Northrop Grumman Corporation
will continue supporting exploratory development of current and future
advanced technologies for the U.S. Navy's command, control, communications,
computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.
These systems provide warfighters with information vital to the success of
operations during network-centric warfare.
Northrop Grumman's Information
Technology (IT) sector provides systems and
software engineering support for the program under contract to the Simulation
and Human Systems Technology Division (Code 244) of the Space and Naval
Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, San Diego, Calif. The initial award for the
base year of the five-year contract
is valued at approximately $3 million.
The additional four option years bring the potential total value to nearly
$17 million. Northrop Grumman IT has supported the Code 244 program since
"Northrop Grumman IT's work under this contract assures that the latest
advances in technology are applied to providing critical information to Navy
commanders during operations," said Barry Rhine, president, Defense Mission
Systems, Northrop Grumman IT. "This is important work for the future of Navy
Northrop Grumman IT provides systems analysis and engineering support
during exploratory development of advanced technologies as they apply to C4ISR
architectures. The Office of Navy Research
and other advanced research
agencies provide tasking under the program. The emphasis of the program is on
the Global Command and Control System-Maritime and Marine Corps subsystems.
Specific issues addressed include interoperability, integration, human
factors, simulation and technology transfer.
"Our work for Code 244 has been significant in developing transformational
C4I systems," said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of Northrop
Grumman IT's Communication and Information Systems Division. "We look forward
to expanding our record of innovation in military data communications."
Work on the contract is performed at the San Diego SPAWAR site and at
Northrop Grumman IT facilities in San Diego. Subcontractors to Northrop
Grumman IT include ACS-Synetics, Dallas, Texas; Fuentez Systems Concepts,
Charleston, S.C.; Intelligent Reasoning Systems, Oceanside, Calif.; Koam
Engineering Systems, Pacific Science & Engineering, Polexis, RAM Laboratories,
and Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, Calif.; Tri
Star Engineering, Bedford, Ind.; and Veridian, Arlington, Va.