Nine companies share $2 billion Air Force contract for software and information technology research and development

OFFUTT AFB, Neb., 23 May 2010. U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) awarded a $2 billion contract to be shared among nine defense companies for research and development in software, information technology networks, information assurance, modeling, and simulation.

May 23rd, 2010

OFFUTT AFB, Neb., 23 May 2010. U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) awarded a $2 billion contract to be shared among nine defense companies for research and development in military software, information technology networks, information assurance, modeling, and simulation.

The companies selected for the contract are:

-- Alion Science and Technology Corp. in Chicago;

-- Applied Research Associates Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M.;

-- Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio;

-- Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. in McLean, Va.;

-- the ITT Corp. Advanced Engineering & Sciences Division in, Herndon, Va.;

-- L-3 Communications Corp. in Camden, N.J.;

-- MacAulay-Brown Inc. in Dayton, Ohio;

-- Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in San Diego; and

-- Wyle Laboratories Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.

Awarding the contract were officials of the Air Force 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., which provides dominant intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR); electronic warfare attack; command and control; and precision awareness to national leaders and warfighters.

For more information contact the 55th Wing's contracting squadron at www.offutt.af.mil/units/55cons.

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