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Monday, June 18, 2007

Northrop Grumman Announces Team for Global Combat Support System (GCSS) Bid

 Northrop Grumman is working to establish a network of companies to position the group to capture a key contract with the US Army.  Its a logistics program with a scope to deliver the right equipment and repair parts to soldiers at the right time.

The Global Combat Support System-Army (Field/Tactical) program (GCSS-Army) is a logistics transformation program, focused on optimizing battlefield logistics activities. The program will implement an enterprise system capable of providing the current status of all Army equipment and assets so that soldiers can best anticipate, allocate and manage the flow of available resources. Source: Northrop Grumman Announces Team for Army Battlefield Logistics System Bid

Northrop is well positioned to win this bid as they already work as the primary contractor for the Army's Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) and the Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3).

Northrop Grumman has experienced several serious scandals over the years.had $13.5 billion in military  contracts in 2005 after paying $1.68 million in campaign contributions in 2004.  Northrop Grumman works on projects from the Missile Defense System, to the B-2 stealth bomber  Northrop Grumman repaid the government $111 million for overcharges relating to a subsidiary in 2003.  They were caught bribing a Saudi official in 1972 relating to the F-5 aircraft.