TSA Wins PMA271 TACAMO Contract
CALIFORNIA, Maryland (May 29, 2014) – Technology Security Associates, Inc. (TSA) and TSA Team TACAMO (including subcontractors CACI, SAIC and Sonalysts) was awarded a five-year contract in support of the US Navy PMA-271 E-6A/B Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) Program.
The E‑6B Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO)/Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) Survivable Mobile Command Center (SMCC), is an airborne communications platform capable of originating and/or relaying Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) as part of the Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCS). The E‑6B is capable of operating in the LF to EHF radio frequency ranges. The aircraft fleet maintains continuous airborne and ground alert coverage 365 days a year at Tinker AFB and various alert sites. The fleet currently consists of sixteen E‑6B aircraft performing the TACAMO/ABNCP missions.
The program office for the E-6B is Program Manager (Air) (PMA) 271. As part of its mission, the Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications (C3) Program provides enhancements to the E-6B aircraft to improve the platform's ability to perform the strategic communications relay mission, ABNCP mission and any future mission tasking as directed by the Combatant Commander (COCOM).
Under this contract the TSA Team TACAMO will provide support services to assist in concept development and requirements analysis by the application of national security, defense and public policy in the forms of substantive research and analysis, technical/policy advice and assistance, and direct support to PMA-271. These services also include providing support for mission systems acquisition and communications systems architecture requirements. The effort includes a variety of supporting services including providing Program Team Leads as well as other PMA‑271 IPT and Competency Leads; a full range of technical services, and management support for the research, design, development, integration installation, test and evaluation, fielding, analysis, maintenance, material procurement, training and disposal of E-6B (to include any future versions of the aircraft) and other major aircraft systems.
This contract has a life of five years and a ceiling of $19.2 million.