General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $10.2 million first-year contract of a multi-year award by the U.S. Navy to provide upgrades to the submarine weapons control system portion of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system.
United Launch Alliance LLC (ULA) has awarded CSC a new managed information technology services contract to provide a consolidated service center and desktop and application services for the ULA enterprise, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and the Boeing Company.
The Indian Space Research Organization has awarded an $82 million contract to Raytheon Company to modernize the Indian air navigation system. Raytheon will build the ground stations for the Global Positioning System-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation System.
A major disaster recovery exercise is concluding today in Washington D.C. The week long event was held by AT&T to test, evaluate, refine and improve how the company restores communications in the wake of a natural or manmade disaster. The network disaster recovery (NDR) exercise filled the capitol's Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium with equipment trailers and personnel providing satellite and broadband fiber optic communications links.
Held several times a year, this is the 54th and largest field NDR exercise conducted by AT&T, says Mark Francis, vice president of the company's Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, New Jersey. The company gathered more than 45 disaster recovery trailers and vehicles, including 28 tractor trailers, two emergency communications vehicles, four hazmat trailers, one satellite cell on light truck (COLT), and five smaller utility and support trailers.
During a disaster recovery, Francis explains that the company's strategy is to set up equipment in a large open area such as a stadium. All of the equipment forms the core of an AT&T regional office. The trailers can replace the fiber optic backbone equipment in an office and replace the central network. He notes that one of the goals of this exercise was to test high speed optical transport equipment operating at 40 gigabytes per second. The event also sets up mobile cellular communications systems for first responders.
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office to support the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Communications Service 2 program. The contract has a total potential value of $67.7 million if all options are exercised.
Defense Agency Awards Raytheon Up to $155 Million Contract to Develop an Interoperable Network Gateway
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide a cost-effective, highly capable military wireless network interoperable gateway. The contract provides Raytheon $24.4 million for one year; options would extend the contract and bring the potential value to $155 million.