Air Force to get IT combat systems boost

The Air Force will get support for its combat systems from Lockheed Martin, which will integrate commercial, open source and government software components.

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $791 million contract to provide the branch a range of IT services, according to a Sept. 14 Defense Department announcement.

The maximum firm-price-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract calls for the integration of software and components for the Air Force’s combat support automated information systems, DOD said.

Under the terms of the award, Lockheed will provide a set of more than 70 reusable, common services to Air Force combat support automated information systems by integrating commercial-off-the-shelf, free and open-source software and government-off-the-shelf software components.

Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., is the contracting activity.

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