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CACI awarded $810M to support Air Force mobile command and control systems

CACI International has been awarded a $810 million contract to support the Air Force's mobile command and control systems.

This award is notable for a couple reasons besides its size.

One, it is a sole source contract, so CACI received the work without going through a competition.

Second, the work came to CACI through its 2016 acquisition of the L3 National Security Solutions business.

L3 NSS first won the work in 2011. The new contract runs through 2029 and was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

Known as "MC2S," the contract supports the Mobile Consolidated Command Center platform and the Space Missile Systems Center to support the mobile control station for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Mobile Constellation.

The new contract expands on the work supporting the MCCC to include work on other hardened command and control platforms. CACI also will run a logistics support facility.

The MCCC includes semi-trailers that contain command and control network operations and communications centers that are protected from electromagnetic pulses, according to solicitation documents.

One goal of the contract is to continue the integration and coordination among various command and control centers as well as to upgrade technology.

Work will take place primarily at Albuquerque, New Mexico but work also may be needed at other Air Force and military facilities.

It is unclear why the contract was awarded as a sole-source vehicle. The Air Force released a request for information in late 2016 to gather information on potential bidders.

CACI referred requests for comment to the Air Force, which didn't respond to a request for comment.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 01, 2019 at 12:45 PM


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