The future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is purple—or Pentagon parlance for the military services working together in a joint environment. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls for improved development and the sharing of ISR data and technologies, not just among the U.S. military services, but also with industry and foreign militaries.
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded an $85,549,227 fixed-price incentive-fee contract for a full range of classified and unclassified information technology services in the National Capital Region (NCR). The effort provides services to approximately 18,000 users in the NCR and within a 300-mile radius of the Pentagon. Users include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Military Command Center, Headquarters Air Force, and other government agencies who interface with the Department of Defense.
Capt. James W. Crawford III, USN, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of rear admiral and assignment as legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.