Northrop to build Army battlefield logistics system

Northrop Grumman Corp. will install a new logistics program for the Army that will help ensure soldiers receive equipment and repair parts at the right time. The project may be worth as much as $600 million over seven years, the company said.

Under the Global Combat Support System-Army (Field/Tactical) program contract, Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems of Reston, Va., will implement an enterprise system that provides the current status of all Army equipment and assets so that soldiers can best anticipate, allocate and manage the flow of resources.

The task order, which has initial funding of $10 million, was issued via the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

Northrop Grumman will lead its team as prime contractor to develop programs which will re-engineer the current tactical logistics Standard Army Management Information Systems. When fully fielded, it will support active Army, National Guard and Reserve component forces worldwide.

The system also will be important to the management of logistical assets of future programs, including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Northrop Grumman's team includes IBM Global Services, Bethesda, Md.; Computer Sciences Corp., El Segundo, Calif.; Joint Logistics Managers Inc., Prince George, Va.; and SAP Americas, Newtown Square, Pa.

Northrop Grumman of Los Angeles ranks No. 3 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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