Support deal. The Air Force has hired Computer Sciences Corp. under a $58.6 million procurement contract to provide IT infrastructure to support the mission of the Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

The cost-plus contract calls for the procurement of operational, maintenance, logistical, systems engineering, integration and configuration management of the IT infrastructure at the command.

The contract includes a two-month phase-in period, a one-year base performance period, and nine one-year options.

The infrastructure supports office automation capabilities and mission applications and also includes standalone systems for unique mission requirements, videoconferencing, and wireless devices such as remote access laptops and personal digital assistants.

The mission of STRATCOM is to provide operational space support, integrated missile defense, global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and specialized planning expertise to the military.

Radar test. A radar system developed by Lockheed Martin Corp. recently identified and tracked more than 60 targets during its first test. The newest version of the Aegis Weapon Systems' Spy-1 radar will be integrated into Navy ships.

The radar control computer program features the Aegis Open Architecture Computing Environment Category 3 infrastructure. The Navy chose OACE Category 3 as an initial step to move the service to an open computing environment.

Following six months of simulations, Lockheed held a live test of the Spy-1 radar system. The program will be fielded next year through the Navy's Cruiser Modernization Program.

The Spy-1 radar supports future system interoperability and software reuse across the Navy's next-generation warships, including the Littoral Combat Ship, DD(X) destroyer and CG(X) cruiser.

Transformation contracts. The Air Force has chosen five contractors to share in task orders worth $498 million to provide IT products and services to speed transformation initiatives in the service.

Lockheed Martin Corp.; Science Applications International Corp.; Computer Sciences Corp.; Accenture National Security Services LLC; and Northrop Grumman Information Technology of Herndon, Va., will share in task orders. Contractors for the Air Force's Enterprise IT Acquisition program were chosen by the Materiel Systems Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

The five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity support contract will provide IT services including process improvement, technology refreshes, legacy system maintenance and new development for the Materiel Systems Group.

The group modernizes IT systems and sustains legacy systems for logistics readiness and combat support capabilities.

'The enterprisewide solutions that will be provided through the EITA program are absolutely key to establishing the collaborative work environment that battle commanders need,' said Pete Rogers, Lockheed Martin's vice president for combat support systems.


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