More firms added to Air Force's $950M battle management system effort

With a fifth round of awards, the Air Force expands the roster of companies to around 100 that will participate in the creation of a new multi-domain command-and-control system under a $950 million program.

The Air Force has again grown the roster of companies to participate in the creation of a new system to gather information from all systems and domains to then distribute across every type of platform.

Round number five of awards for the $950 million Advanced Battle Management System effort sees 36 firms join the fold, according to the Pentagon’s Tuesday awards digest.

ABMS is the Air Force’s primary mechanism to build out the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept, or JADC2, which is envisioned as an open architecture to incorporate new information and communications technologies.

The latest round of awards grows the number of participants to 105 companies. New awardees are:

  • A-Tech
  • AchieveIt Online
  • Aerocine Ventures
  • Aerovation
  • Reverie
  • All Vision Technologies
  • Allied Associates International
  • Aptima
  • BlackHorse Solutions
  • Charles River Analytics
  • CIS Secure Computing
  • Cognitive Space
  • Concept Solutions
  • CrowdAI
  • Crunchy Data Solutions
  • Danbury Enterprises
  • Data Machines
  • Defense Architecture Systems
  • DTC Communications
  • Enveil
  • Forcepoint
  • Intelligent Waves
  • Iron Bow Technologies
  • KeyW (acquired by Jacobs)
  • Kinnami Software
  • KPMG
  • Modus Operandi
  • Perspecta Labs
  • RAFT
  • Sentenai
  • Sherpa
  • Technergetics
  • Technica
  • TeleCommunication Systems
  • The Stratagem Group

Round one of awards went to 27 companies in May of last year, then another 18 in July, followed by a third group of eight in August and the fourth block of 15 in September.

The Air Force in September awarded a separate potential five-year, $878.2 million task order for broad solutions and engineering services to Science Applications International Corp.