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Lockheed Wins ISC2 Sustainment Contract

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The Air Defense, Missile Warning, and Space Defense systems that support the missions of North American Aerospace Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Strategic Command will continue to be sustained by Lockheed Martin, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center selected Lockheed Martin to provide operations, maintenance, and sustainment of these missions under the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) contract. The contract consists of three one- year options, with a total potential value of $250 million. ISC2 provides geographically disparate commanders the ability to monitor and assess multi-mission threats concurrently. Under the sustainment contract, Lockheed Martin will support the space, air defense and missile warning missions, ensuring that information and data is seamlessly shared between those and other C2 systems. 

The Tactical Edge Sees Data Interoperability

November 1, 2012
By Capt. Mike Stephens, USAF, and Frank Klucznik

Different command and control systems are closer to enjoying Web interoperability as a result of experiments performed in coalition exercises. Protocols and processes developed by defense information technology experts can enable data to be exchanged among the services as well as in coalition operations.

DISA Strategic Plan Seeks to Eliminate Ambiguities

September 12, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The defense information technology realm is exploding with innovation—so much so, the organizations tasked with ensuring effective information systems run the risk of losing control of both the process and its capabilities. The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a new strategic plan that outlines its approach to ensuring advanced technology implementation without reining in innovation.

 

SAIC to Provide Mine Warfare Command and Control Tool

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Application International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,686,538 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the mine warfare environmental aids and library, which provides the mine warfare commander and mine warfare forces with a single tool for the effective command and control of mine warfare. The order includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $13,530,185. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington DC, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Awarded Data Link C2 Contract

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $10,005,050 a firm-fixed-price contract to procure beyond-line-of-sight command and control for long lead common data link items parts and labor. Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

L-3 to Support Command and Control Quick Reaction Capability

April 18, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications, Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded an $85 million firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the services in support of the beyond line of sight command and control quick reaction capability. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Retaking Command and Control

April 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Now that information systems have redefined how a military leader exercises command and control, they are being retasked to free that leader from constraints imposed in the process of innovation and revolution. The technology revolution has been established; now the cultural struggle is underway.

Command and Control System: One Size Fits All

March 23, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The U.S. Marines' Network On The Move system aims to make C2 systems transferable from vehicle to vehicle with no modifications needed. It's proved successful thus far, but what are the drawbacks, if any? And is it interoperable with other military branches?

Technology Impels Command and Control Changes

March 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Command and control is undergoing an evolution spawned by the information technology revolution. These changes may be both desired and immutable, as no military commander can either neglect new capabilities or turn back the technological clock when it comes to managing forces in the battlespace.

Old Challenges Emerge for Modern C2

February 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

Future command and control systems may have agility serving as the foundation for their success. Changes in missions, enabling technologies and threats are altering the landscape for command and control capabilities at all levels of military operations.

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