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ITT Corporation is one of six prime contracts awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide mission and requirements support to the U.S. Strategic Command. The total contract value is up to $900 million over a five-year period. ITT will provide management and professional support services, including analysis, engineering and technical services.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has been selected as one of seven firms awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, contract field teams contract from the U.S. Air Force. The potential seven-year contract could have a value of $10.1 billion for all firms. CSC will provide a comprehensive range of maintenance support for all branches of the military worldwide. Services include the repair and upkeep of various aircraft and missiles. CSC will also provide equipment modification, maintenance, inspection and repair services for any federal agency or authorized foreign military sales customer.
CACI International Incorporated has received a three-year, $62 million contract to support the quick reaction and battle command support division of the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineer Center's command and control directorate (CERDEC C2D). The quick reaction and battle command support division provides CERDEC C2D with rapid prototyping and fielding of emerging command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and related technology.
Smiths Detection's military division has been awarded a $28.5 million contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with advanced lightweight detectors under the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) program.
Dell Federal Systems has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity delivery order for $13,969,235 by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). Dell will provide Marine Corps hardware suite support for the MCSC program manager for training systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Company will design and develop the countermine system (CMS) for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in a $153 million U.S. Navy contract. The CMS, part of the Navy's efforts to field a comprehensive assault breaching system, features a unique warhead that uses the combat-proven joint direct attack munition guidance set to accurately position the weapon above the mines.
General Dynamics C4 Systems will add a new public switched telephone network (PSTN) feature to the Sectéra vIPer universal secure phone in a $2.8 million contract awarded by the National Security Agency. The new feature, "PSTN Connect," will enable the vIPer phone to connect with traditional telephone networks, enabling users of secure desktop phones to use one secure phone on either PSTN or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks.
General Dynamics Land Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for production and maintenance of 615 Stryker vehicles. The contract has a potential value of $1.2 billion. Stryker operates with the latest C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor package, thereby protecting soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and other infantry weapons.
BBN Technologies has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the scalable network monitoring program in a contract administered by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). BBN Technologies will develop novel, scalable attack detection algorithms; a flexible and extensible architecture for implementing and deploying the algorithms; and an execution environment for traffic inspection, feature extraction and algorithm execution.