Transportation awards infrastructure, surveillance services contract

The Transportation Department awarded a $46 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract on April 29 to five companies for communications, navigation and surveillance services at the department's John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass.

Dynamics Research Corp. of Andover, Mass.; Northrop Grumman Corp.'s IT division in Herndon, Va.; Science Applications International Corp.; Titan Corp. and Veridian Corp. of Arlington, Va., will provide the services for the contract, which has one base year and four one-year options. For Dynamics Research, which will do systems integration and engineering services, the contract will be worth up to $20 million over the duration.

The Volpe Center, a fee-for-service organization within Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, works on air traffic management, highway and rail safety, strategic planning and economic analysis, environmental assessment, transportation logistics and security issues.

The companies will support Volpe's strategic planning and system engineering, traffic-fleet management and control systems, navigation systems, sensor and surveillance systems, guidance and control systems, communications, and automation and display systems throughout the transportation infrastructure network, focusing on homeland security.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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