Concurrent Technologies Corporation
(CTC) has landed a five-year defense contract to provide sophisticated communications systems for the Navy. The $230 million contract, awarded to CTC and three other organizations, will involve CTC’s experts and labs in Johnstown and could add more than 60 high-tech jobs at the company nationwide over the next six to 12 months, says Lou Mondello, program director for CTC's Special Missions Solutions.
The overall project is to provide “Naval Networking and Joint Base Services” for the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
in Charleston, South Carolina.The center is one of three major Navy acquisition commands, delivering high-end information technology products and services to naval fleets and other Defense Department stakeholders.
CTC’s role will “
include fabrication and/or materials evaluation and testing, which will involve experts and labs in Johnstown. Also, CTC will support the Navy’s information dominance and cyber strategy initiatives by providing experts in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance [or C5ISR, as the military calls it],” says Mondello.
CTC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to undertake applied scientific research and development activities in the public interest. The company was founded in 1987 as Metalworking Technology Inc., a subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Trust. It became CTC in 1992 and became independent of the University of Pittsburgh Trust in 1994. Today CTC employs more than 1,400 at offices throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The other three awardees are General Dynamics Information Technology, Scientific Research Corp., and Science Applications International Corp.
Source: Lou Mondello, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Writer: Elise Vider