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Army awards deal for overseas IT systems

The Army has awarded a five-year, $681 million contract to ITT Industries Inc. to operate and maintain the service's communications and information systems in Asia and Africa.

ITT's systems division unit of Colorado Springs, Colo., will perform the work under the direction of the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command's 160th Signal Brigade. The contract consists of one base year and four one-year options.

Through NETCOM, the company supports critical communications systems at 50 locations in six countries that have joined with the United States in the war against terrorism.

Army hires support for command info system

The Army has awarded Advanced Systems Development Inc. a 10-year, $405 million contract to provide IT solutions for the service's Command Information Management System.

CIMS is the overall command enterprise and architecture that encompasses the primary IT functions that support the Missile Defense Agency and the Army Forces Strategic Command. It also plays a role in space operations and ballistic-missile research and development.

Air Force contract to provide security services

The Air Force has chosen Mantech International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., to provide an array of security services related to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program under a newly awarded contract.

The one-year deal has four option years and a potential value of $27.5 million.

Services under the contract include physical security, information security, technology assessment, certification and accreditation, foreign disclosure and systems security engineering.

In the course of the work, the contracting staff also will produce vulnerability assessments and help define a risk management process that balances the need for access to highly classified materials against the risk of inadvertent disclosure or the compromise of critical technologies.

JSF is the next-generation strike fighter that will be used by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and eight U.S. allies.

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