Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms LLC (NGCI), a company formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cobham, has reinstated a 10-year, $2.4 billion contract awarded in June 2008 by the U.S. Army to produce the Vehicular Intercommunication System Expanded (VIS-X). The contract was delayed by a losing bidder protest filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO denied the protest and the contract will now progress with NGCI as the selected supplier.
A team led by Raytheon Company has been awarded a $28 million contract by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to help the agency develop Integrated Network Operations Situational Awareness (NetOps SA) across Defense Department classified and unclassified computer networks. Under the contract, Raytheon and its teammates will provide a cyber security solution that will enable the Defense Department to quickly detect network intrusions and assess the overall health of the network.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $197 million contract for life-cycle engineering and support of the LPD 17 class, the Navy's next generation of amphibious warfare ships. Raytheon is responsible for integrating the electronics systems for the LPD 17 program.
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $22 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support the Naval Integrated Tactical Environment System Next Generation (NITES-Next) program. The contract has a potential value of $67.7 million over five years. Under the contract, the company will design, develop, integrate, test and support the deployment of NITES-Next, which displays tailored meteorological and oceanographic products on mission planning and command and control systems.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Rockwell Collins a four-year production contract with a potential value of $450 million for ARC-210 radios. ARC-210 radios are installed on a variety of U.S. military aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aircraft.
The U.S. Army has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $3.1 million contract to provide technical engineering support to help the service evolve its LandWarNet concepts and capabilities. LandWarNet consists of interconnected networks that connect to the Defense Department's Global Information Grid.
The intelligence community has been leading the government pack in its collaboration efforts. Christopher Dorobek points to 9/11 and other examples to show how government realized it needed a better way to collect, process and share intelligence data in this month's Incoming column, "The Intelligence Community Writes the Book on Collaboration."