Army buys tech for tactical centers

The Army awarded a $7 million contract to General Dynamics Corp. to buy hardware and software for tactical operations centers where commanders make decisions on the battlefield.

The service used the Common Hardware/Software II contract to purchase local area networks in transit cases, 251 ruggedized Intel Corp. Xeon servers, a compact PCI server platform, and Vantage communications gateways, routers and High Speed Forward Error Correction adapter boxes, said an April 1 General Dynamics statement. Company officials said they received $23 million in delivery orders.

General Dynamics' C4 Systems division in Taunton, Mass., will complete the work by April 2005. The Army's Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., awarded the contract, said an April 2 Defense Department contracts' statement.

The Army awarded the CHS-2 contract in 1995 so the service, Air Force and Marine Corps could buy commercial and ruggedized hardware and software. The service bought $945 million worth of information technology equipment to date using the contract, said the General Dynamics statement.

The company won the newer, $2 billion CHS-3 contract in June.

Featured

  • Workforce
    online collaboration (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM nominee plans focus on telework, IT, retirement

    Kiran Ahuja, a veteran of the Office of Personnel Management, told lawmakers that she thinks that the lack of consistent leadership in the top position at OPM has taken a toll on the ability of the agency to complete longer term IT modernization projects.

Stay Connected