Northrop-led team bids on contract

Feb. 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman, with six U.S. partners, has issued a bid for the U.S. Air Force's Air and Space Operations Center modernization program.

The program, valued at $800 million over eight years, is a weapon system modernization effort to integrate mission services into a common computing environment built on a network-centric infrastructure.

The AOC Weapon System program will significantly enhance the speed of command for planning and execution of air and space force operations and enable more effective, dynamic planning for irregular warfare or counter-insurgency operations for the Air Force.

It will minimize information technology footprint and integrate more than 40 independent programs into a common computing infrastructure.

The Northrop Grumman-led team includes Accenture of Virginia; Intelligent Software Solutions of Colorado; Applied Minds of California; Bosh Global Services of Virginia; DMM Ventures of Virginia; and Layer 7 Technologies of Washington.

The Northrop Grumman design focuses on an integrated AOC Weapon System for our warfighters," said Mike Twyman, vice president of integrated command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "Our plan is centered on rapidly delivering capabilities and providing a composable system to support the full spectrum of operations."

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