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DOD adds $750M to Northrop deal for IT support

The Defense Department has added $750 million to an existing contract with Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems to manage IT for the U.S. ballistic missile defense system.

The modification raises the value of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, originally awarded as a 10-year deal in 2005, from $2.5 billion to $3.25 billion, the Pentagon said. It remains a 10-year-contract running through 2015.

DOD describes the contract as “a hybrid omnibus contract” for research, development, test and evaluation services for the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System's command, control, battle management and communications. That includes support for all of the command’s IT, as well as for facilities; ground and flight test; warfighter war games and exercises, and modeling and simulation.

The contract covers operations worldwide, although most of the support will be supplied at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Other sites receiving support include Missile Defense Agency sites in Huntsville, Ala., the National Capital Region and Dahlgren, Va. 

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