Air Force to get IT combat systems boost
$791M award covers integration of components for automated information systems
- By David Hubler
- Sep 15, 2011
The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $791 million contract to provide the branch a range of IT services, according to a Sept. 14 Defense Department announcement.
The maximum firm-price-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract calls for the integration of software and components for the Air Force’s combat support automated information systems, DOD said.
Under the terms of the award, Lockheed will provide a set of more than 70 reusable, common services to Air Force combat support automated information systems by integrating commercial-off-the-shelf, free and open-source software and government-off-the-shelf software components.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., is the contracting activity.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.