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Northrop Lands $690M Task to Support DIA’s TALOS Program

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Northrop Lands $690M Task to Support DIA’s TALOS Program

Northrop Grumman is set to support the Defense Intelligence Agency's Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services program in line with a $690M task order awarded by the DIA and the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center.

The effort is designed to help the DIA quickly deliver actionable intelligence and improve its decision making.

“Building on our experience and deep mission understanding, we look forward to developing enhanced technologies to help analysts deliver actionable intelligence with speed,” said Ginger Wierzbanowski, Northrop Grumman's vice president of intelligent solutions. Wierzbanowski is a Potomac Officers Club member and a 2014 Wash100 awardee. 

The TALOS program is aimed at developing the DIA's big data systems, including the Machine-Assisted Rapid-Repository System. 

According to Northrop, MARS will serve as an environment for military intelligence accessible for up-to-date information. It will service the Intelligence Community and warfighters.  

Northrop said it will serve as the enterprise module integrator for MARS under the terms of the new task order. The contractor will apply artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to develop big data processing system.

The system will be capable of ingesting and managing large volumes of data to inform warfighting decisions, the company added. 

The task order was originally competitively under GSA's Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract, a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle that covers the whole spectrum of information technology solutions.

“Northrop Grumman will continue its longtime partnership with DIA, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in the delivery of this critical national security capability,” Wierzbanowski added.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Northrop is an aerospace and defense company that serves as a premier weapons manufacturer and military technology provider. 

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