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Booz Allen Wins $87.7 Million Order to Provide Software Architecture Support to U.S. Army

by Michael Stal on Jun 01, 2012 |

As published by Defence Professionals the U.S. company Booz Allen has recently won an $87.8 million order to provide software architecture support for the U.S. Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A).

According to Wikipedia The Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A)  is

the Army’s premier Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) enterprise for the tasking of sensors, analysis and processing of data, exploitation of data, and dissemination of intelligence (TPED) across all echelons.

The Federation of American Scientists quotes information about DCGS-A provided by the U.S. Army with further details:

DCGS-A provides timely, relevant, and accurate targetable data to the Warfighter. DCGS-A will be fully interoperable with the Army’s Unified Mission Command System (UMCS) and
will provide access to data, information,and intelligence to support battlefield, visualization and intelligence, surveillance,
and reconnaissance (ISR) management in accordance with (IAW) the Army Common Operating Environment. It
provides a flattened network, enabling information discovery, collaboration, production, and dissemination to combat
commanders and staffs along tactically useful timelines—seconds and minutes vice hours and days.

Booz Allen, a company based in Virginia and employing approximately 25000 people, is providing management and technology consulting services to the U.S. Government as well as to civil customers.

As GovConWire reports,

The company received the order through the $16.4 billion Rapid Response 3rd Generation contract vehicle. It will work with the intelligence and information warfare directorate to update and improve the Distributed Common Ground System.

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In infoq by suba bose

Couldn't help wondering why this news should find a place in info.com.

/subashish

Re: In infoq by Richard Clayton

Agreed.

Re: In infoq by Cameron Purdy

Check out the references listed on Wikipedia:

* Hoskinson, Charles. "Army's faulty computer system hurts operations". politico.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
* Anthony, Sebastian (5 July 2011). "US Army spent $2.7 billion on a battlefield computer that doesn’t work". extremetech.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
* Iannotta, Ben (22 September 2011). "U.S. Army Intel Software Crashes During Exercise". Defense News. Retrieved 12 April 2012.

Ouch! Maybe that's the story behind the story?

Peace,

Cameron

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