Industry consortium to pursue C4ISR system prototyping in potential $99 million contract
ROME, N.Y., 22 Jan. 2016. U.S. Air Force researchers needed help creating technology prototypes for military C4ISR battle management, cyber security, and surveillance information sharing. They found their solution from System of Systems Security (SOSSEC) Inc., Atkinson, N.H.
Officials of the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y., announced a potential $99 million contract to SOSSEC on Thursday for prototypes in command, control, communications, and cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) information sharing information systems.
SOSSEC will provide development, test, measurement, demonstration, integration, and delivery of prototypes for the Air Force related to C4ISR information sharing information systems.
SOSSEC is chartered as the single point of contact for the System of Systems Security (SOSSEC) Consortium, formed in 2004 to address C4ISR needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The group promotes C4ISR collaboration and innovation in industry, academia, and non-profits to improve products and services.
The SOSSEC Consortium consists of 64 companies and organizations, including BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P.; Booz Allen Hamilton; the University of Alabama; The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory; and Wyle Laboratories.
On this contract SOSSEC will focus on the Distributed Common Ground Station; Theater Battle Management Core Systems; Air Operations Center; Open Mission System; Secure View; Information Support Server Environment Guard; cyber security environments; Web Temporal Analysis System; Combined Information Data Network Exchange; Collaboration Gateway, and other systems to be determined, Air Force officials say.
SOSSEC Inc. and the SOSSEC Consortium will do the work in Atkinson, N.H., as well as pursue prototype projects at locations to be determined, and should be finished by January 2021.