As the U.S. Navy embraces its evolving “forward ... from the sea” strategic concept in a post-Cold War geopolitical reality, it is operating more in contested littorals and facing increasingly compressed decision cycles. Sanctuaries sanitized of threats have become the exception, not the rule. As a result, the sea service has emerged as a global enforcer—combating pirates, taking out terrorists and responding to disaster-ravaged areas—a role that has brought its missions closer to coastlines.
Raytheon Co., Ft. Wayne, Indiana, was awarded a $13,846,183 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Jordan) with options for materials and services for the Jordan Armed Forces Automated Command and Control (J4ISR-C2) Tactical System (JCTS) project. Options exercised at award. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work will be performed in Jordan with an estimated completion date of September 10, 2016. Funds in the amount of $13,846,183 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-C-5013).
A mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications will be developed in European and Middle Eastern military markets as well as in the United States.
C2UK Ltd. and Mutualink Incorporated partnered to further develop and circulate the communications-based product portfolio. Overseas, C2UK will leverage the state-of-the-art, secure communications and information-sharing technology, expanding the companies’ global reach, particularly of command and control (C2) systems.
Senior military leaders will try next week to hash out differences on the command and control (C2) of the Joint Information Enterprise, or JIE, said Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA, director, command, control, communications and computers/cyber and chief information officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Bowman made the remarks while addressing the audience at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 conference, Augusta, Georgia.
Northrop Grumman Systems Co., Carson, Calif., was awarded a cost plus incentive fee, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract modification (P00071) of $22,876,078 with a cumulative maximum value of $157,432,543 for extension of base contract seven months to provide continuing supplies, services and maintenance for the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (CRAM) Command and Control System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command–Red Stone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-07-C-0335).
SSB Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $8,192,670 for technical support services in the areas of database and web development and maintenance for command and control applications. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-13-D-0014).
Intelligent Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colo.; BAE Systems, McLean, Va.; Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Va.; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.; Lockheed Martin Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Solers Inc., Arlington, Va., are being awarded a $249 million multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity for the development of command and control applications and information services for air, space and cyberspace domains. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
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.
Centurum Information Technology Incorporated, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $77 million contract for command and control systems support for new integrated systems/networks. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.