Northrop Grumman Corp.
) has been selected to support the Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA), a unit of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), to
update and maintain the command and control (C2) system for the
Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J) engineering
support services. Northrop Grumman's Information Systems segment
will be responsible for this order.
The contract comes under the U.S. DOD's Encore II contracting
vehicle. The agreement authorizes initial funding of $58 million
and has maximum potential value of $211 million over 54 months,
if all options are applied.
The U.S. DOD uses the C2 system to deliver correct, absolute and
timely information for the armed forces' operational chain of
The GCCS-J program offers global connectivity with lesser life
cycle costs at every level of command. This service integrates
numerous systems meant for situational understanding,
intelligence support, force planning, rapid assessment, and
deployment applications, which battlefield commanders need to
plan and implement joint military operations. In addition, this
program offers systems and security engineering, force
protection, C2 and intelligence support to defense personnel.
The DISA offers global information and technological support
through an online platform to the armed forces and the DOD. Its
main aim is to supply secure and reliable communications
networks, computers, databases and software to the DOD. DISA
enables the U.S. military forces to stay connected irrespective
of their location, gathers intelligence for crucial missions and
receives accurate and secure information on potential threats.
The contract offers sophisticated operations, and engineering
services along with required equipments and amenities to support
lifecycle management of the services. Apart from Northrop
Grumman, other members in DISA contracts include
General Dynamics Corporation
) and other specialized organizations.
Northrop Grumman's strength lies in its strong order backlog,
which stood at $40.8 billion for full year-2012. Moreover, its
cyber security offering, constant upgrading of defense and
homeland security assets, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance systems, advanced electronics and software
development businesses are expected to be the major top-line
churners, going forward.
Falls Church, VA-based Northrop Grumman offers products,
services, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information
systems, and technical services worldwide. The company currently
has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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