CACI International has been awarded a task order contract to provide rapid prototyping and technology insertion (RPTI) support to the US Army.
Valued at $38.5m, the task order includes one base year and four option years, and was issued under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for overall RPTI support that was secured by the company in 2012.
Under the contract, the company will provide RPTI engineering, development, and analysis support to include specific tasks such as systems engineering, architecture development, and integration.
Specifically, CACI will help maintain CERDEC’s field based risk reduction assessments for future army force command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies.
CACI international chief operating officer and US operations president John Mengucci said: "The unparalleled quality of CACI’s subject matter experts in previously carrying out this C4ISR mission and over 25 years of working with the Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Centre will enable us to provide the economies of scale needed to maximise efficiency of rapid prototyping and technology insertion operations for the customer."
CACI International president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "A major advantage CACI returns to this contract is its ability to leverage the services provided for the Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center C4ISR ground activity to assist other army and joint military agencies by providing a trusted C4ISR assessment platforms for yet-unproven technologies that potentially better serve and protect the soldiers of the future."
Work under the task order will support the command, power and integration directorate’s prototyping, integration and testing division (PI&TD) in support of the Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC), space and terrestrial communications directorate, C4ISR ground activity.
Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, CERDEC advances soldier capabilities to enable situational awareness and understanding, establish and secure communications, and protect them from surprise attack.