Up to $545M Over 3 Years for Basic Radio Spectrum Support (updated)

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EST Program(click to view full) On August 4, 2005, DefenseLINK announced that ITT Industries Inc., DBA(Doing Business As) Advanced Engineering & Sciences in Reston, VA won a 10-year, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency, Joint Spectrum Center. This contract “will provide the Joint Spectrum Center with electromagnetic spectrum engineering services, to include engineering and analysis; information management; standards development and application; measurement, testing, and evaluation; modeling and simulation; research and evaluation of emerging technologies; interference resolution; and ordnance risk assessment.” What does that mean, why is this award to an ITT-led team important, and who is on the team? The Joint Spectrum Center: Mission DISA’s Joint Spectrum Center describes its mission this way: “Operation DESERT STORM (Iraq, 1991) demonstrated the effective use of electronic systems as force multipliers on the modern battlefield. The warfighters’ reliance on these spectrum-dependent systems will continue to grow as US forward-based military forces are reduced and new threats to world-wide political stability emerge. The electromagnetic spectrum will be used to see and sense the battlefield, to communicate warfighting intent, to engage the enemy beyond visual range, and to own the night. It will be used to guide smart weapons, to ensure effective […]

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