U.S. Army contracts Overwatch for software development
AUSTIN, Texas, 2 May 2007. The U.S. Army has awarded Overwatch Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, company, a contract that includes approximately $8 million for software licenses and services.
This contract consists of Viper licenses as the primary DCGS-A Application Framework (DAF) for application integration and collaboration in DCGS-A, Versions 3 and 4, as well as a government-wide license for the Viper software development kit (SDK).
This contract is part of the Engineering, Technical, and Operational Support Services (ETOSS) Contract with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) for supporting PM Distributed Common Ground System -- Army (DCGS-A).
With government-wide availability of the Viper SDK, the government and its contractors can build plug-ins to use on the application framework.
"Use of Overwatch's software product line approach gives the government an opportunity to leverage existing software investments by using a common framework to tie together software from various providers," says David Read, business area manager for Intelligence Systems.