitating Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects; $150,000 over four years to Island Conservation for biodiversity conservation projects on Chile's Juan Fernandez Islands; $100,000 over two years to enable theRainforest Alliance to launch a sustainable tourism program in Brazil; $65,000 to the University of California, Merced for its Yosemite Leadership Program; and $50,000 over two years to the Wildlife Conservation Societyin support of conservation efforts on the Patagonian coast. Initially made in 2009, the PRI to Root Capital will help finance rural businesses engaged in sustainable development in Latin America.

In addition, the foundation ratified continuing multiyear commitments totaling $507,433, including awards to the New York Botanical Garden, theAmazon Conservation Association, and the American Bird Conservancy.

January 2012 Appointments Worth Noting
Three Reappointed By Gov. Perry to Humanities Texas for Terms to Expired in December of 2017 

Gov. Rick Perry reappointed three members to Humanities Texas for terms to expire Dec. 31, 2017. The council approves and administers grants to projects focusing on matters of public interest and concern, and fosters public appreciation for the humanities.

J. Bruce Bugg Jr. of San Antonio is chairman and trustee of the Tobin Endowment, and chairman and CEO of Argyle Investments Company. He is chairman and president of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation, director of the Santa Fe Opera, and a trustee and secretary of the Texas Research Park Foundation. He is also a trustee of the McNay Art Museum and St. Mary's Hall, a member of the State Bar of Texas, and past chair of the San Antonio Cancer Therapy and Research Center Board of Governors. Bugg received a bachelor's degree and law degree from Southern Methodist University.

Paula Peters of Dallas is a civic leader and former senior director of special initiatives for the Communities Foundation of Texas. She is a board member of the Uptown Dallas Improvement District, an advisory board member of the Friends of the Katy Trail, a director of the Audubon Texas Board, and a member of the Council of Foundations and Dallas Assembly. She is past chair of Preservation Dallas, the Preservation Texas Trust Fund, Dallas Arts District Foundation, Friends of Fair Park, and Arts District Friends. She is also past vice chair of Preservation Texas and a past Texas advisor of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Peters received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a master's degree in historic preservation from the Columbia University School of Architecture.

Polly Sowell of Austin is retired and a community volunteer. She is past president of the Texas Women's Alliance, former executive director of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and a past member of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Sowell received a bachelor's degree from Sweet Briar College.

January 2012 Appointments Worth Noting
Gov. Perry Appointed Three to Texas Medical Board

Gov. Rick Perry appointed three members to the Texas Medical Board. The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine, and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas.

Carlos Gallardo of Frisco is a senior manager of recruiting at DynCorp International in Ft. Worth. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and Rotary International, and a past member of the North Texas Society of Human Resource Management, North Texas Speakers Association, and Rocky Mountain and Southwest associations of Colleges and Employers. He is also a past board member of the Frisco YMCA and the Youth Leadership Program of Frisco, and a past member and past vice chair of the City of Frisco Urban Forestry Board. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Gallardo received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and attended graduate studies at Webster University. He is appointed for a term to expire April 13, 2017.

William "Roy" Smythe of Belton is chairman of surgery and medical director for Scott and White Healthcare's Office of Innovation, and a professor and chair of surgery at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is a member of the American and Southern Surgical associations, Association for Academic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, and Society of Clinical Surgery. He is also a fellow and Texas state regional governor of the American College of Surgeons, and a board member of the Scott and White Healthcare System Foundation. Smythe received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, a medical degree from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, and completed his clinical research and health policy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is appointed for a term to expire April 13, 2018.

Paulette Southard of Alice is a retired teacher and community volunteer. She is secretary-treasurer of the Texas Medical Board, a board member and past president of the Christus Spohn Hospital of Alice Board of Directors, and past president of the Alice Chamber of Commerce and Alice Rotary Club. She is also past chair of the City of Alice Transportation Committee, past president of the Alice Classroom Teachers Association, a past board member of the National Cutting Horse Association, and a past member of the National and Texas Real Estate associations. Southard received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University. She is being reappointed for a term to expire April 13, 2015.

January 2012 Appointments Worth Noting
Krause Named Chair of Texas Historical Commission, Shepard also, appointed to commission

Gov. Rick Perry named Sheri Krause of Austin chair of the Texas Historical Commission, and appointed Robert "Bob" Shepard of Weatherford to the commission for terms effective Jan. 28, 2012. The commission preserves Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks.

Krause is managing partner of JBS Holdings, and former development director for The Settlement Home for Children. She is a member and past president of the Seton Development Board, and a member of the Texas Tech University System Chancellor's Council, Women's Symphony League of Austin and Helping Hand Society. She is also a past recipient of the Junior League of Austin's Community Service Award. Krause received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. She is appointed for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

Shepard is a rancher, retired American Airlines pilot and former air traffic controller. He is a member of the Allied Pilots Association, a past board member of the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors, and a volunteer at Hendricks Regional Medical Center in Abilene. Shepard served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. He is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017.

A LOOK BACK AT A FEW DOD CONTRACTS HANDED OUT TO BUSINESSES IN JANUARY 2012


January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $25,823,405 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This effort will continue to improve the Multi-Spectral Targeting System-B and build the advancements made with the original delivery order. A primary focus of this effort is to improve the system imaging from standard definition to high definition. The location of performance is the Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas. Work is expected to be completed Jan. 31, 2013. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-06-G-4041 001202).

L-3 Communications Corp., Camden, N.J., is being awarded a $25,683,928 cost-plus-award-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract modification is for the Modernized User Equipment (MUE) completion effort. This effort corrects MUE receiver card deficiencies that were identified during Functional Qualification Test, in order for the receiver cards to comply with contract requirements. This effort also implements updated MUE interface control documents, adds functionality to delivered Military-Code (M-Code) GPS receivers to provide additional military utility, and increases performance design margin in functions within receivers for future M-Code receiver developments. The location of the performance is L-3 Communications Systems Co./Interstate Electronics Corp., Anaheim, Calif. Work is expected to be completed by July 26, 2013. SMC/GPK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8807-06-C-0003, P00088).

Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $23,881,830 cost-plus-award-fee contract. This contract modification will exercise the option for calendar year 2012 maintenance and operations services to provide the requirements for the development and delivery of the logistics infrastructure for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. The two locations of the performance are Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo. (70 percent), and The Boeing Co., Intelligence and Security Systems Division, Colorado Spring, Colo. (30 percent). The performance is expected to be completed Jan. 1, 2012. SMC/PKS, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8819-08-C-0006/ P00045).

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $14,046,412 firm-fixed-price contract. This procurement of the radar operations and maintenance services will ensure the availability of the Cobra Dane’s radar facility to collect on 100 percent of the tasked data collection opportunities that pass through its field of view. The location of the performance is Falls Church, Va. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. AFRISA/A7KRB, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA7022-11-C-0010/P00005).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND BUSINESS CONTRACTS

DRS Systems, Inc., Parsippany, N.J., was awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price delivery orders for the purchase of Spot on Target in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Procurement Division. The estimated contract value is $40,218,000. The work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, and Melbourne, Fla, and ordering will be completed by November 2016. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contacting activity (H92222-12-D-0003).

Dell Marketing, L.P., Round Rock, Texas, was awarded a $20,000,000 General Services Administration delivery order for Microsoft licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This contract was awarded as a logical follow-on after approval of a justification and approval document as an exception to full and open competition under the authority of FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(C). The original Enterprise Software Initiative General Services Administration order to Dell was competed as mandated in DFARS 208 via the General Services Administration Program. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (H92222-12-F-0025).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES NAVY BUSINESS CONTRACTUAL & REPORT

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $13,788,820 fixed-price incentive fee modification to previously awarded undefinitized contract action (N00024-03-C-2101) for warranty work on USS New Mexico (SSN 779). Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (99 percent), and Quonset Point, R.I. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES ARMY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Tatitlek Training Services, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska (W9124J-12-D-0003); Davis-Paige Management Systems, L.L.C., Annandale, Va. (W9124J-12-D-0005); ALOG Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (W9124J-12-D-0007); Huckstep Holding Corp. (TechWise), Colorado Springs, Colo. (W9124J-12-D-0008); and Logistics & Environmental Solutions Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (W9124J-12-D-0009), were awarded a $983,000,000 contract between five contractors in various types. The award will provide for the support base services at Army installations. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity.

General Electric-Aviation, Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a $937,878,676 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the necessary services and supplies in support of all Corpus Christi Army Depot overhaul and repair activities for the entire T-700 family of engines. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-D-0015).

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $370,001,618 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the bridge requirement for new CH-47 F model aircraft to support foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0010).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0001); International Business Machines Corp., Bethesda, Md. (W91QUZ-12-D-0002); HP Enterprise Services, L.L.C., Herndon, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-00013); General Dynamics One Source, L.L.C., Fairfax, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0004); Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0005); General Dynamics One Source, L.L.C., Fairfax, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0006); HP Enterprise, L.L.C., Herndon, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0007); MicroTech, L.L.C., Vienna, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0008); and Criterion Systems, Inc., Vienna, Va. (W91QUZ-12-D-0009), were awarded a $249,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract between nine contractors. The award will provide for the Enterprise cloud computing services in support of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 11 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $218,726,883 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure CH-47F Renew cargo helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0098).

Mantech Telecommunications and Information Systems Corporation, Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $100,854,656 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the sustainment support services in support of route clearance vehicle systems, Special Operations Command, and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Family of Vehicles. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Kuwait; Germany; and Chantilly, Va., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0168).

3Di Technologies, L.L.C., Hanover, Md., was awarded an $82,936,006 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the bandwidth services in support of very small aperture terminals. Work will be performed in Hanover, Md., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 22, 2014. Ten bids were solicited, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-D-D642).

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $66,619,041 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor systems and spares for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-11-C-0120).

Global Integrated Security, Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded a $60,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the reconstruction security support services throughout Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W917PM-08-D-0001).

HELLFIRE Systems, L.L.C., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $53,881,982 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure HELLFIRE II missiles. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0242).

Raytheon, Andover, Mass., was awarded a $51,289,280 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modernization of Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles to Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missiles. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-12-C-0079).

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $46,581,732 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the warehouse operation services at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Work will be performed in Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-C-0019).

BAE Systems Land and Armaments, Santa Clara, Calif., was awarded a $41,955,848 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of M113A0 armored personnel carriers and the M113A2 MK1 armored personnel carriers for Brazil. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and Brazil, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0083).

BCP Construction of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $34,835,245 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services for a combine support maintenance shop. Work will be performed in Kapolei, Hawaii, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Kapolei, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (W912J6-11-C-0003).

NI Industries, Inc., Rock Island, Ill., was awarded a $34,771,015 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of M14 brass cartridge cases. Work will be performed in Dec. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-12-D-0002).

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $31,124,315 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the non-personal technical services in support of aircraft for foreign military sales. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-D-0018).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $29,029,362 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 311 M299 launchers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2014. O ne bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-07-C-0154).

Martin-Baker America, Johnstown, Pa., was awarded a $28,895,117 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of parts in support of the UH-60 Black Hawk. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 27, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-D-0020).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $27,302,511 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles . Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0159).

SSI Technology, Madison Heights, Mich., was awarded a $25,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Bradley advanced survivability seat-driver kits. Work will be performed in Madison Heights, Mich., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 12 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-12-C-0058).

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Miss., was awarded a $24,859,737 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support Expeditionary Water Packaging System. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Miss., and Germany, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 9, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-C-0010).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $24,135,588 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 9, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0111).

Science Application International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $23,324,643 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the ammunition management services in Kuwait. Work will be performed in Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11C-0005).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $20,500,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract in support of operational test and evaluation. Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-05-C-0069).

Mideast Construction, L.L.C., Morris Plains, N.J., was awarded a $19,986,361 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services for the Afghan National Army. Work will be performed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 20, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kandahar, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W5J9LE-12-C-0012).

Hunt Building Company, Ltd., El Paso, Texas, was awarded a $19,471,900 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services for an enlisted personnel barracks complex. Work will be performed in Fort Leonard Wood, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 11, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-12-C-4001).

Raytheon Co., Fullerton, Calif., was awarded an $18,115,396 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services and spares in support of satellite communications sets and systems. Work will be performed in Fullerton, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 22, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-C-A310).

Lockheed Martin, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $16,481,737 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of launchers. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0003).

Paragon Bioservices, Inc., Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $15,451,720 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. The award will provide for the manufacture of trivalent filovirus vaccine. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md., and Ames, Iowa, with an estimated completion date of April 17, 2020. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-12-C-0028).

Construction Services Group, Charleston, S.C., was awarded a $14,500,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the construction services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work will be performed in Hartwell, Ga.; Elberton, Ga.; and Clarks Hill, S.C., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 15 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-12-D-0009).

BAE Systems, Nashua, N.H., was awarded a $12,290,244 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of T-Pod Systems on the MQ-1C Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 27, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-12-C-C009).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded an $11,769,641 cost contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to increase foreign military sales funding. Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0350).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded an $11,134,389 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure manufacturing and technical assistance to Egypt. Work will be performed in Cairo, Egypt, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-C-0488).

Alpha Protective Services, Inc., Thomasville, Ga., was awarded a $10,654,301 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the security guard services for five posts at various compounds on the Fort Bragg installation. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 10 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-08-C-0006).

Marinex Construction, Inc., Charleston, S.C., was awarded a $10,648,750 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the dredging services from Savannah and Brunswick Inner Harbor. Work will be performed in Savannah, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 13, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-12-C-0002).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $9,759,486 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. The award will provide for the Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar requirement to add Department of State requirements to the contract. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 3, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-12-C-0029).

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., was awarded a $9,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure vehicle mounts, training, and radios for foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Rochester, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 10, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-D-H607).

ICF Jacob & Sundstrom, Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $9,166,600 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the Cyber Network Defense Support Provider services. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Md., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-07-F-0023).

ICx Technologies, Inc. (Agentase, Inc.), Pittsburgh, Pa., was awarded an $8,697,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Joint Program Manager, Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Glen Burnie, Md., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contract activity (W911SR-08-C-0075).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Global Training and Logistics, Orlando, Fla., was awarded an $8,215,632 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the upgrade for the M1A2S Advanced Gunnery Training System configurations for Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Acquisition Center, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W900KK-12-C-0008).

STG, Inc., Reston, Va., was awarded an $8,202,526 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the information technology services for installation support of Army Research Laboratory. Work will be performed in Adelphi, Md.; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; and Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, N.C., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Md., is the contracting activity (W911QX-08-F-0057).

JCB, Inc., Pooler, Ga., was awarded an $8,014,708 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for services in support of High Mobility Excavator. Work will be performed in Pooler, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 29, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-D-0028).

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a $7,757,352 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 92H Block 1 Stinger missiles for Taiwan. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-09-C-0520).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $7,570,143 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract in support of Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 13, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W58HZV-09-D-0159).

Goodrich Landing Gear, Cleveland, Ohio, was awarded a $7,217,845 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 137 high performance shock struts, with an option for an additional 76 struts. Work will be performed in Cleveland, Ohio, and THE Netherlands, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 8, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0050).

n-Link Corporation, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $6,765,301 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the management and support for digital training facilities. Work will be performed in Bend, Ore., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. Thirteen bids were solicited, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W911S0-09-C-0018).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BUSINESS CONTRACTS

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., is being awarded a $162,400,000 firm-fixed-price (75 percent of contract value), fixed-price incentive firm (20 percent of contract value), and cost reimbursable (5 percent of contract value) for logistics support and concurrency modification support for the B-1 Training System. The B-1B Training System consists of an Aircrew Training System component and Maintenance Training System, which support initial, continuation, and re-qualification training of B-1B aircrews and maintainers. The locations of the performances are Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2018. ASC/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-10-R-6254).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
U.S. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

R.D. Buie Enterprises, Inc.*, Boerne, Texas (SPM8E6-10-D-0003/P00006); Middle Atlantic Wholesale Lumber, Inc.*, Baltimore, Md. (SPM8E6-10-D-0004/P00004); Sylvan Forest Products, Inc.*, Portland, Ore. (SPM8E6-10-D-0005/P00004); and S&S Forest Products, L.L.C.*, Boerne, Texas (SPM8E6-10-D-0006/P00004), were issued a modification exercising the first option year their contracts. The award is a firm-fixed-price, total set aside contract with a maximum $62,200,714 for general wood products for the Eastern region. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2011 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Feb. 4, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES NAVY BUSINESS CONTRACTUAL 

EADS North America, Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $9,800,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price hardware contract for 203 spare/repair parts in support of the Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System (RFDACS) Program. RFDACS provides a means of routing signals and information between the various antenna systems and other submarine communication subsystems. Work will performed in Irvine, Calif., and is expected to complete by December 2014. The contract was competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with one offer received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity (N66604-12-D-0051).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES NAVY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $194,097,296 advance acquisition contract with fixed-price line items for long lead components, parts, and materials required for the delivery of 37 propulsion systems for the Lot VI F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program (18 conventional take-off and landing [CTOL] for the Air Force; six short take-off and vertical landing for the Marine Corps; seven carrier variant for the Navy; four CTOL for the Italian Air Force; two CTOL for the Royal Australian Air Force; and associated spares. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (64 percent); Bristol, United Kingdom (25 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (11 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($37,137,996; 19.1 percent), the U.S. Marine Corps ($84,683,000; 43.6 percent), the U.S. Air Force ($54,929,988; 28.3 percent), and the governments of Italy ($11,564,208; 6 percent) and Australia ($5,782,104; 3 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting (N00019-11-C-0082).

Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $54,453,657 cost-plus, fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-2101) for the planning and execution of USS California’s (SSN 781) post shakedown availability (PSA). Electric Boat Corporation will perform planning and execution efforts, including long-lead time material procurement, in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work on USS California (SSN 781) during its scheduled PSA. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., (99 percent), Quonset Point, R.I., (1 percent), and is scheduled to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Detyens Shipyards, Inc.,* North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $7,833,941 firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar day post-shakedown shipyard availability and dry docking of Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McLean. Work will include cleaning tanks; partitioning a lubricating oil storage tank; modifying associated piping; installing access doors; flushing the fresh water and chill water system; installing a reverse-osmosis desalination unit to produce fresh water; and inspecting the propeller shaft, stern tube and stern tube seals. Naval Sea Systems Command (PMS 325) provided funding to accomplish approved alterations during the post-shakedown shipyard availability. McLean’s primary mission is to provide fuel, ammunition and dry and refrigerated stores to support U.S. Navy ships at sea, enabling them to remain underway for extended periods. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $9,295,936. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by March 26, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a small business set-aside, with more than 50 companies solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, Norfolk, Va., a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting activity (N40442-12-C-3007).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
U.S. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY BUSINESS CONTRACTS 

Owens & Minor, Mechanicsville, Va., was awarded a bridge contract SPM200-05-D-7000/P00105. The award is a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Generation III medical surgical prime vendor contract with a maximum $75,191,338 for medical and surgical products. Other locations of performance include Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Illinois, New Jersey, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, Maryland, and Wisconsin. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, federal civilian agencies, and non-Department of Defense agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is June 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Owens & Minor, Mechanicsville, Va., was awarded a bridge contract SPM200-05-D-7005/P00109. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Generation III medical surgical prime vendor contract with a maximum $62,587,430 for medical and surgical products. Other locations of performance include Minnesota, Nebraska, Arizona, Missouri, California, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, and Arkansas. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, federal civilian agencies, and non-Department of Defense agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is July 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Cardinal Health 200, Inc., McGaw Park, Ill., was awarded a bridge contract SPM200-05-D-7003/P00088. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Generation III medical surgical prime vendor contract with a maximum $22,117,219 for medical and surgical products. Other locations of performance include Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, federal civilian agencies, and non-Department of Defense agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is May 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Owens & Minor, Mechanicsville, Va., was awarded a bridge contract SPM200-05-D-7002/P00087. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Generation III medical surgical prime vendor contract with a maximum $16,331,940 for medical and surgical products. Other locations of performance include Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Louisiana, and New Jersey. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, federal civilian agencies, and non-Department of Defense agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is May 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Owens & Minor, Mechanicsville, Va., was awarded a bridge contract SPM200-05-D-7010/P00073. The award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Generation III medical surgical prime vendor contract with a maximum $9,124,920 for medical and surgical products. Other locations of performance include Colorado, Missouri, California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Utah, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, and Washington. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, federal civilian agencies, and non-Department of Defense Agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is July 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Lockheed Martin Corp., Space System Co., Newtown, Pa. is being awarded a $21,571,340 cost-plus-incentive-fee with award fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to procure a launch checkout and capabilities system that will perform launch and early orbit activities of the Global Position System III satellites from a contractor facility co-located. The locations of the performances are Newtown, Pa,. and King of Prussia, Pa. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 18, 2020. SMC/GPK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8807-08-C-0010).

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded an $11,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for robust navigation technology. This contract supports anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) development for the High Velocity Penetrating Weapon Program. The objective of this program is to study, investigate, simulate, develop, design, build, and demonstrate technologies capable of operating in a GPS degraded environment. This effort shall provide enough design flexibility to allow for integration with other advanced technologies to help maintain position, navigation, and timing when GPS is denied. The location of the performance is El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed during December 2013. AFRL/RWK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8651-12-D-0106 and TO FA8651-12-D-0106 0001).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES NAVY BUSINESS CONTRACTUAL REPORT

Navistar Defense, L.L.C., Warrenville, Ill., is being awarded an $879,923,195 firm-fixed-priced delivery order 0023 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5032) for the procurement of 2,717 units of rolling chassis; 10 engineering change proposals; and 25 contract data requirements lists, for MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in West Point, Miss., and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2013. Procurement funds in the amount of $879,923,195 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The original contract was competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded an estimated $12,192,691 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract to provide support to the National Science Foundation, U.S. Antarctic Program for air traffic operations in Antarctica through its Charleston-based Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Office of Polar Programs. Support includes core functional areas of air traffic control, meteorology, and the maintenance of support systems including, aviation ground electronics maintenance. These services all support the safe and continuous scientific endeavors of the United States government in cooperation with many international partners. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $64,000,000. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C. (60 percent), and outside the continental United States (40 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2013. If all options are exercised, work could continue until January 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website, with one offer received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-12-D-3803).

Mikel, Inc., Fall River, Mass., is being awarded a $9,079,049 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6295) to provide engineering services to Team Submarine and the PMS 425 Program Office. Efforts will include combat systems of the future and non-collinear wave front curvature ranging. These services will be rendered as needed to provide for research and combat system development and processing in the areas of automation and data fusion, target motion analysis, weapon employment, and tactical decision aids that extend and apply previous efforts that focus on improved automation, reduced manning requirements, and improved human system integration over current combat systems applicable to Navy submarines, surface and air platforms. In addition, these services will include development of tactical combat and surveillance system algorithms and software to include sonar, combat control, weapons, communications, C4I and navigation functionality as well as non-tactical software for undersea fixed and portable tracking ranges. Work will be performed in Fall River, Mass. (88 percent); Manassas, Va. (9 percent); Laurel, Fla. (1 percent); North Kingstown, R.I. (1 percent); and Poulsbo, Wash. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2015. 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., Herndon, Va., was awarded on Jan. 8 a $7,563,624 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N63394-10-C-1201) for Aegis engineering and technical services. This procurement will furnish engineering, technical, computer programming, materials management, and specified logistics services necessary to support Aegis Combat System, major weapon systems programs, test and evaluation and post event analysis. Work will be performed in Port Hueneme, Calif. (65 percent); San Diego, Calif. (15 percent); Dahlgren, Va. (10 percent); and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed by July 2012. This contract includes purchases from the governments of Australia (6 percent), Japan (6 percent), and Spain (6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Contract funds in the amount of $7,563,624 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

NJVC, L.L.C., Vienna, Va., was issued a modification exercising option year 10 of their contract (HM0176-11-C002/P00029). The award is a cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) and firm-fixed-price (FFP) modification. The total CPAF value is $346,941,302 and the FFP value is $14,125,016. The information technology/information services contract provides the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency information technology enterprise operations and sustainment support to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency information technology systems at approximately 170 sites (90 manned/ 80 unmanned) around the world. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2012. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Va., is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
U.S. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Woodward HRT, Inc., Santa Clarita, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $9,507,822 for actuators. No other location of performance. Using service is Army. There was one response to the solicitation. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012 Army Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Jan. 8, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (SPRRA1-12-D-0060).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BUSINESS CONTRACTS

United Launch Services, L.L.C., Littleton, Colo., is being awarded a $1,516,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service in support of a Defense Meteorological Satellites Program 19; a Mobile User Objective System-3; three National Reconnaissance Office missions; and Delta IV EELV launch service in support of Air Force Space Command-4, two Global Positioning Systems, and Defense Meteorological Satellites Program-20 missions. The location of the performance is Decatur, Ala. Work is expected to be completed by Jun. 30, 2014. SMC/LRK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8811-11-C-001 P00012).

Aerospace Engineering Spectrum, Ogden, Utah (FA8222-12-D-0001); ARINC Engineering Services, L.L.C., Annapolis, Md. (FA8222-12-D-0003); Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio (FA8222-12-D-0004); Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0005); Dynamics Research Corp., Andover, Maine (FA8222-12-D-0006); DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Gaithersburg, Md. (FA8222-12-D-0007); Global Consulting International, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah (FA8222-12-D-0008); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0009); Gauss Management Research and Engineering, Ogden, Utah (FA8222-12-D-0010); HEBCO, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. (FA8222-12-D-0011); Jacobs Technology, Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn. (FA8222-12-D-0012); Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting, Inc., Fairfax, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0013); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., Warner Robins, Ga. (FA8222-12-D-0014); M1 Support Services, L.P., Denton, Texas (FA8222-12-D-0015); Maden Technologies Consulting, Inc., District of Columbia (FA8222-12-D-0016); NCI Information Systems, Inc., Reston, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0017); Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0018); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0019); Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga. (FA8222-12-D-0020); System Sustainment Alliance, Layton, Utah (FA8222-12-D-0021); Support Systems Associates, Inc., Melbourne, Fla. (FA8222-12-D-0022); Standard Aero Redesign Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FA8222-12-D-0023); Sumaria Systems, Inc., Danvers, Mass. (FA8222-12-D-0024); University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio (FA8222-12-D-0002); VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va. (FA8222-12-D-0025); and Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., (FA8222-12-D-0026) are being awarded a fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-reimbursable no-fee contract with an estimated value of $168,000,000 for the first year. The Design & Engineering Support Program was established to develop and administer a multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for providing a broad range of engineering services in support of any system or subsystem within the Air Force and the other Department of Defense services. The engineering services are to support specific objectives which focus on improving system life cycle cost, operational life, performance, sustainment including maintainability and support, and safety and environmental friendliness. The contract is open throughout the Department of Defense and the performance can be at numerous locations. Work is expected to be completed by January 2019. OO-ALC/PKESS, Hill Air Force Base, Utah is the contracting activity.

January 2012 Contracting Notes
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY BUSINESS CONTRACTS 

GE Healthcare, Wauwatosa, Wis., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM2D1-09-D-8300/P00025. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $43,200,000 for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts, and training. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. There were 17 solicitations made with nine responses. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012/2013 Defense Working Capital Funds. The date of performance completion is Jan. 13, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Electro-Methods, Inc.*, South Windsor, Conn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, total set-aside contract with a maximum $7,218,166 for aircraft front frame. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There were three solicitations with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2011 Material Support Division Funds. The date of performance completion is Nov. 30, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-12-C-0013).

January 2012 Contracting Notes
UNITED STATES NAVY BUSINESS CONTRACTUAL REPORT

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $20,616,676 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-5302) for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) production support material, interim support parts, and equipment in support of DDG 51 class construction. The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants of the U.S. Navy, surface combatants of allied navies, and Aegis Ashore requirements for Missile Defense Agency’s Ground Ballistic Missile Defense Program. It is the primary missile launching system aboard Navy combatants used to store, safe, inventory and launch missiles of various types. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (41.1 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (19.1 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (18.8 percent); Johnstown, Pa. (9.2 percent); Simpsonville, S.C. (5.5 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (3.2 percent); and Sterling Heights, Mich. (3.1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by June 2015. 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.