DOD Computing Briefing Book

Through the 15-year, $1 billion Integrated Space Command and Control contract, the Air
Force wants to wed 40 air, space and missile defense C2 systems to give commanders a
common, real-time picture of the battlefield.


The Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Air Force Materiel
Command’s Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., are leading the
ISC2 procurement.


TRW Inc. announced it has tapped a team of subcontractors to bid on the project. The
subcontractors include Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla.; IBM Corp.; ITT Industries Inc. of
White Plains, N.Y.; Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego, and Oracle
Corp.


One for the road. Col. John R. Thomas, chief of the Defense
Information System Agency’s Global Operations and Security Office, will retire this
summer.


Thomas said he plans to leave the Army in June. At DISA, he has overseen security for
the Defense Information Infrastructure. His organization also is the Defense
Department’s computer emergency response team.


Thomas plans to join systems developer AverStar Inc. of Burlington, Mass. DISA has not
named his replacement.


Wired one. The Navy plans to build in systems links from the get-go
for a new hospital in Portsmouth, Va.


The service last month awarded DPC Technologies Inc. a $7 million contract to install a
1,500-node network at the new Naval medical facility. The Laurel, Md., company plans to
use Compaq Computer Corp. servers and PCs.


Winning one. DOD has awarded the Nunn-Perry Mentor-Protege Award to
SAIC for mentoring Science and Technology Corp.


Since 1997, the company has assisted STC of Hampton, Va., in improving its technical
strengths and increasing its DOD contracts. SAIC is an integrator that holds many large
systems contracts within the department.


SAIC has provided 12 different training courses and several workshops to STC management
and staff members and has established a quality management system within STC based on
International Standards Organization 9001 standards. SAIC also awarded STC more than $4.4
million worth of subcontracts.


DOD established the mentor program to urge big Defense contractors to help small,
disadvantaged businesses break into the defense market. The award recognizes the best
practices and program results during the last two years.


—GCN Staff
vroberts@gcn.com



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