Newport News, VA, September 29, 2009 – Spectrum, a veteran-owned small business headquartered in Newport News, VA, announced today that it has been awarded the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center (GCIC) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for Enterprise Design & Development Engineering (EDDE) valued at $49,980,000. With this award, Spectrum will transform the AFRL and GCIC innovation model to deliver evolutionary USAF warfighting capabilities for today’s fight and tomorrow battles. Spectrums award ensures that a vital arm of USAF technology development continues to host leading-edge industry in the Hampton Roads area.
Specifically, the EDDE effort provides the Air Force processes and capabilities to identify, analyze, and apply leading-edge technologies to satisfy Cyber, Intelligence Data Handling Systems (IDHS), and Global Command and Control (C2) Integration requirements leveraging innovation at the GCIC and the AFRL.
Spectrums EDDE team consists of eleven other subcontractors who will partner with government customers in designing and executing the large-scale leading-edge Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) and other selected small-scale experimentations. In concert with DoD, Joint Services, and Coalition partners the team will implement concept development activities to transform future military operations. The Spectrum EDDE Team will lead innovative development and experimentation activities, assess those experiments and plan for the technology transition and execution in direct support of USAF Warriors at US Air Bases and in deployed locations fighting the Global War on Terrorism around the globe.
Jeff Wassmer, President and CEO of Spectrum stated EDDE is a strategic win for Spectrum and represents a significant growth milestone for our employee-owners. Wassmer further stated, we are fortunate to be in an industry that is growing and take great pride in supporting the folks that sacrifice daily to guarantee.