Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has won a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific to evaluate emerging technologies for shipboard navigation, sensors and systems. The contract has a potential value of $94 million if all options are exercised. SAIC will research, test and evaluate new technologies for shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Facilities Development and Operations Contract at the Johnson Space Center. The contract is worth up to $977 million if all options are exercised. Services will include the development, sustaining engineering, operations and maintenance of facilities supporting training, flight design, flight planning, reconfiguration and real-time operations for human space flight programs.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the Department of the Air Force to provide research and development of new infrared countermeasure technologies to help protect U.S. military aircraft. This single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will support the Air Force Research Laboratory Electro-Optical Warfare Technical Analysis Effort II Program. The contract has a potential value of $45.6 million if all options are exercised.
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Joint Enterprise Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Infrastructure Software
Northrop Grumman Information Technology is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $177 million. This effort will accomplish the delivery of Joint Enterprise Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Infrastructure (JEDI) software and DoDIIS Trusted Workstation (DTW) software. This effort will include requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, familiarization, integration/interoperability testing, security and system operation and administration.
General Atomics is being awarded a cost-plus-fee-term contract for $177 million. This contract includes all programs management; urgent repairs and services; logistics support; configuration management; technical manual and software maintenance; engineering technical services; contractor engineering technical services; contractor engineering technical specialists (formerly field support representatives); contractor inventory control point (formerly depot supply support) and spares management; and other services for the Predator/Reaper MQ-1 and MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System programs.
Honor Flight Chicago is a little different from most veteran support organizations, and it proves there is no end to the ways people can make a difference in the lives of those who served. The program flies World War II veterans from Chicago Midway Airport to Dulles International Airport so that they can tour various memorials around Washington, D.C.
U.S. forces may be on the verge of a new era of connectivity, information sharing and individual empowerment-if immediate needs are addressed, both programmatically and technologically. That was the message delivered by Linda Newton, deputy chief of staff for C4I, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Newton outlined two scenarios-near future and distant future-in which effective networking and new information technologies empower individuals regardless of location.
The people responsible for network centricity among their forces have a common item on their wish lists: a new network that addresses current shortcomings and accommodates new capabilities. Little details such as network management, language, security and seams are major impediments to maintaining network centricity, say J-6s from the Asia-Pacific region.