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C4I for Wed., September 6, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army Launches $4B Program For Management Of Commercial IT Hardware

The Army wants to hire a company to manage the purchasing and maintenance of network hardware under a $3.9 billion contract announced Aug. 24.A request for proposals (RFP) for the Common Hardware Systems (CHS) program was released Aug. 24 by the Army’ Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), which expects to…

GD Wins $101 Million In Navy Contracts For Submarine Acoustic Detection And Command And Control System

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics [GD] two awards totaling $101 million for both submarine acoustic detection capabilities and the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S), the Department of Defense announced Aug. 24.The Naval Sea Systems Command specifically awarded GD’s Electric Boat Corp. $64.2 million for a large vertical array (LVA) fixture, LVA first article, and…

Navy Requires Open Architecture In New Air Combat Training System

Written into the contract for the Navy’s newest combat aircraft training system is a requirement for industry bidders to use a government-established standard communication software architecture.The $142 million contract holds Rockwell Collins [COL] and Leonardo DRS to implementing the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 4.1 when building the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS-II). Leonardo DRS…

Navy, Marine Corps Want More Competency Before Full Move To Commercial Cloud

Increased data optimization is driving the migration of the Navy and Marine Corps’ systems and applications to the commercial cloud rather than cutting costs, in a process that is slowing down until both military departments gain full organizational competency for the transition.Marine Corps Chief Technology Advisor Daniel Corbin and Director of the Navy’s Program Executive…

Air Force Association Report Calls On USAF To Address Lagging Cyber Effort

A new report from the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute urges Air Force leadership to address not treating data as a strategic asset and leveraging industry input as part of a wider effort to meet cyber space challenges.The report, “The Cyber Edge: Posturing the US Air Force for the Information Age,” released Aug. 30 by…

ViaSat To Provide Cyber Security Software For Tactical C4I Devices

ViaSat [VSAT] is building on its proprietary cyber security software capabilities with a new government contract to protect military wearable device platforms for tactical use in the battlefield.The California-based communications company announced Aug. 28 it will provide its Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) software to aid the cyber resiliency of the platforms on the military’s Tactical Local…