"The Defense Department must take decisive remedial steps to achieve positive controls over all social computing transactions originating from the toxic Internet. The risks are too great to accept insufficient safeguards."--Paul A. Strassman, distinguished professor of information science at George Mason University
The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman to develop the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) under a $577 million, five-year contract for system design and development. IBCS is an integrated air and missile defense command and control capability enabled by a battlefield fire control network that will provide warfighters with improved decision making tools.
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $185.3 million contract for the completion of qualifications of the 155 millimeter Long Range Attack Projectile (LRLAP). The LRLAP is being developed for the U.S. Navy's DDG 1000 program and will be fired from the Advanced Gun System.
Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded a $2.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop new methods to protect U.S. Defense Department service oriented architectures against malicious attacks. The goal of the Advanced Protected Services contract is to enable future military service oriented information systems to detect, protect and adapt to cyber attacks survive attacks.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $4.7 million contract to support information technology (IT) product development and implementation. Under the contract, the company will assist the Veterans Health Administration Office of Health Administration by establishing collaborative checkpoints for early identification and validation of critical business requirements and traceability throughout the software development lifecycle.
General Dynamics has been awarded a five year, $60 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide network management and mission operations support to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing's Air Force Distributed Common Ground System and two network operations centers in Virginia and California. Under the contract, the company will continue to provide systems, network and communications engineering; technical project management, systems integration and administration; configuration management; and network security management.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $22 million option to continue supporting the B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract awarded in 2009. Under the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, the company will continue performing the necessary maintenance and upkeep of the Air Force's B-52s.
Lockheed Martin has received $344 million in ongoing funding associated with the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The funds support low rate initial production for 15 aircraft, including installation of upgraded avionics on three aircraft, material and fabrication for five aircraft, and long-lead funding for seven aircraft.
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