Air Force awards intel system work

The Air Force awarded a $7.4 million contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for continued integration support of the Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System.

The system is a worldwide, distributed, network-centric architecture for conducting collaborative intelligence operations. It provides both physical and electronic distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes and systems.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is maintaining activation and integration of new system sites, capabilities and technology upgrades. This will include systems and network engineering, configuration management, integrated scheduling and site support.

The company will perform the work at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and at additional sites in the United States, Europe and Asia.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is supporting the Air Force's objective to evolve the system's configuration into a seamless, distributed 'system of systems,' with minimal disruptions to ongoing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

This award is the sixth and final option year of the contract, originally awarded in September 2001. Total contract value, including this extension, is $68.8 million.

The company leads an integration team that includes SRA International Inc., Zel Technologies, LLC and International Telephone & Telegraph. Raytheon Co. makes the system.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a unit of General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' affiliate publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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