March 15, 2021

Stratascorp LLC, doing business as Stratascorp Technologies,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been awarded a $28,211,143 firm-fixed-price task order (N3220521F1092) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N3220519D1000). This task order is for continued command, control, communications, and computers (C4) afloat operations and sustainment support. The contractor will provide technical support services for the various C4 capabilities aboard Military Sealift Command’s fleet of ships; the operation and sustainment of the MSC Network Operations Centers (MNOCs); and future C4 capabilities hosted at the Navy Fleet Network Operation Centers (FLTNOCs).

March 8, 2021
By George I. Seffers
A soldier fires an FGM-148 Javelin during live-fire training in Jordan, Aug. 27, 2019, as part of Eager Lion, a major U.S. Central Command exercise that aims to integrate forces in a multilateral environment. The Joint Communications Support Element supports all of the combatant commands, special operations forces and other departments and agencies and is modernizing to meet the demands of multi-domain operations. Credit: Army Spc. Shadrach Hicks

The Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne), which stays on standby to deploy anytime and anywhere within 72 hours, is modernizing for multi-domain operations.

June 17, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Brig. Gen. Robert Lyman (USAF), director, Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems Directorate, TCJ6, pictured center, speaks to Col. Mark Bradley, USAF, the TCJ6 deputy director at the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) on June 9. In July, Gen. Lyman will be joining the Pentagon as the Air Force’s assistant deputy chief of staff for Cyber Effects Operations, AF A2/A6. Photo by Michelle Gigante, USTRANSCOM/PA

Next month, Brig. Gen. Robert Lyman (USAF) will become the assistant deputy chief of staff for Cyber Effects Operations, the AF A2/A6, at the Pentagon, the U.S. Transportation Command announced on Monday. Gen. Lyman is currently dual-hatted as the director for Command, Control, Communications, and the Cyber Systems Directorate, TCJ6, at the command.

As the TCJ6 director, Gen. Lyman led the planning, integration, operations and maintenance of the Transportation Command’s, or USTRANSCOM’s, command, control, communications and computing (C4) systems, as well as guiding cyberspace mission assurance.

January 23, 2019

General Dynamics C4 System Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,767,467 firm-fixed-price contract for replenishment spares for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. One bid was solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 23, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-19-F-0030).

January 7, 2019

SRA International Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded an $11,336,940 firm-fixed-price contract for command, control, communications, and computer system afloat operations and sustainment support for capabilities aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet of ships, and the MSC network operations centers. This contract includes a six-month period of performance.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and work is scheduled to commence January 1, 2019, and is scheduled to be completed June 30, 2019. This contract will be funded with Navy working capital funds; and U.S. Transportation Command working capital funds. Funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

June 29, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The addition of the U.S. Marines Corps’ networking on the move platform known as NOTM-A Increment II system onto the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft will enhance the Marines’ abilities to communicate in the air. (U.S. Marine Corps photo courtesy of Chris Wagner)

The effort of the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in bringing the networking on-the-move platform to more aircraft is coming to fruition. The service announced on June 28 that it had placed a new iteration of tactical network family of systems known as the NOTM onto the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The new NOTM-Airborne Increment II System can provide communications access for up to five users, including access to networks, voice, email, video and texting capabilities while airborne, command officials noted.

August 22, 2017

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia, is being awarded a $48,750,000 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for engineering support services for the Marine Corps. The services include technical expertise; assistance with installing fielded command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems; troubleshooting; issue resolution; tactical communications network analysis; diagnostics; maintenance; systems; engineering; technical support; configuration management; and over-the shoulder-training.

May 2, 2017

The U.S. Defense Department has initiated a market research effort to identify potential industry sources under a potential five-year, $325 million acquisition program for technical support services. The market research effort could potentially lead to a contract award this fiscal year.

August 24, 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z039); Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida (N00189-16-D-Z040); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z041); Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z042); and Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, Virginia (N00189-16-D-Z043), are being awarded a combined estimated $155,770,425 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task orders contract to obtain analytical, engineering a

June 1, 2016
By Col. Patrick C. Dedham, USA
Col. Leon-Rodance Ndinga from the Republic of Congo comments during a tabletop exercise at AE 2015 in Botswana. AE is an annual 10-day communications seminar designed to increase interoperability between partner nations to support United Nations and African Union peacekeeping, disaster response and humanitarian assistance missions.

Fears of new terrorist attacks and growing violence in many African countries highlight a key tenet of U.S. Africa Command’s theater campaign strategy—to work with partner nations across the continent to improve readiness, interoperability and capabilities to support humanitarian assistance, disaster response and peacekeeping operations.

May 1, 2016
By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)

Warfighters and decision makers alike laud the advent of mobile command, control, communications and computers (C4). Yet in many ways, our forces are relegated to dealing with legacy systems—even newly fielded ones—that employ relatively old technology compared with today’s rapidly evolving commercial wireless capabilities. Commercial technology development and adoption have outpaced their military counterparts, and our adversaries are exploiting this gap. Nonetheless, this same commercial technology offers our military an opportunity to greatly advance the use of mobile C4 and increase its effectiveness.

July 31, 2015

General Dynamics Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $20,208,718 modification (F405549) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for command, control, communications and computer information operations and maintenance. Work will be performed in Korea, with an estimated completion date of September 29, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17 million were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Yongsan, Korea APO AP, is the contracting authority.


March 5, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $54,518,564 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (with provisions for firm-fixed-price orders) (N65236-11-D-4805). This ceiling increase is to provide for continued engineering and technical support services for command, control, communications and computer (C4) exercise planning and evaluation, integration, systems integration, operational systems, fielding, training, certification, maintenance, logistics, configuration management, systems engineering, network engineering, software engineering, documentation/graphics support, program management, quality assu

July 30, 2014

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,437,025 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-10-D-6506) with firm-fixed-price and/or firm, fixed-price, level-of-effort task orders for information technology ashore operations support services in support of the Military Sealift Command's Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems directorate. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.

July 17, 2013
George I. Seffers

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $10,196,609 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for services supporting Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) information technology (IT) ashore operations. These services assist MSC’s command, control communications and computer systems in merging the physical, financial, contractual, and performance attributes of its IT investments to enable cost-efficient, timely business decisions.  Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola, Fla.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Yokohama, Japan; and Naples, Italy, and is expected to

July 8, 2013
George I. Seffers


April 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $19,872,025.08 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide technical and engineering support to Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity Operating Forces Tactical Systems Support Center and the operating forces worldwide with continuous support of fielded tactical command and control, communications and computer (C4) programs. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, Camp Pendleton, Calif., is the contracting activity.

June 22, 2012
By George Seffers

Bowhead Innovative Products and Solutions, King George, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,521,315 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum quantity of 59 production kits in support of the P-3 Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program communication, command, computer and control for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mission Systems Avionics Programs. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

December 30, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $6.5 million order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for more than 1,000 CM-300/350 series ultrahigh frequency (UHF) Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios. This order includes the milestone 15,000th CM-300 radio delivered as part of the government's modernization program for the National Airspace System. The new order is part of a 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract awarded to General Dynamics by the FAA in 2002. All contract options have been exercised and the $100 million full potential value of the contract has been reached.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $16,443,478 firm-fixed-price contract for the services necessary to perform command, control, communications and computer information systems operations and maintenance for the 1st Signal Brigade throughout the Korean peninsula. The 411th Contracting Support Brigade, Services Division, Korea, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ABACUS Technology Corporation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, is being awarded an $8,714,564 firm fixed price, cost reimbursement contract for command, control, communications and computer services at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base,  is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Communications Supply Corporation, Clarksburg, Maryland, was awarded a $20,360,218 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of command, control, communication and computer infrastructure materials. Work will be performed in Bagram, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2011. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Superlative Technologies Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $35 million to provide information technology support services for the command, control communications, and computer (C4) systems that support the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters. The scope of the contract is to provide services for program management business process improvement and operational support services to ONR as it further develops its emerging business processes supported by state-of-the-art information technologies.