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Marine Corps Strengthens Its Sea Legs

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Always well-versed in land combat, the U.S. Marine Corps now is focusing on its heritage as a premier amphibious force by re-emphasizing the "sea" portion of its expertise "in the air, on land and sea."

Aviation C2 Platform Gives Marines a Step Up

March 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Marine Corps aviation technology goes one better than just pulling a "180" in the area of improvement-it goes straight for a 360-degree turnabout in operational readiness.

Impact Resources to Support Logistics in Afghanistan, Japan and U.S.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Impact Resources Technologies, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $47, 232,710 fixed-price contract for Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) logistic support system comprised of Common Logistics Command and Control System Support Services and Transportation Capacity Planning Tool that are tactical Web-enabled logistics information management systems to provide the MAGTF commander with "planning, executing, and tasking" capabilities, and tactical logistics situational awareness of the battlefield. Battle Command Sustainment Support System is a workstation which the Marine Corps utilizes for in-transit visibility. Work will be performed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Dumfries, Virginia; Afghanistan; Okinawa, Japan; and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

QinetiQ to Support U.S. Marine Corps Program Offices

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

QinetiQ North America, McLean, Virginia has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded the company a task order valued at about $7 million to provide engineering and scientific support services to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command and Control Systems program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. The task order was awarded under the command's Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services blanket purchase agreement. QinetiQ North America will provide a broad range of engineering, acquisition, logistics, and programmatic support services across virtually all ground combat element and MAGTF level command and control programs fielded by the Marine Corps.

Ocean Systems to Support Marine Air-Ground Task Force

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a more than $7 million task order to provide financial management, systems engineering, acquisition and programmatic, life cycle logistics analysis and technical support, and task management and administrative support to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) command and control systems (MC2S) program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness (DFSA) program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. This performance work statement includes MAGTF command and control situational awareness; joint tactical common operational picture workstation; global command and control system-tactical combat operations system; command operations center; joint combat target identification-ground; and science and technology efforts under the MC2S program management office. It also includes advanced field artillery tactical data system, target location, designation and hand-off system, joint battle command platform, and the Blue Force Tracker family of systems programs under the DFSA program management office. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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