Cheyenne follow-on awarded

Air Force Officials awarded a $54.2 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. yesterday to continue updating systems inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colo.

The contract award marks the fifth option exercised under the billion-dollar Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) program. ISC2 updates the command and control system of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Strategic Command to be more interoperable and support the National Command Authority and the Canadian Chief of Defense Staff, according to an Oct. 6 Defense Department contract statement.

The ISC2 system warns of ballistic missile, aircraft, space and information attacks against North America. Officials in Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems business unit in Colorado Springs, Colo., must complete the work by December 2008, according to the statement.

Air Force officials turned on the first of three new computer systems earlier this year as part of the effort to update hardware and software at the base inside Cheyenne Mountain.

Flipping the switch of the Air Mission Release 1 system marked the first operational capability of the Air Force's 15-year, $1.5 billion ISC2 program. Service officials awarded the multiyear contract to Lockheed Martin in 2000.

Featured

  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.