Business

June 25, 2012

Lockheed Martin selected to deliver major improvements to DOD’s ISR information sharing capabilities

With the help of Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense is making major strides in its ongoing initiative to quickly and efficiently share the vast volume of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data available to users with access to the Distributed Common Ground System.

The DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6 million contract to upgrade the DCGS Integration Backbone, or DIB, the software infrastructure that allows intelligence sharing between national agencies, coalition partners and military services.

The DCGS integrates and draws intelligence data from various manned and unmanned ISR sensors and systems, then correlates that data into a coherent, easily interpreted picture for the end user. The DIB, with its open standards architecture and revolutionary horizontal integration approach, is the software backbone that connects these previously stove-piped ISR systems to enable intelligence sharing through the DCGS family of systems (i.e., AF DCGS, DCGS-A).

“Lockheed Martin is proud to have this vital role in helping the DCGS team achieve its vision for maximizing the value of DCGS to commanders, war fighters, and intelligence agencies,” said Jim Quinn, vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense. “The latest DIB upgrade will enable our partners to securely share intelligence faster than ever before.”

For the latest version of the DIB Lockheed Martin developed the Distributed Data Framework, an enhancement that uses Free and Open Source Software, which reduces integration and lifecycle costs for customers and provides U.S. partners with improved access to DCGS data without having to purchase expensive commercial off the shelf software licenses. Capabilities in this upgrade include increased security filtering capabilities, an enhanced data ingest framework, and orders of magnitude increases in ingest and query capability.

The DDF also ushers in a new level of flexibility, modularity, and standardization for integrating new data sources, data transformation services, and user interfaces into the DIB. The key to this innovative DDF software is the modularity, which makes it simpler for new applications to be quickly integrated to solve emerging mission needs. This agile software architecture also enables Lockheed Martin to continue to improve the overall capability of the DIB by releasing new capabilities incrementally, without impacting ongoing mission operations.




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


 
 

 

Headlines April 23, 2014

News: U.S. conducts spy flights over Russia - After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory April 21, a State Department official said.  Army paratroopers heading to Poland after Russian annexation of Crimea - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of...
 
 

News Briefs April 23, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 22, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is one less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least...
 
 

Northrop Grumman sets new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 30 percent by 2020

Northrop Grumman announced April 22 its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2010 levels by 2020, as part of its commemoration of Earth Day.   “Northrop Grumman is dedicated to top performance in environmental sustainability,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “This new goal sets the bar significantly...
 

 

Lockheed Martin demonstrates enhanced ground control system, software for small UAV

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrelô “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the mission, rather than flying various aircraft. Earlier this year, Lockheed MartinR...
 
 

U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $33 million to operate, maintain military sealift ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships for the Military Sealift Command. AMSEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance,...
 
 

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater,” said Dr....
 




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>