Northrop Grumman to support Joint Forces Command

Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles announced Aug. 13 it will provide information technology services to assist the U.S. Joint Forces Command with future requirements.

The five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a base year value of $5.3 million, and is potentially worth $28.3 million to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector if four one-year options are exercised.

Work will be performed at the Joint Forces Command facilities in Norfolk and Suffolk, Va. Northrop Grumman IT, based in Herndon, Va., will provide business process engineering and re-engineering, activity-based cost analysis, technical support for technology insertion, virtual information systems support, knowledge and information management and strategic planning. Its services will include developing new or revising existing business processes, developing ABC models, developing and maintaining Web pages, conducting analysis for technology insertion and developing and maintaining customer databases.

"We are pleased to continue our business process re-engineering support during this critical defense transformation period," said Mike Twyman, vice president of the Communication and Information Systems Division of Northrop Grumman IT.

Northrop Grumman IT first provided business process re-engineering, technical support, virtual information systems support and information management support to the U.S. Atlantic Command, now the Joint Forces Command, under a Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Interoperability Engineering Organization omnibus task order in 1994.

Northrop Grumman subsequently received contracts to provide knowledge management, ABC analysis, subject-matter expertise in areas such as anti-terrorism and force protection, and fund administration and document automation support, the company said.

The Joint Forces Command is the chief advocate for joint operations within the Department of Defense. Its mission includes maximizing present and future military capability by employing joint concept development and experimentation, recommending joint requirements, advancing interoperability, conducting joint training and providing continental U.S.-based forces and capabilities that are ready to support other combatant commanders-in-chief, the Atlantic Theater and domestic requirements.

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