C. Other Program Funding Summary: N/A
D. Acquisition Strategy: N/A
E. Major Performers: Approximately $6.1M of FY 2004 funding has been obligated with Science Applications International Corporation with locations in California and Virginia, and approximately $6.1M of FY 2004 funding has been obligated with Northrop Grumman in Virginia. Funding obligated with these companies directly supports Project BG – Nuclear Operations.
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Project BH – System Survivability
A. Mission Description and Budget Item Justification:
These activities directly reflect the National Military Strategy, support the provisions of Joint Vision 2020 and the Nuclear Posture Review, and are directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (Nuclear Annex). Current and future warfighters and weapon systems, including the associated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), missile defense and support systems/equipment, must be able to survive and operate effectively through a spectrum of hostile environments. Planned efforts emphasize the development and demonstration of innovative and cost-effective technologies to sustain the functional survivability of U.S. and Allied Forces and systems when confronted with threats from advanced conventional weapons, special weapons and limited nuclear attack. This project constitutes the DoD’s resident science and technology expertise in nuclear and related survivability matters. It develops and demonstrates affordable strategies and hardening technologies for U.S. systems and forces; transfers the technical products to acquisition program offices; conducts component, subsystem, system and end-to-end performance tests and assessments as requested by the Services and Combatant Commands; and provides support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on technical and policy matters that relate to the acquisition of survivable systems and strategic system sustainment. This project encompasses activities divided into four business areas as described below: Radiation Hardened Microelectronics, Simulation Technology, Assessment Technology and Radiation Detection Technologies, formerly known as Human Survivability.