BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for November 2013

The Pentagon Spent at Least $28,960,969,531on 197 Individual Contracts During November 2013

The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor.

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $28,960,969,531.00 on 197 individual contracts during November 2013. To put this figure in perspective, the UN asked for $300 million of aid to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in early November. DOD often spends that much in an afternoon.


AAR Airlift Group received an unspecified amount for providing the Pentagon with aircraft services in Uganda, CAR, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. For rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, and maintenance to perform air transportation in Afghanistan, AAR Airlift Group received $151,582,265, Columbia Helicopters received $87,697,701, and Construction Helicopters received $33,602,864.

Atlantic Diving Supply; Noble Supply & Logistics; and Theodore Wille Intertrade (Switzerland) received $260,000,000 for maintenance, repair and operations supplies for the CENTCOM area of responsibility. 

BREMCOR JV received $18,922,837 for base operation support services (e.g. port operations; vehicles and equipment maintenance; heating, cooling and ventilation; pest control and janitorial services) at Naval Station Guantánamo BayThe U.S. government is not going to close Guantánamo Bay; millions of dollars have been allocated for projects there in recent months (over $31 million in October and over $10 million in September).

G4S received $11,495,146 for base operating services at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Work includes: management and supervision; providing materials, supplies, labor, and transportation; security, galley, facilities investment; custodial services and pest control; and waste management and grounds-keeping. Despite the popular uprising against the anti-democratic Al-Khalifa regime, the U.S. government continues to support the regime and maintain U.S. naval facilities in Al-Manama.

Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) received $888,757,811 for providing research and analysis to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the joint staff, combatant commands, and other DOD branches. This contract was not competitively processed because it was obtained under the FFRDC program.

Lockheed Martin received $9,999,830 for leasing the S301i, “a commercially-classed dry submersible vessel” and for supporting risk mitigation research, development, test, and evaluation for long-term Dry Combat Submersibles program objectives in support of USSOCOM. One offer was solicited and received. 

L3 Communications received $22,049,546 for C-12 contractor logistics support (e.g. maintenance, repair and support functions). Work will be performed worldwide at 19 sites to support C-12 aircraft for PACAF, Air Force Material Command, DIA and Defense Security Cooperation Agency. 15% of this contract is FMS funding.

Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise received $8,218,006 for life support services to “DOD Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.” These services will provide basic necessities, complex security, and personnel security primarily in Herat, Afghanistan. This contract was sole-source.

Phacil Inc. received $28,827,647 for the Modernization Eastern Range Network program, which upgrades mission communications at the Eastern Range to internet protocol v4 (IPv4) (IPv6 capable). Work will be performed at Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne Beach Optical Tracking Annex, Jonathan Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex, Wallops Flight Facility, New Boston Tracking Station, and British territories Antigua Air Station and Ascension Auxiliary Airfield.

SOS International received $7,299,684 for public affairs operations in support of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. This contract essentially gives a private corporation millions of dollars to give the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan a friendly face across a variety of media.

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging received $8,409,250 for “Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program. The objective of the program is to develop new theories that explain how conceptual knowledge is represented in the human brain and test those theories by demonstrating the ability to predict and interpret concept-related patterns of neural activity measured non-invasively.” 

University of California Santa Barbara received $56,591,679 to maintain the Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) University Affiliated Research Center. Services include engineering and research focusing on biotechnology solutions that address DOD needs. U.S. academia has long supported Pentagon aims.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES – Through Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations.

Boeing received $15,500,000 for the “disorientation recovery function capability” on the F-15SA aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s Air Force. S&K Aerospace received $7,126,828 for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 “classified items Third Party Logistics Repair & Return management services.”

Cubic Defense Applications received $24,999,949 to provide Singapore, Morocco, Oman and Saudi Arabia with P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) hardware. This award is a sole-source acquisition.

General Dynamics received $22,484,873 to provide the UK with “common missile compartment prototype material, manufacturing and testing.”

General Atomics received $27,607,349 for France’s MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support Phase I program.

General Dynamics received $49,999,999 for approximately 600,000 hours of integrated logistics services in support of technical analysis and investigation of FMS Programs. Work will be performed in Maryland (59 percent); Virginia (13 percent); Pennsylvania (7 percent); Florida (6 percent); Kuwait (6 percent); Australia (5 percent); Egypt (1 percent); Japan (1 percent); Malaysia (1 percent); and Taiwan (1 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. 

ISO Group received $7,635,520 for providing Oman with M60 spare parts.

Lockheed Martin received $10,458,900 for developing/testing 15 series modifications to the MH-60R VHF Omni-directional Range/Instrument Landing System, crash data recorder, and ADS-B Out for Australia.

Lockheed Martin received $300,000,000 for producing test vehicles, equipment, mission planning, flight programs, logistics support, sustainment, and engineering. This involves FMS to Finland and Australia

Pacific Architects & Engineers received $44,577,164 for development, testing, and installation of the SureTrak Surveillance System [PDF] for the Pentagon and various governments in Africa (80 percent of the contract). SureTrak is a data acquisition and display system used for airspace and shoreline surveillance, waterway clearance, and environmental monitoring functions. This contract was not competitively procured per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). 

Raytheon received $9,720,715 for the procurement of 210 HARM AGM-88B/C Guidance Sections for the USAF (190) and Germany (20); 25 HARM AGM-88B/C Control Sections for the USAF (20) and Germany (5), including associated technical data. Purchases: USAF ($8,662,530; 89 percent); Germany ($1,058,185; 11 percent).

Sikorsky Aircraft received $46,867,800 to convert 26 UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft to configurations that meet Taiwan’s military needs. This contract was not paid for using FMS funds, but is placed in this category to give readers a more complete picture of U.S. military relations with other nations.


Hydroid Inc. received $26,231,287 for engineering, repair and training support for the Navy’s MK18 unmanned underwater vehicle family of systems. This contract was not competitively procured.

Insitu Inc. received $8,845,101 for the procurement of one LRIP II RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System, including air vehicles, ground control stations, launch & recovery equipment, and air vehicle support equipment. 

Northrop Grumman received $13,857,607 for logistics services in support of the MQ-8B/C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c) (1). 

Raytheon received $9,084,334 for work on the MTS-B High Definition/Target Location Accuracy (HD/TLA), which is used on Predator aircraft.

Textron (Bell Helicopter) received $8,266,644 for providing three Bell 407 analog helicopters in support of upgrading the MQ-8C Fire Scout. This contract was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-1. 

Toyon Research and Integrity Applications received a collective $42,282,088 to develop and field ISR and targeting systems to improve warfighter situational awareness and weapon delivery capabilities. 

UES Inc. received $46,200,000 for the Molecular Signatures program to develop technologies to discover, characterize, detect, and analyze complex biosignatures in order to provide tools for ISR and human performance assessment. “The program is charged with leading identification and characterization of the molecular attributes present in humans, the environment and pathogen biology for the purposes of developing human-centric ISR solutions.” 


BAE Systems; Dynetics Inc.; Exelis; SAIC; and Teledyne Brown Engineering received $220,000,000 for test execution services and launch augmentation.

Boeing received a maximum $325,000,000 to perform systems engineering and integration requirements related to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Northrop Grumman received $39,200,000 for R&D on integrated air missile defense. 

Honeywell International received $9,997,263 for the Pendulous Integrating Gyroscopic Accelerometer, which is a component on the ICBM. Honeywell will repair PIGA float assemblies which is an ongoing repair effort. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. 

Honeywell International received $7,279,938 to modify the design to develop a radiation hardened loop closure Application Specific Integration Circuit for the Strategic Fiber Optic Gyro, a part of the Strategic Systems and Launch Technologies (SSLT) program.

Kearfott Corp. received $18,700,000 to develop and test high fidelity inertial measurement units (IMU) that meet or exceed the requirements of MDA-STD-005 for the MDA’s Advanced Technology Risk Reduction. 

Lockheed Martin received $16,800,000 to develop and produce a mobile capability reconstitution of PAC-3 four-pack assemblies (four missiles in each Patriot canister). 

Lockheed Martin received $17,658,738 for life cycle launcher support for MLRS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Launcher Module and fire control systems. One bid solicited and one received. 

Lockheed Martin received $8,339,331 for procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, support and life extension. Work will be performed 35 distinct locations within the U.S. “and other various locations.” This contract illustrates the entrenched nature of the military-industrial-congressional complex. Corporations, which profit from interminable war, place their stateside operations in many different congressional districts. They then pitch the production of war materiel as “jobs” to complicit Senators and Representatives. Spending on education or healthcare creates more jobs (PDF).

Northrop Grumman received a maximum $37,484,783 to procure weapons system outer wing panels. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. 

PAE Applied Technologies received $23,246,532 for range engineering, operations and maintenance services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisions’ Atlantic Test Range and Atlantic Targets and Marine Operations Division.

Raytheon received $18,795,695 for contractor logistics support to repair High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Targeting System (HTS) pods.

Raytheon received $57,849,999 for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless guided missiles.  One bid was solicited and one received. Raytheon received $15,940,631 for engineering and technical support services for the standard missile program. 


A-YZ Corp. received $7,166,660 to create the capability to perform inference on real-world problems with 100 times “bigger” models than previously known to be achievable. This work will be done for DARPA. “Bigger models can translate into orders of magnitude, less training data required, less computation required for inference, and more accurate results. A-YZ will deliver a software prototype that will offer inference performance equal to or greater than 1e6-1e9 Metropolis-Hastings Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MH MCMC) samples per second and approximately 1e2-1e5 greater inference performance than existing systems.”

BAE Systems received $28,167,428 to procure 262 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) and 70 electronic frequency converters (EFC). These are components of the integrated defensive electronic counter measures suite. 

Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; SAIC; D & S Consultants; Scientific Research Corp.; Dynamics Research Corp.; BAE Systems; and Systems Technologies Inc. received $497,000,000 for technical, administrative, and operation support services. 

CACI received $14,162,860 for professional support services (e.g. program analysis, monitoring support, administration, human resources, cost estimating, engineering support, information technology) in support of the Expeditionary Warfare Program Office. 

Data Link Solutions received $32,874,867 and ViaSat received $39,182,647 for Block Upgrade 2 (BU2) development and retrofits to Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) production/engineering services. These contracts were not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1 and 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). BAE Systems received $48,000,000 for systems engineering and integration of the MIDS-LVTs. This contract was not competitively procured, per FAR 6.302-4 & 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(4).

Federal Networked Systems; Dell Federal Systems; Harris IT Services Corp.; Sterling Computers Corp.; Force 3 Inc.; PCMall Inc.; Insight Public Sector Inc.; Presidio Networked Solutions Inc.; and FCN Inc. received a collective $6,900,000,000 for Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Netcentric Products. This contract will provide commercially available off-the-shelf products to support the Internet Protocol Network and will include: networking equipment, servers/storage, peripherals, multimedia, software, and identity management/biometric hardware and associated software.

General Electric received $19,970,000 for R&D to develop and demonstrate an aircraft tracking (IAT) framework to replace the baseline deterministic IAT framework currently used for legacy aircraft. 

Jacobs Technology received $12,800,149 to continue providing disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/Information Assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. This contract provides a broad array of classified cryptographic and information assurance (IA) systems, equipment, services and support across DOD and various FMS customers. Much of the contract supports developing, modernizing, testing, fielding, sustaining and disposing of COMSEC systems, sustaining SIGINT equipment, providing key management, providing IA services and field support services. 

Lockheed Martin received $105,083,207 to provide MILSATCOM Orbital Operations and Logistics Sustainment Support functions. Northrop Grumman received $8,192,012 for a protected Military Satellite Communications design for affordability risk reduction demonstration. 

Motorola Solutions received $17,248,849 for sustainment of various radio systems at 53 military installations worldwide. 

Northrop Grumman received $8,917,999 for the procurement of engineering and technical services consisting of parts procurement, repair, field, and marine repair services, software, and engineering support for the AN/WSN-7/7A Ring Laser Gyro Navigation (RLGN) systems, AN/WSN-7B Ring Laser Gyrocompass (RLGN), Integrated Bridge System (IBS)/Voice Management System and Navigation and Search Radar Systems. The contract was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). 

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group received $8,456,784 for “professional acquisition support services” at Hanscom AFB in support of Space C2 Surveillance Division and the Theater Battle Control Division of classified FMS (roughly 14% of contract).

Onyx-Ace Joint Venture received $10,000,000 for architect/engineer services and professional Geographic Information System services at various locations primarily in the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Raytheon received $7,097,447 for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) engineering services. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies. 

Raytheon received $42,765,853 to supply radio parts and equipment for the U.S. Navy and Australia.

Raytheon received $13,267,175 for radar operations and maintenance services. This will ensure the availability of the COBRA DANE's radar facility to collect 100 percent of the tasked data that passes through its field of view. The necessary support shall be provided 24/7/365 at Eareckson Air Station.


API, LLC (Comerio, Puerto Rico) received a maximum $32,859,542 for duffel bags. 

Bremen-Bowdon Investments received a maximum $13,033,800 for Army blue dress coats. Bethel Industries received $13,967,796 for CUU trousers. Kandor Manufacturing (Arecibo, Puerto Rico) received $6,690,641 for CUU blouses. Short Bark Industries received $10,835,538 for CUU blouses. Excel Garment Manufacturing received $7,125,286 ABU clothing.

BAE Systems received $26,484,767 for Paladin Integrated Management LRIP technical data package and electronic technical manuals. 

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense received $8,650,874 for low-hazard linear shaped charges

Fidelity Technologies received $23,562,700 for armor kits for the Heavy Mobility Tactical Truck A4, Palletized Load System A1, Heavy Mobility Tactical Truck A4 Tanker Armor Module Kit and the M915A5. 

General Dynamics received $6,950,520 for an equitable adjustment resulting from a government stop-work order under the Ground Combat Vehicle Technology Development Phase contract. 

General Dynamics received $28,200,000 for Phase II of the Engineering Change Proposal Upgrade program. Upgrades include: improved automotive and electrical power generation, chassis upgrades and enhancements in vehicle network capabilities. 

The Hana Group received $6,803,449 for range and business/financial support services at Kauai, Hawaii.

Mahaffey Tent & Awning received $17,198,048 to provide support services & equipment (e.g. generators, tents, lights, handwash stations, and shower trailers) at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Navistar Defense received $7,260,077 for supporting the acquisition of the contract data requirements list and program and logistics support management for the MRAP MaxxPro M1235A3 Dash with MaxxPro Survivability Upgrade (MSU).

Oshkosh received $74,086,915 for 246 FMTV and applicable federal retail excise tax.

TerraGroup received $49,900,000 for the Lightweight Water Purification System (LWPS).

Truetech Inc. received $17,912,955 to procure M8 and M9 chemical paper.

Ultra Armoring received $15,000,000 for the light capability rough terrain forklift (LCRTF) crew protection kit (CPK). 


Ahntech Inc. received $12,435,300 to work on ACC’s Primary Training Ranges Operations and Maintenance Services (PTR O&M). Work includes range threat, scoring, and feedback systems, as well as target, road, grounds, and facility maintenance. Bering Sea Environmental received $6,762,241 for working on ACC’s Air Combat Training System Operations and Maintenance Support Services (ACTS O&M). This includes maintenance and repairs on ACTS pods and debriefing stations, loading of pods onto aircraft and preparing data cartridges before and after missions. This contract includes unclassified FMS (1.8 percent) to Singapore’s Air Force. 

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO) received $9,256,869 to upgrade four V-22 Ospreys (Block A to B, 50-69 series). Bell-Boeing JPO received $18,064,906 for logistics support for MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft. Bell-Boeing JPO received $33,023,240 for: engineering and technical support for V-22 flight control systems and avionics software; flight test planning and coordination of avionics and flight controls; and upgrade planning of avionics and flight controls. Rolls-Royce received $57,146,970 for maintenance services on the V-22’s inventory of AE1107C engines.

Bering Straits Logistics Services received $12,274,457 to provide the 76th Maintenance Wing with labor, supervision, materials, tools, equipment, protective equipment, storage, transportation and incidentals. 

Boeing received $26,879,866 for “diminishing manufacturing sources re-design” in support of Navy’s P-8A Full Rate Production Lot I aircraft. Boeing received $10,119,307 to repair P-8 aircraft. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1On 11 November 2013, the state of Washington awarded Boeing the largest corporate tax break ever given by a state to a single company.

General Electric received $13,587,842 to repair various avionics components of the tactical moving map capability, and the AN-ASQ-215 mission data loader systems used in support of multiple platforms:  F-18, AV-8B, V-22, and the H-60 aircraft. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). 

General Electric received $8,048,888 to procure material for F414-GE-400 engines in support of the F/A-18E/F/G aircraft. Boeing received $37,338,608 to procure retrofit kits in support of the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Trailing Edge Flap engineering change proposal redesign. Boeing received $8,343,276 for replacement/refurbishment of production life limit tooling for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. Boeing received $13,740,115 to procure aircraft armament equipment for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

L-3 received $96,370,902 for services in support of the P-3, EP-3 and NP-3 Sustainment Modification and Installation program (SMIP). This includes maintenance and fabrication of structural inspection kits, wing assemblies and installation, zone five kits and various refurbishments.

Lockheed Martin received $19,763,075 to retrofit fielded mission training centers with out the window visual systems upgrade and night vision goggles capability. Upgrades include F-22 training systems at Sheppard, Tyndall, Langley, Hickam, and Elmendorf AFB.

POND – FSB JV received $13,000,000 for architect and engineer services to support the Air Force KC-46A aircraft beddown. URS Group received $13,000,000 for architect and engineering services for the Army Corps of Engineers to support the Air Force KC-46C aircraft beddown.

Rockwell Collins received $10,834,820 for engineering services in support of the E-6B Mercury aircraft. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. Rockwell Collins received $46,582,848 to manufacture and install two Block I modification kits on E-6B aircraft. This contract includes the manufacture and installation of four VTT retrofit modification kits in support of the LRIP E-6B aircraft, field support, differences training, software licenses and agreements, and updates to an operational flight trainer. DRS C3 & Aviation Co. received $50,892,583 for logistics services for the E-6B Mercury. Northrop Grumman received $18,533,888 to build, install and test modifications to the Multi-Role Tactical Common Data Link Ku Line-of-Sight and Ka satellite communications systems for incorporation into the E6-B aircraft.

Rockwell Collins received $6,539,431 to procure AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radios and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft.

Sikorsky Aircraft (owned by United Technologies) received $77,524,748 to procure seven Army UH-60M helicopters. Thales Communication received $8,815,933 to repair six items for the airborne low frequency sonar system for H-60 helicopters. This contract was not competitively procured per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). CTC Enterprise Ventures Corp. received $14,205,582 to produce 10 carriage, stream, tow and recovery system kits in support of the MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures program. BSC Partners received $30,456,711 to fabricate, install, and test four MH-60R Naval Aircrew Training Systems and three MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer (AVET) devices. This contract includes upgrading existing baselines to AVET S/N2 configurations. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. 

Textron (Bell Helicopter) received $13,929,461 to procure one AH-1Z Flight Training Device. Lockheed Martin received $13,297,674 for eight redesigned Turret Electronic Unit prototypes and related data items for the AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems (TSS) that will go in the AH-1Z attack helicopter. This contract was not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and FAR 6.203-1(b)(1)(ii).

Trimble Navigation received $12,788,333 to provide 33 Laser Leveling systems, training, logistics and life cycle support. Collectively, the LLS consists of surveying equipment and grade control equipment. 

Y-Tech Services received $15,625,895 for aviation maintenance services in support of the Aviation Flight Test Directorate (PDF) at the Redstone Test Center. 


914 contractors received roughly $5,300,000,000 to work for the U.S. Navy in the following 22 functional service areas: 1) research and development support, 2) engineering system engineering and process engineering support, 3) modeling, simulation, stimulation and analysis support, 4) prototyping, pre-production, model-making and fabric support, 5) system design documentation and technical data support, 6) software engineering, development, programming and network support, 7) reliability, maintainability and availability support, 8) human factors, performance and usability engineering support, 9) system safety engineering support, 10) configuration management support, 11) quality assurance support, 12) information system development, information assurance and information technology support, 13) ship inactivation and disposal support, 14) interoperability, test and evaluation, trials support, 15) measurement facilities, range and instrumentation support, 16) acquisition logistics support, 17) supply and provisioning support, 18) training support, 19) in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support, 20) program support, 21) functional and administrative support, and 22) public affairs and multimedia support. 

BAE Systems received a maximum $11,093,991 for life preservers and component parts. 

Bechtel Marine Propulsion received $7,069,265,220 for naval nuclear propulsion work at the Bettis & Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories.

Birdon America received $9,397,711 for hardware, test, logistics demonstration, contractor support, and data deliverables for the Bridge Erection Boat. 

CACI received $8,436,370 to provide support services to NAVSUP in support of the Navy’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. 

Delta Resources Inc.; Group W Inc.; Metron Scientific Solutions; Serco Inc.; and Systems Planning & Analysis received a cumulative $43,042,246 for providing “world class modeling and simulation services” in support of OPNAV Assessment Division (N81). 

Drew Marine USA received $9,202,490 for the worldwide supply, delivery and services for shipboard chemical treatment; foam testing, supply and disposal; industrial gases; and refrigerants for all Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships. PPG Industries received $8,916,209 to provide Military Sealift Command with paints, coatings, solvents, preservation products, and engineering/technical services. US Information Technologies received $12,952,659 for support services for maintenance and development of Military Sealift Command’s Oracle based information systems. 

Emprise Corp. received $8,739,750 to provide maintenance, reliability and system engineering services, DOD vessels. General Dynamics received $11,398,788 for maintenance on the USS San Antonio (LPD 17). General Dynamics received $12,144,761 for the fitting-out availability (engineering, planning, management, labor and material) of the USS Somerset (LPD 25). 

Exelis Inc. received $7,028,919 for the procurement of up to 62 radar signal simulators in support of MH-60R and S70-B aircraft for the U.S Navy (33), Australia (27), and Brazil (2) under the FMS program. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1

General Dynamics received $28,894,385 for missile tube procurement and hull welding/fabrication. This contract combines purchases for the USA (71 percent) and the UK (29 percent).

General Dynamics received $8,000,000 to provide non-nuclear submarine repair work on Groton based submarines under the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI). LPI Technical Services; East Coast Repair & Fabrication; Q.E.D. Systems; Epsilon Systems Solutions; and Tecnico Corp. received $34,000,000 for depot-level repairs to U.S. Navy ships and submarines. Huntington Ingalls received $7,319,933 for planning and design yard functions for standard Navy valves in support of nuclear-powered submarines. 

General Dynamics received $8,766,998 to provide a Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department in support of operational nuclear submarines at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT. General Dynamics received $18,195,519 for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines and support yard services for the Navy’s moored training ships in Groton, CT (95 percent) and Charleston, SC (5 percent). These contracts were not competitively procured, per 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). General Dynamics received $7,103,796 to provide ship’s force duties; protection and operation; and organizational-level repairs and preservation of floating dry dock ARDM-4 at Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT.

Glidepath Technologies received $12,205,945 to procure up to 40 AN/SPN-41B Azimuth and elevation radomes, which protect the AN/SPN-41B transmitting set from environmental conditions.

Helix Electric Inc. received $24,788,000 for Dry Dock 8 electrical distribution upgrade at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The work to be performed provides for the upgrade of existing shore power to support the new class of aircraft carriers. 

Maersk Line received $73,677,038 for chartering one U.S.-flagged vessel, which shall function as a maritime support vessel. 

ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. received $24,248,855 for warfare analysis and assessments, modeling and simulation, advanced concept development and acquisition analysis support for the Naval Air Systems Command’s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department. 

Phoenix Air Group received $23,153,136 for contractor owned and operated aircraft for fleet training in support of government agencies and unspecified FMS customers. These aircraft will be utilized for training crews to counter potential enemy electronic warfare threats. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c).

Raytheon received $17,000,000 for deferred mission systems equipment for DDG 1001. Raytheon received $32,388,530 for lifecycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 integrated shipboard electronic systems. 

Silver Ships received $11,683,129, and Gravois Aluminum Boats (doing business as Metal Shark Aluminum Boats) received $13,782,379 to construct high speed maneuverable surface targets (HSMST). 

Vigor Marine received $12,954,046 for maintenance on the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25). Work will include: fuel oil fill; transfer and overflow systems modifications; main diesel engine fuel oil service piping modifications; relocation of AC seawater pumps; docking and undocking; and underwater hull cleaning and painting. 


Ahtna Engineering Services; Bristol Environmental Remediation Services; Marsh Creek; BSI-TLI Joint Venture; and Chemtrack Alaska received $180,000,000 for environmental remediation services. Alliant Corp. received $9,000,000 to provide environmental services to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Atlantic NICC JV received $39,000,000 for construction, alteration and repair to various DOD sites within Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. 

The Bedwell Co. received $42,751,000 for work on the Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center Flight Activity Facility Joint Base project. 

Black River Constructors JV received $7,299,000 to remove materials, dredged and otherwise, from the Mississippi River’s Grand Encampment Island in Wisconsin. Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Company received $10,273,971 for working on the Baltimore Harbor Dredging Project. Weeks Marine received $21,253,000 for pipeline dredging of the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel in Texas.

Carothers Construction received $24,622,000 for the construction of a warehouse at New Cumberland.

City of Monterey, CA received $7,024,196 for base operations support services. Kings Bay Support Services received $37,741,080 for support services (e.g. public safety, harbor security, personnel support, facility management, swimming pool maintenance, utilities, wastewater, steam, water, telecommunications, compressed air, vehicle work, environmental) at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

Clark Construction Enterprises received $26,154,430 for building a hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system from in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Conti Enterprises received $44,828,475 for a hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system for Mississippi River levee from English Turn Bend to Belle Chasse. Shavers-Whittle Construction received $8,112,606 for work on the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Hamp’s Construction received $11,658,930 for clearing and grubbing the existing levee in in Buras, Louisiana. Hamp’s will also remove abandoned pipelines, replace existing riprap armament, enlarge a levee, install deep soil mixing material for ground improvements, among other work.

K&N Industrial Equipment received $7,976,384 to rehab bridge cranes located at Lower Granite Dam and Little Goose Dam in Dayton and Pomeroy, Washington.

Leo Daly; HDR; and Ewing Cole received $25,000,000 to provide architect-engineer design services in support of the Medical Repair and Renewal program.

McTech Corp. received $51,784,000 to construct a dormitory, conference center, and advanced training center at Harpers Ferry, WV.

Nauset Construction received $20,521,858 to construct a new Unit Training Equipment Site and to demolish old facilities for the Massachusetts National Guard at Buzzards’ Bay, Massachusetts.


Coast Citrus Distributors received a maximum $15,000,000 for fresh fruit and vegetables. Quality Fruit and Vegetable received a maximum $30,000,000 for fresh fruit and vegetables. Labatt Food Service received a maximum $36,000,000 for food distribution. Shamrock Foods received a maximum $8,700,000 for food distribution. US Food Service Baltimore received a maximum $12,581,939 for food distribution. Sterling Foods received $65,571,186 for bakery components used in the MRE program. 

Pacific Unlimited (of Guam) received a maximum $262,500,000 for “subsistence support.” DOD later printed a retraction, stating “The contract to Pacific Unlimited Inc., originally announced on Nov. 4, 2013, was not awarded.”


Allan Baker received a maximum $20,269,744 for optical lenses. 

American Innotek received a maximum $12,000,000 for disposable solid waste relief bags. 

American Regent received a maximum $28,074,324 for pharmaceutical products. DMS Pharmaceutical Group received a maximum $46,647,841 for pharmaceutical products. Greenstone Limited received a maximum $8,026,537 for pharmaceutical products. 

Cardinal Health 200 received a maximum $1,019,313,488 for medical and surgical supplies. Work will be performed in 29 states. Owens & Minor Distribution received a maximum $240,332,793 for medical and surgical supplies. Work will be performed in 30 states. Tyco Healthcare Group received a maximum $42,239,073 for medical and surgical supplies. Patterson Dental Supply received a maximum $14,607,354 for dental supplies. Ziehm Imaging received a maximum $22,156,582 for radiology systems, subsystems, and components. 

CareFusion 203 received a maximum $23,409,878 for ventilators and accessories. Hamilton Medical received a maximum $37,463,325 for work on the medical electronic catalogue program and to catalogue 118 ventilation systems and accessories. 

Henry M. Jackson Foundation received $6,505,355 to provide services, equipment, and facilities for traumatic brain injury patients.


Dixie Chemical received $15,179,076 for production, storage, and distribution of various types of high density, synthetic hydrocarbon type propellants. ExxonMobile received $58,552,216 for fuel. Government Services Corp. received a maximum $13,830,840 for winter grade ultra-low sulfur diesel. Refinery Associates of Texas received $8,435,714 to provide fuel in Texas and the UAE.

Defense Contract Services received $20,790,000 to operate a fuels service center at Edwards AFB.

Heil Trailer International received $9,721,600 for 70 Flatrack Refueling Capability (FRC). The FRC is a self-contained and transportable fueling system for tactical vehicles, stationary equipment, and aircraft. 

Hess Corporation received a maximum $378,818,845 for electricity. 

Weston Solutions received $6,576,624 for design and construction of an MV-22 Aviation Fuel Storage Facility at MCAS Camp Pendleton


Air Transport International; Atlas Air; Delta Air Lines; Federal Express; Polar Air Cargo; and MN Airlines received $145,223,956 for international airlift services. National Air Cargo Group received $12,267,057 for international airlift services. 

American Auto Logistics LP received $69,000,000 to ship privately owned vehicles belonging to military service members and civilian employees. 

DRS-Sustainment Systems received $391,100,000 for supporting 318 Tunner 60K Aircraft Cargo Loaders at over 80 locations worldwide.

Easy Street JD&S received a maximum $633,000,000 to procure “commercial type material handling equipment.” Patriot Industries received a maximum $9,262,151 for modular lightweight load carrying equipment. 

URS Federal Technical Services received a maximum $7,976,352 for material distribution services to include receipt, storage, and issuance. 

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Final notes: DOD now annotates several contracts with the following stamps: Small Business; Small Business in HUBZone; Small Disadvantaged Business; Woman Owned Small Business; Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business; and Small Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business.

*Any clerical errors are the editor’s alone. Each month, Boiling Frogs Post presents a distillation of the previous month’s DOD Contracts. Check back regularly.

Christian Sorensen, a BFP Contributing Author & Analyst, is a U.S. military veteran. His writing has been featured in CounterPunch and Media Roots.

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  1. Peter Lynn says:

    Holy Shit! When the numbers are broken down like that the reality of the military machine is staggering. Do these numbers reoccur every month ??? The energy and money spent on the War Machine (murder,rape,domination and plunder) is in my opinion maybe the greatest tragedy we are currently dealing with on this planet. Certifiably Insane!

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