Northrop wins $299 modification for Global Combat Support System

Northrop Grumman Corp. won a $299 million contract modification for the Army's Global Combat Support System after the service added requirements to the project.

The Army is using the contract to modernize its logistics organizations on Army installations and to better field the department’s deployment plans, a Northrop Grumman Information Systems spokesman said Aug. 15.

The company received a $299 million contract modification for the logistics management project. Its completion is in 2017, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Northrop Grumman is building a single, web-based system to manage the tactical supply and maintenance throughout the Army. The Global Combat Control System will give military officials near-real-time information on their supplies.

The new system will replace the Army’s 12 current Standard Army Management Information Systems: the Standard Army Retail Supply System, Standard Army Maintenance System Enhanced, Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced, Unit Level Logistics System Aviations Enhanced, along with many other unique applications.

Northrop Grumman Information Systems won the original contract in December 2007. In August 2011, the program received its Milestone C approval, which officially moved the effort into a formal program of record. Milestone C status allows the program to shift from the engineering, manufacturing and deployment phase into the production and deployment phase, according to a report by Defense Systems.

The Army did not have a response on the modification.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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