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Army Plans FY 2016 Battlefield Intell Tech Development Competition

NavyC5ISRThe U.S. Army is preparing to open a competition for a new military information technology system that would help the branch collect, analyze and share intelligence data, DoD Buzz reported Thursday.

Brendan McGarry writes the service issued a request for information on Wednesday for its Distributed Common Ground System Increment 2 program.

The branch wants industry to propose ideas on how the military could update software-base platforms that are built to collate and visualize battlefield information, according to DoD Buzz.

McGarry reports that DCGS works to integrate data from the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, ground sensors, biometric scanners and GPS satellites.

The system is designed to run a variety of commercial and military software applications, according to McGarry’s article.

DoD Buzz estimates that the DCGS infrastructure costs at least $10.6 billion.

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