Microwave Journal

Raytheon Awarded US Air Force Contract for DCGS Architecture

June 27, 2008

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a US Air Force contract to continue evolving a system for sharing of near real-time, actionable intelligence information among warfighters. Known as the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB), the next generation DIB—DIB1.3—will address standard compliance, baseline convergence, enterprise interoperability and unique US Air Force, Army and Navy requirements.

The Web-based DIB is an open service-oriented architecture through which military analysts and the intelligence communities can collaborate globally, regardless of their military service affiliation, thereby enabling joint interoperability. Raytheon first developed the DIB under the DCGS 10.2 contract for the Air Force and has supported the integration of the software into existing and emerging systems for the Army and Navy.

Raytheon developed the DIB roadmap process to logically add enhancements to the DIB product. The roadmap provides a plan for regular enhancement cycles of commercial technologies and standards to enable new features and services in the user community in a rapid and cost-effective approach. Raytheon will work closely with the government’s DIB Management Office to incorporate the latest inputs from the user community to make it easier and faster to join the enterprise and share information.