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US DoD C4ISR Competitive Overview, 2017

US DoD C4ISR Competitive Overview, 2017

The study highlights contracts by the services department and C4ISR technologies, with the leading competitors for each area. This competitive market landscape is provided to show the best opportunities for growth and penetration into the DoD C4ISR market. Electronic Warfare (EW) and Information Operations (IO) contracts are also included in this research, as they are closely related to C4ISR. EW/IO gains frequency spectrum and information systems dominance.

C4ISR contract categories, including research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and services, are included. The intent of this study is to indicate the segments of products and services that the DoD has emphasized in contracting, so that firms can invest in these priority areas. Contract activities for the US DoD for 2017 have been included, along with market leaders in the various C4ISR technology areas.

More than 480 companies received 1,232 new prime DoD C4ISR contracts during 2017 for research, products, and services. The competitive analysis portion of this research focuses on the overall top 10 companies for DoD C4ISR, the top 10 by military department, and the top 10 by technology area. Contracts are from publicly available information only. Classified programs have not been included.

Private companies lament the often drawn-out contracting process, while government agencies reiterate the need for more advanced technologies even with critical labor shortages and skills gaps. Partnerships between public sector agencies and private entities will allow new technologies to pervade the public sector, where innovation can be stymied by regulations or slow contracting procedures. DoD and systems integrators look to utilize these partnerships with the commercial IT industry or business groups, as well as education and training programs. By creating a more efficient contracting process and streamlining procurement schedules, government agencies can appeal to more private sector businesses looking to enter the public sector. Public-private partnerships present a tangible option for DoD and systems integrators to establish relationships with private IT companies with low risk and high return on investments.

Research Scope
This research service examines the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) new prime contracts awarded in CY2017. C4ISR provides situational awareness of the battlefield.
Key Issues Addressed
Which are the DoD departments that have the largest level of spending?
What are the C4ISR technologies that have the highest demand?
Which are the companies that are capturing the largest overall market share for the DoD C4ISR market?
What are the types of contracts that are awarded by the DoD for C4ISR?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Overview
  • 2017 C4ISR Contract Breakouts
    • 2017 C4ISR Contracts by Department
    • 2017 C4ISR Contracts by Category
    • 2017 C4ISR Contracts by Segment
    • 2017 C4ISR Contracts by Type
    • 2017 C4ISR Contracts by Funding Vehicle
  • 2017 Top Contractors and Market Participants
    • Market Segmentation
    • Top 10 DoD C4ISR Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 Air Force Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Air Force Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 Army Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Army Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 Joint Service Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Joint Service Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 Navy/Marines Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Navy/Marines Contractors, US, 2017
    • Market Leaders by Technology
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Market Leaders by Technology, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Networks Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Networks Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Multi-purpose Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Multi-purpose Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD CBRNE Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 CBRNE Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Unmanned System Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Unmanned System Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Radar Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Radar Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Radio Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Radio Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD EO/IR Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 EO/IR Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Combat Systems Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Combat Systems Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Software Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Software Technology Contractors, US, 2017
    • Top 10 DoD Test and Measurement Technology Contractors
      • Table DoD C4ISR Competitive Market: Top 10 Test and Measurement Technology Contractors, US, 2017
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity-Integrating Commercial Computing Technologies
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions

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