Up to $43.5M to TASC for Marine Corps Geospatial Intelligence Support
TASC Corp. in Andover, MA received a ceiling priced $43.5 million firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide sustainment, systems engineering, integration, production, fielding and logistics support for the U.S. Marine Corps’s Topographic Production Capability (TPC) [PDF] system. The TPC system is a transportable, highly mobile, modularized network of systems that allows the commander to exercise near real-time control, coordination, and direction of Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF)’s geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).
DID has more on the Marine Corps’ TPC…
Some of the most basic and important questions facing any soldier on the ground include where is ‘here’, what does that mean, and what’s nearby. Geographic information of all types can fill that role, in ways that go far beyond one’s mere GPS position. In “Small Wars” stabilization and counterinsurgency operations, additional geographic information concerning data like soils, crop yields, and weather patterns can be worth more than another rifle platoon, because they can help to earn local cooperation.
The TPC is the only Marine Corps’ family of systems that provides an integrated, independently deployed, self-contained GEOINT system designed for data acquisition, manipulation, analysis and dissemination. The TPC provides the capability to task, collect, process, exploit, analyze, produce, store, and disseminate all-source GEOINT information as a foundation for the MAGTF’s situational awareness. TPC provides the capability to access GEOINT from intelligence agencies (National Geospatial Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency), as well as from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), the topographic platoon, theater joint intelligence centers, and joint analysis centers for specialized capabilities (i.e., data extraction) in addition to collaborative analysis and production.
TASC, a unit of Northrop Grumman, will perform the work in Stafford, VA and expects to complete it by July 2014. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Office website, solicited under a full and open competition, RFP No. M67854-08-R-7019, with 1 offer received by the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA (M67854-09-D-7019).