U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for Sept. 21, 2011

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Here’s Today’s Department of Defense Contract Awards

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

    City Light & Power*, Long Beach, Calif., was awarded a fixed-price with prospective price redetermination contract for a maximum $180,501,821 for ownership, operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Another location of performance is Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is January 2062. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-C-8270).

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $109,635,061 for aft decks applicable to B-2 aircrafts. Another location of performance is St. Augustine, Fla. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is April 19, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-11-C-0112).

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dallas, Texas, was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM200-08-D-7537/P00005. Award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/quantity contract with a maximum $10,240,000 for spectacle cases. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

NAVY

    Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $174,486,588 cost-plus-fixed-fee option under existing contract (N00024-10-C-2118) for additional lead-yard services, development studies, and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. The contract provides lead, lead-yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update, and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post-shakedown availability period. The contractor will also provide all engineering and related lead-yard services necessary for direct maintenance and support of Virginia-class ship specifications. In addition, the contract provides development studies and design efforts related to the Virginia-class submarine design and design improvements; preliminary and detail component and system design; and integration of system engineering, design engineering, test engineering, logistics engineering, and production engineering. The contractor will continue development studies and design efforts related to components and systems to accomplish research and development tasks and prototypes and engineering development models required to fully evaluate new technologies to be inserted in succeeding Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (91.1 percent); Newport, R.I. (1.4 percent); Quonset, R.I. (3.5 percent); and Newport News, Va. (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. 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.

Del-Jen, Inc., Clarksville, Tenn., is being awarded a $24,640,037 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N69450-07-D-0770) to exercise option four, for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Pensacola and surrounding areas (Saufley Field, Corry Station, and Bronson Field). The work to be performed provides for public works administration including labor, management, supervision, materials, supplies, and tools for facilities management, facilities investment, facility maintenance services (non-family housing and Navy family housing), pest control, street sweeping, utility plant and distribution operations and maintenance (chiller, electrical, gas, wastewater, steam and water), environmental services, centrally managed safety services, and base support vehicles and equipment. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $118,523,007. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $18,269,142 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $17,000,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0083) to procure long lead items in support of the Italian Air Force F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft (conventional takeoff and landing) for the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $12,500,000 cost-plus-award-fee modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for environmental remedial action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $162,500,000. Work will be performed primarily in Virginia (25 percent); Maryland (15 percent); North Carolina (15 percent); Vieques, Puerto Rico (15 percent); Connecticut (5 percent); Maine (5 percent); Massachusetts (5 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Africa (5 percent), Pennsylvania (4 percent); and West Virginia (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by April 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-08-D-1007).

Harris Corp., Lynchburg, Va., is being awarded an estimated $9,805,509 commercial, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the acquisition of land mobile radio systems and equipment for the Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture Wireless Interior Communications Program. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $49,025,409. Work will be performed in Lynchburg, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded on a sole-source basis. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-3215).

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, Calif., is being awarded a $7,399,348 firm-fixed price, basic ordering agreement for the purchase of commercial electronic design automation software tool license and maintenance agreements. The required design tools are used to support Strategic Systems Programs work for the Trident II (D5) MK6 Life Extension Guidance System. This contract was sole-sourced, via Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, because the supplies and related maintenance efforts are only available from one source. The supplies are a suite of legacy software compatible with collected historical data and utilized for present efforts. Work will be performed in San Jose, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. This contract was non-competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-G-GM23).

AIR FORCE

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $42,999,820 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for a five-month extension of the operation and support of the aircraft E-11A, serial numbers 11-9355 and 11-9358, modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman, and for the maintenance of modified aircraft. It also provides an option to re-paint the two aircraft to Air Force specifications. Electronic Systems Center, Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-09-C-0010 P00035).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Forth Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $7,668,445 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for F-22 software maintenance based on root cause analysis. Work will be performed at Marietta, Ga. The Aeronautical Systems Center/WWUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA-8611-08-C-2897 P00099).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $6,881,978 maximum cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to assist the AFRL/RXM in bridging the gap between military manufacturing needs and industry capabilities. This will be accomplished by research, experiments, analysis, demonstrations, and process validations in a variety of manufacturing technologies. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Det 1 AFRL/PKMT, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-SS09).

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Who is Scott Palmer?

The Beacon News – Aurora (IL) October 8, 2006 | By Matthew DeFour U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert goes over a speech with his chief of staff Scott Palmer in his office at the Capitol before holding a short press conference in this photograph from 1999. Scott Plamer in a 1983 photo AURORA – The media whirlwind ruffling House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week has died down a notch or two, but as an investigation into the congressional page scandal moves forward, the focus has shifted to what Hastert’s staffers knew and when they knew it. Or, more specifically, what did Hastert’s Chief of Staff Scott Palmer know? And for that matter, who is Scott Palmer?

Palmer, 56, a longtime Aurora resident and Aurora University graduate, has worked on the Hill since 1986 and has been described as “extremely effective, respected and liked for his courtesy, intelligence and basic decency.” He declined to be interviewed for this article.

Rep. Jerry Weller, R-Morris, described Palmer in a 2003 profile in The Hill newspaper as “the one guy who has always been on Hastert’s inner circle.” Palmer declined to be interviewed for that article as well.

Though he has kept a low profile during his time in Washington, Palmer has been dragged into the scandal embroiling House Republican leadership after Rep. Mark Foley resigned over sexually explicit Internet conversations with teenage congressional pages.

Palmer’s name was splashed in the national media after Foley’s former chief of staff Kirk Fordham said he had “more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene” in Foley’s interaction with pages.

Palmer issued the enigmatic statement through a press release that “what Kirk Fordham said did not happen.” When asked for further details, Hastert’s press office simply said: “The Standards Committee has asked that no one discuss this matter because of its ongoing investigation.” The House ethics committee, which includes Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale, began its investigation last week by approving 44 subpoenas, one of which could be served to Palmer.

‘A good organizer’ So who is Scott Palmer?

A confidant. A brother. A culinary whiz. An outdoorsman. A history buff.

“A guy who I consider to have real high standards, integrity, intelligence. A good organizer,” said longtime friend Robert Richardson, 80, of Rockford.

Richardson first knew Palmer “as a youngster” growing up in Manchester, Conn. Richardson was born in Aurora but moved to Connecticut with his wife, who he met at Aurora University in the 1940s. this web site best restaurants in chicago

Palmer eventually came to Illinois himself and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Aurora University in 1972. He and Richardson later worked together in the university’s department of public information.

Palmer also received a master’s in business management and the Dean’s Prize for Academic Excellence from Aurora University in 1983 and an honorary doctor of letters degree in 2002.

After 40 years of friendship, Richardson and his wife still dine with Palmer when he’s home in Aurora on the weekends from Washington.

“It’s like fine dining you’d find at the best restaurants in Chicago,” Richardson said. “Scott probably owns more cooking books than my wife.” In fact, Palmer’s culinary prowess landed him in a Beacon News article from 1986 in which he divulged his recipes for Orange Rolls and Opera Torte. in our site best restaurants in chicago

By that time, Palmer was a well-established member of the Aurora community, having served as president of the Fox Valley Symphony, chairman of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, member of the Aurora Civic Center Authority and vice chairman of The Family Support Center, a child abuse and neglect prevention agency.

Political career Palmer also became heavily involved in politics.

In 1982, he graduated from the Republican Congressional Committee’s campaign school in Washington. That year, Palmer helped former U.S. Rep. Tom Corcoran win re-election as his campaign manager.

Palmer also served as campaign director for the Committee to Elect Forest Etheredge State Senator and as a consultant for Weller’s campaign in 1986.

“Scott’s formal education and experience in management, and his longstanding commitment to community service, have prepared him well for this important assignment,” Hastert said when he selected Palmer as his chief of staff in November 1986.

Since then, he has become Hastert’s shadow in Washington, where they share a townhouse with deputy chief of staff Mike Stokke, according to The Hillprofile.

“As Hastert’s chief negotiator, Palmer coordinates closely with the White House, bipartisan congressional leaders and GOP caucus members with the ultimate goal of getting legislation signed into law,” according to his entry in this year’s Almanac of the Unelected Staff of the U.S. Congress.

Scott has ‘nothing to hide’ Palmer’s visits to his home in Aurora have decreased since Hastert became speaker in 1999, according to his sister Susan Palmer, an Aurora resident.

Though he still “cooks up a storm” for a few weeks in the summer at the family cottage in Maine, these days, he’s immersed in the Washington insider’s game. He has never been married.

“He pretty much doesn’t have a life,” his sister teased.

Susan Palmer talked to her brother last week after allegations came out that Palmer was told about Foley’s conduct.

That exchange, which was different from a reported sexually explicit Instant Message session in 2003 that caused Foley to resign Sept. 29, was brought to the attention of Hastert’s staff by Rep. Rodney Alexander’s chief of staff, according to a timeline released by Hastert’s office.

Van Der Meid directed Kennedy to the Clerk of the House, who is the House officer responsible for the page program. From there, the matter was directed to Rep. John Shimkus, chairman of the page board.

The clerk told Van Der Meid on the House floor later that day that he had spoken to Foley and taken corrective action. Van Der Meid, Kennedy and Stokke agreed not to discuss the matter with others in the speaker’s office, the internal review statement said.

“It’s very distressing to have these charges made against you,” Susan Palmer said. “I’m proud of how they’re handling it.” Susan also supported Hastert’s decision to take responsibility last week for the handling of the Foley scandal and expects her brother to be cleared when the ethics committee finishes its investigation, which could be before or after the Nov. 7 election.

“I don’t think they have anything to hide,” Susan Palmer said. “(Scott) is looking forward to the investigation.” By Matthew DeFour

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