U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for Feb. 06, 2012


Here’s Today’s Department of Defense Contract Awards



Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Monroeville, Pa., is being awarded a $583,025,557 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion components.  Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pa. (65.9 percent), and Schenectady, N.Y. (34.1 percent). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts.  The Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity (N00024-12-C-2107).

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., was awarded on Jan. 31 a $26,063,162 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance to support 161 T-34, 54 T-44, and 172 T-6 aircraft based primarily at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas; NAS Whiting Field, Fla.; and NAS Pensacola, Fla.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50 percent); Whiting Field, Fla. (39 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (8 percent); and various sites within the continental United States (3 percent).  Work is expected to be completed in April 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  No funds will be obligated at time of award.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $9,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2229) for additional long lead time material in support of the LHA Replacement Flight 0 amphibious assault ship, LHA 7.  Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss, and is expected to be completed by May 2013.  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.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $7,150,086 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 operational and facilities support, design, development, production and installation of United States and United Kingdom SSBN, ballistic missile submarine; SSBN-R, ballistic missile submarine-replacement; and SSGN, guided missile submarine, Fire Control Weapons Training Systems, as well as design and development of United States SSBN Training Afloat.  This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $13,340,198.  Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012.  With exercised option, work will continue through to May 30, 2014.  Contract funds in the amount of $3,105,330 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was not competitively procured.  Strategic Systems Program, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0014).


Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Md., is being awarded an up to $85,000,000.00 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract.  This university-affiliated research center contract will provide for advanced research, development, and engineering support for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency technology programs.  Work will be performed in Laurel, Md, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 1, 2017.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-12-D-0001).

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $9,035,520 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award is for research on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Nitride Electronic Next Generation Technology Program.  The performer will develop device and integration technologies necessary to realize enhancement and depletion mode nitride transistors that simultaneously provide extremely high-speed and high-voltage operation in a process consistent with large-scale integration in circuits of 1,000 or more transistors.  Work will be performed in Redondo Beach, Calif. (86.54 percent); Santa Barbara, Calif. (8.30 percent); Tempe, Ariz. (3.50 percent); and University Park, Pa. (1.66 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 2, 2013.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0132).


BAE Systems Specialty Group, Jessup, Pa., was issued a modification exercising the second option year on contract SPM1C1-08-D-1080/P00033.  The award is a firm-fixed-price, surge option contract with a maximum $17,223,032 for modular lightweight load carrying equipment.  Other locations of performance are Kentucky, Tennessee, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.  Using service is Army.  There were seven responses to the Web solicitation.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2010 Defense Working Capital Funds.  The date of performance completion is October 2012.  The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

General Mills launches online diet, marketing tool.(BUSINESS) see here cinnamon toast crunch

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) December 22, 2004 | Lee, Thomas Byline: Thomas Lee; Staff Writer General Mills wouldn’t mind if consumers bought more Cheerios cereal or Progresso soup.

But if that consumer is 5 feet 10 inches, weighs 168 pounds, raises three children, shops at Cub Foods, prefers meals on the run and wants to lose a pound a week, the company recommends Total Raisin Bran cereal for breakfast, Hamburger Helper beef pasta for lunch, and wild rice and turkey casserole for dinner.

Hoping to brand itself as a nutrition guru, General Mills Tuesday launched “Brand New You,” a free online weight-management tool that designs meal plans for consumers who use its products.

The diet tool is the latest effort by General Mills, which took a beating from low-carb diets in 2004, to regain the health initiative with consumers. In October, General Mills said that it will make all of its cereals with whole grains by early 2005. Last July, the company introduced reduced sugar versions of popular kid cereals such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Cocoa Puffs.

With “Brand New You,” the maker of Lucky Charms and the Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough tub hopes dieters will take a second look at all of its brands, even products consumers may not necessarily think of as being healthy.

“It’s a smart marketing move,” said Charles Collier, chief executive of the Boston consulting firm Mount Vernon Strategies. “The company wants to wrap some tired brands under the health and wellness banner and reinvigorate them.” In some ways, General Mills is late to the party, Collier said. With its “Jared” campaign, Subway successfully marketed itself as the “healthy” sandwich chain, he said. And then there’s Kellogg’s “Special K Challenge,” which claims consumers can lose up to 6 pounds in two weeks.

From that profile, the company develops a personalized 10-week meal plan designed to help consumers lose 1 pound a week. Consumers also get recipes, nutritional information and exercise tips.

Instead of promoting a one-size-fits-all diet, “the company’s unique approach takes into account the individual characteristics of customers and targets their individual needs,” said Les Marquart, an assistant professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

In a brief interview, General Mills Chief Executive Steve Sanger said the program will drive sales and create excitement among retailers, who are looking for the next big food trend. The company got weak marketing support from retailers earlier this year because they were more interested in low-carb products, he said.

“We always knew that balance and moderation is the only real successful strategy to controlling weight,” Sanger said.

Consumers will receive coupons for featured General Mills products. Retailers such as Safeway and Wal-Mart will carry special displays highlighting the program.

Such initiatives can provide a much-needed lift to General Mills’ retail accounts, said Burt Flickinger III, managing director of Strategic Resources Group consulting firm in New York. General Mills’ decision to raise prices and not discount as much in some categories such as soup and cereal has placed “unprecedented pressure” on the company’s volume and market share, he said.

Thomas Lee is at [email protected].

Sample meal plan Breakfast Cheerios cereal Snack Yoplait Light Fat Free yogurt Lunch Progresso Chicken Rice with Vegetables soup Snack Quick cheesy tortilla roll Dinner Caramelized pork slices Tuesday Breakfast Oatmeal Crisp raisin cereal Snack Cranberry-Orange Chex Mix Lunch Turkey sandwich Snack Thin whole wheat baked crackers Dinner Old El Paso hard & soft taco dinner kit Wednesday Breakfast Multi-Bran Chex cereal Snack Pretzel twists Lunch Tuna salad toss Snack Totino’s Pizza Rolls Pepperoni Pizza snacks Dinner Slow cooker beef stew with shiitake mushrooms Thursday Breakfast Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal Snack Kiwi fruit Lunch Cheese quesadilla Snack Chex Traditional Snack Mix Dinner Tortellini with fresh vegetables Friday Breakfast Cheerios cereal Snack Cinnamon-raisin bagel (3 inches) Lunch Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup Snack Yoplait Original yogurt Dinner Grilled dill salmon Source: Brandnewyou.com Saturday Breakfast Pillsbury Refrigerated Cinnamon Raisin Rolls with Icing Snack Whole wheat bread Lunch Progresso Vegetable Classics Hearty Tomato Soup Snack Yogurt-covered raisins Dinner Beef ‘n vegetable stir-fry for two Sunday Breakfast Ham-and-eggs frittata biscuits Snack Yoplait Light Fat Free Yogurt Lunch Rainbow trout with salsa Snack Totino’s Pizza Rolls Combination Pizza Snacks Dinner Tuna Helper Creamy Parmesan Source: Brandnewyou.com Lee, Thomas site cinnamon toast crunch


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