Business

April 24, 2012

Northrop Grumman missile defense system receives DOD recognition

The Department of Defense and the Association for Enterprise Information have selected Northrop Grumman as the industry winner of the DoD Enterprise Architecture Achievement Award.

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman under the direction of the U.S. Army IAMD Project Office, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space in Huntsville, was praised for significant achievement in using enterprise architecture to enable mission success in all operations of the DOD: war fighting, business and intelligence. This year, the selection criterion emphasized programs delivering agile and secure information capabilities to enhance combat power and decision-making. The award is given to one government and one industry organization each year.

“This is important recognition for the IBCS team that created a very innovative solution to affordably and effectively integrate evolving sensors and weapon systems,” said Kelley Zelickson, vice president of air and missile defense systems for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “The agile, open-architecture system also demonstrates enhanced information sharing capabilities for more effective battle management and command.”

In reviewing the award submissions, Brian Wilczynski, director of Architecture and Interoperability, Office of the DOD Chief Information Officer said, “The quality of the submissions was exceptional; competition was keen. It is rewarding to see the dedication and perseverance of so many organizations that support our DOD missions through the discipline of architecture.”

The IBCS program resulted from analysis of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom operations to improve battle command as a top priority for reducing fratricide incidents and achieving an enterprise approach to command and control. IBCS will establish an open systems, network-centric system-of-systems solution for integrating sensors, weapons, and battle management command, control, communications and intelligence systems. IBCS uses a plug-and-fight approach to ensure current and future systems can be easily incorporated, allowing warfighters to take advantage of integrated Army and joint sensors and weapons. The IBCS enterprise environment focuses on warfighter decision processes and tools to optimize time-critical engagements.

Northrop Grumman executives will accept the award on May 1 at the annual DOD Enterprise Architecture Conference in Miami.

IBCS also has been honored with a 2011 Top 5 DOD Program Award given annually for excellence in systems engineering.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines July 28, 2014

News: U.S. has lost track of weapons given to Afghanistan - The United States supplied almost three quarter of a million weapons to Afghanistan’s army and police since 2004, but the military cannot track where many of those arms have gone, a new report found. Bill to improve VA has $17 billion price tag - A bipartisan...
 
 

News Briefs July 28, 2014

Marines seek authorization for dolphin deaths The Marine Corps is asking for a five-year authorization from the National Marine Fisheries Service for incidental deaths of bottlenose dolphins during training exercises at a bombing and target range. The Sun Journal of New Bern, N.C., reports that Connie Barclay of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says...
 
 
Army photograph by David Vergun

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Army photograph by David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in th...
 

 

Northrop Grumman awarded mission support services contract

The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with a potential value of $205 million, to continue providing mission logistics services in support of combat brigades training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The contract covers one base year and two one-year options. Support will include the full range of mission...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom

F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II...
 
 
NASA/JPL-Caltech image

NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the sun in 2014. On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass at Mars. Its nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 m...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>