Pentagon Awards Only Two Small Defense Contracts Friday

Pentagon Awards Only Two Small Defense Contracts Friday

Ending the week on a slow note, the Department of Defense announced only two new defense contracts on Friday, worth just $40.4 million in total.

The smaller of the two awards, and the only one going to a U.S.-listed public company, went to CACI Technologies . Worth $14.2 million, this contract modification requires CACI to provide additional professional support services in support of the U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Warfare Program Office through March 2014. Specifically, CACI will be assisting the Navy with program analysis, development, control, and monitoring support, administration, communication and human resources; business, finance and cost estimating; technical and engineering support; information technology; and life cycle support in the Washington Navy Yard office location.

The slightly larger contract, worth $26.2 million, went to Pocasset, Mass.-based Hydroid, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norway's Kongsberg Maritime AS. Hydroid's cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract hires the firm to provide engineering services for, perform repairs on, and give training support for U.S. Navy MK18 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). Technically expected to run for a one-year base term, with four one-year "optional" extensions, the Pentagon nonetheless expects this contract to remain in force for the full five years, through September 2018.

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