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Navy awards Sea Enterprise deals for IT support

The Navy has awarded two contracts potentially worth more than $890 million for various IT support services under its Sea Enterprise program.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts, awarded by the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Command Systems Center in Charleston, S.C., will run for one base year with four one-year options.

The contracts went to Milcom Systems Corp. and Amsec LLC, both of Virginia Beach, Va. Milcom was awarded a $108.7 million contract that could grow to $577 million if all options are exercised. Amsec's contract is for $58.9 million in the first year, with a ceiling of $312 million.

Under the program, the contractors will provide sea enterprise command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for installation, material acquisition, system modifications, tests, system training and documentation preparation.

Army awards comm deal to support Iraq force

The Army has awarded DRS Technologies Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., a $222 million contract to provide an integrated, open-standards communications infrastructure for the Multi-National Force-Iraq.

The two-year contract, called the Command and Control Information Technology Infrastructure (C2ITI) program, calls for DRS to supply program management, architectural design, engineering, installation, operation and maintenance, network management and systems administration support to MNF-I. Working with the Iraqi government, MNF-I provides security and aid to reconstruction efforts.

The funding is a follow-on order to contracts previously awarded to DRS in 2005 and 2004. Under the recent contract, $16 million has been released so far.

Navy drives office supply orders to the Web

As of this month, Navy employees must use the Defense Department's e-commerce Web portal to place office product orders.

Delores M. Etter, the Navy's assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, recently signed an acquisition policy mandating that employees use the DOD EMall or local self-service supply stores to purchase most office supplies. Etter said the move would save the department money, improve opportunities for small businesses and provide the Navy with spending analyses.

Exceptions to the policy include deployed ships and units.

There are more than 300 office product suppliers on the DOD EMall, including 260 small businesses, Etter said in a news release. The local self-service supply stores, also known as ServMarts, are primarily operated by the National Institute of the Blind.

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