BAE Systems National Security Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, recently received a contract valued at more than $12 million for Global Geospatial Intelligence date products in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The company was also awarded an $8 million contract for subject matter expert services for National Ground Intelligence Center NGA Support Team, the Office of Counter Proliferation, the Office of Counterterrorism, and the Office of Asia Pacific. Both contracts were awarded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
DRS Defense Solutions LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12.8 million contract to perform information technology support services for U.S. forces located on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bagram Regional Contracting Center is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Army Special Programs Office has awarded TASC Inc. a $44.7 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to decision-makers and warfighters on the ground over the next five years. TASC will support intelligence and surveillance research and development efforts, Quick Reaction Capability initiatives, and technical expertise in the material acquisition process, planning, and programming system support.
The military services haven't accepted the GIG or NECC as a unifying design. Has this been to their detriment? What other initiatives underway could bridge the interoperability gap and enable networks to expand to meet global C2 needs? Share your expertise, ideas and suggestions here.
Joint is the name of the game on the battlefield and at LandWarNet as Lt. Gen. William T. Lord, USAF, chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer for the U.S Air Force gave the final address of the conference this afternoon. The general said that he believes all future operations will be joint because the services are too small now to operate on their own. Everyone needs the synergy of the combined force to carry out their operations.
Policy and governance remain the biggest hurdles to interoperability among military services and their various allies and partners according to the joint/coalition panel held this morning at LandWarNet. Representatives from the British Armed Forces, U.S. Marine Corps, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense sat on a panel moderated by a U.S. Navy admiral from the joint staff to discuss the issues inherent in information sharing in coalition and disaster response missions. Throughout the discussion, panelists made jokes to amuse and engage the audience, but their message was deadly serious-information must be delivered to warfighters at the tactical edge so they can successfully, safely carry out their missions.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, New York, is being awarded a U.S. Navy contract potentially valued at nearly $230 million to provide Trident II (D5) strategic systems programs shipboard systems integration; strategic weapon system navigation subsystem; systems design and development; and electrostatically supported gyro navigator refresh. The Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
AeroTech Research Inc., has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovative Research contract to develop a software toolset that quantifies the beneficial effects of equipping aircraft with improved weather avoidance technologies. The Advanced Weather Avoidance Requirements Evaluation software will allow airlines and avionics manufacturers to quantify costs and benefits of implementing technologies that reduce the impact that severe weather can have on aircraft operations.