DISA taps Northrop for joint command and control system

DISA has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract potentially worth as much as $211 million to modernize and sustain the Defense Department's joint command and control (C2) system that delivers critical information to the armed forces operational chain of command, the company said March 12.

Under the Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J) task order, Northrop Grumman will furnish systems engineering, provide security engineering, and develop and sustain applications for situational awareness, the company said. The company also will furnish services that will support force protection, C2 and intelligence support.

Northrop Grumman's team includes Raytheon, Mandex, Trinity Information Technology, J5 Systems, SAP Government Support and Services, Engility, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Alisco Computer Consulting, Distributed Technologies and TrustedQA.

The base year of the contract is valued at $58 million, the company said. If all options are exercised, the contract could be worth $211 million over 54 months.

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