Vencore Awarded Data Collection Program for the U.S. Army Valued up to $86 Million

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman

Chantilly, Va. — August 12, 2015—Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a prime contracting position on the United States Army’s Sample Data Collection (SDC) program worth a potential of $86 million over the next three years. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) award is managed by the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), a direct reporting organization to Army Materiel Command (AMC).

Vencore’s work on this program will include SDC services on selected models of U.S. Army aviation and ground combat systems, tactical wheeled vehicles, and ground support equipment.  Collection services are performed by subject matter experts at numerous locations in the United States and abroad during field exercises, and in garrison and overseas contingency operations. 

This program serves a follow-on contract for Vencore, which has more than 23 years of continuous experience supporting AMSAA SDC. 

“I appreciate the renewal of confidence that the U.S. Army has placed in Vencore by awarding us this follow-on data collection program,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore.  “As experts in data collection, analysis and analytics, I know that we will continue to provide valuable information that can assist the Army in maximizing the lifecycle of its heavy equipment assets.”

Vencore will continue to collect, standardize, and quality-check maintenance data to enhance Army maintenance and logistics methods.  AMSAA utilizes the data in reports and studies to include repair parts analysis, identifying reliability and maintainability characteristics of equipment over the life cycle, providing assessments of fleet health, analysis of component life, and providing estimates for manpower requirements.  AMSAA products containing SDC data are used by numerous U.S. Army organizations and commands.

“This award solidifies our position as an industry leader in innovative data capture, cleansing and warehousing techniques and processes,” said Curtis.

Vencore will continue to support this program, based in Aberdeen, Md., with a highly competent team of former U.S. Army ground and aviation logisticians, mechanics, and supply experts.

Vencore Executive Tom Sheridan Awarded Prestigious Von Braun Award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Chantilly, Va. — August 6, 2015 —Vencore, Inc. announced today that Tom Sheridan, senior vice president and general manager, was selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management for 2015. This award gives national recognition to an individual(s) for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant space or space-related program or project.

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan currently oversees a division of Vencore’s space operations.  Prior to joining Vencore in 2012, Gen. Sheridan served a  distinguished career in the U. S. Air Force that culminated in a leadership role as the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.  

“This award could not have been bestowed on a more deserving individual than Tom Sheridan,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore. “I’m so pleased to see him recognized for the significant contributions he has made to our nation and his tireless dedication to serving the United States of America both during his military career and after retirement in his civilian career.”

Gen. Sheridan received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Bryant University.  He served in the Air Force for more than 35 years before joining Vencore in an executive role.

“This was such a pleasant surprise and I am honored to accept this award,” said Gen. Sheridan.  “I have been fortunate to have spent my career focused on my passion, which is advancing our national space program.”

“I extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported my pursuits, including my family, my fellow airmen, and my Vencore colleagues,” said Gen. Sheridan. 

AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.  They will present the von Braun Award to Gen. Sheridan at a recognition luncheon on September 2, 2015 in connection with the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition in Pasadena, Calif.   The von Braun Award is named after Wernher von Braun, a pioneer in making space flight and exploration a cornerstone of American growth and development in the twentieth century.  

Vencore Awarded $7.4 Million Prime Contract to Manage the Federal Public Building Service Portal

Chantilly, Va. — August 4, 2015 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a prime contracting position with the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Public Building Service (PBS) to manage its portal interface to PBS applications.  The three-year contract term includes two one-year extension options valued at up to $7.4 million. 

Vencore will provide operations and maintenance of the PBS intranet portal, the PBS extranet portal and the PBS WebCenter under the scope of the program.  Vencore will also manage the operations and maintenance of the User Identity Management System (UIMS) as a required enhancement. 

“Vencore’s legacy in systems engineering and software development provide us with the necessary experience to offer exceptional value and expertise to GSA on this program,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore.  “Our unparalleled responsiveness and customer focus will also support program enhancements that make the system both more secure and more accessible to users.”

This program serves GSA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer in its Office of Public Buildings Information Technology Services (PB-ITS) function.  Vencore’s work will support the national and regional applications that are utilized by the PBS organization on a daily basis.

Currently, the portal allows intranet and extranet users to access applications via a single sign on (SSO) process with UIMS, which allows users to request access to one or more of the core business line applications via a single access request process.  Additionally, UIMS utilizes the Oracle Internet Directory (OID) to authenticate a user’s access privileges or roles during the SSO process.

Work on the program has already commenced.  

Vencore Awarded Role on $960 Million U.S. Air Force NETCENTS-2 ID/IQ Contract

Chantilly, Va. — July 6, 2015 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a prime position on the U.S. Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services in the Full and Open Competitive Pool. 

The $960 million multi-award, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (ID/IQ) contract vehicle allows twenty qualified providers to begin competing immediately  to provide application services such as sustainment, migration, integration, training, help desk support, testing and operational support to the U.S. Air Force.  Vencore will be eligible to compete for task orders for application services contracts based on size and complexity during the program’s initial three-year term and four optional one-year extensions.   

“The Vencore team has a deep understanding of software engineering with a professional skillset that rivals many commercial operations,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vencore, Inc. “Our unique domain knowledge comes from a vast history of developing complex and successful, mission-focused solutions for logistics, maintenance, and aviation.  We look forward to providing outstanding applications, services and support to our Air Force customer.”

The NETCENTS-2 contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of net-centric and information technology products, services, and solutions.  The vehicle supports the U.S. Air Force, along with potential applications with other branches of the military, the Department of Defense and additional Federal agencies. 

Vencore Labs Wins $4.8 Million Darpa Award for Wireless Network Defense

Work Will Significantly Enhance Security of Military Wireless Networks

Chantilly, Va. — July 1, 2015 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that its applied research organization, Vencore Labs, was awarded  a $4.8 million contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to protect wireless networks against attacks on the control plane, which includes the networking as well as the data link layers.

This work is the second phase of DARPA’s Wireless Network Defense (WND) program.  Vencore Labs was also an awardee on the first phase, which was focused on technology development. During Phase 2, the focus will be on applying technologies developed during Phase 1 to heterogeneous wireless networks that are relevant to the U.S. military.

“Securing wireless networks is incredibly complex and DARPA is renowned for attacking these types of hard-to-solve problems,” said Steve Omick, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. “Vencore Labs has decades of experience in working with these types of networks and finding solutions for the types of issues that they present.”

The primary focal points of Vencore Labs’ work include technologies for detecting network attacks, mitigating the impact of these attacks, and disseminating information about unreliable wireless network elements across the network so that other nodes can take appropriate defensive action. 

Vencore Labs’ approach is notable in that its output will be applicable to multiple network technologies and be able to protect these disparate networks using a common defensive framework.   In addition, the Vencore Labs’ work will deliver a wireless defense framework that is robust in the face of attacks, has a very high accuracy rate, and imposes very little overhead on the network.