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Leidos Joins ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium

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Leidos Joins ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium

The Department of the Air Force has added Leidos to the newly established Advanced Battle Management System Digital Infrastructure Consortium. According to Leidos Defense Group President Gerry Fasano, a Potomac Officers Club member and a 2022 Wash100 winner, the DI Consortium was created to help implement the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control warfighting concept. Consortium members will work together to bring capabilities to the U.S. Air Force and Space Force for distributed battle management, Leidos said.

According to Fasano, the Leidos team will bring decades of systems integration and digital modernization expertise to help realize the DOD’s JADC2 strategy.

Among the goals of the DI Consortium is the development of the digital infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System. The group will identify the system’s requirements for an open architecture infrastructure and secure communications, processing and data management capabilities. ABMS is the Air Force’s contribution to the JADC2 program. The system is being designed to support the deployment of C2 systems across the air, ground, maritime, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum domains.

The consortium’s other members include L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman. In a press release, Northrop said it will “apply technical expertise in systems engineering, data management, secure processing and connectivity to shape how data is harnessed by the DAF in coordination with the Joint Force to make faster decisions in the multi-domain battlespace.” Ross Niebergall, L3Harris vice president and chief technical officer, noted that interoperability is a priority outcome for the consortium because it will embolden commanders with information and a decision advantage.

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