Northrop Grumman awarded $49 million technical support contract

A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide technical support for a messaging system used by the US intelligence community.

A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the US Air Force to provide technical support for a messaging system used by the intelligence community in the US Department of Defence (DoD) and other federal organisations.

The Communications Support Processor for the Millennium (CSPM) contract was awarded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and is a four-year program with a potential value of $49 million to Northrop Grumman’sInformation Technology sector.

Northrop Grumman’s technical support of CSPM will include setting up new installations, development and implementation of system upgrades, and software enhancements and fixes.

‘CSPM is the latest step in a program that continually evolves to accept new systems,’ said Larry Braddy, CSPM program manager, Northrop Grumman Information Technology. ‘CSPM also remains the only system that runs as a multilevel secure messaging system for the intelligence community.’

The win is said to extend the company’s 23-year tenure as the developer of the Communications Support Processor. During the last eight years, the company has earned 100 percent award fees on seven occasions.