G2X TAKE: Global technology consultancy Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a new 5-year single-award sustainment services IDIQ in support of this system whose central function is to model drift simulations and then to establish optimal search plans, as well as other essential capabilities including geospatial analytics, a variety of map services and interfaces with other USCG, DOD and other command and control systems. This requirement was released using beta.SAM, drawing no other bidders.
- Under the IDIQ Northrop Grumman will provide sustainment services by maintaining the software and infrastructure components of SAROPS and support services for further refinement of the system to ensure all operational, functional and system requirements are met and the SAROPS system’s platform remains viable. See the solicitation here.
- Northrop Grumman is a known incumbent, having initially begun development of SAROPS in 2003 under the U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) contract. More here.
- Last month it was announced that Veritas was to acquire Northrop Grumman Federal IT and Mission Support Services Business for $3.4B, noting that it would combine with Peraton. More here.
- In late 2019 Northrop Grumman recruited former deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications for the Department of Homeland Security, Phyllis Schneck, to serve as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. More here.
- Northrop Grumman was named to the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.