$21M to General Dynamics for Marine Corps’ COCs Upgrade

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Marine Corps’ COC General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $21 million contract modification (P00163) to provide Internet-like capabilities to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Combat Operations Centers (COCs), the focal point of decision-making for deployed Marine commanders and their staffs. Under the contract modification, General Dynamics will upgrade the COCs’ electronic systems to increase Marines’ situational awareness and information sharing abilities and improve network connectivity across the tactical battlespace. The firm-fixed price and cost-type contract (M67854-02-C-2052) being modified was awarded in 2002; the total value to date is $643 million. The new system, the COC Model G, will enable sharing of mission rehearsal and execution information, as well as electronic chat, email and voice-over-IP communications, for the COCs and joint forces partners. General Dynamics will also migrate existing hardware-based command and control, tactical data systems and other applications to software-driven services using the Marine Corps’ service-oriented infrastructure. DID has more information on the Marine Corps’ COCs… COCs [PDF] are mobile, modular command and control centers designed to support Marines wherever they are deployed. COCs are the focal point of decision-making during all phases of ground warfare, allowing Marine forces to digitally collect, process, and disseminate tactical data. COC systems are supporting […]

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