NAVAIR plans $160M IT contract for F-35 striker program

Naval Air Systems Command wants feedback on how to improve knowledge-based services for its F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and associated air systems.

The knowledge-based services would support to directorates, functional, and integrated product teams, which are all parts of the JPO, according to a new sources sought notice. The services would support systems engineering, contracting, IT, logistics, program management, and autonomous logistics information system, among others.

The JPO plans to develop a three-variant family of strike fighter aircraft to meet operational needs of the Air Force, Navy, the Marine Corps, and cooperative international services.

Officials anticipate a five-year, $160 million contract for the services. Its tasks include services such as:

  • Program management
  • Enterprise architecture, emerging capabilities, and testing
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Operations management
  • Helpdesk and training support
  • Data, knowledge, and application management
  • Information assurance
  • Information and cybersecurity services for the F-35 JPO foreign liaison offices
  • Information assurance security
  • F-35 vault operations

The Naval Air Systems Command released its RFI May 23. Responses are due by June 3.


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