$60M to General Dynamics for USAF Distributed Common Ground System Support

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AF DCGS The US Air Force awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a 5-year $60 million contract to provide network management and mission operations support to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing. General Dynamics will support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) and 2 network operations centers in Virginia and California. The AF DCGS is a globally networked intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system that integrates information collected by the U-2 high-altitude spy plane and the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and MQ-1 Predator UAVs… Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide the following support services: * network and communications engineering; * technical project management; * systems integration and administration; * configuration management; and * network security management. General Dynamics will also provide network management, mission and performance management and data traffic routing support for the AF DCGS network, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The AF DCGS is composed of 20 geographically separated, networked sites. The distributed ground and mission sites are a mixture of active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units working as an integrated combat capability. The 480th ISR Wing’s Operations Center ensures global synchronization for all the […]

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