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From: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1419792/

Harris Corp., RF Communications, Rochester, New York, is being awarded an estimated value $44,859,296 hybrid, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to provide program management, design, systems engineering, integration and test, installation, post-installation test, training and maintenance efforts to assist the government in delivering command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance capability to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). 

The AFP will be supplied with a joint service command and control (C2) system of systems that will replace legacy service specific systems. The Global Command and Control System - Maritime will provide information integration and dissemination to each of the AFP joint and service specific headquarters, greatly expanding their ability to form and maintain a national common operational picture. 

A microwave communications backbone system along with a satellite communications capability will be procured and installed at and between the command centers, interconnecting them through long-haul communications.  Mobile C2 systems will be supplied to extend the C2 capability into areas not served by the current C2 centers. 

This contract involves foreign military sales to the AFP. Work will be performed in Rochester, New York; and various locations in the Philippines, and work is expected to be completed by December 2020.  Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $40,329,848 will be obligated at the time of award to fully fund the base effort. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This sole-source contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4). 

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-18-C-0007).
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The Global Command and Control System - Maritime will provide information integration and dissemination to each of the AFP joint and service specific headquarters, greatly expanding their ability to form and maintain a national common operational picture.  A microwave communications backbone system along with a satellite communications capability will be procured and installed at and between the command centers, interconnecting them through long-haul communications.  Mobile C2 systems will be supplied to extend the C2 capability into areas not served by the current C2 centers.  This contract involves foreign military sales to the AFP. Work will be performed in Rochester, New York; and various locations in the Philippines, and work is expected to be completed by December 2020.  Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $40,329,848 will be obligated at the time of award to fully fund the base effort. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This sole-source contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4).  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-18-C-0007).

From: https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/gccs-m.htm

Global Command and Control System - Maritime (GCCS-M)
AN/USQ-119E(V

The Global Command and Control System - Maritime (GCCS-M) AN/USQ-119E(V) previously JMCIS, is the Navy's primary fielded Command and Control System. The nomenclature AN/USQ-119(V) and AN/USQ-119A through D refer to older versions of the Navy Tactical Command System Afloat (NTCS-A) and JMCIS.

The objective of the GCCS-M program is to satisfy Fleet C4I requirements through the rapid and efficient development and fielding of C4I capability. GCCS-M enhances the operational commander�s warfighting capability and aids in the decision-making process by receiving, retrieving, and displaying information relative to the current tactical situation. GCCS-M receives, processes, displays, and manages data on the readiness of neutral, friendly, and hostile forces in order to execute the full range of Navy missions (e.g., strategic deterrence, sea control, power projection, etc.) in near-real-time via external communication channels, local area networks (LANs) and direct interfaces with other systems.

The GCCS-M system is comprised of four main variants, Ashore, Afloat, Tactical/Mobile and Multi-Level Security (MLS) that together provide command and control information to warfighters in all naval environments. GCCS-M provides centrally-managed C4I services to the Fleet allowing both United States and allied maritime forces the ability to operate in network-centric warfare operations. GCCS-M is organized to support three different force environments: Afloat, Ashore and Tactical/Mobile. Afloat configurations can be categorized as force-level and unit-level configurations. Ashore configurations of GCCS-M are located in fixed site Fleet and Tactical command centers as well as mobile rapid deploy command centers such as MICFACs, mobile command facilities designed to provide the CJTF commander with similar C4I capabilities when forward-deployed ashore. In order to allow for maximum interoperability among GCCS systems at all sites and activities (Afloat, Ashore and Tactical/Mobile), GCCS-M utilizes common communications media to the maximum extent possible. The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS) provide the necessary Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity. JMCOMS will provide the WAN connectivity for the Afloat and Tactical/Mobile GCCS-M systems. Operating "system�high" at the Secret and SCI security levels, both networks use the same protocols as the Internet. In addition to the SIPRNET operating at Secret/SCI security levels, GCCS-T supports collaborative planning at the National Command Authority level by providing Top Secret connectivity to a limited number of sites. OPLANS developed at NCA level can then be downgraded to secret for dissemination using SIPRNET.

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