CACI to Upgrade US Army’s ISR Common Ground Systems

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CACI International in Arlington, VA received a $24 million task order to provide program management and technical engineering services to upgrade the Common Ground Systems (CGS) with subsystems from the US Army’s Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) ground mobile system. The DCGS-A integrates intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data within a single system to streamline the Army’s ability to process and disseminate the data to commanders in the field. CACI received the 18-month award under its Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract with the Army… The S3 contract [pdf] is a $19.25 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity performance-based contract awarded by the US Army Communications-Electronics-Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC) Acquisition Center on March 2/06 to 7 vendors with a 5-year base period and a 5-year option period. The 6 other prime contractors for the S3 contract are Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Science Corp., Sensor Technologies, Lockheed Martin, USfalcon, and Viatech. Using the ISR data provided by the DCGS-A, field commanders gain a better situational understanding of their environment. This includes visualizing and analyzing imminent threats, predicting threat intentions, and developing countermeasures. According to Stephen J. Bond, writing in the July-September 2004 issue of Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin: “DCGS-A is more than […]

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