Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Mission Technologies division has won a task order to provide spectrum assessments across technical, policy and strategy areas for the Defense Department chief information officer.
The 5-year contract was a recompete win for HII and has a value of $44 million if all years are exercised.
“HII’s spectrum engineers and policy experts have supported the DOD and commercial carrier spectrum bandwidth for more than 65 years,” said Garry Schwartz, president of HII’s Mission Technologies C5ISR business group. “This award reaffirms the strength in our partnership as we continue to accelerate our nation’s electromagnetic spectrum superiority strategy.”
“Spectrum” refers to the range of invisible radio frequencies across which wireless signals travel. Consumers rely on spectrum for calls and the use of apps from mobile devices. The U.S. military relies on spectrum for critical capabilities like military communications, navigation, radar and nonintrusive inspection of aircraft and other equipment.
DOD also relies on electromagnetic spectrum for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications such as missile early warning and signals intelligence.
Under this contract, HII will support the CIO’s electromagnetic spectrum enterprise, policy and programs, and will advance the electromagnetic spectrum enterprise and management operations by providing technical assessments and facilitating spectrum policy development.
The contract was awarded under the DOD Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award contract by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron.