Navy selects five to support Maritime Global Command and Control System
- By Kevin McCaney
- Sep 28, 2016
The Navy has awarded five companies potential five-year contracts to provide software support, system engineering and other services the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s Maritime Global Command and Control System Family of Systems Project, as well as other C2 and C4I projects.
The companies will be able to compete for work under the contracts, which initially run for three years with one two-year option period.
The project, known as GCCS-M, gives maritime commanders an integrated, scalable C4I (command, control, communications, computers and intelligence) system that displays a single, near real-time view with location and attribute information on friendly, hostile and neutral land, sea and air forces, according to the Navy.
The system allows users to combine maps, charts, and topographic, oceanographic and meteorological overlays, along with imagery and other intelligence into a common operational picture that can be shared with other users. GCCS-M, which is the maritime component of the Defense Department’s GCCS Family of Systems, also stores the data and keeps track of any subsequent change. It supports joint, coalition and allied forces.
The five companies, chosen from among 15 bidders, that won contracts, listed with the base contract and potential five-year ceiling if options are exercised, are:
- Booz Allen Hamilton, $37.8 million, $63.7 million
- Scientific Research, $36.6 million, $62.9 million
- ODME Solutions, $35 million, $59.5 million
- General Dynamics Information Technology, $34.7 million, $58.7 million
- Solute, $29.6 million, $50.1 million.
Work will include systems engineering, integration, information assurance, software maintenance, training and infrastructure support, according to the contract announcement. Work under the base contract would be completed by Sept. 26, 2019; if options are exercised work would run through September 2021.
Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.