NGA awards Smarts deals to six companies

Six companies will compete for work under the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's recently awarded, $200 million Support to Management and Resources for Technical Services (Smarts) program.

The Smarts contracts, which became effective July 1, provide a large pool of support personnel to provide Web design services, management consultation, financial and management-related support, program and project support, and other management services across NGA.

The winning contractors include Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; BAE Systems; CACI Inc.; Science Applications International Corp.; Applied Systems Research Inc. of McLean, Va.; and Staffing Alternatives Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts will run for a base year with four one-year options.

Bush nominates McQueary to head DOD test, evaluation office

President Bush has nominated Charles E. McQueary to be the Defense Department's new director for Operational Test and Evaluation.

McQueary, the former Homeland Security Department undersecretary for Science and Technology, will issue policies and procedures, and review and analyze the results of the tests and evaluations conducted for each major Defense acquisition program. He will provide assessments to the secretary of Defense, other Defense officials and Congress, while also making budget and financial recommendations regarding testing and evaluations.

If confirmed by the Senate, McQueary would replace Thomas Christie, who resigned in March.

Prior to his work at DHS, where he also served as a senior adviser to the secretary for Science and Technology, McQueary was the president of advance technology systems at Lucent Technologies/General Dynamics.

Air Force awards contract for inventory tracking work

Dynamics Research Corp. won a $5.4 million contract from the Air Force to supply developmental research support for an inventory tracking and technology acquisition program.

Ogden Air Force Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, issued the task order contract, under which DRC will furnish support for the Skill Kitting Inventory Tracking and Technology acquisition initiative.

DRC will help establish an item identification umbrella program for the Air Force's organic depots and will improve asset tracking of repaired, overhauled and
manufactured components.

The company won the work under the Air Force's Design and Engineering Support Program contract, which provides design, engineering and technical support services to the Air Force Air Logistics Centers through 2012. DRC is one of 10 prime contractors on the award.

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