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C4I for Wed., July 26, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army Accelerates Network Integration Into New BAE-Built Armored Troop Carrier

Under a $15 million modification to the contract it holds to build the Army’s new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) BAE Systems will accelerate integration of communications gear into the platform.The company was awarded a $15 million contract increase in early July to modify the AMPV platform integration design to “accommodate evolving Army network hardware and software required…

Orbital ATK Loses Bid To Block DARPA Satellite Servicing Program

A federal judge has told the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that it can proceed with developing a satellite-servicing spacecraft, rebuffing Orbital ATK [OA], which charged that the government program unfairly backs a competitor.Orbital ATK, which is developing its own satellite servicer, argued in a lawsuit filed in February that the DARPA program, which shares costs and…

Army Cyber Command Building On Capabilities To Fight Thousands Of Threats Per Day

The Army must continue to increase resources and build on its cyber warfare capabilities as it faces hundreds of thousands of attempted cyber threats perpetrated against service networks each day, according the commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone.Speaking at the Defense One Tech Summit on July 13, Nakasone provided an update on…

Army Seeking Partnerships To Build Strategic Network And Re-Gain Superiority In Cyber Domain

The Army is seeking critical industry partnerships to help build its new strategic network in the face of more sophisticated adversarial threats in the cyber domain and while losing its position as the global leader in electronic warfare capabilities, according to Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski.Speaking…

Cyber Leaders Stress Culture Change, Interoperability Needed To Protect Armed Forces’ Networks

Across the Armed Forces, a widespread cultural change from an information technology (IT)-focused to a more operational-based approach is needed to effectively handle increasing threats in the cyber domain, according to a panel of cyber commanders speaking at an Association of the United States Army event on July 20.Leaders from the Army, Navy and Air…

Air Force Issues Draft RFP For Next Order Of GPS III Satellites

The Air Force has taken a step toward re-competing production of Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites by releasing a draft solicitation for up to 22 spacecraft.Industry feedback on the document, along with a recent industry day in El Segundo, Calif., “will inform a final request for proposal,” scheduled for release in fall 2017, the…

Leidos To Integrate Systems for Army’s DHC Reconnaissance Aircraft

The Army is expanding the capabilities of its fleet of multi-sensor reconnaissance DeHavilland Canada (DHC) aircraft with a contract worth potentially $64 million to Leidos [LDOS] for testing and integration its three completed Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) systems.The single-award task fixed-fee task order consists of a one-year base period for Leidos to integrate the first delivered Mission…

SAIC Gets Potential $621 Million Order To Support CENTCOM IT Directorate

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is building on its operational mission capabilities with a potential seven-year, $621 million task order to Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to continue providing global support services for its information technology (IT) directorate.Under the task order, which was announced July 19, SAIC will work out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.,…