Caci International has been awarded a $38m task order to support the software acquisition and life-cycle management capabilities of the future army battle command system.

Under the army’s strategic services sourcing contract vehicle, CACI will support the Software Engineering Centre of the army’s CECOM Life-Cycle Management Command, based in Ft Monmouth, New Jersey.

The contract will focus on support software acquisition and full lifecycle management to enhance the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capabilities of current and future army battle command system, with specific emphasis on command and control.

The award is for one base year and two option years.

CACI president of US operations Bill Fairl said that the award presents a strategic opportunity to further expand the software engineering activities for the US Army.

“We appreciate the opportunity given to us to provide this key support to the SEC and ultimately to the ABCS,” Fairl said.

The SEC serves as the software technical organisation in the evaluation, insertion, and integration of advanced software technology, especially that within the C4ISR domain.

In addition, a critical responsibility of the centre is to oversee the acquisition of high quality software to ensure that it has been correctly developed and documented and will be supportable during post-production.

CACI’s C4ISR functional core competency team will help the SEC to architect, develop, integrate and test the systems and components being acquired.