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$73.9M to Raytheon for USAF DCGS Net-Centric Enterprise Services

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DCGS Laptop(click to view larger) Raytheon in Garland, TX received a $73.9 million contract (F19628-03-D-0015, P00061) to provide net-centric enterprise services, open enterprise service-based architecture, web-based and client-based tools for the US Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Block 10.2. DCGS is a distributed worldwide network that began as a move to create common ground stations to receive information from aircraft like the U-2 and Global Hawk… The upgraded DCGS 10.2 is designed to overcome the limitations of existing ISR systems, which tend to operate independently of each other, the so-called “stovepipe” problem. This inhibits the sharing of vital information across systems and services. With the introduction of DCGS 10.2 capabilities [PDF], current intelligence data from many different intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) platforms is now posted to the network for immediate use, and can be more easily combined with information from other intelligence platforms to improve understanding of what one is seeing. The DCGS Block 20 upgrade, which was intended to improve signals-intelligence exploitation and its integration with imagery intelligence, has been cancelled, according to a Jan 27/09 briefing [PDF] by Col Rob Dominguez, commander of the 350th Electronic Systems Wing at Hanscom Air Force Base, which manages […]

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