Air Force Cryptographic and Key Modernization
Period of Performance:
31 Jan 2008 to 17 Jun 2016
Contact Northeast Division Office Business Development
Acquisitions Program Management, Configuration & Data Management (CM/DM), Engineering, Financial Management, GFP, Logistics, Scheduling, Security, Test & Evaluation (T & E)
Provides A&AS support to acquisition programs within the Cryptologic Systems Division (CPSD) at ESC’s operating location (OL) in San Antonio, TX and Wright Patterson-AFB, OH. P E Systems personnel complement organic CPSD personnel providing fulfilling secure command and control requirements, providing a broad range of acquisition support, products and services for CPSD’s development, acquisition, integration, test, deployment, production, fielding and sustainment functions of the Warfighter’s cryptologic and related systems throughout their life cycle. Our support ranges from Information Assurance (IA) and Cryptologic Acquisition, through Cryptologic and signal intelligence (SIGINT) sustainment and internal CPSD organizational support.
P E Systems support ensured the critical AF mission was accomplished by successfully transitioning over 3000 AF-wide End Cryptographic Units (ECUs), to modernized secure solution.
P E Systems contributions to the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) team’s F-22 Net-centric and Wireless Key Management Concept Refinement led to the first ever net-centric and wireless key Distribution for the F-22. This resulted in a reduction of key loading time from 4 hours down to 1.5 hours!
P E Systems supported preparation of the Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE) and was instrumental in developing the parametric estimate for the stretched chassis, identifying KG-327A cost and calculating the manufacturing yield to date for the KGV-327/328. Production costs were reduced from $85M to $62M.
P E Systems recommended and advocated for the of the Permanent Sustainment Modification (PSM) process for the cryptographic modernization of the ARC-234 radio. It was estimated by the Government PM that the use of the PSM process saved the government in excess of $15M and 2 years of development time. Additionally, the Director of CPSD has directed at least four other programs to use the PSM process using the ARC-234 IPT’s lessons learned.