How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures trader education service and is one of our most popular instructors. Today, Jeffrey shares a video lesson about trading one of his favorite Elliott wave patterns, the diagonal.

You can apply these methods across any market and any time frame.


There are two major types of Elliott wave structures -- motive and corrective. Within these two categories, motive waves include impulse waves and ending diagonals. Zigzags, flats and triangles are all corrective wave patterns.

Today, we are going to examine an ending diagonal in Union Pacific (UNP).

An ending diagonal is an easily discernible wave pattern because it looks like a rising (or falling) wedge. Specifically, it is a five-wave overlapping pattern wherein each wave subdivides into three smaller waves. Also, trendlines connecting the extremes of waves one and three, and two and four, often converge.

Ending diagonals can form only in the fifth wave position of an impulse wave or the wave C position of an A-B-C formation.

Price behavior following an ending diagonal is quite impressive because it tends to be swift, retracing the entire length of the pattern.

The guideline covering the resolution of an ending diagonal tells us that it will be more than fully retraced in one-third to one-half the time it takes the pattern to form, just like it did in this case.

Watch this 4-minute video where I explain more:


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Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures educational service and is one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis. In today's lesson, Jeffrey shows you how to use candlestick patterns to identify opportunities.

You can apply these methods across any market and any time frame.


If you think you need years of experience to identify a high probability trade setup -- you're wrong.

To prove my point, let's examine three price charts using only a few popular Japanese Candlestick patterns and a single simple moving average (SMA).

Japanese Candlestick analysis was introduced to the West by Steve Nison. The information contained in a candlestick chart is the same that is contained in an open-high-low-close chart, except that the data is presented differently using "shadows" and "real bodies."

Moreover, these candlesticks form patterns which are important to traders. If you would like to learn more about candlesticks, I highly recommend the book Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques by Steve Nison.

How do two tools -- candlesticks and a 20-period SMA -- identify high probability trade setups?

The answer is simple in that you use the 20-period SMA to identify the trend and then focus your attention on the appropriate candlestick patterns. If the trend is up, as defined by the slope of the 20-period SMA, focus your attention on bullish engulfing patterns, piercing lines and morning stars. If the trend is down, as defined by the slope of the 20-period SMA, focus your attention on bearish engulfing patterns, dark cloud cover patterns and evening stars.

Watch this 4-minute video where I explain more:


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In this trading lesson, Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy shows you how you can use Fibonacci to forecast potential turning points in your charts. You'll learn the most common Fibonacci retracements and where to expect them in your charts. At the end of the lesson, learn how you can get a 14-page Fibonacci eBook, free!


The primary Fibonacci ratios that I use in identifying wave retracements are .236, .382, .500, .618 and .786. Some of you might say that .500 and .786 are not Fibonacci ratios; well, it's all in the math. If you divide the second month of Leonardo's rabbit example by the third month, the answer is .500, 1 divided by 2; .786 is simply the square root of .618.

There are many different Fibonacci ratios used to determine retracement levels. The most common are .382 and .618.

The accompanying charts also demonstrate the relevance of .236, .382, .500 .618 and .786. It's worth noting that Fibonacci retracements can be used on any time frame to identify potential reversal points. An important aspect to remember is that a Fibonacci retracement of a previous wave on a weekly chart is more significant than what you would find on a 60-minute chart.

With five chances, there are not many things I couldn't accomplish. Likewise, with five retracement levels, there won't be many pullbacks that I'll miss. So how do you use Fibonacci retracements in the real world, when you're trading? Do you buy or sell a .382 retracement or wait for a test of the .618 level, only to realize that prices reversed at the .500 level?

The Elliott Wave Principle provides us with a framework that allows us to focus on certain levels at certain times. For example, the most common retracements for waves two, B and X are .500 or .618 of the previous wave. Wave four typically ends at or near a .382 retracement of the prior third wave that it is correcting.

In addition to the above guidelines, I have come up with a few of my own over the past 10 years.

The first is that the best third waves originate from deep second waves. In the wave two position, I like to see a test of the .618 retracement of wave one or even .786. Chances are that a shallower wave two is actually a B or an X wave. In the fourth-wave position, I find the most common Fibonacci retracements to be .382 or .500. On occasion, you will see wave four retrace .618 of wave three. However, when this occurs, it is often sharp and quickly reversed.

My rule of thumb for fourth waves is that whatever is done in price, won't be done in time. What I mean by this is that if wave four is time-consuming, the relevant Fibonacci retracement is usually shallow, .236 or .382. For example, in a contracting triangle where prices seem to chop around forever, wave e of the pattern will end at or near a .236 or .382 retracement of wave three. When wave four is proportional in time to the first three waves, I find the .500 retracement significant. A fourth wave that consumes less time than wave two will often test the .618 retracement of wave three and suggests that more players are entering the market, as evidenced by the price volatility. And finally, in a fast market, like a "third of a third wave," you'll find that retracements are shallow, .236 or .382.

In closing, there are two things I would like to mention. First, in each of the accompanying examples, you'll notice that retracement levels repeat. Within the decline from the high in July Sugar (first chart), each countertrend move was a .618 retracement of the previous wave. The second chart demonstrates the same tendency with the .786 retracement. This event is common and is caused by the fractal nature of the markets.

Second, Fibonacci retracements identify high probability targets for the termination of a wave; they do not represent an absolute must-hold level. So when using Fibonacci retracements, don't be surprised to see prices reverse a few ticks above or below a Fibonacci target. This occurs because other traders are viewing the same levels and trade accordingly. Fibonacci retracements help to focus your attention on a specific price level at a specific time; how prices react at that point determines the significance of the level.


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A Trading Lesson from Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures trader education service and one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis.

You can apply these methods across any market and any timeframe. Enjoy this lesson and then find out how you can get additional trading lessons from Elliott Wave International.

My primary tool as a technical analyst is, of course, the Wave Principle. Even so, I find great value in other forms of technical analysis, such as candlesticks and indicators. With this in mind, let's review one of my favorite old-school chart patterns -- Head-and-Shoulders.

Spotting a Head & Shoulders Pattern

This formation was popularized by Edwards and Magee in their seminal work Technical Analysis of Stock Trends. It is a reversal pattern and consists of a left shoulder, a head and a right shoulder.

A trendline drawn between the price extremes of the left shoulder and head and head and right shoulder is referred to as the neckline. The neckline is important for two reasons -- the first being that a parallel of the neckline drawn against the extreme of the left shoulder can identify the extent of the formation of the right shoulder.

The second important aspect of the neckline is that it can provide a high probability target for the subsequent breakout. If prices decisively penetrate the neckline, the distance between that point and the head is often a reliable objective for the ensuing price move. Watch this 4-minute video where I explain more:


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The Grim Facts About Global Nuclear Stockpiles
Source: The Grim Facts About Global Nuclear Stockpiles

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $63,147,201,984.00 on 630 individual contracts during September 2013.

For comparison, DOD spent $16,000,324,569.00 on 238 contracts in July and $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 contracts in August.

Three months before the US Government shutdown a total of $109,439,267,925 was spent on military expenditures.

Generations of the future pay for today's folly.

Source: BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for September 2013.

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

The Department of Defense Spent at Least $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 Individual Contracts during August 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 $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 individual contracts during August 2013. When extrapolated, this number would indicate an annual war budget of roughly $360 billion. Official government documents place the annual war budget around $614 billion. The discrepancy arises when one considers the fluctuating nature of monthly budget allocations, which are often ad hoc and can vary by tens of billions of dollars. Furthermore, a plurality of DOD contracts in August 2013 were "modifications," which simply are payments made on top of earlier, often exorbitant, contractual arrangements.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

Through Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations. During the month of August 2013, the Pentagon issued the following twenty-nine FMS contracts, which involved twenty-two countries:

FMS - Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf

Oxford Construction of Pennsylvania received $25,950,105 for constructing a 6000 square meter basement "in an existing building" in Israel. 6,000 square meters is roughly 1.48 acres.

Raytheon received $9,936,361 to research and develop Border Tunnel Activity Detection Systems for Egypt. With this assistance from Raytheon, the Egyptian military destroys tunnels to Gaza.

General Electric received $13,661,657 for 18 Egyptian Air Force F110 Service Life Extension kits.

Rockwell Collins received a maximum $29,601,551 for testing and delivering Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services to Saudi Arabia.

General Dynamics received $11,714,490 for disposing of thousands of rounds of Improved Conventional Munitions and Cluster Bomb Units. Nine days earlier, Textron received $640,786,442 to provide 1,300 cluster bomb units to Saudi Arabia.

The Royal Jordanian Air Academy received contracts of $27,391,334 and $12,789,935 for English language and technical training to Iraqi Air Force students. Training will be held at the Royal Jordanian Air Academy.

General Dynamics received $56,481,809 for providing contractor logistics and base life support services in Iraq. This contract was a non-competitive acquisition. Lockheed Martin received $43,961,259 for contractor logistics support "post normalization" for six Iraqi aircraft. Work will be performed at New al-Muthana Air Base in Baghdad. Hawker Beechcraft received $18,637,181 for basic life support and security in Iraq. SOS International received $84,030,376 to provide the government of Iraq with base operating support, base logistics support and security for Balad Air Base. These contracts indicate a substantial mercenary presence remains inside Iraq, despite a "drawdown" of uniformed personnel.

Hellfire Systems received $8,230,000 (cumulative maximum value of $886,265,635) for providing Hellfire II to the UAE.

FMS - Containment of China

Boeing received $92,278,416 to procure Block III AH-64D helicopters and associated support for Taiwan.

Lockheed Martin received a maximum $223,310,000 for procuring Modernized-Target Acquisition Designations Sight pilot night vision sensors and related services for South Korea.

General Electric received a maximum $57,498,658 for producing seventy-two T700-701D engines and four spares for South Korea.

Boeing received a maximum $904,418,647 for producing thirty-six new Block III Apache Helicopters (AH-64E) for South Korea. Logistical support, spare parts, and training platforms are included in this contract.

Maritime Helicopter Support Co. received $170,449,998 for working on the Through Life Support Phase II project for the Royal Australian Navy's MH-60 Romeo aircraft. Work will be performed in Yerriyong, Australia (73 percent); Owego, NY (15 percent); and Stratford, CT (12 percent).

ATK received $57,816,031 for producing the XM1156 Precision Guidance kit for Australia. All work will be performed in Rocket Center, West Virginia.

FMS - Latin America

Textron received a maximum $31,619,963 for procuring COMMANDO Advanced Armored Personnel Carriers and related services for Colombia. In order to continue selling weaponry to the Colombian government, which has an appalling human rights record, the U.S. State Department simply certifies that Colombia is meeting minimum standards with respect to human rights.

FMS - Miscellaneous

Raytheon received $200,504,841 for the procurement of 354 AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Low Rate Initial Production Lot 13 Missiles and Block II Active Optical Target Detectors for the U.S. Navy (92), U.S. Air Force (92) Morocco (20), Malaysia (20), Kuwait (80); and Oman (50). This contract also provides for 178 Block II Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy (58), U.S. Air Force (58), Morocco (10), Malaysia (8), Kuwait (20), and Oman (24); nine Special Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy (7) and Saudi Arabia (2); 147 All Up Round Containers for the U.S. Navy (43), U.S. Air Force (39), Saudi Arabia (1), Morocco (9), Malaysia (8), Kuwait (28), and Oman (19); 19 Guidance Unit Containers for Malaysia (6), Kuwait (6) and Oman (7); three Spare Propulsion Steering Sections for the U.S. Navy (1), U.S. Air Force (1) and Morocco (1); one Spare Missile Tube Assembly for Morocco; three Spare Advanced Optical Target Detectors for the U.S. Navy (1) and U.S. Air Force (2); 20 Spare Tactical Guidance Units for the U.S. Navy (4), U.S. Air Force (4), Morocco (2), Malaysia (2), Kuwait (2) and Oman (6); one Spare Inertial Measuring Unit for Switzerland; and 26 Spare Captive Air Training Missile Guidance Units for the U.S. Navy (4), U.S. Air Force (8), Morocco (4), Malaysia (4), Kuwait (2) and Oman (4). Work will be performed in eleven states, Ontario, Germany, Italy, and "various locations inside and outside the United States." This contract's purchases are broken down as follows: U.S. Navy ($54,663,344; 27.27 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($52,449,131; 26.16 percent); and the governments of Kuwait ($40,190,268; 20.04 percent); Oman ($28,813,594; 14.37 percent); Morocco ($11,978,889; 5.97 percent); Malaysia ($11,453,192; 5.71 percent); Saudi Arabia ($880,023; .44 percent); and Switzerland ($76,400; .04 percent).

BAE Systems received $8,539,660 for the procurement and repair of Common IFF Digital Transponder hardware for the U.S. Army ($4,656,256; 54.5 percent), U.S. Navy ($2,308,244; 27 percent), Taiwan ($747,096; 8.8 percent), South Korea ($501,974; 5.9 percent), the UAE ($319,803; 3.7 percent); and Canada ($6,287; 0.1 percent).

Raytheon received $11,458,989 for working on the F-15 Aircraft Reliability & Maintainability Engineering Services program. These services are necessary to sustain F-15 radar and avionics. This contract relates to classified and unclassified FMS (3% of contract) in support of the following countries: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Japan, and Singapore.

Lockheed Martin received $37,316,742 for the production and service of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (77 percent) the Netherlands (13 percent) and Canada (10 percent).

BAE Systems received a maximum $94,312,136 for advanced radar warning receiver ship sets and line replaceable units. Locations of performance are New Jersey, New York, and potentially Korea, Australia, Egypt, Norway, Poland, and Canada.

Northrop Grumman received $34,558,999 for the delivery, installation, and testing of four French E-2C IFF Mode 5/Mode S interrogator and transponder units (three aircraft install units and one spare install unit) for the government of France.

Lockheed Martin received $47,816,399 for C-130J Joint Country Cooperative Effort (JCCE) Block 7.0 embodiment. The contract modification provides for the requirements of 35 C-130J Block Upgrade 7.0 embodiment/retrofit kits as well as selected hardware necessary for four kits for Norway and associated spares (25 per cent of requirement) for Italy, Australia, Norway and Denmark.

Camber Corp.; Deloitte Consulting; General Dynamics; Mission Essential Personnel; and Vose Technical Systems General received $84,140,446 for technical and administrative services and professional support for the Center for Civil Military Relations. This announcement also identifies potential FMS efforts for training of foreign troops or education of officials. Potential countries where performance may occur are Egypt, Indonesia, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia, and combined would equate to less than two percent of the total effort.

AFGHANISTAN CONTRACTS

Ultra Electronics received a maximum $22,790,011 for the installation, maintenance and operation services in support of communications intercept systems in Afghanistan.

Hanjin Intermodal America received a maximum $10,000,000 for ground transportation of locally procured cargo from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan into Afghanistan for DLA.

Berger Cummins JV received a maximum $7,976,129 to provide 30 megawatts of temporary power at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Logos Technologies received $8,000,994 for field service representatives, operators, and analysts supporting Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems Kestrel systems in Afghanistan.

Government Secure Solutions CGI received $27,019,494 for upgrading the intelligence enterprise for use in Afghanistan and world-wide. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh received a maximum $14,480,000 for the procurement of M-ATV capability set A-kits.

SRCTec Inc. received $59,300,000 for procurement of spare parts for the Duke System, which counters radio control IED.

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS

A&D GC received $9,077,608 for renovations at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The work provides for renovation of the west wing of PM50 into a maintenance training facility for the Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The facility will provide training classrooms, high bay aircraft trainers, instructors work area, and administrative space.

AAI received $11,798,626 (cumulative maximum value of $1,530,786,418) for purchase of six Shadow UAVs and auxiliary equipment.

AM Pierce and Associates; BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services; Booz Allen Hamilton; Coherent Technical Services; Engility Corp.; and Sierra Nevada Corp. received a cumulative maximum $243,105,875 for procuring systems engineering support for the NAWCAD, Aircraft Control Systems Division. These services will provide engineering support to developmental programs such as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems, the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, War Fighter Networking, Unmanned Aircraft System/Ground Based Sense and Avoid and Automated Aerial Refueling Support.

Boeing, General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin each received $15,000,000 for preliminary design review assessments for the UCLASS Air Vehicle. "The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent ISR and targeting, and strike capabilities." The Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman contracts were not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).

General Atomics received a maximum $30,481,905 for setting up a MQ-1C Gray Eagle Composite Maintenance System Trainer (CMST) at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. General Atomics also received $11,423,474.37 for general work on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems program.

General Atomics received $26,222,034 to provide Extended Range capabilities for the Block 1 MQ-9 aircraft. General Atomics also received $39,455,726 for the MQ-9 Technology Insertion Technical Solution. This contract modifies MQ-9 Block 5, GCS Block 30 and Block 50 "as required to enable integration and testing of the Tech Insertion capability."

Longbow received $6,778,000 for services in support of Radar Electronics Unit production and Unmanned Aerial System Tactical Common Data Link Assembly. Northrop Grumman received $27,599,424 for additional operations and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator Unmanned Aircraft System.

SALIENT CONTRACTS

Exelis Systems received $463,192,596 for the Kuwait Base Operations and security support services.

G4S and Parsons Pacific received $64,986,821 for Base Operations Support Services at Diego Garcia.

General Dynamics received a maximum $562,210,980 for delivering multiple GMV 1.1 for Special Operations Command.

Invertix received $32,107,200 for "services support of identification and integration of emerging technologies and improving analytic and visualization capabilities for integration into intelligence enterprise systems." Work will be performed at INSCOM. L3 received $23,934,919 for services and support to INSCOM's Futures Directorate integration environment and for enhancements to the intelligence enterprise. MHM Innovations received a maximum $8,187,447 for systems engineering and technical assistance support services at INSCOM.

Invincea Labs received $15,970,085 "to develop mobile security technologies that mitigate threat model."

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS received $37,872,000 and $51,094,647 for depot support and work on the CROWS.

Northrop Grumman received $10,118,368 to work on Under the Terahertz Electronics (THz) program. The performer shall develop device and integration technologies necessary to realize compact, high-performance electronic circuits that operate at a center frequency of 1.03 THz. DARPA is the contracting activity.

Raytheon received $15,032,316 for Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) production. "CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies."

SAIC and SIG received a maximum $16,168,000 for "object physics for exploitation and recognition (OPERA) to obtain the capability to isolate and model physical mechanisms responsible for exploitation performance earlier in the exploitation development process."

World Wide Language Resources received $257,223,248 for linguist and translation services in support of Special Operations Command.

COMPLICIT ACADEMIA

U.S. academe boasts a history of cooperation and collusion with the Pentagon in order to further militant aims. The contracts from August 2013 exemplify this relationship:

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. received $49,836,788 for rapid sensor technology analysis, development, and testing of sensor technologies relative to operational requirements.

Georgia Technical Research Institute received $50,000,000 to support Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy for policy development and legislative requirements.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University received $6,767,759 for working on the research and development needs of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. Specific tasks will range from applied research, and or exploratory development through technology assessments and engineering studies in support of surface combat systems development. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-3(a)(2)(ii).

Universal Technology Corp. received $33,931,514 "to enable collaborative research partnerships between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Academia and Industry in areas including, but not limited to, Materials and Manufacturing and Aerospace Sensors that engage a diverse pool of domestic businesses that employ scientists and engineers in technical areas required to develop critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces through specific AFRL Core Technical Competencies."

Central Texas College received $7,689,190 to support the Navy's Center for Personal and Professional Development Navy College Program for Afloat College Education instructor led services.

MISSILES, ROCKETS AND BOMBS

Advanced Systems Development received $6,671,773 for information systems operations support service at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

Computer Sciences Corp. received $81,671,340 for supporting the launch processing mission of the 45th Space Wing and its launch customers at Cape Canaveral Air Station.

Ellwood National Forge received $54,563,908 for the procurement of Bomb Live Unit-109 (BLU-109) empty case assemblies and container pallets.

General Dynamics received $15,388,280 to make "definitive the not-to-exceed pricing matrix for unit pricing for fiscal 2013 M264 rockets."

Harris Corp. received $27,274,943 for Counter Communication Systems Block 10 Increment 2. This modification retrofits the Space Control Depot Support Facility, System 1, and Trainer to a Block 10 Increment 2 baseline.

Intermat received $7,127,246 for R&D directed toward the "fabrication of carbon-carbon shape stable nosetip materials; development and fabrication of advanced reentry materials including antenna windows, control surfaces, leading edges and heat shields; and support of engineering studies in direct support of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile reentry systems." This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).

Lockheed Martin received $15,351,753 for fiscal 2013 Aegis weapon system modernization upgrade requirements. This supports the modernization of DDG 51, DDG 57, and DDG 69 and also provides for integration testing at the Backfit Production Test Facility. Lockheed Martin received $37,266,985 and $9,506,459 to incrementally fund the Aegis platform systems engineering agent activities and Aegis modernization advanced capability build engineering. Lockheed Martin received $18,175,946 for cruiser and destroyer modernization testing efforts associated with the Aegis Combat System.

Lockheed Martin received $127,257,133 for design, procurement, and service on the PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3), including its Missile Segment Enhancement and Missile Support Center. Some work will occur in Texas, Florida, Minnesota and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Northrop Grumman received $152,826,531 for work on the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). This modification will ensure that the overall contract value and the actual scope of work are represented more accurately. "This, in turn, will ensure that both parties receive fair and equitable treatment during the termination settlement process [of the original contract]. Formally incorporating these changes will also ensure that the contractor is reimbursed for all cost and fee associated with these changes."

Raytheon received $218,530,196 and $48,944,077 to manufacture up to 33 All Up Rounds SM-3 Block IB missiles.

Raytheon received $7,447,316 to procure additional Lot 13 AIM-9X missiles for the U.S. Air Force. This effort includes 14 special air training missiles; five all up round containers; two captive test missiles; two guidance unit containers, and three sub-assemblies. Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ (43.74 percent); Andover, MA (10.08 percent); Valencia, CA (6.10 percent); Midland, Ontario (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, WV (5.49 percent); Vancouver, WA (5.07 percent); Goleta, CA (2.86 percent); Cheshire, CT (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, CT (1.61 percent); Cincinnati, OH (1.22 percent); San Jose, CA (1.48 percent); Anniston, AL (1.31 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, CA (1.11 percent); San Diego, CA (1.04 percent); Montgomery, AL (.60 percent); Orlando, FL (.55 percent); Valencia, CA (.53 percent); Newbury Park, CA (.50 percent); El Segundo, CA (.50 percent); Claremont, CA (.43 percent); Joplin, MO (.39 percent); Lombard, IL (.28 percent); El Cajon, CA (.15 percent); and various locations inside and outside the United States (4.28 percent). This contract illustrates how deep the military-industrial-congressional complex runs. Some congressional representatives assert the necessity of building the weapons in over twenty different locations "because of jobs." In reality, spending equal amounts on education or healthcare creates more jobs.

United Paradyne received $8,355,754 for aerospace support services which provides an integrated management entity, the Aerospace Maintenance Operations Center, a single point of contact that interfaces, controls, schedules, coordinates, operates, maintains, and provides support to the 30th Space Wing community.

AIRCRAFT

Aerospace Testing Alliance, (JV of Jacobs Sverdup, Inc., Computer Sciences Corp., and General Physics Corp.) received $218,590,871 for operation, maintenance, and support of Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC).

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office works on the V-22 Osprey. During August, they received $8,906,715 for ten V-22 Block A-to-B 50-69 series upgrade kits and for installing ten V-22 Block A- to-B 50-69 series. They received $9,363,229 for the procurement of one MV-22 Containerized Flight Training Device for the U.S. Marine Corps. They also received a maximum $42,995,069 for prop rotor gearboxes.

Boeing received $22,706,288 for development and demonstration of the AH-64 Apache Block III system in Mesa. AZ. Boeing received maximum $24,085,000 for rotary wing blades. Boeing received a maximum $9,283,339 for Electro-ME actuators.

Compass Systems received $9,978,215 for R&D of an airborne system in support of the Electro-Optical (EO) and Special Mission Sensors Division of the Avionics Department. This contract includes research of emerging technologies (including radar, EO, fusion engines, automatic target recognition and other related intelligence gathering sensors) related to the targeting of enemy positions for improved weapons delivery.

Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma received $10,861,139 for F-15C/E, F-16 and F-22A contract aircrew training and courseware development.

DRS-Sustainment Systems received $6,047,366 for vehicle depot overhaul of Tunner 60K Loaders.

Evergreen Helicopters received $6,765,700 to provide ship-based and shore-based vertical replenishment and other rotary-wing logistic services. Evergreen Helicopters will provide helicopters, personnel, support and equipment for flight operations in the 5th Fleet and 7th FleetAORs.

LIR Systems received $136,600,358 for BRITE Star Block II Systems, BRITE Star I upgrades, cables, depot repair actions, data, BRITE Star II class I engineering change proposal, provision item order and engineering services. BRITE Star Block II Systems will be used by Naval Air Systems Command's UH-1 program and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program. These systems provide ISR, detection, identification and targeting capability in day/night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms.

General Atomics received $11,352,795 purchase Initial Block 5 spares and support equipment in support of two Block 5 aircraft proposed as part of the fiscal 2011 aircraft procurement to support testing.

General Electric received $25,085,841 for the Low-Rate Initial Production of up to 190 AV-8B Radar Display Computers, 15 spare card sets, six engineering development units and non-recurring engineering support. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). General Electric received $12,420,832 for the procurement of 4,812 Generator Converter Unit, Hybrid Silicon Controlled Rectifiers for the F/A-18 aircraft. General Electric received a maximum $24,505,862 for work on engine lines.

Goodrich Corp. received a maximum $208,502,000 for the procurement of Army/Navy Piloted Aircraft/Visual and Visible Light/Receiving, Passive Detecting (AN/AVR-2B) Laser Detecting Sets (LDS) and associated parts and services.

Honeywell International Incorporated received a maximum $29,375,653 for the procurement of T-55 engines for the CH-47 Chinook.

Interconnect Wiring; Ion Corp.; and Richard Manufacturing received $7,500,000 for F-16 Wiring Harnesses and Kit Assemblies for Air Force F-16 blocks. L-3 received $18,510,814 for M6.2+ Operational Flight Program for the F-16 Mission Training Center.

Kollsman, Inc. received $44,800,000 to repair nine Weapon Repairable Assemblies on the Night Targeting System in support of the AH-1W Helicopter.

Lockheed Martin received $33,996,000 for AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems (TSS), which will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra Attack Helicopter. Lockheed Martin received $7,013,937 for upgrade of the Visual and Joint Precision Airdrop systems on the C-130J maintenance and aircrew training system devices. Lockheed Martin received a maximum $6,897,684 for smart multi-functional displays.

Lockheed Martin received $852,298,021 for procuring tools and test equipment "critical to preserving the current F-35 delivery schedules and meeting future production rates." Lockheed Martin received $34,500,000 to work on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Nordam Group received a maximum $21,282,861 for brakes.

Northrop Grumman received $15,506,798 to study the advanced high gain ultra-high frequency electronically scanned array in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. Northrop Grumman received $31,354,312 for "non-recurring engineering for the Full Rate Production Lot 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program."

Northrup Grumman received a maximum $12,002,118 for the engineering and manufacturing development and the low rate initial production of Spider Increment 1A.

Phantom Eagle received $13,803,202 for Air Operations Center weapons system test, experimentation, & technical services for Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley AFB.

Physical Optics received $14,452,568 for the upgrade of 49 aircraft data transfer systems to advanced data transfer systems for the MH-60 and V-22 aircraft.

Prototype Engineering received a maximum $10,059,040 for the maintenance and overhaul of Cylinder Assembly Actuators for the UH-60 A/L helicopter.

Rock Collins received a maximum $10,372,228 for the procurement of between 160 and 1152 display units for the Blackhawk weapon system. Vision Systems International received $10,028,149 for replenishment spare parts in support of the A/24A-56 joint helmet mounted cueing system.

Rolls-Royce Corp. received $10,778,997 to complete repairs on AE1107 turbo shaft engines for the MV-22 aircraft and for two months of mission care site support for HMX-1s in Quantico, VA. Rolls-Royce also received $9,344,620 for supporting the operation and maintenance of the AV-8B and E-2C/D Power Plant F-402 and T56 Series Engine to include A-427 Engine, sub-systems, and equipment. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1.

Sikorsky Aircraft received $25,582,725 to overhaul 250 UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. Sikorsky Aircraft also received $6,964,704 to install Star Safire II FLIR (B kits) on 12 Army HH-60 aircraft.

Soldream Inc. received a maximum $7,657,298 for turbine nozzle segments.

Techno-Sciences received $9,000,000 for integration, verification and maintenance of contractor software into the existing system and engineering architecture of the Personal Locator Beacon program.

Textron (Bell Helicopter) received $61,056,000 for procurement of 12 new metal scout (OH-58D) helicopter cabins, 12 supplemental parts kits "and associated over and above effort demands." Textron (Bell Helicopter) received a maximum $21,150,000 for rotary wing blades. Textron received a maximum $7,738,885 for materials in support of the LRIP of A-Kits for the Kiowa OH-58F model.

United Technologies (Pratt & Whitney Military Engines division) received $69,604,842 for parts and materials associated with LRIP Lot VIII of 19 F135 Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) propulsion systems for the Air Force; six Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; and four Carrier Variant propulsion systems for the Navy. This contract also provides for long lead components, parts and materials associated with LRIP Lot VII of four F135 CTOL propulsion systems for Italy; four STOVL propulsion systems for the UK; and two CTOL propulsions systems for Norway. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($39,200,000; 56 percent); the Navy/Marine Corps ($7,809,842; 11 percent); the UK ($10,026,000; 14 percent); Italy ($8,087,000; 12 percent); and Norway ($4,482,000; 7 percent).

COMMUNICATIONS AND IT

Alutiiq 3SG received $13,560,933 to provide electronic security systems support to the National Guard Bureau and "other governmental agencies." This requirement "will support the upgrade of electronic security systems (ESS) support services at Army National Guard facilities and Armed Forces Reserve Center, and DHS by providing threat, vulnerability and risk assessments, site surveys, design and engineering, procurement, installation, integration, testing, training and documentation, ESS follow-on/certification training, ESS follow-on technical and maintenance support, and, ESS program management and administrative support services."

Assured Space Access Technologies ($51,842,563); Koam Engineering Systems ($47,107,457); and Tactical Engineering & Analysis ($52,886,922) will provide analysis and test engineering, prototype development, and evaluation supports services for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System, Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, Joint Tactical Radio System waveform, Airborne Early Warning Ground Integration Segment systems, Ship Self Defense System, advanced Combat Direction Systems, network communications equipment, and U.S. and Coalition/Allied military tactical data links.

Booz Allen Hamilton received $12,099,998 to provide continued management and business operations support services at the current levels.

Computer Sciences Corp. received $28,897,021 for IT services to support the Technology Services Organization's (TSO) requirements and its role as an enterprise business systems integrator for the Marine Corps.

ViaSat Inc. received $21,665,911 for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Parties to this contract are: USA (47 percent), Australia (22 percent), Oman (16 percent) and Thailand (15 percent). Data Link Solutions received $11,405,804 for MIDS-LVTs. Parties include: U.S. (71 percent), Poland (8 percent), Japan (8 percent), Australia (5 percent), UAE (5 percent) and Saudi Arabia (3 percent).

Dell Marketing received $24,900,000 for up to 100,000 Hypervisor software licenses with first year software maintenance included.

Delta Resources received a maximum $6,794,404 for technical, program management, research, administrative and analytical services to support the mission of the assistant secretary of the Army Installation Environment and Energy, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Technology Directorate and the Defense Environment Information Technology Management Program.

Digital Management received $7,924,196 to provide infrastructure support services at the Mark Center.

DLT Solutions received $12,375,152 for the procurement of maintenance for Symantec software licenses.

Engility Corp. received a maximum $13,145,630 for procurement of internal appointment modules and workstations.

General Dynamics received a maximum $16,107,936 for the procurement of information technology and information management services.

Honeywell International received a maximum $6,593,760 for system analyzer test sets. Honeywell Technology received $97,502,286 for prepositioning and Marine Corps logistics support services for Blount Island Command.

Immix Technology; M2 Technology; Blue Tech; Unicom Government, Inc.; Global Technology Resources; Micro Tech; Red River Computer Co.; and Integration Technologies Group received a maximum $6,900,000,000 for Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Netcentric Products.

InDyne received $250,323,919 for Eglin Test & Training Complex (ETTC) range operations and maintenance services at Eglin AFB, FL.

ITSI Gilbane received $7,669,742 for hot spot delineation and excavation remedial action Parcel E-2 at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Jacobs Technology Incorporated received a maximum $63,473,851 for test support services.

KEYW Corp.; SAIC; Raytheon; and BAE Systems received $24,375,000 (shared ceiling for five contracts) for R&D for the Compact Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Sustainable Environment (CASE) program.

Lockheed Martin received $14,385,682 for working on an integrated space situational awareness prototype developer (IPD) for (NETCENTS) in Colorado Springs, CO.

Lockheed Martin; BAE; General Dynamics; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; Boeing; and Honeywell Defense and Space Electronic Systems received a maximum $1,344,000,000 for Advanced Technology Support Program III (ATSP3) contracts. This modification raises the ceiling on the current ATSP3 contracts from $4,703,000,000 to $6,047,000,000. ATSP3 contracts are designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware and software through development of advanced technology insertions and applications.

McKesson Technologies received a maximum $29,903,345 for digital imaging network-picture archive communication system.

Milburn Academy received $7,309,332 to provide foreign language training and related training support services. This includes providing instructional personnel, curriculum development and assessment.

SAIC received $10,000,000 for the manufacture and delivery of various test sets and related weapons control support equipment components, including AN/AWM-101A, AN/AWM-102A, AN/AWM-103, AN/AWM-42, AN/USM-715 and all supporting cables/adapters; A/E37T-35 CRALTS, AN/AWM-102 supporting cables/adapters; AN/ALQ-99 pod interface unit and supporting cables/adapters; launcher test stand and supporting cables/adapters; ON-529/USQ-131 interconnecting group and supporting cables/adapters, and AAE adapter. This contract supports the Pentagon and various FMS customers, whose names were not given in the contract.

Savi Technology received $6,997,888 for the procurement of the active radio frequency identification tags in support of Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Services.

Softchoice Corp. received $11,184,542 and $13,830,755 to procure Microsoft brand name software licenses and support.

Sonalysts received $17,149,698 for Standard Space Trainer (SST) GPS Next Generation Operation Control System Mission Specfic Vendor Plug-In and for development of a training system to operate within the SST training environment.

SSB Inc. received a maximum $8,192,670 for technical support services in the areas of database and web development and maintenance for command and control applications.

Tetra Tech EC received $13,601,767 for performing remedial action and radiological remediation assessment at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick, ME.

TRAX International received $25,353,142 for non-personal test support services in support of the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, AZ.

Vykin Corp. received $12,290,416 to provide on-site information technology (IT) support services for the Defense Media Activity (Ft. Meade).

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Aegis Technologies Group received $8,900,000 for the fielding and sustainment of integrated moving target simulators. ATK received a maximum $84,800,000 for equipment (Proximity Sensor and Sensor Dummy).

Avon Protection Systems received a maximum $6,721,243 for the development and modification of M53 Masks. Bruker Detection Corp. received a maximum $37,940,000 for the procurement of Improved Chemical Point Detection Systems and on-board kits.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments received a maximum $149,882,446 for forty-nine M88A2 HERCULES and three sets of spare parts. Coordinated Defense Supply Systems received a maximum $6,785,518 to provide 6,211 cover kits for medium tactical vehicles. Oshkosh received $21,956,376 and $76,824,064 for procuring many Medium Tactical Vehicles.

Donovan Commercial Industries received $19,147,158 for four sizes of low hazard linear shaped charges. The low hazard flexible linear shaped charges are used to produce a linear cutting action in various applications where remote, fast and reliable cutting of obstacles and other targets is required.

DRS Tactical Systems received a maximum $61,568,105 for support of Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.

Gentex Corp. received a maximum $86,800,000 for procurement of lightweight, advanced combat helmets. Golden Manufacturing received a maximum $36,523,456 for various types of Permethrin ACU coats. Puerto Rico Apparel Manufacturing Corp., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico., received a maximum $15,992,977 for various types of Permethrin ACU coats.

Kollmorgen Corp. received $9,799,832 for engineering and logistics services, refurbishment, overhaul and upgrade in support of the MK 46 Optical Sight System and the MK 20 Electro Optical Sensor components and sub components. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements (FAR 6.302-1).

L3 received $11,406,057 (cumulative maximum $37,817,822) for production hardware of 118 each Level 2 Manned-Unmanned (L2 MUM) Product Improvement Plan B-Kits and 16 each Transit cases #1 and 16 each Transit Cases #2.

Northrup Grumman received $22,876,078 (cumulative maximum value of $157,432,543) to provide continuing supplies, services and maintenance for the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (CRAM) Command and Control System.

Olin Winchester received $11,676,796 (maximum value of $136,598,412) to procure: 10,380,720 each A059 (5.56mm M855 cartridges in 10-round clips), 2,337,600 each A062 (5.56mm M855 cartridges linked), 3,200 each A064 (5.56mm M855 and M 856 cartridges and tracers linked 4 to 1) and 3,186,200 each A55 (Caliber .50 M17 cartridges linked).

Parmelee Industries (doing business as U.S. Safety) received a maximum $12,009,699 for procurement of optical frames and accessories.

Raytheon received $54,050,042 to conduct Excalibur 155mm Increment Ib production and procure a total of 765 projectiles.

NAVY CONTRACTS

Aeroflex Wichita received a maximum $9,015,000 for providing the U.S. Navy with radio test sets.

BAE received $12,820,427 for repairs to the USS Chafee (DDG 90). BAE Systems received $6,995,080 to provide USS Vicksburg (CG 69) with ship repairs, hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, ship alterations and piping.

BergerABAM received a maximum $30,000,000 for marine/waterfront projects at the NAVFAC Northwest AOR.

Booz Allen Hamilton ($15,939,976); Engility Corp. ($12,602,253); Gemini Industries ($15,697,139); ManTech International ($16,179,488); Serco Inc. ($12,367,548); Whitney, Bradley & Brown ($15,331,792) are to provide management support services in support of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Communications Networks' (DCNO N6) Warfighting, Manpower and Business Transformation Initiatives.

Electric Boat Corp. received $11,992,933 for continued procurement and manufacture of onboard repair parts to be loaded onto Virginia-class submarines. ERAPSCO received $7,229,916 for the procurement of 9,400 AN/SSQ-53F Sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy

General Atomics received $12,490,000 for lithium-ion batteries and associated accessories to be utilized by the dry combat submersible program for the U.S. Special Operations Command. "This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1; only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements."

General Dynamics -NASSCO Earl Industries received $82,481,992 for the USS Eisenhower dry-docking planned incremental availability. General Dynamics also received $9,011,625 to provide material and labor in support of the post-shakedown availability for USS Independence.

Lockheed Martin received $10,095,043 to procure one AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and associated spares. The ISIS provides mission critical, all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities.

Management Consulting received $7,534,848 to obtain materials, supplies, and logistical services for NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Supply Management Division Midwest, Crane Indiana. Manufacturing Techniques received $32,669,822 for working on the battle management systems, dragon spear and Littoral Combat Ship programs. Northrop Grumman received $25,272,171 to provide three mission modules, support containers and engineering and production planning services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the littoral combat ship. ATK received $45,000,000 for 30mm automatic weapons, spare parts, equipment and engineering support used to aboard U.S. Navy littoral combat ships and amphibious transport dock ships and some USAF MC-130 aircraft.

Metson Marine Service received $6,872,460 to provide maintenance, equipment operation, repair, vessel modification, dock master services, asset inventory management, and oil spill response capability for Port Operations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. National Steel and Shipbuilding received $13,066,809 for maintenance on the USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

Progeny Systems received $7,050,538 for continued work on the multi-tube weapon simulator and common weapon launcher in support of the AN/BYG-1 combat control system. U.S. Navy (74.6 percent) and Australia (25.4 percent) are both included in this contract. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5), authorized or required by statute 15 U.S.C. 638(r) Aid to Small Business. Is the Pentagon using small businesses to avoid an open bidding process on its contracts?

Raytheon received $27,992,210 for the production of 150 MK54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits and related engineering and repair services. Snowbird Environmental Systems received a maximum $9,500,000 for the Landing Craft Air Cushion air conditioner.

CONSTRUCTION AND DREDGING

PAT USA received a maximum $11,392,577 for consolidating construction projects at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

J&S Construction received a maximum $11,491,270 for construction of a UAV maintenance complex at Ft. Hood, TX.

Guam MACC Builders received $20,249,617 for the construction of an aircraft rinse facility and taxiways at Andersen AFB, Guam.

Whitesell-Green received $15,949,000 for construction of a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Mission Control Complex at NAS Jacksonville. This contract provides for a new freestanding two-story structure with two Electromagnetic Interference Shielded Mission Control Systems, a Tactical Operations Center with SCIF spaces, and numerous roof-top mounted antennas.

3E Consultants received a maximum $7,500,000 for hazardous material and waste management services in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. Archer Western Contractors received $25,899,929 for design and construction of a Marine Corp Security Force Regiment Headquarters and Regimental Aid Station Facility and bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown. Blinderman Construction received $14,864,000 for construction of the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory at Naval Station Great Lakes.

Chavis' Inc.; Dunbar Mechanical Contractors; Group III Mgmt Inc.; and Haire Plumbing & Mechanical Company received a maximum $49,000,000 for "utility monitoric control systems." Environment Systems received a $14,068,512 for the procurement of Environmental Control Units in support of all Maintenance Mobile Facility Equipment. The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). General Dynamics received $212,000,000 for the design and construction of a deckhouse, hangar, and an aft peripheral vertical launching system for DDG 1002.

Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing received a maximum $925,000,000 for commercial-type material handling equipment. John C. Grimberg Company received $12,495,000 for construction of the AEGIS Cruiser/Destroyer Upgrade Training Facility at Naval Support Activity Dahlgren. NEU Security Services received $14,080,000 for construction of a Digital Multi-Purpose Training Range at Ft. Carson, CO.

Safeco Insurance received $17,500,000 for construction services at Hickam AFB, HI.

SAIC received a maximum $82,213,823 for maintenance, repair, and operations prime vendor contract for the Northeast Region. SAIC also received a maximum $99,556,130 for prime vendor maintenance, repair, and operations contract for supplies and support for the Northwest Region. Tiffin Metal Products and American Posts received $78,966,627 for acquiring drive-type spade less fence posts for use in providing framework and support for erecting military barbed wire entanglements and fencing. Westland Technologies received a maximum $14,206,284 for rubber tiles. Woolpert received a maximum $9,485,996 for the development of a camera co-collection system.

Abat Lerew Construction; Accel and Pacific JV; Adv Sol's Inc.; Ainsworth-Benning; AMEC; American Contracting; B&M GH Phipps; Bairco Construction; Brady-Fluor; Brahma Group; Brigadier Construction Services; Brunow Contracting; Burr-MZT Joint Venture; Bush Building & Construction; Caddell Construction; Carothers Construction; Carter's Contracting Services; Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting; Caspers Construction; Cerebral Infotech; Coburn Contractors; Don Jones Construction; Drace Anderson; E-Corp; EM Wells Group; Equa Solutions; Faith Enterprises; Garcia & Associates; GFP-Yates; Gravel Company; Great Lakes Dredge & Dock; Group III Management; Growling Bear Company; Haas Construction Company; Halbert Construction; Hasco; Hausmann Construction; HCR Construction; HDR Engineering, Inc. HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction; HHI LLC; HK Consulting; Ho-Chunk Builders; Hourigan Construction; ICF Jones & Stokes; Inland Dredging; Iron Mike Construction; JE Hurley Construction; JV; Kira Inc.; Kadell Industries; Kingery Construction; Kinsley Grunley; Komado; Lacy Construction; Leebcor Services; Manson Construction; Maron Construction; Merrill Inc.; Mountain West Construction Group; Newstrom-Davis; Nezhoni Construction; NGC Group; Norb Olind Construction; Norfolk Dredging; North Star Design-Build; Northern Construction; Northwind Engineering; Nova Group; Odyssey International; Old Veteran Construction; Omega Construction; Pacific NICC JV; Patriot Construction; Pave-Tech; Performance Systems; Pine Bluff Sand; Raass Brothers; Reams Enterprises; Recco, Inc.; RECON; RGC Constructors; Richard Brady & Associates; Ritch Electric; Rore Inc.; RWT; Sky Blue Builders; South Mountain Builders; SRB-RBI JV; Sumo-Nan JV II; Synergy Construction; TCI Architects Engineers; TCW Construction; Tetra Tech; Thalle Construction; Tierra Data; Timus-Nasco JV; TKL Constructing; TMG Services; Trinity of Utah; TSS-GARCO JV; US Workforce; Venus Unlimited; Veterans NW Construction; Vista Management; VSGI; Webb Construction; Weeks Marine; White Construction Group; Willis-McKenneys; WINN Construction; and WRS Compass received a collective $1,434,641,691.00 for construction at Joint Base Lewis McChord; Herbert Hoover Dike Culverts; Ft. Sheridan (Army Reserve Center Phase I); Letterkenny Army Depot; the National Guard at Salt Lake City, Draper, West Jordan and St. George, UT; Ft. McCoy, WI (dining facility); Ft. Jackson (two basic training barracks); Hurlburt Field (fuel storage facility); Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma (repairing aircraft parking apron and taxiway E); Joint Base Charleston Base (SABER construction and maintenance); Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Quality Assurance Laboratory); construction around Mississippi River and its tributaries; construction projects located primarily within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (Basic Training Complex Barracks & operations facilities); Nebraska Army and Air National Guard; Wyoming National Guard; Buckley AFB (Runway 14/32); Otis Air National Guard Base, MA; transportation facility, supply warehouse and armory at Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown; for the preparation of plans and specifications for civil projects within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR; for construction projects (e.g. administrative & industrial facilities, housing facilities, child care centers, recreational/fitness centers, retail complexes, warehouses, community centers, medical facilities, airfield facilities, armories, fire stations, auditoriums, religious facilities) located primarily within the NAVFAC Northwest AOR; for surveying and mapping services in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest; repairing DOD Army medical facilities in the south eastern United States; DoD Army medical facilities in the Southeastern United States; for natural resource services at various locations within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR; for the Dredged Material Placement Facility (DMPF) 3-D; for dredging the Delaware River, the East Rockaway Inlet at Jamaica Bay, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish, St. Martin Parish, and St. Mary Parish, LA; for dredging in the Neches River Channel in Jefferson and Orange Counties, TX, the Galveston Entrance Channel, TX, Portland Harbor, ME, and U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay; for placing $3,900,000 million cubic yards of sand to restore the Long Branch reach of the Sea Bright to Manasquan Project to its initial fill profile; and for maintenance, repair, remodeling and minor new construction in support of Ft. Benning, Camp Merrill, Ft. Carson, and Camp Rudder public works departments.

FOOD SERVICES

Federal Express received $49,778,917 for packing and transporting perishable subsistence. This contract provides for cold-chain packing, logistics and international air transportation of primarily fresh fruits and vegetables from the U.S. West Coast to various Pacific locations in support of the Defense Commissary Agency and DLA. Work will be performed in Japan, Korea, Guam and Alaska. DOD has decided to purchase from U.S. businesses and spend a millions shipping produce across the Pacific, instead of purchasing from local businesses (e.g. Japanese, Korean), which could improve strained relations between the U.S. military and the local communities they occupy.

Employment Source Incorporated; Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency; Muir Copper Canyon Farms; Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services; US Foods; and Washington State Services for the Blind received a collective $172,547,751.00 for dining facility attendant services, food services, fresh fruits & vegetables, and food and beverage support at Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Gordon,JBSA Lackland, and to customers in Kansas, Missouri and elsewhere.

FUEL AND ENERGY PRODUCTS

Brad Hall & Associates; Darden Putman Energy & Logistics; Great Lakes Petroleum; JD Logic; Mansfield Oil; Merlin Petroleum; Petroleum Traders; RKA Petroleum Companies; Team BWT; and Troy Co. received $354,224,930.00 for fuel.

Heil Trailer International received $18,315,525 for 138 flatrack refueling capability (FRC) units. Georgia Power Company received $16,063,059 for electrical services at Ft. Gordon. Graybar Electric received $270,509,725 for maintenance and repair in the Alaska and Northeast Regions. Firetrace Aerospace received a maximum $22,309,400 for fuel tank fire suppression kits for heavy tactical vehicles. Walsh-Butt JV received a maximum $12,598,778 for replacing boilers located at Wright Patterson AFB.

Acciona Energy North America; Apex Wind Energy Holdings; Borrego Solar; Cobra Industrial Services; Dominion Energy; Element Power; Emerald Infrastructure; Enel Green Power North America; Energy Matters; Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation; Johnson Controls Government Systems; Lend Lease; LTC Federal; New Generation Power; NRG Energy; Photon Finance; Siemens Government Technologies; Silverado Power; Solar Power Ventures; Standard Solar; Sunpower Corporation; and Washington Gas Energy Systems received a maximum $7,000,000,000 for use in competing and awarding Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) task orders. These PPA will provide for the purchase of energy from renewable and alternative energy production facilities that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by private sector entities on private land or on installations under jurisdiction of the Department of Defense. These contracts are for the use of solar technology.

HEALTH AND SANITATION

BioFire Diagnostics received a maximum $26,154,906 for procuring reagents, extraction and inhibition kits. CACI received $8,742,643 for supporting AFMSA mission in areas of program management, materiel management, which encompass receipt, storage, and distribution of material in all Air Force medical treatment facilities worldwide and in support of wartime contingency operations.

Bergstrom received a maximum $16,867,670 for servicing the heating and air conditioning system installed in M997A3 ambulances. G4S Government Solutions received $8,960,604 for fuel, fire protection, emergency management and emergency medical services at Patrick AFB.

Metalcraft received a maximum $8,893,932 for fire extinguishers and brackets. Certified Stainless Service (doing business as West-Mark) received a maximum $382,500,000 for procurement of commercial fire-fighting equipment.

Aseptico received a maximum $28,189,665 for dental operating system and accessories. Bausch & Lomb; Dentsply International; Johnson & Johnson; Medline Industries; North American Rescue; Ortho Clinical Diagnostics; Phoenix Textile Corp.; and Thomas Scientific received $240,712,671 for various medical products. Boeing received $8,729,859 for services in support of the Cargo Platform Health Environment for Non-recurring Engineering. Choctaw Contracting Services received $12,929,114 for physician and health care services.

Cadence Pharmaceuticals received a maximum $6,643,914 for acetaminophen injections. Catapult Health Technology Group received $53,834,146 for IT support services at multiple locations of the Army Research Laboratory. Donald L. Mooney Enterprises received $11,028,106 for nursing services at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

NeuroLogica Corp. received a maximum $12,000,000 for radiology systems, subsystems, components.

IAP World Services received $11,500,000 for providing facility, refuse collection, swimming pools, wastewater, water and environmental maintenance services at NAS Patuxent River; Webster Outlying Field; and Solomons Recreation Center. Kokosing Construction Company received $8,675,935 to provide 24/7 Confined Disposal Facility operations at the Indiana Harbor & Canal Confined Disposal Facility. The City of Aberdeen, MD received $16,764,000 to provide water and wastewater capital improvement for the Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation.

Philips Healthcare received maximum $46,250,000 for maintenance services and $17,082,500 to conduct biomedical equipment maintenance at various military treatment facilities. Stryker Orthopaedics received a maximum $85,469,865 for orthopedic hip and knee procedural packages. TCMP Staffing Services; Chesapeake Educational Services; CasePro; Magnificus Corp; Professional Performance Development Group; Kuhana-Spectrum Joint Venture; and Absolute Arora JV received a combined $40,000,000 for nursing services in support of the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA.

BUISNESS AND BUREAUCRACY

ASM Research received $20,168,768 for the operation and maintenance of the Army Training Requirements and Resources System. CACI received $14,210,271 for worldwide logistics services supporting Military Sealift Command's Logistics directorate.

IBM received $11,861,333 for the AF-IPPS Program to integrate the Air Force military personnel and pay processes into one system. EDC Consulting received a maximum $8,588,035 to design, develop, integrate, test, implement and field the Army's IFPPS Increment I.

Dynamic Technology Systems received $11,626,692 for electronic publishing and automating of Army forms-based business processes. Federal Express, Polar Air Cargo and UPS have each been awarded $171,000,000 for Worldwide Express 5 (WWX-5) small package delivery services. Xerox received a maximum $94,000,000 for acquisition, installation, supplies, technical services, parts, and training of multifunctional devices.

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*Final note: In recent months, DOD has branded several contracts with the following stamps: Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Woman Owned Small Business, and Small Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business.

**Any clerical errors are the author'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.