Marine Corps leadership is seeking to apply lessons learned from fighting two ground wars in the last 10 years and return to its core competencies: amphibious ops, sea-based forward presence and crisis response. In his article, "Marines Go Back to the Amphibious Future," Defense Editor Max Cacas outlines the Corps' goals in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine. Col.
By the end of 2012, U.S. Marine Corps aviation experts plan to have the Corps equipped with a common command and control (C2) platform that not only will improve situational awareness and information assurance (IA), but also will ramp up mobility as well. The technology behind this advance is the Marine Corps' Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S), which aims to provide closer coordination of the Marine ground and air C2 centers, allowing more speedy responses to changing battlefield conditions. Technology Editor George I.
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.
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.
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;