Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to lead one of three teams that have been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide scientific, engineering, logistic, administrative, acquisition and ancillary support to the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).
According to a statement, the contract has a transition and base year value of $81 million for Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector, and the contract’s ceiling is $340 million over the eight-year life of the program. The award was made to Logicon, the former name of Northrop Grumman’s information technology sector.
The JITC is a subordinate command of the US Defence Information Systems Agency and is responsible for certifying that all command; control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems are interoperable.
JITC’s principal goal is to improve joint interoperability through a quality, cost-effective testing program administered throughout the life cycle of a system.
Through the JITC contract, Northrop Grumman will develop and co-ordinate test and evaluation plans; engineer, install and operate test equipment; and assess and evaluate through the life cycle National Security Systems/Information Technology Systems (NSS/ITS) program acquisitions.
The company will also perform engineering and test analysis of US Department of Defence (DoD) IT interoperability standards; perform scheduling and management of JITC facilities; and provide a wide range of non-technical logistics, administrative, security and miscellaneous support services to the JITC and its DoD clients.