Navy awards $311.9 million in information warfare systems contracts to four companies

SAN DIEGO, 1 Feb. 2011. U.S. Navy military cyberspace experts are asking four U.S. defense contractors to investigate ways to build and support offensive and defensive information warfare systems at tactical, operational, and strategic levels under terms of separate contracts worth a collective total of $311.9 million.

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SAN DIEGO, 1 Feb. 2011. U.S. Navy military cyberspace experts are asking four U.S. defense contractors to investigate ways to build and support offensive and defensive information warfare systems at tactical, operational, and strategic levels under terms of separate contracts worth a collective total of $311.9 million.Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, awarded two-year cyber warfare operations contracts to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, Va.; General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.; The Northrop Grumman Corp. Information Systems segment in San Diego; and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in San Diego.The four companies will examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface, and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services, and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels, as well as consider operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations, and operational support, SPAWAR officials say.

The companies also will design and install information warfare software, and perform cyberspace systems integration, test, evaluation, and demonstration. Work on the contracts will be in the San Diego area, and will be finished by the end of January 2013.

SPAWAR awarded Booz Allen a $71.6 million contract with a potential value of $189.4 million; General Dynamics a $78.4 million contract with a potential value of $204.3 million; Northrop Grumman a $77.4 million contract with a potential value of $200.1 million; and SAIC an $84.5 million contract with a potential value of $219 million.

For more information contact Booz Allen Hamilton online at www.boozallen.com; General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems at www.gd-ais.com; Northrop Grumman Information Systems at www.is.northropgrumman.com, SAIC at www.saic.com, or SPAWAR at www.spawar.navy.mil.

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