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Northrop Grumman wins GAP CIE software work

2nd June 2014 - 16:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman will enhance and maintain the US Air Force’s Global Adaptive Planning Collaborative Information Environment (GAP CIE) software system under an IDIQ contract announced on 2 June 2014. The five-year contract is valued at up to $98 million.

GAP CIE provides  a web-enabled, net-centric environment for contingency and crisis action planning at the combatant commander (COCOM) and strategic level. The system allows multiple COCOM staffs, subordinate commands and other agencies to collaborate online for mission planning and provide analysis to senior decision-makers.

This contract will see Northrop Grumman work with the US Strategic Command to develop and deliver software to sustain and enhance fielded GAP CIE capabilities, as well as incorporate tools for the production of campaign assignment, contingency plans and orders, plan tasking and guidance for force employment decisions.

Doug Pachunka, director, strategic command and control, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, said: ‘The GAP CIE is designed for emerging crisis situations, so it's important we automate courses of action tools to let joint operation planners focus on the quality of the information and the plan. We'll build on our understanding of the technical challenge and apply our innovative software development approaches and engineering rigor to ensure an intuitive, reliable and sustainable capability.’

The GAP CIE contract was awarded by the Life Cycle Management Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

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