USAF Air Mobility Command Awards $50M C2 System Contract to CSC
The US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) awarded CSC a contract with a potential value of $50 million to provide applications infrastructure and systems support (AISS) services, including information assurance, development testing, configuration management and training, for AMC’s command and control (C2) system. The contract has a 1-year base period and 3 one-year options.
For this contract (FA4452-09-D-0004), CSC leads a team that includes Harris Corp in Melbourne, FL; Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles, CA; and TRI-COR Industries in Lanham, MD.
AMC has upgraded its C2 system to provide round-the-clock monitoring of mobility aircraft and aircrews worldwide…
In 2005, AMC unveiled the Global Decision Support System 2 (GDSS2), which provides unit-level and force-level mission planning, scheduling and tracking of all mobility airlift and air refueling missions, as well as visibility of aircrews, cargo aircraft and ongoing missions regardless of their location.
GDSS2 enables AMC to integrate the current version of the GDSS, the existing Command and Control Information Processing System, or C2IPS, and the Integrated Management Tool into 1 global AMC C2 system, which exchanges data through interfaces with 40 other systems.
GDSS2 incorporates a crew management application that enables Mobility Air Force (MAF) commanders to plan and schedule aircrew training, operational missions and other ground events in a standardized application. It also includes a global sequence of events function that provides a common platform to share visibility on the generation, execution, and recovery of aircraft missions.
Other AMC C2 system components include the Advanced Computer Flight Plan, Airlift Service Industrial Fund Integrated Computer System, Commercial Operations Integrated System, Consolidated Air Mobility Planning System, Global Air Transportation Execution System/Worldwide Port System.