Northrop Wins $690M Task Order to Build DIA Data System; Ginger Wierzbanowski Quoted

Northrop Wins $690M Task Order to Build DIA Data System; Ginger Wierzbanowski Quoted
Ginger Wierzbanowski VP-Intelligence Solutions Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $690 million task order contract by the General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center to develop a suite of data systems for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the company announced Wednesday.

“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,” said Ginger Wierzbanowski, vice president, intelligence solutions, Northrop Grumman.

Under the task order, Northrop Grumman will deliver the Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services (TALOS) program. The TALOS program focuses on the build of big data systems for DIA, such as the Machine-Assisted Rapid-Repository System (MARS). 

Northrop Grumman will serve as the enterprise module integrator for MARS. MARS will create a military intelligence environment that will be accessed for up-to-date information by the Intelligence Community (IC) and warfighters.

The company will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to develop a big data processing system that will manage large volumes of data to inform warfighting decisions. Northrop Grumman’s efforts will support actionable intelligence with speed and enhance decision superiority.

“Building on our experience and deep mission understanding, we look forward to developing enhanced technologies to help analysts deliver actionable intelligence with speed,” Wierzbanowski added. 

You may also be interested in...

Brandon Wales Acting Director CISA

Brandon Wales: CISA’s New Campaign Aims to Help Public, Private Sectors Defend Against Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a campaign to promote the use of cybersecurity tools and best practices to increase ransomware threat awareness across the public and private sectors.

The White House

President Biden Issues COVID-19 Data Collection Order

President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to work with the government's COVID-19 response coordinator in efforts to collect, publish and share pandemic-related data and address disinformation or misinformation campaigns regarding the public health crisis.